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    jimthorp likes this.

    Ok, I concede! I am wrong and have proof! http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/dat...40-18/773.html Looks like this was a "suggestion" of proposed guidelines to set forth but have not yet been voted on. In my defense I said I remember seeing this. Thank you JimThorp for calling me out and bringing this to my attention. I would hate to give out misguided info, that does not help anyone out.

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    The answer is a def no. It is on the State Board website I remember reading it when I worked in a Hem/Onc office. As a medical assistant I was able to because I worked under the physicians license. When I became an LPN I no longer could perform that task because of the scope of practice. Sorry if this reply comes a bit late. Good luck to you!

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    I was told $19/hr BUT it seems on my first paycheck I'm getting 18...interesting

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    You could ask a professional tax preparer for advice if you don't want to pay all of the fees. Maybe they would do a free consultation?

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    Jaimie.RN likes this.

    Oh, and don't get me wrong, I don't mind busting my hump every day, work does not scare me. What I dont like is feeling used like a door mat and being made to feel ungrateful or or unappreciative because they were so "kind enough" to give me a job. I might be another warm body but this job is just another job. I know very well I can leave and plan to as soon as I can. I just don't see how things will ever get better in these institutions if we dont expect better quality care and raise the bar. Just my

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    motheringis4me likes this.

    Honestly, I'm sad. I hate leaving at the end of my shift knowing that all I am is a pill pusher and not feeling like I did any nursing for the residents. I dont know what the residents I have are in for because I don't have time to pull all 31 charts and find out. At what point does patient care take precident over the money? If we as nurses are expected to make sacrifices (no breaks, can't pee, dont dare get a drink of water) why cant CORP also sacrifice. Quality care, give us more help. Not because we are not qualified to handle such a load, but because it's inhumane and neglectful. I want to be a great nurse for these people. Help me help you.

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    I could not agree more. I work on a behavior floor- psych meets dementia and so on. Two nurses 3O pts. There is screaming, Residents trying to climb out bed, elevator alarms going off. It's absolutely crazy. I feel lucky that I got 7 days on the floor to orient but still the paperwork side of things sucks because I was never around to be able to see what goes on, too busy passing all meds on orientation while preceptor was somewhere. : / it's frustrating to say the least. I absolutely dread going in to work, I hate it more and more every day. I'm looking into AL if possible.

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    David13 and wooh like this.

    Very sad, very sad indeed.

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    Quote from ohiostudent'RN
    SNF 1:25-30.

    Nightmare!
    I could not agree more

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    I work LTC 3-11 LPN, 1:30

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    IMHO, some of us will give all we have and it will never be enough. You can't squeeze any more juice from an orange that has nothing left to give, in other words you are damned if you do and damned if you dont. Laymens terms- I am a new nurse, my med pass takes me forever; when I see someone who needs help I help them. Then of course I'm even later with my meds and get scolded like a puppy dog with my nose being rubbed in it, so I begin to resent the fact that I even bothered showing up for "orientation" WHICH is a big fat joke. I guess I suck at time management is what I would imagine I would be told.

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    I def have to agree w/ OP, it's hard being a new nurse floating from floor to floor. I don't float (yet) but day 4 of orientation, I did better w/ my med pass. By better I mean instead of it taking me 3.5hrs to pass meds to 12 pts, I was able to up it to 23 out of 30. Still over the window of opportune time BUT I did it slow and correctly. The other nurses were getting a little ansey that I was slow, I dont care. It's my job, license, and integrity on the line. As for trying to do anything else that goes along w/ the territory of job duties, I don't know what to do at this point. I truelly do not believe that I will give good pt care, med pass, paperwork, admissions, falls/ incident reports, checking up on aides, assessments, etc. if I spend my WHOLE shift on the med cart. I figured out in my head that the max amt of time you can spend w/ a pt for your med pass w/ 30 people is approx 4 mins. Can someone pls tell me how this is humanly possible? You dont know the pts so you have to look up every med. And forget it if one person takes like 10 meds you are in deep dodo. Or if you have to "borrow" a med from another resident because yours does not have theirs in their drawer. I'm going off orient. in a week and I'm already burnt at the idea of tackling this ginourmous mt of problems. Sorry OP for taking over but I feel your pain and frustration and its so disheartening to feel like we new nurses are not cared for by mgt or the companies. And the sad part is they spend so much time telling us how the pt's come first, it's all about the pt. If that was the case someone would have had a lightbulb moment a long time ago.


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