Fngrpntsnotasin (2,433 Views)
Joined Aug 30, '09.
Posts: 57 (44% Liked)
Let it out sister I know just how you feel. Just remember you got to take care of yourself and your Kids!
Agree with above. Plus always give your meds out on time or not.
There's no nurses working the floor it's just LPNs and CNAs
Nothing wrong with using a soapy washcloth. It is more comfortable for the person being cleansed, and normal washing and drying takes care of your concerns about it being gross.
I was wondering if any one would like to try a hand at comming up with some nursing haikus? Thought it could be somthing fun to try. I will give it a try first:Clean bedside commode/You comfort me when all else /Is covered in s**t
No way! But where I work is really awesome so....
4 12 hour shifts. That is one on each hall then on my own.
I don't know what state you are in but there are regs for how many residents per nurse/aide you can have depending on the shift. I work 7p-7a and have 44 residents (this is at an 88 bed facility with 2 wings 44 beds apice). As for the OP I would say sure, sounds okay. We don't have name bands either and I know all 88 residents first and last names. It is somthing you will get faster with with time, just like that dreaded med pass.
I have 1'' gauges and no on where i work cares (LTC) I even wear those silicone flesh tunnels. But thats my situation, you better believe that in nursing school I wore those flesh colored plugs, in class and clinical.
Maybe you would like to know if the residents are crushed meds or thick liquids. I like to know if anything acute going on so I can check it out while I'm down the halls. If they fell or have a new skin problem, just like already said anything different from the norm unless they are new or have been readmitted.
I have made the director aware of all of this (as she should already know). And I will leave it at that for now. I don't want to be b**** that tries to get people fired, but I will if I have to. Also funny because the have scheduled us not working together ever since.
Supervisor in a LTC will mean being responsible for everyone on your unit ( or most likely the entire home). You will have to call the MD, take off orders, deal with family, treatments, help with admissions, replace call outs, and more than likely hop onto the floor and take an assignment... On top of everything else you are responsible for. I would much rather be floor nurse!!!
Sorry, but I am curious about why you were suspended for 3days? Sorry, you do not have to share but just wondering.
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