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  1. electronic med passes
    My facility recently started on BCMA ( bar code medication administration) - and we are having lots of problems with it. Our system shows that there have already been over 100 med errors in 2 weeks...
    Sep 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. need a good idea for this patient
    Thats a good idea but I am not sure it would work for her - I know that the sheepskin is pretty soft, but with her constant pelvic thrusts from meds (or coming off her meds) I think she might do...
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. need a good idea for this patient
    I have a patient in my facility that is being tapered off psych meds. She has continual movements of pelvis, legs, etc. In addition to this, she was admitted to us with some pretty fragile skin on...
    Aug 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Guilt:  Not being able to do it all!!!!!
    I was in long term care as a new LPN and lasted for 15 years before it was time to decide if it was gonna be me or them- alas they won, and I left for a new position where my nursing skills are sort...
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. The Sad Things In My Nursing Home That I Cant Change!
    you didnt write too much at all - i know exactly how you feel -
    Mar 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The Sad Things In My Nursing Home That I Cant Change!
    I know your situation too well - I was in nursing home for 15 years before I had to make the decision that it was either them or me - We were bought out by a corporation that of course is more...
    Mar 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nurses that write their own orders
    well back to writing orders without physician approval - this week rumor has it that my nursing home ADMINSTRATOR did that very thing too for a wound specialist consult - and the physician was not...
    Oct 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. the meanie struck again
    the worst part of my job is having to deal with my PCC, who used to work my wing until she got an admin position - she is an LPN like me, just with a few extra letters after her name for QA - anyway,...
    Oct 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Good Activity Staff
    in my LTC we are told there are too many activity people too - one director , 2 regular staff, and every so often someone from a different department shows up in activity too - this is my issue - -...
    Oct 5, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Nurses that write their own orders
    i am in long term care - i had my unit supervisor do the same thing - write order for a swallowing eval that the doctor had already said he didnt want - wrote the order, made a nursing note - then...
    Oct 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. how do you NOT get overtime and get done?
    i have read the overtime threads time and time again - and i thank those with all of their good input - but the question to me now is - anyone out there actually finish their 8 hours without overtime...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is your facility warning staff for overtime, for missing lunch breaks or other?
    thanks to everyone that posted here - i took the site info to work with me today, let a few more people there know what it is like - not just with us but with everyone - then i hear of another...
    Sep 26, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is your facility warning staff for overtime, for missing lunch breaks or other?
    OMG do they every - we now have a slip to fill out to say why we are late clocking out - i usually put on it CUZ I WAS DOING MY JOB - 50 patients to tend to, 25 labs, 15 fingersticks, not counting...
    Sep 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. BSI and understaffing websites
    i wish you luck too - i would like to also see the sites if you find any - to send to our corporate offices in an attempt to get my LTC staffing better situated - i know that costs are an issue, but...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is this understaffing (or is it me?)
    i just re- read your post - and i agree with you there - i know for a fact that my med error rate has at least doubled - (for little things, but my NM feels the need to write up everything ) and my...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Is this understaffing (or is it me?)
    i work in LTC also - i am responsible for 40 patients on 2 long hallways -we have med techs that pass meds to all of these patients, but that is on 2 units, some days she is required to work also as...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Why Do Nurses Allow Understaffing?
    i agree - staffing has more to do with cash flow than patient care - my corporate offices have determined that for my facility - which is 2 stories and 4 wings - that there should only be 1 GNA on...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. FollowUp to "Things You Wish You Could Say To Your Coworkers"
    my supervisor has issues with being wrong and then doing "paybacks" - sometimes very nasty ones - she constantly belittles everyone that works on the unit, and thinks that the only important thing in...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. is this legal?
    i believe that no one has actually considered turning this in because the facility that i work in - well it has that " termination at-will" clause in our contracts - myself included in that - - but...
    Jul 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Any WV Nurses That Use This Site?
    nice to know that a few of us WV nurses are out there - lets go WVU - and Herd - not sure what Sheppard's team is called lol
    Jul 14, '07
    Forum: West Virginia Nursing
  21. is this legal?
    NM knows - we have this fall protocol that tells us to write orders for prevention methods even before the doctor gets back to us about the patients incident - NM even asks us to write orders - this...
    Jul 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. My DON makes me feel like I am worthless
    i can sympathize with you on your concerns - my LTC employes medication aides, which entails med passes and non invasive procedures, however they also do more that is not within their legal...
    Jul 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. is this legal?
    i was always taught that when you needed a physicians order for any type of treatment for a patient, you asked the physician first - before writing any type of order. in the facility where i work,...
    Jul 13, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. LPN/LVN Additional Certifications
    thanks for all the links for certifications - i am happy being an LPN, and would probably not be able to afford college at this time to become an RN - but those certs sure would look good on my...
    Jul 5, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Can we feed the Family?
    well this kind hearted lady today didnt have a lunch - and didnt make a qualm about it except to say " i am sorry i got you all in trouble" - and she still stayed with her husband all day and treated...
    May 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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