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  1. Can an RN get a home based computer job?
    Thanks so much...every little bit of help counts.....you have no idea.!!!
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Documenting "Falls"
    We have the same crazy thing at my job.....we were told, if a Patient was looking for her shoes under the bed...and she was on her knees searching for them...its a fall..and you have to fill out all...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. WHATS THAT SMELL???
    I have often wondered about odors that are super strong, just filling the air of the room of 2 patients...one with diarrhea and the other without...and the staff that go in and out of these rooms...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. 6 months in LTC...thinking about jumping ship
    I tend to think most of the public think LTC is a walk in the park type of nursing job.....HONEY IT ISNT and you are absolutely positively correct on all you stated in your letter. I have been doing...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Can an RN get a home based computer job?
    I have been desperate....man I am foaming at the mouth at times...to get out of Long Term Care...my facility is such a mess.....and mess is a term that refers to most every dept....I would love to...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. My LTC nightmare continues.......
    I have been trying desperately to get out of LTC for over 15 years....tried getting as much under my belt with CEUS, Certifications, seminars, you name it....but nothing matters until you have a BS,...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. MEDICAL DIRECTOR on Vacation......
    We have one doctor working at our facitlity...he is the only one that we deal with...our facility is 200 beds and this doctor also has his own practice to boot....This doctor of ours...went on...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. "He wants his Ativan? Well I'm not giving it to him"
    Some patients are persistant pains in the As....and we all know this..even when they had just got a dose of Ativan or a pain pill some patients think they have an endless barrel of meds just for...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    THank you everyone.....being I haven't done PICC lines or IVS for some time...and the other nurses seemed to question this also because their experience is slim also...I appreciate it.....our...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. 500 cc of Vanco/Ns over 2 hours via pump via picc line
    Another poor nurse had an 58 year old female..obese, patient tonight, a new admission with a ton of meds..including a PICC line that an order read to give 500 cc Vanco and 0,9 NS through her Picc...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. State Surveyors
    I have the pleasure of working 3-11, although the surveyors came down to our unit with their little clipboards, watching and observing, I didn't feel threatened by them...I however was very nervous...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. My LTC nightmare continues.......
    Don't feel bad...I have been disillusioned with Geriatric care since I started way back when in the mid 90s....I am working in a disgusting, disorganized facility that when I come in every day..its a...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. popping blisters, abcesses, etc
    I am so disgusted with a lot of nurses on my job that actually pop open(without proper cleansing of the skin) blisters, black heads, white heads and other skin eruptions on patients ..I feel you can...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Giving Report
    when you are working with basically the same nurses from days to nights....you would think there would be some kind of routine to reporting, I have had one Nancy nurse tell me to skip over things she...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Enough time in a shift to finish work
    if there is an admission...forget about it...we deal with an Irate, half drunk doctor who is as nasty as all get out....between weekly summarys...and meds and treatments.....you have to just triage...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    why do I have to delegate to Aides who have been on the floor for years before I got to work there and know the patients better than I do.? they shouldn't have to be told their SAME old job duties...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing
    OMG...there is so many I can hardly THINK straight.....first of all..carts are not filled up...trash not taken away...Aides come in late..nurses call out, Report from days is not adequate enough and...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Quit Nursing?
    Its not you...its the system...if you are getting stressed out a lot...its too much for you...best thing to do is leave..believe me I am trying to get out of this nursing job for years....I am shot...
    Jan 29
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Anyone else tired of LTC?
    Doing LTc/Sub acute for over 20 years..I have found out that I cannot get the heck out of this even if I wanted to.....I am burned out, Geriatrics is a killer. I have hurt myself numerous times to...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Perfume at work?
    if you put all the fragrances we wear all at once...you would have to narrow them all down....deodorant, shampoo, conditioner..soap, any kind of cream on the face or body ..toothpaste and...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Looking for advice for LTC
    Save Yourself now...get out while you can......if you feel its too much....find some other job very soon...you are new and instilled with fresh ideas and knowledge.....take it from a Old seasoned...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. The topper of all toppers!!!!!
    Had a new patient....had to forage through all her notes and everything just to get a GOOD REPORT on my own.....she was somewhat fine at the start of the shift....and so was her roommate who has...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    Are you sure you don't work in my facilty? I get so frustrated with things like this.....but you were very aware and alert to the fact that this patient was going down.....don't know whats wrong...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Is Long term care becoming more disorganized?
    I have been a Long Term Care/Sub Acute RN for a long time.....too long......its wearing me down at my ripe old seasoned age of 58....I feel like Nursing homes are just getting worse as time goes...
    Aug 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nursing student lacking passion?
    No, I think I was in the very beginning...ya know how it was..you jump out fresh and new from school..you want to CURE THE WORLD>>.then you find out just how the profession is and what you really...
    Aug 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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