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By Kittypower123

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  1. All the things mentioned above are good points. I think it's important as well to involve the nurses at the LTC in the...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Sometimes patients with Alzheimer's have increased agitation with Ativan. Perhaps try Haldol instead rather than in addition...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Hopefully you have a copy of the FAST with you for reference. It's important to remember that you cannot skip an item. Start...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. I'm sorry that your mom is ill. You are going through a difficult time and difficulty in many aspects of life is not...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Just this week I had to talk to the Medicare Part D for a patient. I gave the name, dosage and diagnosis for each...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. It hasn't happened to me personally, but I did know a nurse who went through something similar. You need to allow yourself...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Havd you tried Methadone? I have had very good results with methadone for bone mets pain. It takes 3 days to build up in the...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. I've dealt with death personally and I'm surprised to hear you say that you "got over" the death in your family in two...
    Dec 29 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I think I'd ask for more time at the HH, not just shadowing, but helping the nurses and actively seeking to be involved with...
    Dec 22 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. I also worked in LTC first. I learned a lot and feel that I was better prepared for hospice.
    Nov 27 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. We had a patient with a similar problem. We used zinc oxide applied daily (after cleaning the legs of course) covered with...
    Nov 27 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Could you get an order for Haldol cream/gel? Easier to teach the caregiver to administer and safer for CG and patient.
    Nov 1 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. I'd suggest going straight for your RN, LPN's have limited roles in hospice and many aren't hiring LPN's anymore.
    May 31 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. At our hospice, the patients with G-tubes were admitted with them. We won't make them stop using the g-tube but will only...
    May 5 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. I hate it when they run!
    Feb 15 '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. The theme song to Mission Impossible
    Feb 7 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Reminds me of when I was a CNA, I found a gentleman on the floor under a table in the dining room. When I asked him what he...
    Jan 25 '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  18. The job of a hospital or other healthcare facility is to provide an environment of healing for the patients. This includes...
    Jan 23 '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Look up your facility's protocol and follow that. It doesn't matter what the regulation says. If you violate your facility...
    Jan 15 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Been there done that. Generally I'm pretty good at getting out on time, even with the charting. Sometimes though, I have one...
    Jan 10 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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