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  1. LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin
    RNikkiF, I did NOT have the best experience there. I was there just under 90 days. The management there leaves a lot to be desired, at least in the location in my area. I even had to leave a...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  2. LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin
    They are restructuring... they are not closing down or at risk of closing down. Companies restructure all the time. That's how Donald Trump made his fortune. LOL ;0)
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  3. LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin
    I work for Lifecare and they are only going through a "restructuring" right now. They are still hiring and offering really great sign-on bonuses for the nurses. I like it there!! ;0)
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  4. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    SO TRUE!!! You know how they talked us into getting rid of our unit clerk? By telling us that we would get another nurse... Instead of having 6 patients apiece, we would have 5. And then guess...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    Not where I work... We have LPNs and RNs and we each have 6 patients apiece... It's every man for himself. The bad thing is that we are ALL getting burned out because it's almost impossible to help...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    But maybe they will quit paying us with money and start giving us a bag of rice... like they do in CHINA??? :0[
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    Oooooo!!! That's a good one! I was SO mad one time-- a doc was calling and I was in a room, could hear the phone ringing but what am I gonna do??? When I answered, he goes, "AH!!! FINALLY!! You're...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    You would think I'd be used to it after almost a decade but I'm not. Too many people complain-- and that gets to me after awhile. I should have gone to vet school. LOL
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    We are not that high-tech yet with having physician order entry but I think they were trying to go there but for some reason the advance has been delayed. Maybe it will help. But it's not gonna help...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    Oh yeah. For about 8-9 years now, we have had 5-6 patients apiece per nurse and no unit clerks at 2 of the 4 hospitals. The other day at work was a classic example of why it is frustrating to be...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Phasing out Unit Clerks???
    I'm just curious how things are in other parts of the country. I have lived in the Shreveport, Louisiana area since late 2002 and I have been nursing since 1995. I have never worked anywhere that did...
    Apr 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. NEW Hospice Case Manager & SAFETY ?'s :0) Need input from EXPERIENCED hospice nurses!
    Hello! I am only about 2 weeks into my new job and I am seeking advice about safety while traveling out and about as a hospice nurse. I won't be taking call for a couple of months but I am concerned...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. NEW Hospice RN Case Manager Question!!
    I want to mention one other thing... I NEVER was under the impression that I'd walk into a facility and have them drop what they were doing to help me with all of my needs while I was visiting my...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. NEW Hospice RN Case Manager Question!!
    And I'm not exaggerating about the wound care nurse-- she yelled at us and said that we could start changing his dressings EVERY day. *****!?
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. NEW Hospice RN Case Manager Question!!
    After almost 2 weeks there, I STRONGLY considered quitting today. So sad!!!! The freaking wound care nurse came in the room and yelled at my ADON (who is training me) for taking some dressings off my...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. NEW Hospice RN Case Manager Question!!
    Well, it's going to be my route but I haven't actually been going routinely just yet. I just started a week 1/2 ago. I am going to try to develop a great relationship with them.
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. NEW Hospice RN Case Manager Question!!
    Hi. I was wondering how experienced case managers effectively handle going into nursing homes to assess your patients yet meeting resistance in turning, repositioning, assessing skin integrity. I...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. New to Hospice Nursing... a bit overwhelmed! Need advice
    How do you roll Vaseline into a ball? The best that you can??? LOL
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Zithromax IVPB question
    "Other intravenous substances, additives, or medications should not be added to ZITHROMAX (azithromycin for injection), or infused simultaneously through the same intravenous line." Sooooooo......
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. staying in shape as a nurse?
    I go to Weight Watcher's meetings when I can. I am 5'6" and my highest weight thru nursing school was 172. I'm now around 138. My personal goal weight is 135. I have been a lifetime member on WW...
    Jan 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Can an R.N. just be PLOPPED into ICU to work???!??
    @Roser13.... Ummmmm... NO!!!! ;0) It has been clarified to me that I will be oriented, I do not HAVE TO work in there if I'm not comfy, I will ALWAYS have a back up person, Joint Commision came...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Can an R.N. just be PLOPPED into ICU to work???!??
    Thank you to everyone for your comments, advice and information! It's VERY MUCH appreciated!! ;0)
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Can an R.N. just be PLOPPED into ICU to work???!??
    My background is med/surg/telemetry, not post partum. I worked post partum a few times, but would prefer NOT to palpate a fundus and determine if it is boggy or not since I have been med/surg/tele...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Can an R.N. just be PLOPPED into ICU to work???!??
    Awwwwwww, thanks, MentalHealthRN!!!! That info was super-helpful to me!!! :) I will call the Board on my day off next week. Thanks SO MUCH!!!!!!! Very helpful info, indeed!! :) I remember that...
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can an R.N. just be PLOPPED into ICU to work???!??
    Thank you, Roser13. I concur. ;)
    Nov 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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