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  1. Long Term Care / Nursing Home
    If you become an MDS coordinator you will get to know what care the residents are getting. You'll have to know everything about them, make the care plans, meet with the team and find out how much...
    May 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    The reason Vanco is given at what might be considered a slow rate is that there can be numerous side effects when given too fast. ...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Tylenol ordered for pain.
    Tylenol for pain or not, I would have given the Tylenol for the fever...over 103; come on. You can be way too literal in the nursing field and someone ends up with brain damage. I can see why the doc...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. Geneva General Salary
    I googled it and it isn't anything to jump up and down about...:whistling:
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Got written up AGAIN
    I hear you loud and clear! Your situation is really quite typical in many LTC and SNFs across this country. Good for you; go part-time if you can afford it because you know darn well your phone won't...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Is this acceptable?
    Anyone can do whatever the doc feels safe with when working under the MDs "license." That's how medical techs can do procedures in a clinical setting such as a docs office. Most of the people...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. who has authority to review a chart??
    In my state only an RN can do chart review. RNs must also initial after reviewing LPN charting since LPNs cannot do assessments in my state. So, to make it safe we just initial after all charting....
    Apr 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Independent Nurses
    PROVIDER MANUAL: REPORTING AND ASSESSMENT FORMS Home Health Certification and Plan of Care Instructions Form CMS-485, “Home Health Certification and Plan of Care" Face-to-Face Documentation...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. No Restraints
    Such BS when they are using retsraints...chemical restraints. I worked on one of those units and there was more harm than good with the amount of psych meds they were using... Medications are a...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is Selective Service?
    Though the military is completely voluntary now, males are still required to register by the 18th birthday and stay in the system until they are 26. This is in case of total war where more bodies...
    Apr 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. positive drug screen at the MD's office
    The info your doctor gets from you is CONFIDENTIAL! Say it with me people...CONFIDENTIAL. The only way your employer or anyone else could look at your records is if you sign a consent form for it. ...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Can we just agree, being honest is not akin to being "rude"?
    There was thread a few months back that a member asked one of those "ad nauseam" subjects and the crowd went wild; I mean really wild :devil:! Many posts responding in a vitriolic manner (IMO). ...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. "International Association of Nurses" - is this legit?
    Bump... I actually filled out a survey online for them not knowing that this thread had been done concerning their alleged scam status. Since I entered a nursing leadership video contest run...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Can we just agree, being honest is not akin to being "rude"?
    I used to be shy and sensitive, but after 4 years as an RN I kissed all that good-bye. Now over 20 years later I look back and see how naive I was. One of the posts on this thread or one on the...
    Apr 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Loan forgiveness options? Help!
    You're preaching to the choir here...:banghead: I went to a very nice university for my BSN and didn't borrow as much as you; I opted for the free grants and got a few small scholarships but it's...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Black Humour
    Where I'm from it's called a "DARK "sense of humor. Usually a dark sense of humor is equated with a dry sense of humor. You know when you think something is just hilarious and no one else is...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. What did you take Anatomy with
    You must be in an extremely advanced nursing program to have to take physics! Good for you... In the chemistry world I only had to take bio, physical, and inorganic chemistry...but no physics.
    Apr 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. To tell or not to tell!
    Sounds like a bunch of sloppiness and bad habits. Orient, keep your nose clean, and don't copy your co-worker's habits (try correcting them). When you saw someone hanging blood with no gloves why...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    But 2 could on a opiate naive patient...reread...the patient was already down with resp, groggy, etc...adding ANOTHER 100 mcg patch can and did.
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Concerns, asked to resign, etc.
    It's not the over 40 crowd or the young millennials; it's just sometimes a person just isn't cut out for it. It really is that simple. You have to have nerves of steel and a brain like a steel...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. DHH taking away our ability to practice and use critical thinking skills
    Have the docs write standing orders...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. How do you sign your name?
    Yourhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png boss cannot tell you how to signhttp://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png your name. If you wanted to make an X to...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Patient with Dementia's Right to Refusal
    In my area SNFs are for short stay patients (skilled beds). It sounds like yours is long term care with some skilled beds. Is it a facility that houses both? tewdles was right on with response. ...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Palliative care in nursing
    Don't bother that poor women with taking her b/p. You tell the family it's hurting her; the family can't dictate care. The family can request and present their wishes but there comes a point when...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Euthanasia. Murder or Mercy?
    I'm all for euthanasia... The first time I experienced the "too much morphine" order I had come on to work and this man who was admitted on hospice but very healthy (lung cancer); I estimated a...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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