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  1. My Job Sucks.
    " time that all of you get together and demand the proper support from management and guidance in order to deliver a high caliber of patient care" Thanks for the prayers. I sure will just...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. I hate my boss!
    It should be mandatory that during a new hire MGR - orientation to include at first working with STNA on the floor..then orient with the nurse to do med pass..then go from there. The unit Mgr in our...
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. My Job Sucks.
    I love being a nurse. But boy am I starting to hate my place of employment... The cutbacks in Medicare and Medicaid has steadily made Mr Corporate unhappy. Not only are we expected to attend a...
    Jun 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Combining Med Passes
    Either give it at 5 altogether; or at hs altogether. That's just the nature of the beast. Circling it means the resident did not received it and you certainly can't hold or not give it just...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. How soon to give PRN Clonidine after routine BP meds?
    What's the parameter on the clonidine?Since her bp went down after the routine med i'd reassure the family you'd recheck the bp again later to monitor. I've had systolic higher than 200 only to drop...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. does E Mar make medpass easier?
    Still using old Mar at my facility. For those using emar i'm curious to hear if it makes a difference in med pass and time management.
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. HELP!!!!
    Let this be a lesson.As a new stna be aware that there are underlying factors that can cause an elderly to behave this way. You are responsible to care for a population with a list of medical...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Compassion Fatigue!!!!
    When i have shifts like this i swear i sometimes think " come on let the world end already i'll be the first to say jesus here i come".
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. ltc rant: short staff- burnt out-fall downs
    Dear state:Please educate me on how i'm suppose to do my job. How to medicate 28 residents ..do the admission..help the stna's ..prevent another hip fx.I just can't do it fast enough. I freaking...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. How can I make Rocephin IM hurt less???
    Im rocephin hurts period. Some people will try to split the dose and give two shots. Either way- that sucker hurts.
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Staff/Patient Ratio - 30 Patients per Nurse
    Can't we report anonymously to the state? It seems like the only time the mgt scramble is when the state is there. State is not looking hard enough since this is ongoing.I really want to know where-...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Short Staffing
    Right on. I felt like i aged this past year:(
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  13. New Job as an Intake Nurse?
    Good luck with the job. The hours sound great. Hopefully the pay is decent. We're always nervous about something what with the what if's. Enjoy time with the family. You'll do fine.
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Anyone use voice recorder for admissions? etc..
    I worked 3-11 and getting frequent admissions (I have a total of 28 residents. 7 are Rehab). I was thinking of recording my voice as I read and find the info I need to transcribe. Sometimes I...
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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