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By americanTrain

Joined Jul 11, '08. Posts: 109 (25% Liked) Likes: 49

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  1. Yes they are always skilled, the difference is I have a separate unit for private suites, the dining is separate as is all...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. mso819, sorry about the name mix up, it's been a while since I've been on here and they have added the color codes, lol
    Jan 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Thank you Bronze 2, I am really surprised I haven't gotten more responses.
    Jan 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Does anyone know where I can find a good comprehensive test for CNA's who work in Ortho? Our facility is opening a new unit...
    Dec 31 '13
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  5. Several larger nursing homes are adding Medical Specialty Units. ( MSU ) This is separate from Skilled Care but more...
    Dec 27 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Do what makes you happy, if they are begging you to come back, weigh out the pros and cons. As a nurse you need to be happy...
    Dec 27 '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Several larger nursing homes are adding Medical Specialty Units. ( MSU ) This is separate from Skilled Care but more...
    Dec 24 '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  8. Seems to me that the Urologist would have inserted a larger one, not smaller, which they usually do on intervals until the...
    Oct 20 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Is this resident Diabetic? You may be looking at gangrene instead of eschar.
    Oct 20 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. In our facility eschar is left dry and OTA, with offloading, LAL, etc. The eschar provides protection. Unless there is an...
    Oct 20 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. Christy, you are exactly right! I just wanted to hear it from another nurse. There is one particular hospital that refers to...
    Oct 20 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. OOPS! They did it again! Arggggg..... I really dislike some hospitals who want to say that LTC causes all the wounds.
    Oct 15 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. I agree with the others, get your certification in wound care. Im not sure with a BSN if you have to have the hours or can...
    Sep 28 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. The first vacc foam fitting is the hardest for me, I measure the L,W,D of the wound bed and calculate in my head about how...
    Sep 28 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. What's the deal with hospitals today, do they not get reimbursed for a hospital stay if the patients develops a wound? When...
    Sep 28 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  16. Bblessing2u , we don't have any of the charge nurses doing skin assessments or treatments, I do it all. Iam full time, so I...
    Sep 11 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  17. Please read my thread " how many residents can a wound care nurse safely care for"
    Sep 1 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Iam a wound care nurse at a very large facility. I currently have 80 residents and growing. Iam interested in knowing about...
    Sep 1 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Measure the entire area. Since stg 1 is nonblanchable redness, stg 2 is an open area. Measure wound using the clock...
    Apr 8 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. Resident admitted, has history of stage 3 PU on coccyx, healed. Lots of scar tissue. Recent opening up and healed, but...
    Apr 8 '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing

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