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  1. falsifying documentation?
    My first question...are you a nurse asking about care for a patient or are you a family member of a patient? Did you contact the DOH on this issue but still aren't satisfied with the outcome?
    Jan 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. for nurses w/ CHPN certification
    Mine seemed to take forever to come in the mail, although I did not count how many days it took. I could look up & print a certificate on line within a month or so.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. How Do You Explain to People Why You Chose Hospice?
    I like to tell people that hospice is not about death...but about life! It's about doing all I can to make sure that life matters right up til the last breath. It's making sure that there is...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Nursing Home Med A Eligibility?
    I'm not sure why you wouldn't cover this. Your supporting documentation would reflect in weekly wound notes, your daily treatment orders, your nursing documentation for skilled services monitoring...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Frustrated With New Narcotic Rules
    And this is why it is so difficult to get pain medications for our residents/patients that actually need them. Such a sad world.
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Excelsior Pass Rates!!!
    I was an LPN for 19 years, worked on a very busy rehab floor in LTC & was the MDS/care plan nurse at the time. This combination was invaluable to the CPNE. Seemed like everyone in my group...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  7. How common is charting ahead in ICU?
    disclaimer - I have never worked in ICU Reality is the same across the board - 1. As a nurse manager, I would seriously counsel (write you up) or fire you for blatantly falsifying medical...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. No call no show?
    Nurseinthemaking...... how ironic huh? If you really are a nurse in the making than you need to learn professionalism NOW. Ideally you should always give a 2 weeks notice. If you absolutely...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  9. Alarms
    Not following your thought will it help to have an alarm when he sits down? Maybe just to alert staff he is back in the bathroom? Wouldn't a motion detector at the bathroom door...
    Sep 10, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Fentanyl patch
    FDA recommends disposing of used patches by folding them in half with the sticky sides together, and then flushing them down a toilet. They should not be placed in the household trash where...
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  11. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    But what is the hospital doing for a clot that can't be managed within your facility? Lovenox injections? A simple trip out for an ultrascan and right back to her own "home" with staff she is...
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. "LPN'S Phased Out"...They say....
    My Mom, the waitress, my high school teacher, the neighbor, etc - all told me not to go for my LPN that they were being phased out. That was in 1985. I see not much has changed in nearly 30 years
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Non-diapering nursing home patients
    This is actually a pretty common practice (although I never really bought into the theory). I was Director of Nursing at a facility that this was corporate policy through out their entire chain of...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Western Governors University (WGU) Intake Interview
    Anyone know if they accept credits from DSST examinations?
    Apr 14, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  15. New grad- nursing home-After interview no call back
    1. I think your post is difficult to read and understand. I am not a grammar police, but this really needs work. 2. I've been a DON. It's an overwhelming job most days and her priority is not...
    Apr 12, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. For My Mom Whom I Miss Dearly
    Depending on your location, you both may be very sad to find that she will end up taking the job she can actually find as opposed to some specialty that she decides she wants. It's a pretty rare...
    Apr 5, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Management of Personalities Question
    No advice for your situation. Just wanted to say I'm sad to hear of another DON throwing in the towel. The job just shouldn't be THAT bad, but I no from experience how bad it is! Had a head hunter...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
    Good for you and your team.
    Mar 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Can a LPN delegate to RN?
    If the administrator of the facility (who rarely has an RN license) comes up to you & delegates a task to you, will you argue they have no right to delegate to an RN or will you just go follow up as...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. % of Nurses that smoke
    I'm a hospice nurse. I smoke. I feel guilty about this (sometimes). I've tried to quit several times & haven't made it past the 3 week mark yet. As a hospice nurse, I clearly see the end result...
    Mar 11, '14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. IDG signatures before actual IDG date?
    Our office is having the same discussion. I'm encouraging nurses to fill out their IDG the day prior to the meeting so they are prepared but all signatures & dates are done at the beginning of the...
    Mar 9, '14
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  22. Written warning for a care plan written prior to my employment
    In my opinion, signing a write up is not an admission of guilt but rather an acknowledgement of the write up. The employee should always have the option of writing a counter statement on the form...
    Mar 8, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. FMLA
    Sorry to hear you are not well CCM. If you need FMLA you should take it. No one can take care of you better than YOU. Best wishes.
    Feb 23, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  24. asked to delay child bearing
    Nope, I would certainly shut my mouth & claim "oops" later. This is your business & not theirs. Only you get to choose your priorities. What means more to you, baby vs 1st year experience? Which...
    Jan 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Hospice EMR
    Rhc for now
    Jan 29, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing

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