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  1. Pronouncing Death
    Thanks everyone for your help......I usually WATCH these people closely. I take Full vitals on my shift although some nurses think this is a joke....I don't.....but it tells me that something is on...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. how to write a good nurses note
    Working on a disorganized unit can really be upsetting......I am used to routinely doing things...on a time frame....however we know this is impossible at times when things go nuts......right now I...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Pronouncing Death
    thank you for helping me out.....I had just returned back after a stressful sabbatical from Nursing and found it more stressful returning back again.......I wanted a change from the LTC/Sub Acute I...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Pronouncing Death
    I have been out of the Nursing scene for a few years....and would like to know what the RNS exactly do when someone passes away at their facility....from the time of death , to calling the MD, poa,...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Anal retentive Nurses UNITE.
    I guess I blew off steam at that point but failed to mention I Have been doing LTC/Sub acute for over 20 years.......I work with a lot of part timers who do not KNOW many things they show already...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Any "games" for CNA's to encourage teamwork
    I think its a wonderful idea...a reward system...its a darn shame however that staff has to be bribed to do their job......its a very tough job for all involved. your mind set is imperative to how...
    Mar 6
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  7. Anal retentive Nurses UNITE.
    Yes, I am an Anal retentive Nurse....I do like things done by the book if not at 100 percent but at least 98 per cent, but I understand the system and don't make people lives a living hell.....but I...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Not the residents, not the work - It's THE STAFF!
    unfortunately, no one wants to be a subordinate anymore...or low man on the totem pole.....WE all strive for the top...but no matter what you do and who you work for...there will always be a...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Not the residents, not the work - It's THE STAFF!
    They are just jealous.....I was labeled SuperNurse by one of my collegues....although I wasn't bestest friends with this woman, I felt like she was just not happy that I was a good conscientious...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. when resident accuse staff falsly
    I had a horrendous resident who acused most nurses of doing something evil and horrible to her....giving meds that weren't hers, abuse, both verbal and physical...its terrible. with these types of...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    yes, I agree, make a call to the State......local Ombudsman.....anyone that has more leverage and impact. also..make sure you keep record of how many times you complained to management on the...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Medication Errors
    giving meds can be tedious but nothing can be compared to getting into a great safe routine to give meds.....Tramped is an excellent way to remember the right way to dispense meds to patients.....we...
    Jan 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. ADN's being pushed out
    The LTC facility I worked for downsized due to increasing budget problems....this facility had seasoned nurses and other staff working there for many years.....but yet......they started to let us all...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Will I ever get out of LTC or am I doomed?
    I was a LTC/Sub acute Charge Nurse for over 17 years.......in the beginning I was working in a heaven on earth nursing home in NJ...since time has passed the whole place changed since I left after we...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Diploma RN asking whats a good online BSN course??
    Thank you for your help on the credit check for FAFSA...I just got my pin on that recently but didnt apply for anything yet.....thats great to know...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. burn out, bullying, new nurse blues, affecting my relationship and mental health
    Unfortunately this is the world of Nursing...the demands on you are tremendous...and between your personal life and the lives of your patients you are sandwiched between them both.....if you feel it...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Diploma RN asking whats a good online BSN course??
    thanks for your help .....havent done this in quite some time...dont know if I would be accepted due to high credit card bills....I would try to apply for grants and gov . assistance if I do make the...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. " Vt. jury finds NH LNA not guilty of murder, guilty of financial explotation
    If the med cart and medication room is locked up ( it should be at all times) how in the world did this Aide get to the insulin? Nights were the worst in LTC I thought........I always told my aides...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How to document
    I would always skim through the patients chart to see how the physicians, nurses, social worker etc would document anything ...and take my cues from that...but I would check with my nursing...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Diploma RN asking whats a good online BSN course??
    I am a seasoned diploma RN LTC/acute care...and would like to know what is a good online course for BSN to take...and how much does it usually cost? if you have high credit card bills would that...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. Seasoned Diploma Nurse LTC..no one hiring me!!!!!!
    thanks so much for your help.....I feel like an old windbag nurse ready to be put out to pasture already.....its depressing when you have all the training and you know you can help people but they...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. would like to be a nurse aide instructor
    thank you all for your help.....I hope you dont need a BS degree for this...seems like you need that for most RN jobs now.....stinks...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Any nurses who tire easily, feel generally weaker than avg?
    I was born tired.....seemed like I was always seeing a doctor because of fatique and wanting to sleep my life away....and I wasnt even a nurse yet....nothing was found wrong with me...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. would like to be a nurse aide instructor
    I am new to Northern VA....and are a well seasoned RN in Long term and Sub acute care...also was an EMT for 4 years and a nurse aide...I would like to know what resources to seek out to become a...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Teaching a pre CNA Class
    How does an RN start in the Instructor phase of teaching nurses aide....I seem to be having difficulty.....where do I begin to look or do I have to get an instructors license first? I live in...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty


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