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  1. Frustrated With New Narcotic Rules
    And this is why it is so difficult to get pain medications for our residents/patients that actually need them. Such a sad world.
    Nov 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Excelsior Pass Rates!!!
    I was an LPN for 19 years, worked on a very busy rehab floor in LTC & was the MDS/care plan nurse at the time. This combination was invaluable to the CPNE. Seemed like everyone in my group...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  3. How common is charting ahead in ICU?
    disclaimer - I have never worked in ICU Reality is the same across the board - 1. As a nurse manager, I would seriously counsel (write you up) or fire you for blatantly falsifying medical...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. No call no show?
    Nurseinthemaking...... how ironic huh? If you really are a nurse in the making than you need to learn professionalism NOW. Ideally you should always give a 2 weeks notice. If you absolutely...
    Sep 21
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  5. Alarms
    Not following your thought process...how will it help to have an alarm when he sits down? Maybe just to alert staff he is back in the bathroom? Wouldn't a motion detector at the bathroom door...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Fentanyl patch
    FDA recommends disposing of used patches by folding them in half with the sticky sides together, and then flushing them down a toilet. They should not be placed in the household trash where...
    Sep 8
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    But what is the hospital doing for a clot that can't be managed within your facility? Lovenox injections? A simple trip out for an ultrascan and right back to her own "home" with staff she is...
    May 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. "LPN'S Phased Out"...They say....
    My Mom, the waitress, my high school teacher, the neighbor, etc - all told me not to go for my LPN that they were being phased out. That was in 1985. I see not much has changed in nearly 30 years
    May 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Non-diapering nursing home patients
    This is actually a pretty common practice (although I never really bought into the theory). I was Director of Nursing at a facility that this was corporate policy through out their entire chain of...
    May 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Western Governors University (WGU) Intake Interview
    Anyone know if they accept credits from DSST examinations?
    Apr 14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  11. New grad- nursing home-After interview no call back
    1. I think your post is difficult to read and understand. I am not a grammar police, but this really needs work. 2. I've been a DON. It's an overwhelming job most days and her priority is not...
    Apr 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. For My Mom Whom I Miss Dearly
    Depending on your location, you both may be very sad to find that she will end up taking the job she can actually find as opposed to some specialty that she decides she wants. It's a pretty rare...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Management of Personalities Question
    No advice for your situation. Just wanted to say I'm sad to hear of another DON throwing in the towel. The job just shouldn't be THAT bad, but I no from experience how bad it is! Had a head hunter...
    Mar 29
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  14. YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    Good for you and your team.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    If the administrator of the facility (who rarely has an RN license) comes up to you & delegates a task to you, will you argue they have no right to delegate to an RN or will you just go follow up as...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. % of Nurses that smoke
    I'm a hospice nurse. I smoke. I feel guilty about this (sometimes). I've tried to quit several times & haven't made it past the 3 week mark yet. As a hospice nurse, I clearly see the end result...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. IDG signatures before actual IDG date?
    Our office is having the same discussion. I'm encouraging nurses to fill out their IDG the day prior to the meeting so they are prepared but all signatures & dates are done at the beginning of the...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. Written warning for a care plan written prior to my employment
    In my opinion, signing a write up is not an admission of guilt but rather an acknowledgement of the write up. The employee should always have the option of writing a counter statement on the form...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. FMLA
    Sorry to hear you are not well CCM. If you need FMLA you should take it. No one can take care of you better than YOU. Best wishes.
    Feb 23
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  20. asked to delay child bearing
    Nope, I would certainly shut my mouth & claim "oops" later. This is your business & not theirs. Only you get to choose your priorities. What means more to you, baby vs 1st year experience? Which...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Hospice EMR
    Rhc for now
    Jan 29
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Thank you polar vortex!
    I'm in Indiana too but not a school nurse...I'm lucky enough to be a home hospice nurse out doing visits in -40 degree windchills this morning. Sitting by the fire now & still not warmed up!
    Jan 28
    Forum: School Nurses
  23. Would you accept a shift...
    Yikes! I would be worried too.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Hospice EMR
    I'm looking for opinions on hospice EMR software. My company will be purchasing a program in a few months & I learned today that I ultimately get to pick what we will be using! Advice, opinions,...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Would you accept a shift...
    I would assume that someone's wires are crossed. I envision HR happened to update you on their phone list & in another office a scheduler is just running down the phone list looking for coverage &...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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