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  1. 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
    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
  3. 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
  4. It's all in the presentation
    So true.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. 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
  6. how can our LTC save money???
    What is your OT like? What about staff turn over?
    Feb 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. 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)
  8. 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
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
    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
  10. 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
  11. 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
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Resident's names in a text message
    What does the DON think of the texts?
    Feb 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Trach MAR
    We don't have RTs. Check the care plan too.
    Jan 31
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. One job for 15+ years
    I've worked at the same place for 15+ years. I stared at the bottom, filled in at the top and now just work part time. In the early years, I worked at a few other facilities, but just short term. ...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  20. Would you accept this call out excuse?
    2 hrs and 58 minutes before the shift and in an ER...but not it wasnt excused??? Give me a break!
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Having difficulty finding job in PA, need some suggestions
    What parts of Pittsburgh are you looking in? Many LTC and home health/ hospice in the are are hiring. There is a facebook page for Pittsburgh Nurses.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  22. what would you do in this situation
    I dunno. Wouldn't want to leave the person, but I would call out for help.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. JCAHO Requirement
    Why aren't the meds coming from pharmacy already split?
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do you get family members to stop calling on the phone?
    The old "over head page" trick. Yes, sometimes it comes to that or what Capecod suggested. It does sound like SS needs to get involved.
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Wound/TX Nurse
    Does your facility use a certain brand / company? They will be an excellent resource and should be able to provide you with some education. I agree with above, you don't need to be certified to be...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing