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  1. True anxiety and dementia??
    I wish prescribers would treatment the patients feelings. Anxiety is a scary thing. Why shouldn't your resident have some peace? Ativan does not always work with dementia. Sometime a mood stabilizer...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. What if I can't get meds out on time during survey?
    Why is everyone saying "People at home take blood pressure medications all the time without checking their blood pressure so its ok?" No its not ok. They are in a nursing facility for a reason. They...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Weight Variance Meetings and EHR
    I haven't heard of a wt variance meeting at my facility but we use matrix and if a wt triggers then we do a wt variance, notify the family and notify the doctor. I don't know how the dietician gets...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  4. Ethical Dilemma...Shingles :(
    Yeah I would just give them an FYI as you should be ok since your in the classroom. I would also request the cream as well as the pills. It helps it go away faster and helps to keep it from itching....
    Nov 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. No meds on 11-7
    So you want to put 1 RN on 11-7 with 6 CNA's with 100 residents? What type of facility is this? Do you currently have an RN that actually accepted that patient load? There really should be at least...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Dealing with dementia residents
    Its hard to say without knowing details about why you were sent home. I can say dealing with dementia residents can be trying and stressful and everyone can benefit from a little education on how to...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. How do you deal with dementia residents?
    I too work in long term care at a dementia care facility that is divided into suites designed to meet the needs of the residents based on what stage of the disease they are in. You would be...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Administer insulin when glucose is 53?
    I to think your supervisor acted out of her scope. Obviously you questioned your pts diet which indeed had been different than usual. I would have offered her a snack of low fat milk, peanut butter...
    Aug 10, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Would you apply regular barrier cream to a resident with a fungal infection?
    Sounds like the frequency of the nystatin should be increased and the barrier cream should be applied after the nystatin. If it isn't cleared up or showing improvement then it could be something else...
    Jun 25, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. consumer directed Services
    What exactly does CDS entail?
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  11. Suspended with pay
    That was my suggestion as well, Im not that familiar with home health so I just wanted opinions.thanks.
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Suspended with pay
    No legal advice wanted just opinions
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Suspended with pay
    There were other nurse but this incident happened with another nurse and because she is clinical director the owner suspended her with pay for 9 days with pay ad she has to have a physical and mental...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Suspended with pay
    A nurse I know who is clinical director of a home health agency got suspended with pay until a specific date and in the paper it says there is to be no contact with any other employees of that...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Care of Pressure area to heels
    I have a resident who broke her hip, went to the hospital for a week for surgery ect and returned with pressure areas to bilat. heels. They are dark purple and one had a blister that resolved. It has...
    Oct 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. New ADON feeling overwhelmed
    The way the job market is i bet you can find some nurses that really care and are job hunting...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  17. orienting:  have different "opinions" on holding insulin.  who do I listen to?
    The dose ordered should not be changed just because the nurse felt like it. Routine long acting insulin should be given as ordered. If you find that bs are dropping throughout the day or are lower at...
    Sep 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Weekly Weights
    I have excellent aids and they know the routine. Have never had a problem. THe wts are scheduled on a certain day of the week per hall to be completed right after breakfast and the sheet with all the...
    Aug 30, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  19. Death Notification
    Maybe say has passed away instead of has died. Otherwise it sounds ok.
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Resident seating arrangement dilema
    Hello all. I have a little dilema with seating arrangements in the dining room between two ladies. They both want the same seat. The problem is one of them only comes out for the evening meal the...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Patient personal items
    Thanks for the replies. Our patient population of course feel nothing is wrong with them so in addition to "Not needing a bath because I already took one" we also get "Im an adult I can dry my own...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  22. Question on the ambulation part of mds
    Ok so I can see where if they propel themselves with thier feet how it can be considered somewhat of a walk but she (mds nurse) has said that if they are in a wc we mark ambulation also. How is that...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. Question on the ambulation part of mds
    Hey all First of let me say I am not an MDS nurse. I am a bit confused on what our facility mds nurse is telling us to chart on our monthly summaries. This concerns the ambulation part of the mds. We...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. Patient personal items
    I work in a Certified Alz. facility and need to find some information on a resident having possession of a hair dryer in his room. IT is of course sunday so no one is here for me to ask but I know we...
    Apr 28, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  25. Distraction activities
    Talking to them, Folding bags,towels, playing dominoes, putting together puzzles, trivia, Bingo, painting with water colors, magazines, hmmm lets see Im sure I could think of more I work dementia care
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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