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  1. Toileting coding
    Personally I go by hands on for transferring when thinking limited, extensive, etc. So I would say limited assist. But others might thjnk differently.
    Jul 21
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    You know, it's just nice to have another nurse in the building to bounce ideas off and help you. I've worked with just me before (and two aides). It sucked. I ran the whole night and felt that...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Mouthcare: glycerin and lemon mouthsticks
    I've never seen sores with them, but I like the idea of the pineapple juice!
    Jul 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Giving Notice?
    I would write a short and sweet letter. If you want to stay on PRN add that in the letter. I would give it to your administrator, DON, and HR.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    I was frustrated this year too, but realize that the Fourth is the only holiday you really celebrate late at night.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Masturbation roll call (and other, TMI conversations at nurses station)
    I talk about that with friends not coworkers...there's a line!
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    If they cover antihypertensives, antibiotics, etc. then they should cover birth control. It's a medication.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. My mom doesn't believe in me.
    I think everyone has trouble with nursing school. It's different than other programs. Your mom may have thought that you struggled while everyone else breezed by without a care. But surely you were...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What would help you love your job?
    Safe patient ratios. Proper supplies. Good help. Supportive people around. I don't need doughnuts for nurses week and a Christmas gift.
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Girl brain dead part deux
    Does anyone know the average time it will take before her organs fail? Or maybe they are failing now...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Med errors
    I document errors but I see that some nurses at my work don't. I'm not sure why they don't - to me it needs to be mentioned! But never mention the incident report.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Charting on Dementia/Alzheimer's
    I had a resident recently who is somewhat demented tell me her full name, the day of the week (maybe it was a lucky guess idk) and she knew she was in a medical facility of some kind...crazy huh?? I...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Avoiding patients hitting on you
    If you want to avoid conflict, a simple "thanks but I'm in a relationship" should do the trick.
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Is it OK to say no to a nurse?
    That's not right! I ask my aides to do things for me but if they have a logical response as to why they can't I understand! I would go to your manager and ask her this question but just in a...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    Whiny and needy...has perfectly working hands and can use a call light but can't pull their covers up or reach over and get some water. I'm happy to help people if they need it but c'mon...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Husband doesn't understand... advice?
    Nobody really understands overnight shift unless they've done it.
    Jun 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. My First Patient Death
    100% agree. You can hug the family and tell them you'll miss the patient but do not cry. This is coming from someone who can cry at the drop of a hat. You need to be the professional.
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Classify as a Med Error?
    Technically it was a med error I think. But I'm guessing you're not the only one who made the "error." I hesitate to blame anyone but the person who dropped the ball on transcribing the order. You...
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Husband not supportive of me going to school
    If you have a good job with good pay I wouldn't give it up for the unknown. Indulge your "nursing" instincts by volunteering at a nursing home or hospital or with a hospice company.
    Jun 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Bad Answers to Behavioral Questions
    I think it's fine to share the story but you need to have learned a lesson from it. That is what they want to hear - how you resolved it!
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    I went to the pool by myself when I was 10...easy to drop them off and pick them up later.
    Jun 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. How to chart to increase payment.
    I'm not a MDS person but if you're trying to get payment increased because someone is nice and pushes an independent resident, it seems phony to me... You say you don't want to defraud anyone but...
    Jun 10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. When is your shift over
    If your shift is over but you're still there, move to a private location. I wouldn't sit at the desk and let people bother me when I'm about to leave.
    Jun 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. So yea...this wound isn't getting any better...
    ^ I like those ideas! What about using skin prep to toughen the skin and then dust with nystatin? It makes the skin kinda sticky and tough. That worked well for one of our patients. Also maybe...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Nurses selling at work?
    I think it's fine if people ask but they shouldn't be pushy.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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