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  1. Advise
    advice or advise?
    Sep 18
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    The story about the oral surgeon got blown way out of proportion-check the facts.She was physically UNABLE to work,did not quailfiy for FMLA. He "laid her off" to ENABLE HER TO COLLECT...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Should high absenteeism be cause to be fired?
    FMLA is for cases like this. If he does not qualify for it and has no sick time -IMHO-,yes-it's fair.
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Looking to become LPN and specialize
    I know some LPN's who have become certified and work in a local wound care center ,several of my co-worker's are on our nursing home's wound care team and pursuing certification.Large facilities will...
    Sep 18
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Employee abuse?
    I do think that in some cases it is not just all about the money. We are 100% medicare certified, we are the only resource for most of our residents. The admin has struggled with a number of these...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Have you started antidepressants since becoming a nurse?
    I've been on and off antidepressants for years,long before becoming an LPN. Situational anxiety/depression while dealing with the terminal illness of a parent responded well to meds and enabled me to...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. New Unit Manager
    It sounds like organizational skills are sorely needed-that will go a long way towards increasing retention.I can't beleive skin checks were not ordered to coincide with the bath. I can imagine a...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Employee abuse?
    Long term geri-psych specialty facilities are few and far between We are 90 mins away from an Alzheimer's specific LTC and have referred three residents there. Once their loved ones accepted it they...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. MEN, dont come into nursing
    The OP is also an ADN and as we know that is limiting his options. (not trying to start a flame war-I'm an LPN and I know how that limits me)
    Sep 14
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. Losing patience with residents.
    It may help you to realize that an older person with a number of health problems is potentially facing a crisis on a daily basis, knows and fears it. Once you reach a certain age you have to start...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Returning to work after a bereavement
    If you are not able to support yourself you have no choice. Many people go through tragedy every day-get up ,go to work, take care of other family members..... You compartmentalize that stuff and go...
    Sep 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Alarms
    O,my- can I ask what is he doing? Masturbating? Dis-impacting himself? Reading the Wall Street Journal?We have had two men and 1 woman with that issue. The gal was just very bowel focused and had...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    After I saw "American Hustle" I SWORE I would never talk about my cats at work again.....
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Alarms
    To alert staff to residents who repeatedly attempt to toilet themselves and are unsafe(who fail toileting programs over and over) It's GENIUS! Would only work in private or semi private bathrooms,we...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Ebola... What'cha Gonna Do When It Comes to You
    Now I have that STUCK IN MY HEAD!! Thank you very much. I am going to do "The safety Dance" all the way home when it hits this area.
    Sep 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. The imposition of chemical restraints...
    Your MDS staff can be an excellent resource.They tend to be able to see the bigger picture and often cath things we miss..Ours will often make suggestions. I am a big believe in OTC pain meds...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Ever work with people who talk about church all the time?
    I am a firm believer in leaving religion and politics OUT of the work place. We do have a group of staff in an ancillary dept who are what I call "holier than thou" and oddly enough they are mean as...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. IV Infusion/ question
    Ask staff dev to speak with her,she may have little to no experience with IV ABT ,she may only need some education..
    Sep 7
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Where the heck is the EMR?!
    I believe all LTC's over a certain size must go electronic ,the date had been pushed back so I'm not sure when this has to be accomplished. We have had TWO systems and each had their pro's and cons....
    Sep 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. morning report
    I would like to hear more details-is this due to the nurse being habitually late?
    Sep 7
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Losing patience with residents.
    We don't really have that option,we are the county home,100% medicare certified and there is no place else for them to go.It seems the worse cases have some family member with a local political...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Detox nursing is sucking the life out of me
    That is clearly a money driven boneheaded move-who would think THAT is a good idea? People who have not been at a bedside in YEARS.
    Sep 6
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  23. Contact
    Explore why you feel this "need"-what is it doing for you? You have no professional boundaries and the fact that you are hiding this behavior proves you know it's wrong.You are jeopardizing your...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  24. first nursing job offer but no benefits?
    You are psyching yourself out,catastrophizing every aspect of this. It's about a lot more then the job,isn't it? It's scary to become a grown-up. Do it..Nip/tuck all of those Beverly Hills broads.....
    Sep 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    Not if they are incontinent or have advanced dementia and can't turn themselves.These are things all family members need to consider when they insist their 98 year old demented, blind and crippled...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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