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  1. RNs who work in Long Term Facilities
    I completely agree. Working in a SNF I have learned so much. My assessment skills have gotten amazing, because I know if they go down hill there is not way I am equipped for a code. Me and two nurse...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Med Passers at Nursing Homes 8HR course and giving out NARCS ...
    I am a new grad and throughout school I worked as a med tech in an assisted living for memory care. And yes the course is only 8 hours of boring stuff I didn't pay attention to. However we have a...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Dementia
    It's hard stuff. Redirection works only about 50% of the time for me. But I also find medication alone doesn't solve my problem. At my facility if a particular resident is disruptive we try to remove...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Falls-alarms,etcfalls,alarms
    Are these patients anxious? Or is there something else going on. I have patients that do it to get attention or they are so wound up they can't stay still. Maybe try some sedatives if the doctor is...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. OMG why Im I not passing my nursing exams
    It's not just about studying you have to learn and apply the information. Most nursing tests ask you what you would do in the perfect worl or what is the best answer not just the correst answer. I...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nursing school excitement...
    I had been denied once but when I open the letter I muttered to my mom that I got in then just started crying I wasn't able to talk for like ten minutes. One of the best moments of my life.
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  7. In Over My Head?
    you know yourself and how you learn. you need to sort through the material i'm sure some of it you know and get get through quickly. Spend time on what the nurse is going to do. My program focused on...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. general question
    Just be prepared and most likely your instructor will be there with you guiding you. I had an experience where I was supposed to cath a two year old boy and I was freaking out. But another student...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Medication issue
    This just sounds awful. I hope you figure it out. I'm sure you will find another facility that will support you rather than blame you.
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do I give the med or hold?
    If it is in the capsule can't you open it in applesauce. I would consult the doctor or pharmacist to get another form of the drug the patient can manage.
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Drug guide... old vs new
    I would use the old one. Not much changes in a year. You can always check online whether on your phone or hospitals usually have online resources. Save your money.
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Which Specialty?
    It's so hard to pick. Any offer would be great. I just can't do surgery. I've learned alot about dementia in my current job. So maybe neuro or geriatrics. But I always thought Obstetrics.
    Aug 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. What courses did you take in conjunction with A & P?
    I have also had very packed schedules through nursing school. But A&P is hard and time consuming. I'm not sure what all I took then it was only 2 years ago. But I worked up to 32 hours a week. I...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Hospital Beep Syndrome
    I know what you mean. We have tab alarms in long term care and whenever I hear anything like it I'm looking for whose moving or on the floor. Try some peace when you get home to relax. I usually take...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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