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  1. Patient who continually refuses her meds
    Talk to your co-workers; find out how they deal with the problem. Try different approaches, something is bound to work some of the time at least...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Magnesium for oxygen absorption?
    The ER nurse probably could provide you with more information on the subject if you would ask her.
    Jul 4
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. How much free water to put in G-tube?
    "Maybe as pointed out above he likes to burp up the soda bubbles?" Or the sugar rush afterwards...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How much free water to put in G-tube?
    I wonder if she thinks he enjoys the soda pop...How could he if it bypasses the taste buds?
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Handling the "R" word
    We have been used to shooting our mouthes without regard for so many years and now we have to learn how to talk again.
    Jun 4
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  6. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    "If the resident is a&o x 3, I would briefly and respectfully educate them on the importance of their nutrition and then leave them alone and document." I sometime feel uncomfortable telling a 98...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    I think if someone decides they want to stink for days they better get a private room.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    It helps to know your residents, and no does not always mean no, that is why you need to offer 3 times.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. GDR's, what has been your experience?
    " If symptomatic can go back up." Sometimes you cannot go back and when that happens it's very sad.
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Stethoscope and Superbugs
    I use alcohol wipes on just about everything that needs to be cleaned at work. I hope that's not what you mean by 'cancer wipes'.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I am the only nurse getting high blood glucose numbers
    "Wipe that 1st drop of blood away with a dry 2x2, not an alcohol pad. The practice of using an alcohol pad to wipe away that 1st drop contaminates the next drop and the glucometer will display an...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Regarding Mother's Day...
    You must be tired...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Advice please!
    "LTC is hard and a minefield to work. do yourself a favor. Loose that attitude. get out from behind the desk and answer a call bell. " :up:
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. When a med runs out
    "Use the e kit AND make sure that a request for replacement for the ekit is sent to the pharmacy. Nothing is more irritating than going to the ekit to find multiple use slips inside and empty med...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. When a med runs out
    Special delivery. It's expensive, so it's best not to let med run out in the first place. I was told by my coworkers, that they were told, that 'if it's in the building give it!'. What exactly that...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. New hospital gown design
    And do away with all the jokes?????!!!
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Unhappy staff, unsure how to cope
    "I work 2nd shift in a long term care facility as an aide, and have been there for almost 3 years. My co-workers and I get along fantastic, and work together as a team, as we should. The only problem...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. What shift does the 7am med pass?
    This is a gray area that has caused some morning residents to either get the same meds twice or not get them at all.
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Work is Hazardous to My Health
    You should write a book. I love your style of writing. Glad you're alive!
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Short nursing staff
    If it happens once in a while you can deal with it but if it happens a lot it's a different story. Everybody is trying to keep their head above water and your ability to help is limited because you...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS.
    "Since when does "PRN" = "If the nurse thinks she needs it"?" Does not the nurse need to 'assess' before giving a PRN?
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Tell the CNA to clock out and go home
    There is only one way to find out...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. There's a Mousetrap In My Med Cart
    "By law, the medication nurse isnít supposed to be helping patients to the bathroom while passing meds" That is news to me...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Residents missing clothes?
    Even with names they do get mixed up. Some residents end up with clothes they don't recognize in their closets.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Runny nose during shift
    vasorhinitis comes to mind...very annoying!
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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