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  1. Can You Be Fired....
    Can you be fired for not taking a lunch break during an 8 hour shift? I know it is the law that you need to take a 30 minute break. My employer has recently cut back on staffing causing the nurses to...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Abuse/Neglect question
    Does anyone consider it to be either abusive or neglectful for a LTC facility to not have enough staff to care for the number of residents? According to the state regs the staffing ratio is ok, but...
    Sep 30, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Infection control question...
    I work in LTC and we have been told that we are NOT allowed to wear gloves in the dining room, this includes while clearing dirty dishes/napkins. Reasoning: it is not conducive to creating a "home...
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Making anoymous complaint
    Just wondering if anyone has ever made an anoymous complaint against your employer. I feel there has been a huge issue regarding patient safety at my place of employment that resulted in a patients...
    May 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Which of these 3 ethical dilemmas would be better to talk about?
    The 3rd one does not really seem like an ethical dilemma to me. It seems to me that you were just using good nursing judgement in checking the sugar again. Something as simple as the alcohol not...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Question about TIBC test
    Is it possible to have a normal hemoglobin result but an abnormal TIBC result?? I am having a disagreement with my mom and wondering what your thoughts on the subject are.
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do you know of any facility in PA that hires without license?
    I started applying for jobs about 4 months before i graduated. Most places i applied to (both hospitals and long term care facilities) were very willing to hire me with out having taken the boards...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  8. Violation reports on PA personal care homes
    Does anyone know how to find the DPW survey results on an organization that has started under new ownership and moved the building?? I am looking for past inspection results on a Personal care home...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  9. LTC project: Who enters admission orders? MD or RN?
    RNs as well as LPNs enter admission orders where i work. Doc will sign them at some point when he does rounds, but we put them in.
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Wounds in LTC
    I agree with dietary consult, does your facility have a wound Dr or wound team?? If not and this is something you are interested in you can always get more education in wounds and start a wound team...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. MHA degree....
    Thanks for the replies. I myself am not interested in an getting my MHA. I am a nurse and my dept is run by someone with their MHA and has no respect for us as nurses. she has had no formal nursing...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Please Help me decide
    I agree, ER position without a doubt!
    Jun 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Working nightshifts
    I went back to night shift after working days for 15 years or so. I got off at 7, would come home and get the kids up and ready for school and would go to bed around 9 am. I would get up at 3 pm to...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. CNA's documenting in charts...
    Thank you!!
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. CNA's documenting in charts...
    Just an FYI...I would NEVER consider a CNA or any other member of my team a "peon". And I certainly don't feel the chart is a "magical book". My concern is that information may be written in the...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. CNA's documenting in charts...
    I am just curious if anyone else has an employer that says it is okay for anyone to document a nurses note in a resident's chart?? I work in personal care but I know when I worked in skilled nursing...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Advice - Patient Ratio and BS Check in ALF
    Once you get a routine down it may not seem as stressful. One question...can't any of these things be delegated to the aides?? I know where i work there are 2 nurses on dayshift and one aide so the...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Focus on Person Centered Care and infection control
    yes, we do have an infection control nurse. I will talk to her about this. Thanks, nice to know i'm not crazy, LOL!!
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Focus on Person Centered Care and infection control
    I work in a personal care facility where they are trending towards the person centered care environment which i am totally on board with. Although we are trying to make this as home like as possible...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Lancaster General
    May take a while to get in but definatley worth it, great school and great hospital!!
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  21. Can an LPN.....?
    Yep, they sure can!!
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. Graduate Nurse INTERVIEW at Reading Hospital!
    I don't remember the questions, but i also started there as a new grad on med/surge. Lasted 2 weeks. The nurse's there were very mean and rude, didn't want to help me learn ANYTHING and had me...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  23. Quick question
    i worked as a CNA for 18 years before going to LPN school. I personally feel every nurse should work as a CNA first. I continued to work through school but only worked every other weekend and went to...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Using nursing "jargon" in charts and support plans
    No, she is referring to things like PRN, BID, TID...your normal everyday abbreviations that i have used every day since i was out of school. She dumbs us down everyday, staff moral is on a downward...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Medicine Cart
    That is a perfectly legal practice where i live (PA), as long as cart is locked and also if using computer for med pass make sure you tilt screen down or put up blank page so nothing on the screen is...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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