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  1. Do you hop around?
    I do the HS med pass mostly. I start with the handful of presidents who go to bed super early and get them out of the way. (I leave the cart at the desk and just walk them their meds). Then I do...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    Yep. K+ QID takes up alot of room! Three large drawers are full of med cards, top smaller drawer has creams/eye gtts, etc. and side drawers have narc box and big bottles. 30 residents for the...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    BID meds get two cards, TID get three, etc.
    Aug 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    Our med cart is set up similarly to NurseQT's. Each resident has a section. Behind their section, their cards are separated by med times with colored stickers - AM meds have yellow stickers, Noon...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Hours?
    I've worked at 2 and they both were 12 hour shilfts 6-6:30 and 6:45-7:15.
    Aug 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Anyone left nursing TOTALLY...what are you doing now?
    After being an RN for 20+ years, I left and am now working as a teachers aide at our local school. I get to play with first graders all day :) Much happier.
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Base pay of RN BSN in LTC
    I'm in the midwest and my town has 2 nursing homes. The one gives credit for years of experience, so I was at 22.80 there. The other is a very small, private home (30 residents) and all RN's start...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. What did you get for nurses week?
    A nice quality water bottle with a nursing saying on it, filled with candy. I'm only PRN, so it was nice to be included :)
    May 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Would you give it to them?
    We have the large bottles of stock meds in our cart at my LTC facility. We have been ok'd to give staff tylenol, motrin and tums when needed.
    May 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Agency is going to hourly vs pay per visit
    I worked home heath for 10 years (still do prn) and always worked hourly. It worked out great for me. We would come to the office at 8am. There would be 2-3 nurses each day and the DON. We would...
    May 10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Anyone left the nursing profession?
    I left nursing and am currently working as a paraprofessional at my kids school. I still have 2 PRN nursing positions that I work at in the summer or occasionally a weekend.
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. got accepted to University of South Dakota
    I'm not sure of any connection, I don't have any experience with Sanford. I have heard favorable things about USD students, I live near Presentation College which is known for its nursing program,...
    Mar 18
    Forum: South Dakota Nursing
  13. Job in Aberdeen SD
    I live close to Aberdeen. There are several jobs at the Avera complex that aren't OB. Here is a link to their job page: ...
    Mar 18
    Forum: South Dakota Nursing
  14. Career prospects in SD?
    I think it is pretty decent, depends on what you are looking for and if your willing to relocate. The bigger towns have plenty of openings it seems.
    Mar 14
    Forum: South Dakota Nursing
  15. got accepted to University of South Dakota
    Hi and Congrats!! My associate degree is from USD, but it was from a satallite program from LATI in watertown, so I only went to the actual campass to participate in graduation. I've heard good...
    Mar 14
    Forum: South Dakota Nursing
  16. Generic name for vitals machine?
    We called ours "Rosey". No idea why. That was her name when I started there!
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. wheelchair locomotion
    If the resident's feet could touch the floor and make the w/c move at all, but was pushed by staff, I coded extensive assist x 1. If the resident had foot rests at all times, could not move the...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  18. Sound like a good job offer?
    I took this job back in April and just put in my notice. It was a very good job, workload was heavy but doable, but the hours and drive took its toll on me. Being gone 10+ hours M-F just didn't...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  19. Are you a VN or an RN?
    I am an RN. Two of us - other is an LPN. Census is at 88, goal of 92 We enter our sections. Dietary, SS, activities do theirs. 15-20 med A's
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  20. Ethical advice needed for a new grad...
    I guess most everyone is using Emars or some such thing now?? The last two LTCs I worked at were paper MARs and there is no charting what time you gave a med-only that you gave them. Only things...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Need example of obra charting for charting
    Ask your MDS person to give you more specific information. Obra is referring to the MDS data they need to collect and submit for payment. For pain, they are looking for - is pain...
    Jun 25, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. PASRR PL1
    Our Social Worker does the PASRR screenings. We are at about an 86 census and there are 2 of us MDSC's.
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. Heirarchy
    There are two of us MDSCs in our office and we report to the DON. We don't supervise anyone.
    May 23, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. AANAC course
    Has anyone gotten certified though here? Was it helpful? I've just started as an MDS coordinator and will be trained by the regional manager for 3 days next week. There is also a 2nd MDS-C in...
    May 18, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. Inspector/surveyor wants to observe me!!
    I have had them ride along with me also. They asked the patient if they were told who they could call if they had a complaint against us (giving this info is required in our state/agency) ...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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