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  1. When did nursing caps go extinct in the wild?
    I live in California and have never seen anyone wear a cap. Not even students. All the students I have seen wear white uniforms but no caps or dresses.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What's in your bag?
    Yikes! If those supplies are not already available in the cart and at the nurses station, it probably is not the facility to be working at. They spend the money on that, not you. Just make sure...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. How do you "leave it at work?"
    Also age helps alot. At this point in my life, there is very little that stressess me out either at work or home. The big change comes when you realize those problems are not problems no matter how...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How do you "leave it at work?"
    I found clinicals to be a different kind of stress than actually working on the floor. You have to stress over different things. I used to take it home in school (which I believe can be a good...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Working in LTC
    In LTC, it is normal to stay late to catch up on documentation but it is illegal for them to make you do it without pay. I would stay long enough to gather what you need to prove your case, find...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Giving alcohol to a resident
    Alcohol in LTC/SNF facilities is very common. Unlike acute hospitals, the facility is the resident's home. There is alot more freedom as to what they can do. Just ask the MD for an order for x amount...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Tracheostomy Suctioning Sterile?
    I know this is a really old thread but I still want to say "You can not do a sterile procedure in a non-sterile environment". What you can do is varying imitations of it though. The room, your...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    I forgot to add one point that is subjective in my opinion. The state lists the above ratios as minimums but then also says facilities have to have enough staff to provide quality care. They...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    In California, there isn't a ratio of nurses to patients in long term care. Instead there is a ratio of "direct care staff to patient". AM is 5 to 1, pm is 8 to 1 and noc is 13 to one. The ratio...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. "No nurses of color....."
    huh? someone asks you for a nurse with another color of skin and they are endangering your staff? are you serious? yikes! i must say people do get pretty crazy when the subject of race comes up....
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. "No nurses of color....."
    Uhm... That is not what I was asking for but thanks anyway. Those patients were being abusive not just verbalizing their desire for another color of nurse. By the way, just describing a...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. "No nurses of color....."
    The state, federal nondiscrimination laws do not have anything to do with a patient having a preference for a certain color nurse.
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. "No nurses of color....."
    I would love to know what hospital is refusing care just because someone is expressing their personal beliefs. That in it's self is illegal as heck. As long as the patient doesn't act on those...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. "No nurses of color....."
    I think those situations are a good time to politely explain that the nurse of their preference is not available and give them who you have. Tell them that if someone becomes available, they will be...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. "No nurses of color....."
    Oh puleeease! I have had black patients request only black nurses, females reject me for being a male, white and black patients reject filipina nurses. I have seen patients reject nurses just...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. "No nurses of color....."
    You should do the same thing we do when a patient doesn't want a male nurse like myself. Respect their wishes. That is their right. I have lost count of how many "macho" Mexican guys don't want us...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. What's in your bag?
    Ativan.
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    I wear slacks and a dress shirt to work in a SNF. Yesterday at a CQI meeting someone pointed out that I had blood on my shirt in several places. The results of following and assisting the Wound MD ...
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    I wear
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    It all depends... How do they look in their scrubs?
    Mar 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Do men really have a better shot at finding a job?
    Hmm. I am trying to remember if anyone I know personaly was asked their GPA.... Now that I think about it the answer is no. I am sure others have had different experiences. I never heard of the...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. Night before NCLEX TIPS Final tips for Success
    If you are down to the final night before the test I dont recommend doing anything except relaxing. Go see a movie, go to sleep early. Do anything except stress or study. Let your brain relax so...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Is AANAC certification worth it?
    So today I brought the CD version of the manual home and I am pretty impressed. You also are able to search on it just like online. I did a search on Start Of Therapy just as a test and was really...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. Is AANAC certification worth it?
    I am happy to say I don't have to print the manual out because my company buys the hard copy and we get updates for it as needed. The manual comes on a CD also.(the cd comes with the hard copy) ...
    Jan 23, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. New to MDS - ? salary
    I couldn't imagine working MDS in a SNF without any SNF nursing experience. It is different than hospitals in so many ways. I started MDS with SNF experience and it allowed me to focus on the...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information


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