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  1. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    About the vicodin.....I agree and disagree. I think alot of our doctors are getting better at trying non narcotic meds first and then progressing up if needed. Others just seem to go right for the...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Foot Care
    Here is what I'm finding out....come CNAs don't know how to really wash feet. Sounds stupid, right? or maybe they don't know the best way to really clean the feet? Some need a good soaking and...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    Hows my mom? running out of supplies
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Skin Care Protocol/Assessments
    Weekly skin assessments by nurses on shower days. Skin checked at admission and all issues id'd. CNAs are to use lotion and barrier cream on all incont residents. Our skin checks are on the TAR...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Salary expectations
    Interesting thread and hard to get a real answer. I've been in LTC for 20 years and the opportunity comes up a few times every year or so to take a DNS position. I keep saying no due to family...
    Jan 29
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. Creating a Mock Code
    We've never had a practice code, but it is a good idea especially in the off shifts when there are less staff. Look at the type of residents that you do have some scenarios...diabetic shock (too...
    Jan 29
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. LTC Admission Paperwork
    Most nurses only take care of the nursing paperwork and then the social worker/ business office/ admit coordiantor does the other financial info.
    Jan 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. What does "On Call" mean to you?
    Interesteing thread. I work in a smaller facility. If someone calls off, we try to call around to the other nurses to cover and if desperate we can try agency to staff. The on call nurses never,...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Staffing requirements
    Ouch...quite a few years ago there was an incident in PGH. I resulted in a death too. Scary.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  10. Frustrated with Pittsburgh nursing facility
    If they are being dishonest in the PPD/ staffing level, that might be reportable. Is there a corporate compliance line? Sometimes it is a losing battle.
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  11. Legend / Non-legend Drugs
    What are legend drugs?
    Jun 16, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  12. Every time I work at my SNF there's an expired pain med order
    Yes! Total PITA
    Jun 16, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
    Interesting..I had hyperemesis gravidum an took lived in the shower. It was the only thing that made me feel human. I didn't realize it was a thing with hyperemesis.
    May 18, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Why do they give
    I never got it with all 5 of mine.
    Apr 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Prioritizing infusions
    So, a long term/ frequent flyer patient with poor IV access on an onocology unit...what about a medi port?
    Apr 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. NIGHT SHIFT CENTRAL!
    So, I will have to respond to this. I was guessing you did work LTC. I do work LTC, but hate to get lumped into the LTC category. We are not really long term care anymore. More rehab. In a true,...
    Mar 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Moving to Pittsburgh area this summer, any advice please
    Welcome to the area. I probably won't be much help since all of my experience is in LTC. There are many hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. If you want to get into the VA system, I think you need to...
    Mar 17, '14
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. It's all in the presentation
    So true.
    Mar 15, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. how can our LTC save money???
    Look into your wound care supplies. Are they being wasted? Can you go to daily or q o d changes?
    Feb 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. how can our LTC save money???
    What is your OT like? What about staff turn over?
    Feb 27, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. med questions
    This happens a lot to me on the weekends. :( The order was still valid so it shouldn't have been DC'd unless it said "dc after 60 tablets or xyz days." What you needed to do was get a new...
    Feb 25, '14
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  22. Safe / practical nurse to patient ratio (SNF)
    I would love to see acuity based staffing in LTC. I might be able to handle 20-25 long term care residents, but at a skilled level....no.
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. HOSPICE CARE IN LTC
    We have a few hospices that come to our facility. They normally come in for the admissions and then a one -2 times a week depending on the resident's status. I rarely see them or have contact with...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Why is LTC Nursing have a bad reputation
    I would kill to work in a teaching LTC! Not many in out area. Right now there are a few that are tied to a big hospital system. The LTC doesn't rate well and has had alot of turn over/...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. med error
    We take admits at all hours of the days. Gotta love those that come from home or with no orders..but that is an other topic :) Sometimes a medications isn't given for many different reasons...pt...
    Feb 20, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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