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  1. Do you have to call your nurse manager before you call the doctor?
    We don't have this policy but we are supposed to call the DON after an incident.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Tips on taking vitals on the elderly
    Sometimes I've found that the radial pulse is not always where it should be. Feel around!
    Sep 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. How Many Night Nurses Attend Meetings?
    Nope if it's not at 0700 I won't go!
    Sep 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    My mom actually was having her BP checked a few months ago and cried out in pain. She never complains about stuff so I know it hurts. I have a lady at work who is severely contracted and I can't...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Narc Count Disaster
    Why is Joe always flustered and insisting on changing the count? Joe would be the one I would investigate.
    Aug 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. INAs in the chart?
    Obviously chart that the incident occurred in the progress notes but don't write "incident report completed." Does that make sense? You can have a copy of the incident report in the chart but don't...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Trouble with MAR
    Why don't they just write "cymbalta 90 mg" and then the nurses have to figure out its a 30 mg cap with a 60 mg cap?
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    I understand why the office staff call them nurse - because traditionally offices are staffed with nurses and most people expect that. The title of MA may be confusing. But it doesn't mean it's...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Toileting coding
    Personally I go by hands on for transferring when thinking limited, extensive, etc. So I would say limited assist. But others might thjnk differently.
    Jul 21
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    You know, it's just nice to have another nurse in the building to bounce ideas off and help you. I've worked with just me before (and two aides). It sucked. I ran the whole night and felt that...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Mouthcare: glycerin and lemon mouthsticks
    I've never seen sores with them, but I like the idea of the pineapple juice!
    Jul 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Giving Notice?
    I would write a short and sweet letter. If you want to stay on PRN add that in the letter. I would give it to your administrator, DON, and HR.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    I was frustrated this year too, but realize that the Fourth is the only holiday you really celebrate late at night.
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Masturbation roll call (and other, TMI conversations at nurses station)
    I talk about that with friends not coworkers...there's a line!
    Jul 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    If they cover antihypertensives, antibiotics, etc. then they should cover birth control. It's a medication.
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. My mom doesn't believe in me.
    I think everyone has trouble with nursing school. It's different than other programs. Your mom may have thought that you struggled while everyone else breezed by without a care. But surely you were...
    Jul 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What would help you love your job?
    Safe patient ratios. Proper supplies. Good help. Supportive people around. I don't need doughnuts for nurses week and a Christmas gift.
    Jun 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Girl brain dead part deux
    Does anyone know the average time it will take before her organs fail? Or maybe they are failing now...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Med errors
    I document errors but I see that some nurses at my work don't. I'm not sure why they don't - to me it needs to be mentioned! But never mention the incident report.
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Charting on Dementia/Alzheimer's
    I had a resident recently who is somewhat demented tell me her full name, the day of the week (maybe it was a lucky guess idk) and she knew she was in a medical facility of some kind...crazy huh?? I...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Avoiding patients hitting on you
    If you want to avoid conflict, a simple "thanks but I'm in a relationship" should do the trick.
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Is it OK to say no to a nurse?
    That's not right! I ask my aides to do things for me but if they have a logical response as to why they can't I understand! I would go to your manager and ask her this question but just in a...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    Whiny and needy...has perfectly working hands and can use a call light but can't pull their covers up or reach over and get some water. I'm happy to help people if they need it but c'mon...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Husband doesn't understand... advice?
    Nobody really understands overnight shift unless they've done it.
    Jun 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. My First Patient Death
    100% agree. You can hug the family and tell them you'll miss the patient but do not cry. This is coming from someone who can cry at the drop of a hat. You need to be the professional.
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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