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  1. Have you ever called Corporate at LTC?
    OK-So calling corporate doesn't do any good either. Calling the "care line" will just get a person fired. Silly me. I was hoping that someone might actually " care" at the corporate "care line", How...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. No specific training, total disorganization - is this normal?
    Welcome to the wonderful world of LTC nursing. Yes, it is very normal for LTC.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Have you ever called Corporate at LTC?
    I have heard that if your DON or Administrator ignore your concerns, that you can call the "Help line" at "Corporate" to get help. However, I have noticed at my job, that any nurse who actually does...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Do you have to call your nurse manager before you call the doctor?
    I think it is a micromanaging issue. I work different shifts and we have all awakened her by calling her at night. Lately, she seems annoyed when we call her and wake her up lol. I think she wants to...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. My PT called 911
    A patient at my LTC witnessed her roommate falling out of bed. She yelled out and put on her call bell but no one showed up(very short-staffed that night as usual). She then called 911 and got help...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Do you have to call your nurse manager before you call the doctor?
    We are told on all shifts that we must call "the nurse manager on call" before we call a doctor for any reason. Is that just at my nursing home or do other nursing homes have that policy too? All of...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Other shifts telling us which PRNs to give...
    Yes. the other shifts will try to tell you how to do your job. For example, a nurse told me not to give prn pain meds to a certain patient because "she is not really having pain" I just ignore those...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    It's not stupid at all. Unfortunately, there are still some "drug addict" nurses working in LTC. Our LTC fired a "drug addict" nurse just last week.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    At my LTC, when they accidently take out the wrong narcotic, they always try to tape it right back up. They get upset with me when I tell them that no, they have to waste the narcotic. I also find...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    If you are talking about bubble packs they usually come in 30 tablets. The 1st dose should be the top tablet on the far left side. So start at the top and go down in order then back to the top going...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    No offense intended. I understand that there are indeed beautiful well-run nursing homes obviously run by intelligent, loving and caring human beings. CapeCodMermaid is one of those persons and is in...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    I sure hope I find one of those "beautiful well-run facilities" some day. Sadly, I have only worked in nursing homes that can only be described as the worst of the worst nursing homes. Yes, it is a...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    There are rumors at my job that management is going to start "writing up full time nurses" who don't want to come in and work on their days off. I wonder if this is just a "false rumor" or if...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. New house supervisor...
    At my LTC, the 3-11 shift supervisor spends most of her time doing admissions. If there are any nurse call offs, the supervisor then has to take over a med cart too.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. New Grad RN- Being "Charge Nurse" over seasoned LVNs and CNAs
    WRITE-UPS-That's the one and only thing that works at my facility. The CNA's will constantly argue and fight with the nurses over every little thing that the nurses ask them to do.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Night shift in LTC/Skilled Nursing
    In today's economy, a new grad takes whatever job they are offered period. You go to work, you do the best you can and that is all you can do. So if you end up hating your job, you stay anyway at...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Quit my first  nursing home after 1 day!
    I use to be one of those who said "I will never ever return to LTC". Unfortunately, my private duty LPN nursing job left me short of cash. I never knew when the kid would get sick and then when he...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Do any nursing homes use "agency staffing" anymore?
    I was wondering because I recently saw a "want ad for nurses" to work agency in both hospitals and long term care units.
    Jun 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Do any nursing homes use "agency staffing" anymore?
    In the good old days, the LTC's would call in "registry staff" to come in when needed. Nowadays, I don't ever see it being used. They usually just call the prn staff to come in and if none available,...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Quit my first  nursing home after 1 day!
    You described my nursing home perfectly. A total disaster!!!
    May 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Drug testing of nurses every other week?
    Yes I have malpractice insurance. Thank God. They are still investigating this situation so unsure what to expect.
    May 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Drug testing of nurses every other week?
    It seems that nurses are being drug tested every other week at my LTC. Now there is a whole card of narcotics missing!!! They are asking me if I know anything about it. No I don't. Can I ask to go to...
    May 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Should I find a new job asap?
    Should you look for a new job? I don't know. I have been looking for a "new job" and haven't been able to find another full time job. The only thing available in my area is part time and prn. So I...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    OOPS. I thought I was in the LTC section:eek:I am not a ADON/DON and have no business posting here.
    Mar 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  25. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    Your facility sounds just like mine!!! They had hired an ADON who had never ever worked LTC as a nurse. She took off doctors orders to "help the floor nurses" Unfortunately, 90% of the medication...
    Mar 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant


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