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  1. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    When Fluids Push Back
    May 9, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  2. Nurse Rounding
    Thanks for the explanation, Rehabme. I'm starting my first rehab night shift tonight (just shadowing tonight), and I was curious. I don't know if the four Ps are part of our program, but I'll find...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. Nurse Rounding
    Pain, personal needs, and position are self-evident, but what does the hourly "possessions" check entail?
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  4. Laser tattoo removal = ink via IV ?
    Commenting on my own post, in case other nurses are interested... I researched the topic at my nursing school's library and found many interesting articles. Here is the info about one particularly...
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  5. Laser tattoo removal = ink via IV ?
    Hi everyone, I am a new nurse looking for a job, and one prospect is to be a laser operator at a laser tattoo removal salon. I'll be interviewing soon and have been reading what I can find...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Aesthetics Nursing
  6. New nurses in LTC
    My first job is in LTC, too. In case I ever want to leave and apply at a hospital, I am keeping track of acute problems I've had the opportunity to deal with, so I can talk about them in an...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Too soon to feel burnt out of LTC?
    That does sound discouraging. Where I work, when an admission is expected, they put an extra nurse or med tech on the floor to help for that shift. What happens when you ask your nursing supervisor...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Can a nurse report a doctor for negligence?
    If there is already a thread on this, please tell me. I didn't see one. I'm a new RN at a large LTC and am learning the ins and outs of communicating with doctors on second shift. We have one...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Company not paying for mandatory inservices
    I understand how it could be illegal to not pay an employee for a mandatory inservice. However, at my facility it turns into a patient safety issue to have staff called off the floor while on duty,...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Want to work in a hospital but no one will give me a chance!
    Maybe your resume needs some tweaking? Does it reflect the level of acuity of the patients you cared for? Maybe you need to specifically say if there was higher level equipment you used at your...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Lost my job after 7 shifts...do not feel it was my fault
    That place sounds poorly managed. Not all LTCs are like that; try another one. Best wishes with your little one.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Do all LTC's chart the meals on the MAR's?
    In my facility (in NH) the LNAs chart meal intake and BMs electronically. They are the ones that pick up meal trays and toilet people, after all. Sorry to hear you have redundant tasks at your place.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Change of Shift Report in LTC
    In addition to what others have mentioned, we mention whether the resident is skilled, on hospice care, or on 15-minute checks. We also mention if they haven't had a BM in 3 days, what we did about...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. POLL LTC Nurses... please answer
    Is there a deadline for responses to your poll? High on the list should be better compensation for nursing assistants.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Family members applying topical ointments
    WittySarcasm, good idea about an order for patient/family teaching. I didn't know that was an option.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Are most LTC's  always low on supplies?
    In my facility, which is a county nursing home, nurses supply their own pens, highlighters, sharpie markers, penlights, and bandage scissors, although there is one resident with his own designated...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Skilled Notes
    Thank you for that great link, CapeCodMermaid. I made a copy to keep on my clipboard.
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Describe a shift in LTC? Please??
    I hope you don't give up nursing just based on this experience. That kind of heavy med pass would take a while to get the hang of; I imagine every day goes a little faster, doesn't it? Because you...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. It Goes Both Ways
    I'm with you, Dianne! Good luck :)
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Loving my new LTC job!
    I was worried what it would be like to start my nursing career at a nursing home, after reading the unhappy posts other new nurses have written. However, after my first two weeks of orientation at...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Funny things our patients say
    I used to be an aide on a LTC unit. As I was tucking a gentleman into bed for the night, I said, "You look so cozy." He said, "Well, come on in! I know a couple more girls we could call, too." ...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Funny things our patients say
    I'm a new nurse on an LTC unit. One day I was making conversation to get to know one of my elderly ladies. One thing she told me about herself: "I like ice cream as much as I like the boys!"
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Looking for good Wound Care Book...
    "Wound Care Essentials" by Baranoski and Ayello was recommended to me by a wound care nurse. It's very thorough. I have the 3rd edition 2012. At interviews, I have found the question, "What kind...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  24. Holy Wound Batman!!
    Hi PsychNurseWannaBe, How is your patient doing? Can NG or parenteral nutrition be considered part of a necessary wound treatment? Or would the patient not allow that either? I'm a student, so...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  25. Should I stay or should I go?  I don't know.
    :w00t:Congratulations on graduating and getting a great job offer! My 2 cents: If you accept the job and hubby keeps his job (which it sounds like he is happy with), you will both have a job AND...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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