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  1. Electronic charting- administration time out of compliance
    If its late it will come up asking for a note to explain why it was administered late usually. Depends on your system. Do you have alot of people with meds scheduled at specific times rather than...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. National Nursing Home week
    We have to spend the week doing trainings for our new computer system. I didn't work the floor today, but at the desk I saw that one of the supervisors brought cookies...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Problems at the SNF
    I have to agree. You verbally abused a resident by your own admission. Most states requiring no warning, you would get fired and the state would get called with an investigation required. ...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I'm my own worst problem
    I do this as well. when I'm on a floor where I know the resident's and their meds and how they like them, I can do those extras. When I'm working on the floor with faster turn around and residents...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Skilled Notes
    We recently stopped having to chart transfer and adl items. MDS checks transfer status and keeps it updated in their computer. They said what we did was a waste of time and not helpful to...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Vitals
    they showed us that today, but then said we couldn't use the one from the day before. After quite a bit of negative comments, the trainer realized it was an actual problem and said she'd discuss it...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Bombed my second shift on my own
    Do you not have a charge nurse? Our charge nurse is the one who is in charge of making the calls and doing the paperwork if someone gets sent out or passes away. Also, they transcribe orders that...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Raises/ending pay
    REally? more? LTC here would start you out from 22-25 most likely. No idea what the top out is but probably no more than 30 for a floor nurse. Hospital nurse starts at around 26-27
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Vitals
    I work in a typical ltc facility. We have a combination of medicare A, medicaid and private pay residents. We are going to pointclickcare program in 2 weeks and just started training today. In the...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. How Long does it take you?
    No idea, the aids do that. We have a bath aid who specifically is in charge of the baths
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. How is this acceptable? 50 patients ltc/skilled DAYSHIFT!
    I still can't figure out how you could go through all the mars, tars, pull cards, do chemstix, give insulin, change dressings etc. on 50 patients in 2 and a half hours. Our AM med pass is 6-10...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. How much training did you get?
    As a new grad I started on NOC shifts for the first three months of my job. I received 7 shifts of training before I was on my own. When I started dayshift, I got new training, as it is completely...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Overnites documentation LTC? relying too  much on CNA?
    My rule is cover your basics for your Med A, MDS, cover alerts and anything new. Cover it briefly. We have some nurses who chart about things that we just don't need to know about. If you have...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Eek, Is 48 patients by myself too many for a nightime LTC center shift?
    No that's common. I, however, would not feel comfortable being the only nurse on staff. My facility is one of the best in our state (not , exaggerating we are listed as such), so our ratios are...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. New Charge Nurse at LTC Facility
    I agree. You're a team, forge a relationship with them by being on the floor talking to all your staff directly, not just sitting in an office only responding when they are desperate enough to come...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Dangerous patients
    Well to clarify to the person who thinks I'm blasting an ER...I wasn't. This resident was sent to the ER on Dr's orders for a mental health eval. This ER she was sent to has a special mental health...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Dangerous patients
    Just looking for some help to find written law for a situation. I work in LTC. We have a new resident who on their first day on the hall attacked one of our nurses by strangling them and telling...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Seattle area wages
    I'm just curious as to how Seattle area wages compare to Spokane where I currently work in a skilled nursing facility. I worked with a NAC recently who is going to school here. She told me she used...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  19. Exp RN looking for info on Spokane nursing
    Sacred Heart and Deaconess are constantly advertising for someone with the type of experience you have.
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  20. Tips for studying Nclex?
    since its been over a year I would suggest the full kaplan review program if you can afford the cash. they have a guaranteed pass rate, although I just looked it up and the money back guarentee only...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. For those who've taken the NCLEX, did you use Kaplan?
    What's weird on this board is the recommendation that everyone wait several months after graduation and study. The teachers at my school all recommended taking your nclex asap after graduation while...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Pearson vue site down?
    I'm trying to do the perason vue trick for a friend and I can't log into the website. every time I try to sign in I get the message The service is unavailable. I tried from my phone as well in case...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. NCLEX and Pearson Vue Trick
    I gave up on waiting and decided piece of mind was worth more than $8. Quick results from pearson vue. I passed!!! And yes, I got the old pop up from when I first checked two hours after test
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. yet another stressed person after nclex.  please give me your opinion!
    Oh DOH just updated when my continuing education credits will be due, but still says pending. I think I'm in nclex hell
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. 75qs I think I failed. =/
    I found a book at Barnes and Nobles that was all alternate format questions. I went through alot of that book since I knew there's lots of sata now. Worth looking at! This is the book: ...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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