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  1. How do you determine what is a good facility BEFORE you work for them?
    Once, on a weekend, I was approached by a potential job applicant (I was on the nurse cart doing my rounds) and she introduced herself and asked if I liked working there. She then asked what I...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. question about job hunting
    That place on the application that says, "May we contact your current employer?"... I always check 'yes'. Because I think it would look bad to say no. However, I am kinda worried my current...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Need a new job, STAT, but depressed at the thought of another SNF
    I really need to find a new job ASAP, because of a variety of factors.... things have just become unbearable for me there. At any rate, I am having a really tough time finding a job ANYWHERE, and...
    Jun 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I have your meds, please take them:)
    I agree, I always watch them take their pills, and frequently check their mouth to make sure everything went down (if they are not Ox3). I would never leave pills at bedside. If the patient did not...
    Jun 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Postfall Neurochecks. What's your protocol?
    witnessed with head injury or unwitnessed = automatic neurochecks. q15min x 1hr q30min x 2 hr q1hour x 4hr q4h x 24hr the worst is the frequent fallers.... Sometimes they fall so often that...
    May 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Needing some realistic perspective....
    In nursing school, I really enjoyed my psych clinical, but I wonder how much of the 'real' psych world we actually saw. Most of our day was spent out in the milieu, going to activities with patients...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  7. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    Dr. Winkle, urologist. "If you cant tinkle, call Dr.Winkle!" btw, he is awesome :)
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. Wound care nurses in LTC, question please?
    If you are a wound care nurse in LTC, what are your duties, and what treatments are done by the floor nurses?
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Skin Tear and Duoderm Question
    Working in LTC, we also use steri-strips (if small and skin flap intact), or tegaderm (large or missing/altered skin flap)
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. Best Nursing Quotes
    Showing up is half the battle. Never be afraid to call for backup!
    May 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. My LTC experience doesnt count  :(  HELP!!
    So frustrated..... After months and months of searching as a new graduate and coming up empty handed, I felt blessed to get a good paying job in LTC. Now, almost a year later, my "blessed, good...
    May 16, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. What career step got you into OB?
    I really want to be an OB nurse!! (and so do LOTS of other nurses!!). My question for you is: What did you do in your career that enabled you to get into OB nursing? I dont have acute care...
    May 11, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. How does Safe Harbor work??
    Lately at work, I have been very worried about our staffing ratios and the difficulty of caring for so many patients. These concerns have fallen on deaf ears with my supervisors. I was looking at...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. So done.
    Makes me sad, but I am so done. Done with LTC, or maybe just this facility but it is making me sick. Mentally and physically sick. I have so much internal anger... and I am never able to express...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. The 5 things you love & hate about being an RN
    I work LTC... Love: 1. My favorite residents. The ones who are always kind, happy to see me, and tell me they miss me when I am gone 2. The co-workers I trust. Working with my favorite nurses...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pay for hospital nurse vs LTC nurse
    I started last year as a new grad RN in LTC. I think I made about $2 more per hour than the hospitals... but the benefits are TERRIBLE!!!! Note to self: next time, instead of accepting a job out...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Reasonable Nursing School GPA?
    around here, the new grad programs all want a 3.0 or higher. Lucky me, I graduated with a 2.9 Doh!
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. CNA'S suffer second hand smoke
    OMG, we battle with this a lot at our facility! The unofficial policy is that the CNA who 'smokes' the resident is given a reduced assignment to compensate for time lost while outside doing the...
    Mar 17, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. plus size scrubs.
    I wear a lot of the cherokee flex-i-bles line. I get them from amazon (Marcus Uniforms). Beware of the side pocket tops though.... it is not 2 separate pockets, it is one large pocket across your...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. What do you do when......
    You run out of time at the end of the day and your work is not done? I will work a 12 hour shift, and stay an hour late and things are still not finished (mostly the little treatments, like creams...
    Mar 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. New Grad RN as new DON?
    New Grad RN as DON is a very bad idea, right??? Right?? Please give me some perspective, because I am just wondering. Is this even possible, has anybody experienced it before? Seems concerning to...
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  22. Co-workers talk.....
    Oh my..... LOL, this week I heard from a RESIDENT!! and the DON that I am moving! Out of state! Wow, I had no idea :) I hope somebody is paying for this move, because I have no idea when or where...
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. how do you chart your prn narcs
    We document on the Mar & Narc sheet & Pain Management flow sheet when given, reassess and document the effectiveness on the MAR & Pain management sheet. It is a lot of charting and a big PITA, so if...
    Mar 1, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Is it me or just the nursing home I'm working in
    I started as a new grad in LTC and I had a 1mo orientation. IMHO, if you are in training, you should have your trainer right by your side or easily accessible for your orientation. Even if you are...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Can anyone explain what an RN position at a long term care facility would require
    I am a RN in LTC... in my facility, the staff RN does basically the same thing as LVN's, but they are considered the supervising nurse. I work along side many LVN's, and my job duties do not differ...
    Feb 25, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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