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  1. Alzheimer's patients get more freedom, less symptoms
    Never happen in for profit LTC
    Jan 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    Interesting article on names. I know one of people mentioned in this article and her name was no hinderance to her... http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/34641678/ns/today-today_people/
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Nurses, have you been been spit on, pushed, scratched and verbally or assaulted?
    worked in LTC fairly common to admit (dump) new resident late inafternoon which leaves new pt. with NO medications of any kind barebones overnight crew left with no recourse but maintain constant...
    Sep 28, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. nurses with spinal fusion and  current area of practice
    auuuggghh Had a extruded disc L3-L4 spinal stenosis L4-incision L2-L5 intractable pain misdiagnosed for years the knee-hip guy never took a mri of spine (after mri of hip or knee sent to PT)...
    Sep 19, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. HOT!!!  rant
    Worked in LTC - The residents were too cold with the AC on...the DON had AC in closed office, the residents rooms had horrid AC/Heating units in the rooms blowing gale force wind on the B bed,...
    May 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. nurses hide from high-needs pt
    Again so many LTC facilities venturing into areas that they are unprepared for...understaffed, lacking appropriate equipment. Venturing into the skilled facilty arena with LTC mentality and in the...
    Apr 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Can nurses legally  "refuse" to take a new admit?
    I was very vocal about many issues in the LTC facility. I did get some of the nurses to stop punching out and returning to finish their jobs as ordered by the DON Most of what I said fell on deaf...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Putting on my big girl pants
    Uh are you working where I used to work ! Sad to say I never resolved my cna issues while in LTC - the aides had been in this facility forever...they act as one - with a mob mentality Management...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can nurses legally  "refuse" to take a new admit?
    I used to work both night and evening shift... I was on the 3-11 We received a new admit - late as usual. We were supposed to have an inservice on respiratory care for this resident - never...
    Apr 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Feeling hope/helpless
    In my experience, Community Colleges in NJ are very hard to get into - They are less expensive than 4 year BSN programs (if you live in county) therefore very competitive. the only problem with the...
    Apr 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. system of breaks is for licensed staff in SNF
    The law does not require my facility to give me a break...the law does require that I be paid for the hours I work - I was not paid for those half hours Q shift that I worked - The pay is...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Co Workers
    I too have felt the same way - isolated - not a lunch issue as we rarely stoped to eat. My isolation was deepened due to the fact that many of my fellow nurses were contract Filipina's and they spoke...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Blood pressures
    Where I worked in LTC - the nurses did the v/s. We had alot of cardiac meds so we had frequent checks. Not that easy since we had one BP machine for 2 nurses and 45 residents That does not work...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Health Care Bill
    We need to take profit out of the health industry My insurance company flat out refused to pay for my surgery - approved the spinal surgery then refused to pay. the actual reimbursement was <...
    Mar 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The Impossible Quiz
    auuugghhhhI'm hooked:lol2:
    Mar 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. system of breaks is for licensed staff in SNF
    Breaks - whats that? Appparantly I have taken one half hour each shift even when working alone overight Never punched out - never took a break Now the cnas... They rush around afterthe...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. The Line Up... In The Hallway?
    One of the activities people who of course only works the day shift Flatly denies that SUNDOWNERS exists HA!
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Why dont' nurses help each other?!
    Apologies for the long post.. Arrrgghhh...I agree with Gracenotes,2ndwind nikkimodl and OP One's working environment is a key ingredient to one' s sucess on the job as well as job...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. FMLA
    BINGO:lol2::redpinkhe:idea: :balloons::banghead::icon_roll:no: :heartbeat
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. why do doctors order more vitamin d tests than anything?
    For years,I used to'live' outdoors every weekend. Since my injury and surgery I have not been gotten sufficient sunlight. I don't drink milk. My CA has some D. About 6 months ago I asked my DO to...
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. why do doctors order more vitamin d tests than anything?
    The elderly population especially in LTC are especially at risk and probably never checked. I know none of the residents in the facility I worked in were checked.
    Mar 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Who owns Patient's Chart?
    EXACTLY!:mad:
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Who owns Patient's Chart?
    I recently requested my medical records from a a specialist that had been treating me...I was not happy with my treatment and there were billing issues when I requested the records...I called with ...
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. FMLA
    From what I know - Your job should be protected for 12 weeks of FMLA - After 12 weeks They are not required to hold your job. How long have you worked before FMLA (12 months?) HR does not what...
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Patient beds in hallways
    it's a slippery slope -
    Mar 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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