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  1. views on overweight nurses
    A few months ago we had a very obese nurse come to where I work. She shouldn't have been hired b/c she couldn't move well due to her weigh. She had to have something to lean against when standing,...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. So Proud
    Wooohooo! Congrats! :wavey:
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. is anyone else being laid off, reduced hours, etc?
    Where I work announced that it is closing(LTC facility) due to underfunded reimbursement. Very sad to see the residents leave one by one.....breaks my heart. So, I will be unemployed soon.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Oral pain med alternative
    Many oral meds can be given rectally(with an order of course), but there are morphine suppositories and I am sure many other meds in that form.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Bullying - What is it?
    I agree with this and can't like it enough.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Sure to get flamed for this
    Absolutely ask questions....I still do after 22 years of nursing! Usually though it has to do with the computer!:whistling:---paper and pen never gave me trouble! I can tell from the questions that...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Sure to get flamed for this
    I love to teach. I like to see that lightbulb moment. I love tough questions. However, in teaching I will challenge the new grad, student orientee to think on their own. I will ask them the...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Sure to get flamed for this
    We have become a poor me society. Abuse is rampant and real---however, instructors that are tough, make students toe the line, send them home for not being prepared, make them cry(which is a whole...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Facility closing
    60days is what we have. We have 45ish residents.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Facility closing
    This week has been an emotional one. The facility where I work is closing. It caught everyone off guard, even our DON. I am frustrated and angry at the whole reimbursement rate for LTC as that is...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Is this Patient Abandonment?
    After 4 pm on weekdays I am the only "supervisor" as the charge nurse. Weekends there is only DON on call for admin. I joke about the admins trusting me to care for the whole facility....but it...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Such a good description of this awful disease...and it heart wrenching to go thru it with a loved one. Thoughts and prayers with you!
    Jul 7
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  13. Heat and LTC facilities
    It is hard to make the temp comfy for all.....some like it hot, others not so much. There is a 30 degree difference from today and Wed.....I had to break out a sweater this AM....crazy weather! ...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Heat and LTC facilities
    I was joking with another nurse that I was going to the gates of Hades referring to our med room. It has 4 refrigerators and no ventilation in it. It was at least 95 in there and what I had to do...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Happened to my cousin, 43 yo. Went in to the ER with CP, complete work up done...nothing absolutely nothing was found. F/U apt made with primary MD. Two days later woke up in night with CP. His...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Heat and LTC facilities
    It about kills me to see out little old ladies with their sweaters on and I ask "Are you hot?" They usually answer "no, I am fine dear":yes:
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Heat and LTC facilities
    Here in the North we don't have central AC....and today it was well above 90. Our facility has a few AC units--one in the nurses office(doesn't cool much due to door open/close), the dining rooms...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Wow....I would be right beside you fighting for this resident. The sons sound like selfish **** that want her to die so they can collect $$. Until the resident is deemed incompetent she has the...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Mom jailed for refusing to feed her infant proper formula
    We had a case last year in our state where the mom was giving the infant a home-made formula using goats milk and had documentation of how she made it, what was in it including all essentials...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. What can you tolerate the least?
    The thing out of 22 years of nursing that still makes me shiver in horror is a Chest tube put in at the patients bed side.....that scarred me for life.
    Jun 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Domestic Violence:  What Leaving Feels Like
    So very powerful and eye opening....
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Had a patient fall
    People will fall.....it is the goal to reduce falls but falls happen. Only once in my 6 years of LTC have I had a fall that was investigated, but there were more issues going on than just the fall....
    Jun 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Addressing patients by their first name...
    I was taught to call by Mr/Miss/Mrs unless the person asks you to call them by their first name. I had one resident who was a teacher and I called her Mrs out of respect....she would chuckle and say...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. What is the nurses job in regards to restraints in a nursing home?
    We are a restraint free facility and although we don't prevent every fall we are proactive to reduce the number of falls. Lots of eyes on the high risk residents, low beds, scoop mattress and all...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Have you been in a public situation where you had to use your nursing skills?
    I haven't had many that I have come upon, people that are friends usually call me with "daughter has cut herself badly please come" or lately tick removal. One time our family was out to eat and...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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