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Joined May 27, '08. Posts: 61 (18% Liked) Likes: 21

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. This is a great thread. I think it needs to be a sticky.
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. "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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. I'd go for the hand massage alone.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. My toenails are always neatly painted, and my fingernails are short, clean and unpolished.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  31. I was just going to post the same thing. Why would you want fake nails anyways when your hands get so dirty at work. Plus...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  32. It's not a matter of needing to get a life. It's a simple matter of infection control. The amount of bacteria we all carry...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  33. *looks down at gunmetal gray on her nails* Yep I reckon we are. :)
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  34. Aw, come on now. Don't be like that. I used to flip my septum jewelry down for the residents all the time when I worked in...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  35. Oh come on. Nothing wrong with it. At least to me. And I don't have it anymore anyway.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  36. I used to paint my nails when I was on break from school...just because I could lol.
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  37. Some parts of the country and different employers and environments are all going to vary on this issue. Two things to...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  38. Fact is the economy is frozen right now. Unofficial (or official!) hiring freezes exist in almost every industry. Good...
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    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  39. You know this recession is not the result of George Bush right? It is the result of financial plans set into motion way...
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    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  40. Hi there. I took the math class a long, long time ago but it was accepted by PVCC and if I decide to do the online class at...
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    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  41. i assure you that I am not an employee of Everest. i am a student, half way through the program and one year away from...
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    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  42. Or will be available in the future to those of us viewing from our cellphones? With the old version it happened...
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    Forum: How To Use Site


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