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  1. What does "On Call" mean to you?
    Interesteing thread. I work in a smaller facility. If someone calls off, we try to call around to the other nurses to cover and if desperate we can try agency to staff. The on call nurses never,...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Staffing requirements
    Ouch...quite a few years ago there was an incident in PGH. I resulted in a death too. Scary.
    Nov 4
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  3. Frustrated with Pittsburgh nursing facility
    If they are being dishonest in the PPD/ staffing level, that might be reportable. Is there a corporate compliance line? Sometimes it is a losing battle.
    Nov 4
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. Legend / Non-legend Drugs
    What are legend drugs?
    Jun 16
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  5. Every time I work at my SNF there's an expired pain med order
    Yes! Total PITA
    Jun 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
    Interesting..I had hyperemesis gravidum an took lived in the shower. It was the only thing that made me feel human. I didn't realize it was a thing with hyperemesis.
    May 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Why do they give
    I never got it with all 5 of mine.
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Prioritizing infusions
    So, a long term/ frequent flyer patient with poor IV access on an onocology unit...what about a medi port?
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. NIGHT SHIFT CENTRAL!
    So, I will have to respond to this. I was guessing you did work LTC. I do work LTC, but hate to get lumped into the LTC category. We are not really long term care anymore. More rehab. In a true,...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Moving to Pittsburgh area this summer, any advice please
    Welcome to the area. I probably won't be much help since all of my experience is in LTC. There are many hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. If you want to get into the VA system, I think you need to...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  11. It's all in the presentation
    So true.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. how can our LTC save money???
    Look into your wound care supplies. Are they being wasted? Can you go to daily or q o d changes?
    Feb 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. how can our LTC save money???
    What is your OT like? What about staff turn over?
    Feb 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. med questions
    This happens a lot to me on the weekends. :( The order was still valid so it shouldn't have been DC'd unless it said "dc after 60 tablets or xyz days." What you needed to do was get a new...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  15. Safe / practical nurse to patient ratio (SNF)
    I would love to see acuity based staffing in LTC. I might be able to handle 20-25 long term care residents, but at a skilled level....no.
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. HOSPICE CARE IN LTC
    We have a few hospices that come to our facility. They normally come in for the admissions and then a one -2 times a week depending on the resident's status. I rarely see them or have contact with...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Why is LTC Nursing have a bad reputation
    I would kill to work in a teaching LTC! Not many in out area. Right now there are a few that are tied to a big hospital system. The LTC doesn't rate well and has had alot of turn over/...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. med error
    We take admits at all hours of the days. Gotta love those that come from home or with no orders..but that is an other topic :) Sometimes a medications isn't given for many different reasons...pt...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Resident's names in a text message
    What does the DON think of the texts?
    Feb 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Trach MAR
    We don't have RTs. Check the care plan too.
    Jan 31
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  21. 11-7 meds
    So...50 beds one nurse. 12 accuchecks..most with coverage. 25 or more with po meds 2 g tubes, 2 neb tx maybe a few ivs Shift is done at 7am. How much time do you think this med pass would take or...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. 11-7 meds
    What type of meds are you passing at the 6-7am pass. We have tons of synthriod and prilosec/ protonix along with the accuchecks before bkfast.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Signing another nurses name
    No. Paper charting. Im okay with what Ruby explained. Im willing to bet a million that the form will disappear when it is brought up.
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Signing another nurses name
    Can't wrap my head around this situation, that's why I was posting. Problem is that the person who illegally signed is someone in a management position so nothing will be done when it is brought up....
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Signing another nurses name
    When is it ever okay to sign another nurses name? I'm 100% sure I'm right on this answer. Just wondering what I could be missing. This was an assessment form that wasn't available to this nurse when...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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