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  1. The promises....they do happen...if we work....
    To OP - congrats on your successes. To others out there who still struggle - wishing you all the best also.
    12:49 pm
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Nurses and Deaf Patients
    ASL is a language that I was always interested in. I found hearing-impaired pts among my most difficult pts, because of ME (not them). I always felt super frustrated with any pts with whom I could...
    1:13 am
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  3. "The calling."
    No Florence Nightingale or Mother Theresa here!!! No calling either. Back in 1972 when I started nsg school (back in the dark ages), I decided on nsg. At the time, it was considered a...
    12:48 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. ages and schedules
    You're 31?!? I'm old enough to be your mother! Good luck to you (from an ancient one!).
    12:37 am
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Need help with this medical abbreviation.
    When I see Pac Man, I think of trichimonas (sp?)on a slide under the microscope. The look just like they're biting!!! Just like Pac Man gobbles! Boy! What a flight of ideas.
    12:27 am
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. new RN on orientation
    A Twilight Zone moment! Good luck!
    12:14 am
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. new RN on orientation
    PP gave you very good suggestions. There's something called self-fulfilling prophecy. Like if you think you're going to fail, you most likely will. If you think you'll succeed, then you'll...
    Jul 23
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Health occ classes for high school students
    DO IT!!!! Give yourself a change of pace and teach a class. You might really, really enjoy teaching. They surely must already have a developed curriculum so all you would need to do is...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    If it's any consolation to all you school nurses out there, the same phone problems happen to us in LTC.<br><br>Family contacts and employee staff are both equally at fault as y'all comment.
    Jul 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. Most Frustrating Thing ?
    If it's any consolation to all you school nurses out there, the same phone problems happen to us in LTC. Family contacts and employee staff are both equally at fault as y'all comment.
    Jul 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. This made me chuckle..
    No need to worry about pregnancy with that one!!! Good chuckle, too. TY
    Jul 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. rnmsn
    Working 2 jobs with 4 kids for all those years, I think I'd be a bit sleep-deprived befuddled. :)
    Jul 23
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  13. Conflict of interest...
    I'm not telling you anything new, but as a start-up you'll be the new kid on the block in a competitive business. I worked in a community that had 3 homecare agencies. It was cut-throat among the...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Career Change - need advice on my plan
    I believe LNA is similar to a CNA (certified nurse aide) title. It is NOT a glamorous position. It is hard work for a bottom level nsg ancillary position. And it does NOT pay well for grunt work. ...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Conflict of interest...
    Sorry to say this, but I think you will always be under a BIG cloud of suspicion regardless of your assertions not to 'steal' other clients/staff. And regardless of what your current place says now....
    Jul 21
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Getting More Residents Up and Walking Once Again
    WOW!!! I loved those Merry Walkers!!!! First time I ever saw one being used, that pt could have been a 'poster boy' for its use! Pt walked around very well using that device - until he started...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  17. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    I find it hard to understand how you, a facility Dept director, and a doctoral student, didn't have the courage to speak with the doctor in a concerned and professional manner?!? You could have...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    OP has posted a similar entry under the LTAC forum. Not sure which one she is working. Her biography page identifies her as an LPN. And wile she/s NOT a new newbie, she doesn't have the years that...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. New house supervisor...
    The thing I should have said FIRST in my first post was to know how to use the facility telephone and intercom. 'Nuff said. You may need your own password. Know where they keep replacement...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    I'm sorry! Maybe I'm just not seeing it, but I still don't see TOTAL of 49 pts combined on the two units. What's that - 25 pts per unit? That's manageable. As many said, most single units are...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. New house supervisor...
    Did think of few things more - SUPERVISOR KEYS. Sometimes there's just one set that you pass from supervisor-to-supervisor. Or you may have your own set. Be sure you can get to where you have to. Not...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    Accdg to OP's post, it DOES sound like they wanted her to cover 2 separate units, equaling 98 pts. That's NOT appropriate. TOO UNSAFE. Maybe in a governmental declared state of emergency, like a...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Wound care tips/tricks/tools, please share!
    Read something that a nurse used that I thought was a great idea. I guess a wound nurse could use it also. For better visualization, the nurse used a mirror on the bed for checking out heels when...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  24. "Floating" IV
    This. There's so many tips and tricks of the trade to help. I found this technique on my own. I 'float' the catheter in when I hook up the tubing. Remove the tourniquet and just open up the flow...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Quitting hospital job to go into adult day care...am I nuts?
    Personally, I've not done Adult Day Care. But some things come to mind. I believe ADC is monitored by DOH, so there must be some regs around that govern how the place is run. And if an RN is being...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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