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  1. Admissions Nurse
    We have an admissions nurse. She works 12-2030. On days there are no admissions, she works on quarterly/annual assessments, weekly wound assessments, helps out on the floor if needed, processes new...
    Aug 6
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  2. overheard at the bedside
    Overheard at a nursing home: Confused female resident upset about not being able to find her (deceased for many years) husband: "I think my husband has left me. He hasn't been home for weeks. I'm...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. RN Supervisor (weekends ONLY) in LTC/SNF?
    I work the floor as a staff nurse during the week and work as the weekend supervisor on my weekend to work. My hours are 10-6:30, but it can be flexible if I need it to be. My duties are taking care...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Carb counting and insulin in LTC
    I've only had a resident who did carb counting once. She was A&O and there for a short term stay after surgery. She did carb counting at home and continued with her same regimen at my facility. But...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Patient Death Notice BOMBSHELL! HELP!
    We have a Checklist for Death of a Resident that we follow which includes things like DCing all their orders in the computer and removing medications from the cart to prevent things like that from...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Read any good books lately??
    I'm currently reading Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. It's a memoir of a woman who worked as a midwife in London during the 1950s. (The same book to PBS...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do potential employers owe you an explaination?
    The only time I've ever gotten more than a letter or e-mail saying "Thank you for your interest but we have decided to hire another candidate" was when I have applied for an internal positions. I...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Allergy to soap?
    Yep, I have the same problem if I don't use hand cream throughout the day during the winter.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What do (did) you do during the gap between graduation and your first job
    Had a baby! My oldest DD was born less than a week after my last day of class. My plan for my maternity leave was to study for NCLEX, pass it, and have a job as an RN within 6-8 weeks. It turned out...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. What do you do about doctors who don't write scripts for narcotics/sleeping pills etc
    Call and fax and call again. Ask the pharmacy to call. Fax over the form pharmacy faxes to us stating they need a script. Call again and again.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Does your facility send someone home every shift?
    When our census is low, we send home a CNA home early (usually half way through the shift) if we are full staffed and we don't fill a call-in for a CNA if census is low. When someone needs to go...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. 2 months into my job, and I have state coming this whole week. any tips?
    The best advise I got from my DON, if you're not sure of the answer to a question they ask, don't say "I don't know" say "I'm not sure, but I will go find the answer and let you know" and then go...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Electronic charting- administration time out of compliance
    When we went to EMAR, we changed our med pass times so we had a longer window to give them. With the exception of meds that absolutely need to be given at a certain time (eg: it's scheduled q 6 hrs,...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Patients who can do ADLs but want nurses to
    The strangest thing I've encountered in this area was a pt with orders to straight cath for post void bladder scan greater than 400 cc that admitted she tried to hold in her urine while she was on...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Almost passed out during clinicals!!
    When I was a student, I passed out at clinicals while observing a circumcision. My clinical instructor noticed what was happening and caught me and sat me in a chair and one of the nurses got me some...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    ^This.
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. which shift is preferable for nurses who has a baby?
    I just recently switched from evenings to days. I have two little girls, ages 4 years and 13 months. Evenings were nice because I had my mornings free with them to do what we needed to do and I could...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Working nights with a new baby
    I worked nocs when I went back to work after my first baby. If I had to go back to work again that night, I would sleep at my mom's house and she would watch the baby and wake me up when she needed...
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Habits you picked up from work...
    I opened a new bottle of ibuprofen at home yesterday and without even thinking I grabbed a Sharpie and wrote the date opened on it!
    Jan 27, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  20. Habits you picked up from work...
    When I used to work nocs, the beeping of the garbage truck backing up when I was sleeping during the day always caused me to wake up thinking "What alarm is that!?!"
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  21. How much training did you get?
    When I started as a new grad, I trained on all 3 shifts. I trained 5 shifts on each shift (nocs/days/eves) plus worked two shifts with the evening supervisor to learn how to do an admission. Looks...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Dry Hands
    At night, I slather my hands in Aquaphor and put socks over my hands. My husband makes fun of me, but I don't care. I also love L'Occitane hand cream.
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How do you all like to start your shifts?
    I work day shift. My first priority after getting report is to get blood sugars and insulins done as well as any tx or assessments that are that are best done before people get out of bed for the day...
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Things pts say that make you scratch your head.
    We used to have a resident in the LTC I work at that would constantly put on her call light to c/o not being able to find her call light.
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Pumping at Work???
    I work in LTC and pumped for both my kids while working there. I was working evenings, so I would use the social worker's office since she had already gone home for the day when it was time for me to...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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