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  1. LPN Travel
    Barbara are they using med aides in CO a lot yet? I heard they started training them a few years back. I got licensed in CO and worked in Lakewood my first NH. Usually I had around 35 and all the...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. LPN Travel
    Sorry for jumping into the thread so late...Strawberry, did you have correctional experience before you started traveling? Or did you just kind of jump in? I'm excited to hear about LPNs traveling; I...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Portland-home health
    I would check out Gentiva; when I worked assisted living the HH RN was from there and she seemed pretty happy. Not sure what they pay. Avoid Addus; I haven't heard anything for a few years since...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. How is the market for LPNs?
    Not too good right now; I've been an LPN for 8 years but got into the vicious agency cycle, don't have the most stable work history, and have been having a hard time finding work. Very saturated with...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  5. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    You do have a point...some of the buildings I have been in (I work agency) will give the nurses 20-30 skilled patients and it's all you can do to keep your trachs suctioned. :(
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Yep. I would sooner flip burgers than pass meds. It's just not something that I happen to be good at; the passes are insanely heavy and I can't handle that level of stress, I'm like the deer in the...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. How high have you seen??
    I've seen them in the mid 30s (US) and asymptomatic.
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How high have you seen??
    I think I had a guy once in LTC whose BG at the hospital was around 1200 or so. Crazy.
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Transitioning out of nursing...
    After 8 years as an LPN, a lot of job turnover, and being soured on the idea of going on for my RN, I'm thinking of leaving the field. Yes, AGAIN. Wondering if there is anybody out there reading...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Here in OR, CMAs work under their own certification. If they screw up, it's them and the facility that gets it. To the OP: here in OR it is similar. We have CMAs (I'm actually grateful that we do...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. 54 yr old healthcare worker called a "bag of bones" by her healthcare employer
    She earned her angel wings tenfold. :) Hopefully the owner was also ignorant enough to fire her so she could sue under whistle blower laws.
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Foot care
    What an inspiration you are, LoisJean! I have lots of foot care experience and am also hoping to open my own business soon. Thanks for your wonderful response! :) Edit: Just realized I already...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  14. Anxiety/short attention span/no filter/chronic pain...vent
    :hug:Thanks so much for the support and encouragement, my friends! I've seen a therapist on a short-term basis and am getting to know better what makes me tick. What will work for me, ultimately,...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Anxiety/short attention span/no filter/chronic pain...vent
    So I was just let go AGAIN. This time it was my big mouth that got me in trouble. I have also been let go from other various jobs for 1) not succeeding in a preceptorship because my performance...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. How to tell the family the patient has died
    I would imagine that would vary widely by state. It's my understanding that here in OR, licensed nurses must get a verbal pronouncement from the MD unless the resident is on hospice. If the...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Biometric screening out-of-state of licensure. Legal?
    I have done several screenings through my staffing agency and my position was as a screener. Basically, the role of the screener is to do the readings, and verbalize the info that is already on the...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Is nursing really THAT bad?
    For me? In a word, yes, it is that bad. Sadly, I'm discovering that it probably is not a fit for me. Having said that, I have met quite a few people who love being nurses; it totally depends on...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does the "I'm going to make a HUGE mistake" feeling ever go away?
    Not for me. I've done LTC, home health, assisted living, CNA precepting, and foot care. One would think I'd have found my niche by now (and I'm hoping to just do private foot care and not have...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Foot care
    Lois, do you have a sticky somewhere that describes the basics of what you did to get your business going? So far, I have business cards and handbills made up, but dread the marketing part...TIA!
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  21. Foot care
    Yes, it most certainly is. I have about a year and a half of foot care experience and actually quite enjoy it. More than any other type of nursing I have done, it is just amazing to see instant...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  22. Foot care supplies
    Thanks so much for posting this! :)
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  23. Given another patient's medication to satisfy MAR.What do you do? Orientee
    :yeah: Well said!!
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  24. med pass for 60 clients?
    Don't listen to that crazy woman. I was told the SAME THING at my first job in a nursing home where I passed meds, did treatments, and assessed over 30. I, too, would often be passing my 8s at 11....
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Given another patient's medication to satisfy MAR.What do you do? Orientee
    For pity's sake...I'd be suicidal too.
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant


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