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  1. Getting put as an nurses' aid on shifts.
    I get "pulled" to work as an aid too. Where I work though it is hardly "fair" and certainly not very smart how they decide "who" is getting pulled. (It is ALWAYS me if I am there that day. If I am...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Employer resonsibility?
    I most certainly do document everything he is saying and doing. Sending him out is useless. They give him a shot of IM haldol and send him right back. They "can't" admit him. No other facility...
    Jun 29, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Employer resonsibility?
    What is the responsibility of a Nursing home/ rehab facility to protect staff from sexual harassment by a patient if the patient is also bipolar with dementia involved? I can no longer take the...
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    I am so sorry this happened to you. I am glad to hear you are doing better. I have just very recently been pondering this type situation and the effects it has on not only the individual staff in an...
    Apr 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Hate hate hate my job
    Is it possible that the part time job will eventually go full time? Rather than pick up any extra hours where you are at maybe you could work both jobs to get your foot in the door and as soon as...
    Nov 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Resume question... How should I write this?
    Are you sure the license number wasn't also available when you checked with the quick view thing? Mine was immediately assigned. Check your nurse registry website and see if you aren't on there to...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  7. I understand why people go the LPN route
    You know when I was in my LPN program every single one of my instructors had said that when the time comes that they or a loved one would need an RN they want one that worked as an LPN first. They...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. New to LTC- new charge nurse, advise please, how can I be a good charge nurse?
    Wow, your situation is similar to one of our RN supervisors at our facility, except we only have one RN super on the second shift at a time. She was an ER RN for years and now works the 12 hour...
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    Wow, we aren't allowed to have ANY side rails. Beds cannot be against the walls. We are no longer even aloud to have bed or chair alarms! EVERYTHING is a restraint in our facility. They have cut us...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Opinion, how would you have handled this?
    Well Holy Smokes! Wow I can't even imagine the nerve it took for them to pull that! I sure hope I never wind up as a patient on their floor! I am so sorry that happened to you and I sure hope they...
    Feb 15, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
    I understand your frustration and desperation but trust me when I tell you that you are better off NOT working that job and still having your license to get another job with than to have gotten that...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. New nurse, new job....HELP!
    Well congratulations becoming a new nurse! I am not a very old nurse myself. I know how you are feeling. I promise you will pick up speed. The most important thing to focus on is accuracy. Speed...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
    Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy! 49 patients? Really? How heavy are the med passes? How many chem sticks? How many g-tubes? How many crushed med patients Etc? Could you REALLY safely and accurately...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. chemotherapy through a port?
    I attempted to call the oncologist but he was already out of his office. (I work the second shift). Her attending from our facility had referred the issue to the oncologist. (as he does with...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  15. chemotherapy through a port?
    I am a relatively new nurse. I am working a "rehab" hall (but not always rehab patients) Anyway I have a very sweet lady that had breast cancer metastasize to her bones. She has a port in her...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. reporting to state?
    We are having a disaster at my facility with the flu and norovirus right on its heals. We were all confused and upset because quaratine was not implemented fast enough, when it was it was half...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Hospitals illegally firing nurses for refusing flu vaccines
    Well this topic is certainly a hot one. Quite ironically my facility is still one that does not require the flu shot to maintain employment but for anyone that does not accept the shot must wear a...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    Well geeze! In our facility they have removed all bed and chair alarms. We are not allowed to have them! How do you like that? They said there are complaints (not sure from who, state maybe?) that...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Obamacare affect on LTC
    I don't mean a provision to build more LTC facilities. I mean some other kind of provision that would provide incentive for facilities to continue to take medicare patients in or increased funding...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Obamacare affect on LTC
    I was sent to a training seminar this week. "assessment training". Some of this training was the trainer talking about obamacare and what it means to "us". I am wondering how many other facilities...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Working outside the nursing field?
    I am in PA. I have also wanted to be able to do home health care at some point. I used to do that as an aid. I have not seriously thought about that yet because I had to get my magic "one year...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Low dose antibiotic for chronic UTI?
    Thank you so much for the advise. I really appreciate it. I am feeling so incompetent as it is with not being able to get done on time so often and being yelled at almost daily by someone. Yes we...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. Low dose antibiotic for chronic UTI?
    Can any more experienced nurses help me with an issue with one of my patients? I have a 95 year old patient. Diabetic, dementia, going into kindey failure. I have noticed a pattern with this patient....
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Working outside the nursing field?
    Indeed no but I am more worried about the long term. I am afraid of losing my license and NEVER being able to get a nursing job anywhere every again. There are many many problems at this facility...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Working outside the nursing field?
    Has anyone gone out of the nursing field for work while looking for another LPN job? I am wondering if that hurts your chances of getting a new LPN position as they come open? I am now even more...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner

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