HippyDippyLPN 6,152 Views
Joined Feb 18, '12.
Posts: 354 (31% Liked)
You save time when you finally get all you residents special likes memorized. Like Mr. Jones hates taking pills but if you offer it with OJ he is a lot more willing to take them or Mrs. Williams likes her meds right after breakfast otherwise she tends to get a grumpy stomach before she eats and then won't eat anything at all. After awhile you just get it down. I have a couple do not do's that some people may tell you saves time. Don't sort out meds in a med cup ahead of time, even if you initial the cup with the residents name it always is a catalyst to a mistake. Always check the MAR even if you have had the same resident with the same meds for 5 years. Unless your on duty 24/7 you never know when a med may change. And if someone's advice seems wonky follow your gut because chances are its not a good idea.
I always stayed on track with flow sheets I made at work and leave at work to not violate any privacy laws. Eventually I was able to complete morning meds for 30ish patients in the time frame given.
Do LTC! I stay at home and work PRN on mg husbands off days only. I have to pick up at least one shift a month but most of the time I want more than that. I actually wish they would call me more lol I love being PRN, you never get tied up in the drama. I am in and out like a thief in the night, give good care, go home!
oh and you know what? You didnt try to hide it, you had a resident check him over and were owning up to what you did even if it meant resulting in a write up because you cared more about the patient then about yourself in the situation. Thats a pretty damn good quality in a nurse if you ask me.
Not patients but I do know a Thor Basil lol and he loved his name. My sister ( who is very intelligent book wise not street wise) actually wanted to name my nephew Fabio. Thank god we persuaded her towards something else.
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