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Joined May 27, '08. Posts: 61 (20% Liked) Likes: 22

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  1. The reason why the regulations aren't followed all year in most cases is that the facilities REFUSE to staff in such a way...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I think that the biggest problem at the facilities that I work with state coming in is that management gets in such an...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. I would like to take the "committee" that made restraints such as lap buddies and table top trays for non-ambulatory...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. It's the same every year: a contingent from "The State" invades your facility and commences with scrutinizing your work,...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. I graduated in May 2012 and I took the first job that was offered to me and it was sub-acute care rehab. It was the best...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. It is usually hard for anyone going from LTC to acute care. I know some of the younger nurses who could not get jobs in...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  7. If I ever win the Powerball, on my bucket list is to create a nursing home the way a nursing home should be run. Nursing...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. I passed the state exam and received my CNA certification about the same time I started working at my first CNA position at...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. ^This^ I'm frequently surprised by the number of CNAs who believe they work "under" the RN's license who assigned them a...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Where I work we do have ID bands on the residents that will keep them on, they can however refuse to wear them if they wish....
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Is this a new nurse manager that is trying to find her way in the unit? If so, it's a little understandable as she/he wants...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Help! i need to do an ethical issue paper on a pt. who refuses tx. for his hypertension because the tx. renders him...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I worked for a place like that once. Guess who I didn't call when my resident's blood sugar was 28 and the Glucagon didn't...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I've worked at places like that too. It's ridiculous. You are there with the patient. Why call someone else who isn't there...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. If I wanna call the doctor just to say "hello", I will. Jk, but I call the doctor per my own nursing judgement, since they...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Funny you mention this. The other day while receiving report, I had the nurse from first shift tell me that she was mad at...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. A little off-topic, but how about when the CNA says "can you give him something" when pleasantly confused resident is trying...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. I take what "they" say under advisement. If it's a regular need, it needs to become a scheduled med. At my work there are...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. If that is the case, call the doc and get the medication scheduled, OR, medicate at the beginning of YOUR shift.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. I can see medications like Norco. When I worked nights I've asked that 2nd shift ask/evaluate/offer pain medication before...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. I have worked both days and nocs, both can be very hectic and stressful, working different shifts at different facilities...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. While there is quite a bit of technology in hospitals these days, knowing how to proficiently use a BP cuff is not an...
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    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. More rules made up by people that don't work the floor every day. I can understand not interrupting their meal for meds, as...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. This is a great thread. I think it needs to be a sticky.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. "i want to go home" is usually Alzheimer's code for "I'm tired and uncomfortable and don't feel secure here". Looking into...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  26. Don't think that LTC is not going to be stressful! It is just a different type of stress. You will likely be passing meds...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  27. ALWAYS know your patients code status (DNR vs full code) BEFORE you start your shift! Nothing worse than finding a patient...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  28. I'm a new NA on a very busy GI Med-Surg unit and often have up to 15 pts. We do q4h vitals (unless they're post-op then it's...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. The long term care industry (a.k.a. nursing home industry) employs a large share of new and experienced nurses in the United...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  30. Hello! I have a little over three years of experience in LTC as both a CNA (two years), then an LVN (little over a year)....
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  31. LTC is a totally different animal that, if a positive experience, can STILL be overwhelming; however, with the right type of...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  32. Always keep a Sharpie marker on your person for things like dating bottles when opened. Never leave the Sharpie on the cart...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  33. I have been working in LTC for almost 5 years now. My advice for you: -Make it a point to learn where everything is....
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  34. ammo lucia, thankyou for helping these two new nurses.........As a prior Don of several LTCs i hired a lot of new...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  35. To OP & mom - couple of suggestions/recommendations. First, become VERY, VERY knowledgeable of the location and contents...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  36. At our facility the charge nurse is paid $1.00 more per hour but for sure she should get paid a heck of a lot more for all...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. Yup, looks like they conveniently 'forgot' to mention it! Many, many LTC units are 60-bed units. And they are typically...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  38. You've clearly done the math, so ask management what their math is. How long have they determined it should take to perform...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  39. Two things: 1) It will continue to get better. 2) Learn to turn off your phone to give you those days to breathe,...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  40. My typical shift...(I work in a Hospice House)...count the narcs, get report, assess comfort n safety of my patients, plan...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  41. Thank you all for the replies. The information I received on morphine drying up terminal secretions came from a hospice...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  42. Atropine is a fairly powerful antiach agent that we use for secretions at EoL if they aren't responding to scopolamine (same...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  43. So not all of us knew from day one that we wanted to be nurses. Some of us decided to take the scenic route to the career...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  44. What helped me, after every shift I have a list of things I did or saw that I would like to investigate more. Read...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  45. I would suggest to any new ICU nurse to find a resource pocket book. There's no way to remember everything. I use Kathy...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  46. For those of you who can wear polish to work or in your specialty, I would suggest the gel/shellac polish. It last for about...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. I'd go for the hand massage alone.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. I don't understand how a nurse could even function at her job with fake acrylic nails? Where I work, digital feces removal...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  49. We're not supposed to for reasons that others have highlighted, but a lot do and get away with it. Me, I'm trying to...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  50. You know, I read threads all the time about nursing losing respect and professionalism. If I were a patient and my nurse...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism


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