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  1. Another low staffing - am i being a baby- new nurse post!
    When I was hired I had 16 skilled pts and the regular load of LTC. Totaled about 36 pts! Feeding tubes, IV antibiotics, treatments, caths, meds etc. 1 RN and two aides and 1 float. The other wing...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Normal Saline in a nebulizer?
    What so you think of breathing in vapors from a pan of steamy water?
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. BP treatment
    I just went to ED with my sister. BP 189/118. No history of it before but the ED or the floor (oncology) never gave her anything. It has been running high every since like about 152/90. No one seems...
    Oct 24, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Assessments and the Need to knows about different med surge patients
    She came on for help and you just brushed her off with "stupid".......This is a site where we can come for help and guidence. :eek:
    Oct 23, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  5. Help, I am very conflicted about turning peer into nursing board
    Quote..." If admin does fire him, he is just going to carry on this poor nursing care somewhere else... Im not doing any patients justice if I let that happen...." Why are you so sure he wouldn't...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. No breaks (class action lawsuit)
    I had a DON write up a schedule to follow because I was having difficulty clocking out on time. haha the schedule took me through all twelve hours... hour by hour and guess what.....she had no lunch...
    Oct 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    I am so happy to know you are a LTC surveyor! I have questions for you:) Do you ever fine for not enough staff for a facility? I also wonder if you question how one nurse can care for (all) the...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Unit Manager/RN Supervisor Responsibilities
    There are only two nurses in our facilty at a time and usually only one is an RN. With 64 patients, 19 of them skilled, we need the higher ups to help. If I am the only RN and there are three IV...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  9. The case of the missing pens: A rant and an idea
    haha:yeah:
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Orienting woes!
    Try having her get a piece of paper and write down important info.(Lovenox sub-q/stomach)SL nitro/B/P) Or maybe you could do it at home to give to her so she can look at it before doing the skill. I...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Too old for school?
    I do not think many are retiring at 64 anymore:) Pensions and the like are gone and many lost their investments with the stock market or like me...I spent my retirement savings on my children's...
    May 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Too old for school?
    I am a new nurse and I am 54!! Loving my first job and keeping up with the young ones :) Planning on nursing for 5 yrs and moving to DON hopefully. Good luck and enjoy!
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. IV fluids in LTC setting?
    I just ran into my first clamped PICC in SN where as in the hospital they were without clamps and didn't need heparin. We only flush with 5 ml saline and 3 heparin. It just seems like so little of a...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. CNA'S suffer second hand smoke
    Just let them know how you feel about being around second hand smoke. I don't think it is a hostile work environment because someone wants to smoke:) YOur bound to get a communicable disease or...
    Apr 22, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Japan Disaster
    I wish I could go. So sorry for the people :(
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Fired because of Facebook???
    We were given a paper to sign for our nursing school that said we were not aloud to say anything negetive about the school, clinical place or instructors :)
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. IV pump height safety?
    Actually I seen on a video somewhere (youtube?) where there is a reason but just can't think why.....have to try to find it again
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. documenting
    haha :clown:funny By the way I loved your LTC texting too
    Mar 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Made to Falsify Documentation :(
    Everyone talks about state coming and getting in trouble for false documentation. I don't think state cares because this goes on constantly and all they would have to do is investigate on sites like...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Digoxin Care Plan help?
    Decreased cardiac output d/t possible dysrhythmias from electrolyte balance
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Digoxin Care Plan help?
    pt will return to therapeutic range by 03/10/2011 Teaching - pt will state causes of dig toxicity by 03/10/2011 pt will state how to recognize dig toxicity by 03/10/2011
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Digoxin Care Plan help?
    i found this on another thread from daytonite who was a great teacher on this forum: activity intolerance (page 3, nanda-i nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification 2007-2008) ...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Digoxin Care Plan help?
    Increased risk for Dig toxicity d/t low potassium also. Low potassium can cause high dig levels as can fluid imbalance (loose stool). I wouldn't put activity intolerance although it could leed to...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Digoxin Care Plan help?
    Risk for impaired nutrition,
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. High priced nursing home
    If you can, keep your feet in the door because right now it is really difficult to get a job as a new nurse but I hear CNA's who are working and graduate with and RN can get a position the most. Can...
    Mar 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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