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  1. Ontario, CA student nurse video
    WOW! That was mighty powerful and it made me sad too. If I knew how to make one of those videos, I'd use the exact same song only set the pace to Long Term Care showing the old folk lying in bed with...
    May 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Thoughtful Supervisor - Not!
    Don't you just love these people? My NM has a doctorate in nursing, but most of the time she doesn't have a bit of sense and it's always her way or no way. One time I said to her, "Don't you feel...
    Mar 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I'm not "WIPING BUTTS"
    When my mom was hospitalized with CHF and after receiving IM Lasix, she needed the bed pan so badly and asked the med nurse to hand her the bedpan from her bedside cabinet. The nurse said, "It's not...
    Mar 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. lost panties
    Call the "pantie police", they'll know what to do!
    Mar 22, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Resigned Nurse Manager position today...
    :icon_hug: I'm happy for you too. Best wishes!
    Mar 13, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. breakfast
    At our facility on nights, our UM expects 75% of the residents washed dressed and OOB for breakfast by 0645-0700 and are all expected to be fed by the time day shift arrives at 0730. Our census is 60...
    Mar 13, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. How is this fair?
    :yelclap: THANK YOU! :yelclap:
    Nov 22, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Drug seeker t-shirt?
    These are absolutely brilliant! Thank you!
    Nov 10, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. fear of vomit?
    I've always had a fear of vomit. In my 30 years in nursing, it has never gotten any better. My biggest fear is having a noro virus run through my facility. It happened about 4 years ago and I'll tell...
    Oct 28, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. med carts/control freaks
    My new pet peeve...people pouring lactulose or any syrupy med over the computer keyboard! When you go to type in your code to log on it looks like this...BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB because the keys stick! I...
    Oct 18, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. LTC big dogs at the top
    Some do get incentive awards if they keep the budget down... nice big fat bonus checks! But to get them for not providing basic comfort needs??? :madface:...
    Oct 3, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. LTC big dogs at the top
    That's criminal!!! :nono: These people should be locked up!:madface: God bless the staff...they are truly angels of mercy! :angel2:
    Oct 2, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Are you paid when you clock out, or end of shift?
    Hmmm, I KNOW we need time clocks at our facility. We just might be the last place on earth who doesn't have them and I know it would solve many of our problems. Too many problems with people leaving...
    Sep 30, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Rn not giving scheduled meds
    I sure agree to this. Where is the professionalism?
    Aug 2, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Sleeping on the job..acceptable or not?
    We had a CNA that would sleep every night, snoring louder than any pt. The supervisor who seek him out to ask him if he could do overtime never saying anything to him about the sleeping. Finally she...
    Jul 16, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Getting everyone else to sign their books
    That's why I love the Bar Code medication Administration which is all computerized. We always complained about it, but it really is the best system. The pt's wrist band is scanned to make sure they...
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Giving report in LTC
    It seems that our facility thinks Jacho wants us to use the kardex and go through each pt, one by one with age, Dx's blah, blah, blah which is absolutely crazy. I can understand doing this in a...
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Giving report in LTC
    I am very curious on how everyone gives report. DO you all sit with the kardex and read off the names of course, age, diagnosis etc. etc. etc for each resident??? For our 60 residents, this takes us...
    Jul 11, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. ANOTHER new CMS guideline
    This IS funny. The other day after the residents had breakfast, they were sitting in their geri-chairs/w/cs and snoozing. I said to the lady standing next to me, "Look at them all sleeping like...
    Jul 9, '06
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  20. I got fired!
    And you weren't able to explain anything to them? Or they just didn't want to hear it? To me that's just crazy. You should have at least been given a chance to speak; you have that right or don't we...
    Jul 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "What do you need Christmas off for?  You don't have kids!" (rant)
    I have a family and I have kids who are grown now, but for 30 years I've done my share of working the holidays at the same facility. Last year I was off Christmas so this year I'm working it. I...
    Dec 17, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do you have internet at work?
    We have internet access, but it's limited. We have a coworker who karaoke sings on and has a beautiful Luther Vandross type voice. We listened to him on our down time and after a month or...
    Dec 11, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Was I too pushy?
    Exactly my suggestion. When you place your loved one in a nursing home you expect that he/she will receive the care they need. When you get the eyerolling from the DON of all people, that's a red...
    Dec 8, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Calling in sick
    Our supervisors aren't allowed to ask, "What's wrong with you?" when you call in sick. If you're sick, you're sick. It's no one's beeswax what's wrong with you. Only calling in with an emergency is...
    Dec 8, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I need shoes recommendation...NO CLOGS ALLOWED
    I bought a pair of New Balance sneakers that are the best sneaker I ever bought and I hope they never stop making them as long as I'm working. Check out the shoe mall .com When I bought them they...
    Nov 21, '05
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear

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