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By michelle126

Joined Jan 22, '03. michelle126 is a RN. Posts: 3,325 (21% Liked) Likes: 1,318

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  1. Just wondering what type of pts you do get to see. I do skilled nursing/ rehab/ LTC nursing. I see alot of things and the...
    Sep 10 '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. I've been thru my share of rough pregnancies (5), so I know where you are coming from. Thankfully I had a great group of...
    Sep 10 '12
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  3. It really depends on your doctor. Do they prefer labs and do they check them or look for them? If it is abnormal, I fax...
    Sep 10 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Yep..we get a good bit of trach patients. No vents. Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the vents you need resp therapists...
    Sep 6 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Curious as to what it is? If it is an order, then we need to do it as nurses. does it really need to be done by a...
    Sep 6 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Yep...exactly as Capecod stated. I've had a few AMAs over the last year or so. They get nothing to leave with. I also...
    Aug 31 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. I'll go farther...no staffing regulations that can lead to inadequate staffing. I don't know of a law or mandate for LTC...
    Aug 31 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. hahah...if it was my place, they would have tried to have you start that day! I would call today, Friday and just ask.
    Aug 31 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Yeah, we all have had a difficult resident or two that just seems to make things hard or heck..is annoying BUT..I would...
    Aug 14 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. I agree somewhat with Capecod BUT..if it is the same nurses that are calling off and making the problems...that needs to be...
    Aug 14 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Wowsa...7 pages on this already? Getting back to the OP... It comes down to nursing judgment. My 2 cents comes from a...
    Aug 4 '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Getting back to the OP's questions...If I worked for the same family for a few years I would probably be a bit upset at...
    Jul 28 '12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Umm...Yes, I have seen this happen to two of our long term residents. The one of the tube feeding had some really bad...
    Jul 28 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I would have called the doc back for clarification. There is no shame in asking for it to be clarified.
    Jul 28 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Yes, in the acute care..you need something. Most often..pain meds work better than the psych ones (unless you are using...
    Jul 21 '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. bwhahahahah. Some shifts I might have 5-8 residents with qid neb tx (and some prn). you do the math and add on the 20...
    Jul 21 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I dunno, I tend to listen to the families. If they say mom needs xyz, I would go in and assess the resident. I will then...
    Jul 20 '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. I dunno. I've been in LTC for the last 17+ years. I like what I'm seeing now with the change. Granted, most of my...
    Jul 20 '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Sorry...I had to chuckle or LOL on this response. If I had to call the doc with every late med (In LTC) I should just sit...
    Jul 18 '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Then...why don't the nurses fill out the reason for the meds? I'm a nurse in LTC and love the idea. I'm not sure what the...
    Jul 18 '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)

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