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  1. Losing patience with residents.
    Sbrewster. Do what I did. You go to the kitchen and say "Hey, I have a resident that always wants coffee at 2 am or else he gets very upset. How can we get access to a coffee pot at the time of noc,...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    Not sure how it is where you work, but here in my State, the State folks NEVER come during the night shift. We never see them before 7am.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Per-diem nurses
    ajjones1322.......Sounds like you would do much better back home in Chicago. Especially having Mom close by. I know there's a lot of job postings from over that way!!
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Per-diem nurses
    If per diem nurses here in town are cancelled they must be cancelled at least 4 hours before the start of their shift or they are paid 4 hours for the inconvenience.
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. I dont' have a clue what to do, please someone help me.
    So glad it may be over for you. However, you said.... "I'm terrified to talk to her because I know my documentation is probably bad, and she's going to call me on it." So you can prepare for future...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Should I Carry Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?
    Yes Caffein...if you were covered at the time stated in the lawsuit, then you are certainly covered. It doesn't matter that you aren't covered now.
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Medication Mistake
    I returned to work from my weekend off. One of the patients was allowed out on an overnight pass and her meds were put into an envelope for the next days administration for family to give. The...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. 5th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    See I told you Nurses weren't Human. No human can put up with all that crap and still keep smiling!!!
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly
    [QUOTE=BearishBob;6454522]Our management had plans to fire everybody in dietary and have the nurses make all the food in little kitchens on the unit. I told my NM, "I hope everybody likes hotpockets...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    Amen Grn Tea!!!! Finally someone who makes sense!! Thank You.
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. If you could meet an AN member who would it be?
    Without a doubt......VivaLasViejas. I LOVE everything she writes!!!!
    May 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Offered GN job on the spot - 50+ applicants!  23 H observation unit.
    GN=Graduating nurse who has yet to take the NCLEX exam. It's not a unit. DC=Discharged. So it is a unit that those from the ED are assigned while they wait for labs or other tests to come back. If...
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  13. Offered GN job on the spot - 50+ applicants!  23 H observation unit.
    DFW= Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
    Jan 5, '11
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  14. My day as a patient
    On Tuesday I checked into the Hospital @ 1100 for Surgery @ 1300, a Hysterectomy. All was great in pre-op. The nurses were awesome, even the Doc's performing my surgery and the anesthesiologist were...
    Oct 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What time does your LTC facililty start getting residents up?
    The facility I work for is in the middle stages of being a Pioneer Movement facility. It is all based on what the residents choice is. They get up when they choose. Most are early risers and request...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Med Term
    don't know if this helps but my daughter helped me associate the word with something funny. for instance myo (muscle) was "oh me oh, oh myo oh, my muscles ache. it became fun learning and it really...
    Feb 25, '10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Nurses Say the Darnedest Things!
    very well said tanyam73. it has always been so much easier to stand on the sidelines watching (paramedic), than it has been to actually be in the game (nurse). imho
    Feb 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Chart Audits -- I Couldn't Make This Up!
    LOL Morte
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. In a Family Emergency, Nurse or Wife?
    Wow. Someone is having a bad day.
    Jan 25, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Nurses Say the Darnedest Things!
    Iris.....working in LTC we get orders to send poop all the time. For us it means send patient out on pass. Even better the Dr. with really bad handwriting will send an order to send poop rip even...
    Jan 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. You know your shift is going to be INSANELY busy when...
    You start walking down the halls and notice that every resident that has a bad case of sundowners are all up at 11 at noc. They are in the hallway trying their best to either hurt...
    Jan 13, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. What specialty do you work in and why do you Likeit? Hate it?
    Fresh out of school I worked with special needs kids. I loved, loved, loved working with them. I got experience in trachs, tubes and tempers!! LOL But unfortunatly the politics got to be so...
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses Say the Darnedest Things!
    Drsg CDI= dressing clean, dry and intact
    Jan 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. 24 Things ER Nurses Know All Too Well
    Thanks to all who responded with a wild, witty or hilarious response. This has been so much fun reading and made my day. To those of you on the holier-than-thou soapbox, I see the 80-90 yr old...
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Patient to Nurse Ratios: What are yours?
    Illinois Rockford LTC Facility 59 patients: 1 nurse:bugeyes: Noc shift (11-7)
    Jan 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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