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  1. To any and all footcare nurse business owners
    Marketing suggestions I would check with the DON's at the long term care facilities and let them know the service is available. We have 2 podiatrist that make facility visits in my city and you have...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  2. Remaining professional with rude, disrespectful family members
    Thank you for all the supportive words and suggestions. I will definitely remember the responses posted in case there is a next time. We are a private pay facility so despite the fact my don supports...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Remaining professional with rude, disrespectful family members
    I had an experience today that left me so frustrated and pissed off that I had to remain professional despite the need to really go off on this family member so I'm just venting. My boss even...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Independent Nurse Assessor--more than one company?
    I would read the contract but Im pretty sure lifeplans does not say you can not.....another company is LTCG or used to be univita.
    Apr 1
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  5. Methadone restlessness
    I have noticed an increase in restlessness and jerking in my hospice pt who is end stage lung ca. He was previously on OxyContin 20 q 12 and oxy ir 30 qid prn.before admitting to hospice his...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Shift Warfare BS - vent/advice? (long/sorry)
    I agree with the rounding.we do shift rounds and if my aids on 6-2 find something after the other shift leaves then Oh well you should have caught it on rounds and I say that. Now they don't even say...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Soooo discouraged:( First Med Error
    The important thing is that you recognized it. Everyone does it as we are all human. And for the ones who say they have not they either are not admitting to it or don't know they did. Just learn from...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. RN - Crushing medications
    I also learned to crush medications together in school and have never had an issue. If your starting a new medication and the others have been on board for a long time you will know which medication...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. consumer directed Services
    What exactly does CDS entail?
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  19. 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
  20. Suspended with pay
    No legal advice wanted just opinions
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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