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  1. Feeling defeated, lost and stupid.
    oh-hugs-. i know how you feel.every nurse knows how you feel. don't give up. do you get a really good report at start of shift? you should be able to look at your report sheet, and have a pretty...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. Electronic Charting
    just started a new job where we use CPSI--i am pretty good with computers, but this is awful. i waste more time clicking, it is very redundant, yuck. Bad enough i am new to med surg, but really, i...
    Jan 25, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. new job jitters
    hi- just an update- i have a great preceptor:yelclap:. So far, so good. Its better than I thought it would be. This 12-1/2 hour shift flies by, but doesn't completely wipe me out (yet). I think i can...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. new job jitters
    hi- i'll be starting a new med surg job- 7p-7a. I've never worked med surg, just LTC and home health care. Now i am worried that I've bitten off more than i can chew. I am 47 years old. Any words of...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. unit manager interview/salary
    hi- i have an interview for a unit manager position in a LTC/sub-acute facility, and was wondering what type of interview questions to expect. What kind of questions to ask, and what a salary...
    Nov 17, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. Morphine/ativan cocktail
    i try to alternate the morphine with the ativan-for example, if both are ordered q2h prn, then i would give morphine at 1300, ativan at 1400 and morphine again at 1500. This has seemed to work the...
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. most troubling trend in healthcare
    I've been anurse for several years, and frankly, I'm tired. There seem to be so many troubling trends nowadays. What, to you, seem to be the most troubling trends in healthcare? What can we,as...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. very low morale
    hi- i work in a large LTC facility where morale is very low among nurses. Policies seem to change on daily basis, and what was the right way to do something last week will get you a talking to this...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. exposed to respiratory mrsa
    i work in rehab/ltc, and a recent admission tested positive for respiratory MRSA- when she was admitted, she had cultures pending at the hospital, but this info was not on the screen we received from...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need help
    hi- many nursing homes offer free CNA training classes, which may be a good place to start- the pay isn't bad either
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. home health aide certification
    you should not need to be certified as a Home Health Aide because CNA requirements are more stringent- you can check with any homecare agency in your area as they are the ones who usually offer the...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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