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  1. Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?
    We can get into the central supply closet but I probably worked there for 6 months before I found out the code to get in. At one point they were making us sign out wipes and most recently they have...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Working for FREE!!!!???
    I would be glad to participate in this discussion. Today I clocked out late at 0730, but I actually stayed charting until about 0820. I was so mad by the time I left. I rarely stay to chart late, but...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Residents of LTC who abuse the staff
    Staff gets verbally and physically abused everyday where I work. Not everyone can be redirected. and we have a lot of psych residents along with our combative dementia residents. Recently another...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question from a third shift nurse....
    I feel the same way where I work. The midnight shift is treated as if we have nothing to do so all the busy work is pushed off on our shift, like stocking, etc. We are very busy with midnight meds, a...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Dangerous and Demented:  What Usually Happens?
    I wish violent/agitated behaviors were as easy to solve as being diagnosed with a UTI. Sorry, I get tired of hearing that one, especially when these people are already diagnosed with psych disorders...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Geri-Psych:  Does it exist?  (asked the naive new nurse)
    Ive been working in LTC for the last 6 months. The longer I am here the more I feel that I am just working in a psych ward. It seems like 80% of our new admits since I have been working here are...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. One month on the job and still not getting it.
    I have been told that it takes most new grads at least 6 months before they start to feel comfortable. Ive been working for about 6 months now and still have tons of questions and not always certain...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Tell the CNA to clock out and go home
    Hey, this just happened to me a couple of weeks ago! I had an amazingly insubordinate CNA , and by 2 am I knew I was writing her up, by 6 am I found her sleeping on the job and that was it. I told...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Isn't it best for the RN's to take care of the "medically unstable patients"?
    I was asking myself the same question a couple of months ago when I noticed the same thing where I work. I cant understand what they are thinking. There is usually only one RN in the building and...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Looking for support re: first full code
    I need some support, should probably have started my own thread. I had my first full Code last night. Im very upset about it. I had seen my resident within the one hour before this occured and had...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Does your LTC get mad when you send patients do the ER?
    Yeah, pretty much. We have to call at the very least and get approval and I have had what you described, a very unstable patient who had family staying the entire time and I was called frequently...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Bill would require nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals
    Wow, what about Long Term Care? Guess where all those patients with Picc lines and IV antibiotics are being discharged to? Figures there would be nothing in the bill about LTC. I'lll have 40...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Mass exodus of staff
    Im not in hospital but sometimes I feel like I work in one. Our facility has been taking on more acute residents lately , IV antibiotics, post- operative patients, isolation patients, extreme...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. VENT!!!
    Wow, is that Nurse still employed at your facility? I cant imagine walking out because of an assignment. I feel for you, the last few days have been Hell where I work as well. Each shift has been...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Med pass is a major part of my job as an LPN in extended care. Working short a Nurse is not even an unusual occurance, it just results in 2 Nurses splitting up the work of what is supposed to belong...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. PEG tube replacement
    A little background first, Im a new Grad LPN working in LTC, in school the subject of PEG tube replacement never came up, I am not trained to do it and the one thing that does stick out was that we...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion)
    I can relate to that. If I were you, I would bring an extra change of scrub pants and underthings during that time. Ive leaked through my scrubs , but luckily they were a dark color.
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I Just Lost My First LPN Job
    I understand that type of situation, it does not mean that LTC is not for you. You are a new Grad and combined with not knowing your residents its no wonder that it took you so long to pass meds....
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Medication & treatments on midnight shift
    CapeCod, what does your midnight shift consist of, outside of medications and treatments? I keep asking myself when do these residents get to sleep? LTC is every bit as bad as a hospital. Lights on...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. I received a "write up" warning at my LTC
    I had to work over for the last 2 shifts I worked. The reason is that very near to end of my shift, right before I give report an incident occurs, such as a skin tear or resident behavior. What am I...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Bleach and C diff
    I have noticed that there always seems to be a room that is used for C-Diff patients. Is a 9/1 part bleach solution adequate for cleaning because I think that is what they are using. Ive been...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  22. Medication & treatments on midnight shift
    I have one hall that I never get to all the treatments, there just is not enough time. If you get a routine down it should help. If you are able to know who gets midnights meds without having to...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. How much training did you get?
    I had about 5 weeks of orientation as a new Grad. I still have lots of questions and dont feel totally confident yet. Ive been on my own for about 3 months part time.
    Jan 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Typical Med Schedule for one of my patients
    I wish someone would stop the insanity. I have had exactly one resident that has a particular and oddly unreasonable schedule similar to the one you listed with meds given all night long and she is...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. reporting a med error
    I have seen med-errors handled in a few different ways. Either an incident report, calling the Doctor to get approval for a one time order to "correct" the med error, Nurses circleing doses as not...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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