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By tnmarie, LPN

Joined Aug 23, '12 - from 'Tennessee'. tnmarie is a Agency/PDN. She has '10 in medical field' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'geriatrics, hospice, private duty'. Posts: 282 (43% Liked) Likes: 244

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  1. Same here. In my state there is little difference between what an LPN and an RN can do. I worked in a hospital and no one...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Tell the CNA's that on the 2's, 6's and 10's the resident are turned to face the windows, and on the 4's, 8's and 12's they...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. delegate turn and reposition to CNA, when they do incontinent care, have orders for barrier cream, you will get faster,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. ((HUGS)) we all make mistakes...now learn from it. If/when administration talks with you tell them how sorry you are and...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. The whole thing IS due to your choices, etc. Let's avoid using the word 'fault' for the negative connotations. You WERE...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. That's a pretty understandable error. You will NOT lose your license and I doubt you'll lose your job :) One thing off...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. One time I was transferring an elderly gentleman to his wheelchair. He would go where you steered him, but didn't speak, or...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Sounds to me like the son needs to realize his parents are both compromised in their cognitive abilities and take more...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. The triage nurse made an error--apparently she did not know the Ativan was d/c'd either. Ativan and Haldol are 2 different...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Haloperidol, trade name Haldol, is a completely different drug than lorazepam, trade name Ativan. I'm starting to see why...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. I think at worst, just my own professional nursing opinion, you will get wrote up and a good talking to. You know now to...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. LMAO. I can just see this becoming a blog entitled, "When Non-Compliance Saves Lives."
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. You can't touch medicine. You cant even pour it out onto a napkin or cup. That triage nurse should have got off his/her butt...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. We as CNAs need to be aware of our scope and protect our own butts, because no one is going to do it for us. I've had to...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. As a cna you cannot administer medications. Doesn't matter if you are in school or not. You are employed as a cna. The...
    tnmarie
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. It happens. It is tough in those emergency situations. We all make mistakes. Forgive yourself and just always remind...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I made a med error tonight. I am feeling sick about it. PT came in code 3 after having a sz in route Pt was becoming...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I will always take time to eat. It is unreasonable to go 8 hours (often 10-12) without eating or drinking anything. I am...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Once upon a time, I was a brand new ER nurse. Once I was off orientation, I worked the 12p-12a shift. I was so excited to...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I give families and nurses 15 min. After that, the agency us paying and I notify the agency so they can handle it....
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. If you reported for work and nobody was around and then you get a text from the client to report one or two hours later, you...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. My daughter had short term insurance for a while, it was not expensive but after signing up she got a letter pointing out...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Ahh -- so that's not a universal thing ... The time that I had my experience, the job that I was leaving was a state job,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. OP - you commented that the agency nurse spoke of working 24 shift. I've known some agency nurses to do some crazy hours....
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I am sorry, normally I would say to mind your own business, but in this case you need to alert SOMEBODY! Write up a...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. Millions of women have worked as nurses while pregnant. I'm a little curious as to why you've posted this under the 'Nurses...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  27. Second area hospital sued over meal breaks - FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. When I left my last employer, I had the option for COBRA. It was not something I could take at any time. I had to sign up...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. talk to HR at your old employer's office. They can tell you price. You have that option but it will be expensive.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Losing coverage is a life status change, so why not look into ACA? It will probably be cheaper than COBRA.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. I've used COBRA, paid my policy premium for my family (EXPENSIVE) and still didn't have any prescription coverage. Why not?...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. As already noted, COBRA coverage is a Federal entitlement that applies regardless of why you left your position. Also,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. COBRA is actually part of HIPAA (the Portability part) and it mandates that you be allowed to carry your same policy for up...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I found a website relating to this nurse and the author posted a link to "Notice of Charges". I read through the whole...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  35. I have a button on Cerner to "nurse order" social services consult and do this for patients from time to time when there is...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  36. For purposes of obtaining a proper BSA calculation for pharmacy, the patient's height would be from head to stump (not from...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  37. CloudySue, if you were to report the unpaid overtime to your local Labor Board in a complaint/request for payment, I would...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  38. So my very proud 4 year old who knows his alphabet has been watching me the last several months with various books. He...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. If this was a planned removal from outpatient, why were the records not available? ETA: I just read that the films were...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  40. What happened to doing time outs? His whole crew failed big time!
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  41. It's strange to me that a failing kidney and a healthy kidney look similar enough to where a surgeon can't tell the...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  42. :facepalm:
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  43. Full labs can take 3-6 months to be finalized. This is not unusual as confirmatory tests are mandated for findings. There...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  44. Most of the time the actual autopsy is completed quickly. Unfortunately lab tests are backlogged for months or even years. ...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing News
  45. It happens.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  46. Since OP states they quit, I don't think that's going to be an issue. OP, I hope there was good cause to quit in the...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. If you have malpractice insurance, call them for guidance. I have no idea the circumstances surrounding this incident,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. If your former employer wants to put forth any effort to make your life miserable, they can at least make an argument that...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  49. Did anyone accept responsibility for your patients?
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  50. I am in Chattanooga! Just joined allnurses. I have never lacked for work... When I have wanted it. Of course there are...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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