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  1. I'm drowning!
    If anyone has some tips for this new MDS nurse I'd be so grateful. How do you keep organized? I only have 8 Med A residents, but lots if part B and the extra work involved w them. I work in small 50...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. Decision time! Stay on the floor or take MDS job?
    Joanna73 - thanks for your input. I start next week so I guess I will find out soon enough how much they expect of me. I agree with you that it is important to know the residents well. It will be...
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  3. Decision time! Stay on the floor or take MDS job?
    Thank you everyone for your replies. I really appreciate that you took the time to give me your advice. I did decide to accept the job and start training in two weeks. I've been trying to find info...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. Decision time! Stay on the floor or take MDS job?
    Ruas61 - thanks for your reply. My MDS friend told me about this job. She is corporate level now and manages many MDS nurses at their different facilities. The MDS nurse that is there now would be...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  5. Decision time! Stay on the floor or take MDS job?
    Advice please! I have been offered a position as an MDS Coordinator for 50 bed LTC facility. Perfect size for me since I have no experience. Will receive at least 2 weeks training + opportunity to...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  6. One year later...is patient care for me?
    Hi joanna73. Thanks for replying. Your advice is very good, but my problem seems to be taking the knowledge from the textbooks/classrooms and applying them on the floor. Especially when I have more...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. One year later...is patient care for me?
    Thanks for your advice joanna73. I think those are good ideas, but my problem seems to be taking the textbook/classroom knowledge and applying it on the floor. It scares me that one year later I am...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. One year later...is patient care for me?
    I hope someone reading this can give me some good advice. After over one year working as an RN at a short term rehab/LTC facility, I am beginning to have doubts. I love taking care my patients, and...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 10th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    As a new nurse I guess I should have warned you. When a patient says they think they're going to throw up, grab the basin first, ask questions later.
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  10. Good "Brain Food" for Concentration during shifts
    Thank you all for your suggestions. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply! I have to admit, I don't drink enough water, because I know where that will go, and most shifts I don't have...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Good "Brain Food" for Concentration during shifts
    I am looking for ideas on healthy foods and snacks that I can eat on the run that are known to help with concentration, memory, etc. Also any vitamins that help with this as well. If anyone has some...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The most beautiful curls I'd ever seen
    Yikes kessadawn. I knew this was going to be a hard story to read, but I didn't expect it to bring tears to my eyes. Beautifully well written, you captured all of the emotion and desperate attempts...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Would you leave current job for a Mon-Fri less stressful opportunity?
    Good for you! Sounds like you made the best decision. Good luck with your new position.
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Time management with elderly patients
    I think the above advice is very good. I needed it too, because I find myself in the same situation when dealing with my patients and residents. A lot of the time I have to interrupt them and...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. I am not a perfect nurse.
    Very well said! I think you are on the right track. You aren't perfect, and this person (for whatever reason) has selected you as her punching bag. Just remember, these type of people are very...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Advise for new job at SNF , new grad RN
    I have only been at a short term rehab/LTC facility for about four months on my own, but I won't sugar coat it for you. It is very overwhelming at first. You will be intimidated by the other nurses...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. New Grad, new job... My First emergency!
    I agree with the other posters, you did the right thing. You used your assessment skills by immediately taking her vitals. Even though it was difficult to obtain her BP, you were aware that her pulse...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    brandy1017 - you've really captured the perfect description of this nurse: bully!! she is also on some kind of power trip, and it seems to be her drug of choice, to use people and walk all over...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    onyx77 - thanks for taking time to reply to my cries for help! it is good to know i am not alone. i have heard that time management does get better, and i feel i've made some progress, but it doesn't...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    capecodmermaid - thanks for your reply. i am so surprised and pleased by all of the responses i've received. this forum is such a great source of information and comfort. i know that we're not going...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    christopherh - i laughed when i read your sentence "worthy of a sound slap upside the head." that's exactly the way i think, (and privately wish sometimes) that i could actually do! you have given...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    :nurse: crunchrn - thanks! i am trying, but i think i'm barely hanging by just my fingertips some days lol! but you have summed up this whole mess with your second sentence. :cheers: when i posted...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    itsmejuli - i see in your wise response more mention of the "culture" of the workplace. as you said, it takes more than one person for a conflict to arise, and i have to remember that. my knee-jerk...
    Dec 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    mindlor - your advice about taking this nurse aside to talk privately, it seems like a good idea, but if you ever consider doing it, i just want to pass along a story and some advice to you. our...
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. I'm not 'getting' this. Should I be RN?
    ransom - such a great quote! wouldn't it wonderful if more people considered this and actually acted on it? :heartbeat
    Dec 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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