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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: 260 (42% Liked) Likes: 205

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  1. Keep in mind that not every family will have Wi-Fi or be willing to share it with you if they do, so your laptop may not be...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Home health or hospice are great positions for nurses who have grown weary and burned out by the aggravating and thankless...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. I've been working pediatric home health care for four months after working more than a year in a SNF. At my old job, I'd...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. When I was a field nurse, I loved being able to spend time with my patients, truly focus on them and their needs without...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Simple, I can do more for my one client without anyone (usually, except for the family) breathing down my neck and can see...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. It's all about location, location, location... LPNs in rural Mississippi can earn less than $15 per hour, whereas LVNs in...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Can't answer that. In what city, in what State? With how much experience? Working in outpatient or inpatient settings? ...
    tnmarie
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Eric Hoffer 'Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.'
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I remember one time when I had to work Christmas Eve night, and feeling rather resentful about it. Then I drove past a 7-11...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. It's just not that easy. I wish it were. As jrwest pointed out, who's going to pay the bills? There are not enough years...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Wow, thanks everyone for all the honest and thoughtful replies. You know what's really sad? I just came off a 5 month...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Just an observation, here. No judgement. If you are feeling that you cannot care for your patients that depend on you,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Stop letting idiot coworkers dictate how you feel about your profession. Instead allow your own example and actions...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I have heard North Dakota....... The fact is that you are an "old" new grad and that will not help. Even if you get a...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. If you are unwilling to work as a nurse somewhere other than in an acute care hospital you have dramatically reduced your...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Keep in mind that nurses are part of the "room" charge. Because we are furniture, or something.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I like Private Duty. Yes, there's crap factor any place you work and agencies have it in spades sometimes. But when I...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Sounds like you're getting burned out. Time to move on. I'd look for another position/job or consider furthering your...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I'm feeling the same way lately. I feel bashed by the patients, thrown under the bus by management, and the only thing...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I'm feeling extremely negative about my job, my place of employment, and my patients. I don't know if it's the season. I...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I think all nurses who work in the profession long enough get very disillusioned with the 'system'. The priorities of the...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. A lot of the care has been taken out of healthcare. It was one of the myriad of reasons why I left nursing a year ago. It's...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Try to find a niche in nursing you'll be ok with or move on. I could parrot a zillion reasons nursing has taken a hit over...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I am having one of those days that just brings me to my knees in terms of my faith or enthusiasm for this profession. I...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I would not care if the agency retaliates against you. Run run run from this case and have APS on the line as you are...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  26. By all means, leave this case. Best wishes.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  27. I would call my supervisor and list, again, what the daughter is doing and your concerns. I would then inform the...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  28. My car-bag (mine is actually a plastic tote with a lid that I keep in the trunk) also includes non-perishable food items, a...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  29. Nursel56; thank you, thank you . . . that's exactly what I was hoping for, the links and your words telling me that it was...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  30. Thank you for the update. SHAME on the system that doesn't have beds available for these types of patients. :(
    tnmarie
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  31. There are two basic documents that allow a person to set out his/her wishes for medical care: a living will and a durable...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  32. Sorry you are going through this. I recommend you don't discuss this publically and get yourself a lawyer.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. Some of us work in psychiatric facilities, but ALL of us encounter psych patients. It's a fact of life.
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. I don't wear things around my neck at work. Period. Years of psych showed me that even the breakaway lanyards aren't...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Why only psych? Psych patients aren't restricted to the psych unit- they can be found on pretty much any hospital floor,...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Put the lanyard in your pocket. Make transfer of it a "checklist" item at shift change. Poo or no poo ... there is no...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. I'm in a hospital, but we aren't allowed to wear the lanyards. They say it's an infection risk with it being able to dangle...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. As a new grad I wore mine.Until the day it swund forwards into some runny poop. Now we have ones that clip on with a...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Just wait until you are helping a resident with toileting and those keys swing into the commode water. I NEVER wore a key...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I think it's a safety issue unless the nurse has a break-away lanyard. Combative, agitated, or demented patients can injure...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. I know something similar happened at one our local NH - I think it was the C/S keys - the admin made the charge wear the...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. Maybe it has to do with scope of practice by state. But we do IVs and blood draws on patients in the home. Sometimes they...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  43. Our Geri psych is one of the few in the state that will take dementia pts, but they have to have a psych problem on top of...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  44. If they admitted her, then sent her to the ER then she was their pt, not yours. If she was never admitted at the new...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  45. We frequently have patients like this on my floor, they may need med adjustment or just in need of placement due to change...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  46. It sounds like you did everything right, as you can no longer care for this patient at the level of care she requires. On...
    tnmarie
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  47. I have no idea whether this person is or is not having seizures. I will say that it is not extremely uncommon for people to...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. I would bypass the admin and give an anonymous tip to the BON. This nurse should not be practicing unless she gets some help.
    tnmarie
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  49. I feel badly for you if your school snowed you into believing there was a shortage. That's what schools do to get your money...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. :roflmao: Ahem. As a fellow new grad, I can't help but just be dumbfounded by this post. So you've been a nurse for...
    tnmarie
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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