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  1. 1st Needlestick
    It really doesn't matter what anyone says, you will be "freaked out" for a little while. You really never want to have a needle stick but it does happen. Just follow the policy and procedure for...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. New Job
    These posts are encouraging, but my orientation will be only one day. I'm not sure what kind of situation it is yet, but it is a state prison. I'll be sure to check in here after my orientation...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. New Job
    I have questions too. I work for an agency and they are sending me for orientation in a corrections faciltiy on Sunday. I am nervous but very excited to be doing something different. I've been...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. agency nurse asks..how to deal with difficult staff nurse
    Sometimes staff nurses have a resentment for agency nurses. I guess there are plenty of reasons why, but it doesn't make our jobs any easier. I would tell her that I respect her position there and...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  5. Lifting in hospice?
    I was a hospice crisis care nurse. And there seemed to be quite a lot of lifting to be done. I never knew if I would have help, and there were plenty of times I didn't. I think you need to do what...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. CNA TO LPN
    Consider this also. If you were to become a Medical assistant, your supervisor in most cases would be a RN or LPN. Why not go to school for LPN or Rn so that some day you could be the supervisor.
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. How many residents is too many for one nurse?
    I worked for the first time last Sunday in LTC. The agency called me about 11:00 the night before and asked if I could take the 7-3 shift. I let them know I had no LTC experience. They assured me if...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Wage in New York for Nurse tech? And...
    The EKG/Phlebotomy course is usually a pretty short course and it will get you a job and give you skills you can use if you decide to go on in nursing, whether it be Medical Assistant, LPN or RN. It...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Medpass combining and coumadi's place in it
    That's the reason. Also coumadin should be taken at the same time every day. We have patients that do take their coumadin at 4:00
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. JayKay Staffing
    I find that most places require too much personal information before hire or before an interview. It makes me uncomfortable too. The last place I applied was a LTC facility. I had to leave my info...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  11. CNA TO LPN
    Unless you only want to work in a physician's office then you need to go ahead with an LPN program. And if you decide to go school to be a medical assistant, just realize that your pay will not be...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Honestly, Am I too old to become a nurse?
    I was 59 when I graduated from LPN school. One of my classmates was 70. Was it hard? Yes it was. Will I bridge to RN? No I don't think so because of the expense and my age now (61). Are some of...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  13. Advice please? Dementia pt resisting necessary intervention
    I don't have any real experience in LTC and I'm definatley not a DON. I will be interested in these responses though. In my very humble opinion , I think the guardian should be contacted and informed...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  14. Am I unsafe to practice?
    Oh BTW although most of my classmates were younger, one of my classmates was 70 when she graduated and another was 56. The older one works in drug rehab and the other works in LTC. The one that...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Am I unsafe to practice?
    "Fiona59" You don't sound harsh, you sound truthful. I lost the idea of a dream job a long time ago, but I have no choice but to work as long as I can. I work in a physician's office 5 days a week...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Am I unsafe to practice?
    These comments have been particularly helpful to me tonight. I work for an agency that sent me to a LTC facility for a shift another nurse left. they called me at 11:00 the night before to ask if I...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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