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  1. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    "If the resident is a&o x 3, I would briefly and respectfully educate them on the importance of their nutrition and then leave them alone and document." I sometime feel uncomfortable telling a 98...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    I think if someone decides they want to stink for days they better get a private room.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    It helps to know your residents, and no does not always mean no, that is why you need to offer 3 times.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. GDR's, what has been your experience?
    " If symptomatic can go back up." Sometimes you cannot go back and when that happens it's very sad.
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Stethoscope and Superbugs
    I use alcohol wipes on just about everything that needs to be cleaned at work. I hope that's not what you mean by 'cancer wipes'.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I am the only nurse getting high blood glucose numbers
    "Wipe that 1st drop of blood away with a dry 2x2, not an alcohol pad. The practice of using an alcohol pad to wipe away that 1st drop contaminates the next drop and the glucometer will display an...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Regarding Mother's Day...
    You must be tired...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Advice please!
    "LTC is hard and a minefield to work. do yourself a favor. Loose that attitude. get out from behind the desk and answer a call bell. " :up:
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. When a med runs out
    "Use the e kit AND make sure that a request for replacement for the ekit is sent to the pharmacy. Nothing is more irritating than going to the ekit to find multiple use slips inside and empty med...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. When a med runs out
    Special delivery. It's expensive, so it's best not to let med run out in the first place. I was told by my coworkers, that they were told, that 'if it's in the building give it!'. What exactly that...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. New hospital gown design
    And do away with all the jokes?????!!!
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Unhappy staff, unsure how to cope
    "I work 2nd shift in a long term care facility as an aide, and have been there for almost 3 years. My co-workers and I get along fantastic, and work together as a team, as we should. The only problem...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. What shift does the 7am med pass?
    This is a gray area that has caused some morning residents to either get the same meds twice or not get them at all.
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Work is Hazardous to My Health
    You should write a book. I love your style of writing. Glad you're alive!
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Short nursing staff
    If it happens once in a while you can deal with it but if it happens a lot it's a different story. Everybody is trying to keep their head above water and your ability to help is limited because you...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS.
    "Since when does "PRN" = "If the nurse thinks she needs it"?" Does not the nurse need to 'assess' before giving a PRN?
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Tell the CNA to clock out and go home
    There is only one way to find out...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart
    "By law, the medication nurse isnít supposed to be helping patients to the bathroom while passing meds" That is news to me...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Residents missing clothes?
    Even with names they do get mixed up. Some residents end up with clothes they don't recognize in their closets.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Runny nose during shift
    vasorhinitis comes to mind...very annoying!
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Throw Away Nurses
    This is very unfortunate but the reality is even if you got hired you would be the first one they would look at if any narcs came up missing and you really don't need that. Good luck to you.
    Feb 17, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Is it ever ok to remove a resident from his room while giving routine care
    while giving routine care to roommate? I would think not.
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How to get faster at med pass
    When things get hectic I like to concentrate on my medpass and let the aides do their thing. Getting pulled into different directions you can lose your focus and endanger your residents. Besides,...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What song describes your workplace environment?
    That's easy: dueling banjo!
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Distraction activities
    Totally agree with the others. That is way too early!
    Feb 3, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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