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  1. The Patient I Failed
    It always make me so angry that one person would go against the final wishes of another because they are to weak to let go. How can they feel like they did everything possible when they have violated...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Question on risk of HIV exposure/infection
    For all of you who felt the need for chastising someone who is honestly seeking information on something they do not know, "Shame on you"! It is that kind of reception to questions that keeps people...
    Aug 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Missing meds & I'm getting the blame
    A hair follicle test will prove without a doubt that you did not imbibe the drugs (they run around $200.00) this will tell what drugs you have been taking and their levels, which will indicate if...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question on risk of HIV exposure/infection
    I make sure I always stand to the side when when client coughs. Client rcv's 30 inner cannula's a month and is not vent dependent and as a matter of fact right now the client does not even have a...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question on risk of HIV exposure/infection
    I just recently started home health as a second job. The client I have been assigned to is HIV positive. Client is trached and does not tolerate deep suctioning. Client has a very productive cough....
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Does this job sound like a scam?
    CAM! Tip offs: 1. to good to be true. 2. Poor English and sentence structure. 3. the request for personal information (why the need to know your maritial status) 4.You are required to spend money...
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Cali  lvn looking for work
    It may sound silly but it has worked for me several times (not just nursing jobs). Get out the phone book and call EVERY doctors office, LTC, assisted living facilty, home health care place and...
    May 24, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. An interesting view of just how bad things are...
    I became an LVN because a GOOD factory job that I had been at for almost 8 yrs was outsourced to Mexico. When I say good, I am talking about 17.00hr, time and a half for anything over 8 hours a day...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. First LPN job in LTC...is this the way it really is?
    Yes unfortunately it is like that at a lot of LTC's. You will eventually get the names memorized and the meds memorized. the med mem helps cuz you know what they need, they should be in order in the...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. Fired and mad! Need to vent.
    It was supposedly the owner /admin close personal family friends. So if I work there it's o.k for my close personal family friends to could feel free to just walk in off the street and start looking...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Fired and mad! Need to vent.
    O.k,I worked Sat and Sun this weekend. We have been in survey and exit interview was Monday. On Sunday evening I was in a room passing meds to a resident. Cna came to room and told me there was a...
    May 6, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Narcotic Counting Book
    Pharmacy should send a narc sheet with each narc delivered. this provides proof of how many were deliverd as you both have to sign off for the count at delivery. Pages should be removable so that...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Are you insulted????
    Apparently they may be unhappy with their lives and feel the need to possibly live vicariously through someone elses goals. You have the right to do what makes you happy. I am an LVN who did all of...
    Mar 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. share the weirdest reasons patients push the call light for
    I had one elderly woman who would hit the call light if her Vit C was not delivered at EXACTLY 7:00 p.m.. She was an ALZ pt. Her daughter insisted she have a phone in her room. At 7:00 p.m. I was...
    Feb 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Confess!  Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World"
    I work with MD pt's who are all ventilator dependent and some are on pulse ox monitors at night. I have been known to be at home and wake form a dead sleep and bolt to the kitchen to answer an alarm,...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. Written up for a no call no show???!!!
    They decided not to write me up. basically I told them "do it, I have phone records clearly showing that I called in 72 hrs to notify you". Nope, they just played nasty. I usually work 8-12 days a...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Assisted Living, Nurse to Patient Ratio?
    It seems to me they are using the title Assisted living and slipping in Pt's that need skilled care in order to not have to pay for the amount of staff required for pt's that require skilled care. I...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. How hard it is to get a LVN job in CA??
    Don't just look for places advertising. I have applied for all the jobs in the paper and online and rarely got them. But what works for me every time I have needed a job is to get out the yellow...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Tips for working night shift as a new lpn.
    I have worked Nocs for more than 10 yrs. The hardest part for me was training family and friends to respect my sleep time. I finally got mad when one friend would always call me at 10:00 a.m. and say...
    Feb 20, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. LOL moments at work
    My favorite one. Elderly Alz pt. c/o lower abdominal pain, hunched and guarding. Notified in report that there has been no urine output in 12 hrs. (WHAT! and you haven't done anything about this!) I...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  21. Need advice ASAP!!
    You need to follow the advice of your doctor. Ask him/her what your options are, expected outcome and expected down for each option. Other than that no one here can really telling you anything as...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Written up for a no call no show???!!!
    Also I did not take the day off because I wanted to go do something, I had a legit reason for needing the day off.
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. Written up for a no call no show???!!!
    On Tues the 15th I called the DSD and told her I would not be able to work the 18th due to unforseen circumstances. Just as an aside I have worked here for 3 years and called off maybe 3 times well...
    Feb 19, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. What is your current LPN salary
    Southern California Job 1 $17.51 I pay $90.00 a month for med ins, get 2 weeks pd vacation 6 pd holidays and 3 pd sick days per year Job 2 $19.00 per diem $1.00 shift differentials Made $53,000...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. What are some of the dumbest things you've seen or heard from another nurse at work
    I once wrote orders for the wrong name. I wrote the doctors name instead of the pt. But hey in all fairness, the doctors name was john doe and the pt's name was doe john. (didn't use the real names...
    Feb 11, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner


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