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  1. What exactly is so bad about LTC??
    I have always worked LTC and I enjoy it. Yes it can be stressful and yes we're always understaffed but for the past 4 years I have worked for a family owned facility that specializes in Alzheimer's...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Stupid things that nurses say
    Had a resident once tell me to go to hell. Without thinking, replied "I'm already there"
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Stupid things that nurses say
    OMG I know that man!!!!!!!!! I kid you not, we've got a resident, very HOH, dementia, has pulled his cath out with balloon inflated so many times that he looks like a split hot dog (ok bad visual but...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. New LVN looking for gadgets for new work
    I went over to Amazon and got a really good pulse ox for about $30. There are so many different companies and styles and I really haven't heard any negatives about reliability of any particular type....
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. has anyone done self preparation n got into nursing program
    I started my first year of PN school during my last year of high school, through a vo-tech program. Had a pre-test which was basically just common sense and a bit of math, but then again, we're...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. How many LPN's had phlebotomy including in their course?
    I graduated LPN school in 1989, in Virginia. At that time, phlebotomoy could not be taught in the LPN program but we all took a course in it about a week after graduation. Believe it or not, haven't...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Termination
    Hey, where are ya? Our facility can definitely use an experienced LPN! Several actually... Oh and after 30 years, who WOULDN'T be overwhelmed at times? Sheesh, seems to me there would have been...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. LPN not taken serious
    I've gotten that same attitude from people for years. Had more than one family member say to me "are you an LPN or are you a REAL nurse?" AAARRRGGGHHHH!!! I decided to make fun of it though. See,...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. What happened to responsibility?
    I work in an Alzheimer's/Dementia facility. Every one of our 60 residents has some type of dementia diagnosis. We allow our residents to "age in place" so we have a very broad spectrum of cognitive...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stupid things that nurses say
    "I told 2 squabbling 80 + yr olds to "GO to your room, if you can't get along". (I work LTC.) Then I remembered, not only was that probably NOT appropriate for me to say, but they are in the SAME...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. Ever get the urge to release a horde of flying monkeys?
    This was my Facebook status yesterday.... Dear Friday, Please be nice to me. The rest of the week has made me want to scoop my eyeballs out with a melon baller. Sincerely, Me
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is it possible.....
    Where I work we had a resident who had such bad urinary retention for so long that upon hospitalization, the top of his bladder was even with his navel. Had him come to our facility and he was...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Blame the weekend staff! It's fun!
    I work for a small, family owned Alzheimer's/dementia facility. We have our little fights between shifts, but nothing major. I think that even if you counted kitchen and housekeeping staff, we don't...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Hospice and Full Code
    I've seen a few full codes on hospice at our facility. Usually it was because although the family is accepting that the resident is nearing end of life, they're not fully ready to totally let go....
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How much of a raise did you get this year?
    Raise your hand if you had to look "raise" (this usage) up in the dictionary before replying to this thread :wavey:
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. "I DEMAND an antibiotic.  I am the customer and I am paying your salary"
    Oh to run them down and feel that THUMP THUMP of the wheels going over top of their bodies.......................... oh sorry, was daydreaming there!! We've had a wife pound.. and I do mean POUND on...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Certified Medication Technician
    Here in VA we have CNA/Med Techs. I personally work with 8 of them and they are well trained, knowledgeable and know when to ask for help or to have a question answered. They did not start out as med...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Murphy's Law of Nursing
    Gotta preface this by saying I work in a 60 bed, privately owned ALF that is 100% Alzheimer's/Dementia care. We don't have unit clerks, but we do have an administrative assistant who answers the...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    Working in an ALF, unit clerks are like a mythical creature... we've all heard of them but never seen one! But I don't care if you're God himself... you sleep on the clock, you get shown the door!!...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Bedside charting?!  Is this the new norm?  VENT!
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh sometimes I have to thank the owners of my facility for not going paperless!!! I swore to never again complain about writer's cramp or sore fingers when I started working there.... and...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is it okay to call?
    I can only speak from the way things are at the places I've worked. When I worked hospitals, there was usually a separate HR dept and from what I have gleaned is that it's ok to call..... ONCE... and...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. How would you handle this.....
    Well I'm lucky in a way.... no RN to "dis" me. In a way it sucks though because it's kind of nice to have someone else to go to on occasion but that's ok. Normally the only RNs I have contact with...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. False documentation... more common than you think.
    Agree to disagree? How about agree to agree? You nailed it! I work in an Alzheimer's facility and there are days (evenings in my case) where we're lucky to be able to keep our "strippers" from doing...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Same patient's over and over again
    This thread makes me wonder about the thoughts of the nurses involved in my mother's "frequent flyer" days. Of course, everyone will say her situation was "different" because she was FINALLY...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Is attending a patient's funeral overstepping "the" boundary?
    If it's a patient you've had long term contact with, especially in a LTC setting, then they become a part of your extended family. You laugh with them, cry with them, sometimes do battle for them,...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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