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  1. We use pictures too, but they are in color. We only use name bands on new admits before we get a picture. It was weird for...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I use the Davis drug guide app for iPhone and epocrates
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. We are not entirely sure where the pain is because she is non-verbal and has dementia. From her body language it appears to...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. We have a resident that often refuses anything oral. She has some pain in her hips/legs that was are treating with Lortab...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. I tried searching for this topic and didn't come up with much. If you know of an existing thread already, let me...
    Jan 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Sounds like a bad facility. I work in a LTC/SNF and we have 17-24 residents on days/afternoon and 36 on NOC. Not all...
    Nov 22 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. And what if she really was too tired? Would you want someone with no sleep working? That just isn't safe. If its habitual,...
    Nov 3 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. DNR means, in my facility which is a rehab/LTC, I'm not going to hook them up to the AED, should they be found not breathing...
    Sep 11 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Haha cape cod. That reminds me of something a nurse said to me that doesn't pertain to this but is funny. I was off almost a...
    Sep 11 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. I would not have dc'd the order. She should have written out a proper order instead of dc'ing it. If that's what the...
    Sep 11 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. You could apply at a LTC place. They are all not bad (I work at a good one). You would certainly get adult experience and...
    Jun 26 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Two of the three cards were brought back but I don't know exactly how and I don't know what was said. Assuming the DON...
    May 23 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. My question is about sending a controlled substance home with the wrong person! We send home narcs often, just not to the...
    May 21 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I hand people their inhalers all the time. I don't think that was the reason. I think they tried to make you the scapegoat.
    May 21 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. We only send home narcs and opened items, like inhalers, insulin vials etc because we can't send them back to pharmacy for...
    May 20 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Sounds like LTC is exempt. Darn it! We use paper MAR/TAR and charts. We do incident reports online though. I wish we did...
    May 20 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I work in a LTC facility that also does rehab. Recently I noticed that a fellow nurse had sent three cards of Norco home...
    May 20 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. I work 7p to 7a and like working 3 in a row. I feel like crap the last shift, but its easier to switch my sleep around when...
    Apr 22 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Our paperwork is much more streamlined. No extra books. Just the main TAR/MAR book. All pain follow up and behavior things...
    Apr 22 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. I work NOC and like it for the most part. I spend a lot of time following up on paperwork and labs. I try to update care...
    Apr 17 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing

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