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  1. Patients Going Behind Nurse's Station
    I too let my patients behind the nurses station! But they are disabled children. However, when I worked with adults, it was a no-no. Wendy LPN
    Aug 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Getting burned out?
    I worked at a facility like the ones above too. 46 residents total, 2 nurses, 4 cnas. Lord help us if we were short (which we usually were). Admissions always came on my shift (3-11). You would think...
    Apr 15, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Turnover
    Nurse hanson: do we work at the same facility? lol. I am so tired of having to scrape up supplies to do my treatments. My patients pay alot of money to be there, and by golly they deserve all the...
    Mar 15, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Is nursing hereditary?
    My mom was an LPN for 35 years. My great-grandma was a nurse too. My great aunt was a surgical nurse. i grew up reading my aunts nursing journals lol. Dinner conversations were a riot with the...
    Mar 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Hourly rounding in LTC????
    That is the key word "Staffing". When they worked us short all last month, the head honchos never gave us a thought as they left at 5pm to go home. The study worked well because it was done in the...
    Mar 13, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Hourly rounding in LTC????
    yesterday at work I was handed an article on hourly rounding studies that were done in the hospital and how hourly rounding can cut down on call-lights and falls. The study sounded reasonable as it...
    Mar 13, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. LPN program @ ECPI
    I attended the VB campus from Sept 2004 to March 2006. I went to the night program which is 18 months long. I chose them, b/c I had to work fulltime during the day. At the time I went, they were in...
    Feb 19, '08
    Forum: Virginia Nursing
  8. How Many Lpn Students Made It Out Of Your Class
    My class started with 50 students. As classes progressed people failed or dropped out. Once we made it to first clinicals, people started dropping like flies!!! We graduated with 10. I work with 3 of...
    Feb 11, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. Hostile Family Members!
    I am in the midst of dealing with a hostile family member myself. I have a pt who has a trach. Now mind you I work in ltc, so i also have 23 other residents I am responsible for. this particular pt...
    Jan 18, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. This may be a bit MORBID.. But this little guy is the reason I want to be a Nurse.
    No, it is not a morbid reason at all. My son is the reason why I am a nurse today. He was born in 1990 with a rare genetic birth defect. At the time of his diagnosis, he was the 5th reported case in...
    Jan 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are most LTC understaffed? Are most nurses in LTC overworked, understaffed?
    the answer is yes, yes, yes. I am a charge nurse on the 3-11 shift in a ltc. Right now I have 43 patients total for my one unit. There were 2 nurses on the floor, and only 3 cnas. Each cna had 14...
    Jan 15, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. What nursing "invention" would make you famous?
    An aersol spray system that would deliver Ativan in the air for those aggitated patients, their grouchy families, and sometimes the cranky nurses!!!! lol. Wendy LPN
    Jan 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. bereavement policy?
    My facilitys policy is 3 paid days. In fact I am using one of them today. My mil passed away on Dec 23rd and her funeral is today. I have a sneaky feeling since we are short staffed on nurses, that I...
    Jan 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Bite Me!
    I have been bitten in the past month twice!! No one else gets bitten. My co-workers say I must be tasty!!!! lol. Thank God, the bites didnt break my skin!! Gotta love being a nurse!!! They dont...
    Dec 11, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Advice needed
    Our policy here if a resident states suicidal ideation is to notify the md, and then they are on suicide watch. Personally I feel that the mds nurse since she supposedly heard the patient say this...
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Advice needed
    I am a LPN working in an LTC/Rehab unit. I have been on the job for 19 months now. I recently had an experience that has got me quite worried. I have a resident who is a paranoid schizophrenic....
    Dec 3, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. notifying families
    At my facility it is policy to let the family members know. We also let the patient know too. Wendy LPN
    Nov 29, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Is this normal?
    That is just plain gross. I guess they have never heard of the term Infection Control?? I wouldnt even want to think about what could be swimming in that bathing water.... Wendy LPN
    Jul 28, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. PEG feeds
    I always run the formua through the line before attaching the line to the patient. That is what I was taught in school. Wendy LPN
    Jul 26, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Your earliest memories...
    I had to go through a few hip surgies as a kid. Since we were military they were done at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. I stayed on the pediatric ward and there was a nurse there whose name was Bonnie. I...
    Jul 26, '07
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  21. Does anyone have a story about an event that happened at the time of a pt's death ?
    I once had a new resident who repeatedly kept telling me she was going to die. I checked her vitals and they were all normal, and her o2 sats were in the high 90s. she had copd, and eoth dementia....
    Jul 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why my patient quit nursing...
    When I started nursing over a year ago at a LTC, my DON told us that we are a restraint free facility. That means "residents have the right to fall" Personally I think that is the biggest crock of...
    Jul 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CNA: Krappy attitude
    CNA's are a vital part of the healthcare team! I appreciate my CNA's and tell them thank you for their hard work at the end of the shift. I appreciate them and try to mentor them and encourage them...
    Jul 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How Burned Out Are You?
    I have only been a nurse for a little over a year now and I feel like I am slowly burning out. working understaffed and answering call bells while trying to pass meds within a 2 hour time frame every...
    Jul 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Tattoos & Nursing
    Originally Posted by evbella http://allnurses.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost.gif Having a tattoo certainly doesn't mean you are less intelligent or less capable. I would much rather have a...
    Jul 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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