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  1. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    Current regulations in my state do NOT allow for any type of e-kit in an AL facility. Period. Not even for those who have staff administer them. Residents who self-administer their meds take care of...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    Actually this is incorrect. A resident in an AL (and LTC if not on a med a stay) privately pays for their meds. If staff is administering meds they are more than likely coming bubble packed and...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    the OP mentioned that she works in assisted living. In my state it is against regulations for an assisted living to have a contingency. Trust me..... we've looked into it. It was one thing that...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. What Baffles You?
    When staff have time to complain for 10-20 minutes about how they don't have time to get their work done. Or the CNA who complains that the nurses never help. Trust me.... we do want to help. And...
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. ASN license same like BSN ?
    Once you pass the NCLEX you have your license. ADN and BSN take the same test. Getting your BSN doesn't change your license.
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Are they lying or are they confused?
    And they persist with their stories because that is what is real to them. People with dementia most often will not comprehend when when you "show them the evidence to the contrary." It sounds like...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Where do you prefer an IV?
    This spots hurts something terrible!
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hypothryoid symptom "feels like something is in my throat" ?
    I would say this is normal. Personally I felt think someone had their hand around my throat.
    May 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Just found out that one of the residents is staying in the facility for free
    That is very unusual. There must be more to the story that they aren't telling you. Its not common for CNAs to know the payer source of residents. And a lot of times the nurses don't know that...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. I want to become a nurse but I'm scared to see broken bones
    Know your limitations. We all have at least one thing that "gets" us. Some of us have more. During my ER rotation in clinicals I quickly went from nursing student to patient when watching a hip...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Should a pre-nursing student get a CNA certificate/how hard is it to find a CNA job?
    Having a CNA certification was required in my state for nursing. There were several people that just got their certification and never worked as a CNA that failed our first clinical because they were...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. A & P
    Try your best to read the chapter before class. This way you are armed with questions when they are being discussed. Review the information discussed in class at home (or where ever) that same night....
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Charting..... seems some have forgotten how.
    I work in a large CBRF as a unit coordinator and am really frustrated with the floor nurses' charting. Its not all of the nurses, but most of them. They just don't chart or don't want to chart on a...
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Just found out that one of the residents is staying in the facility for free
    Are you sure this resident is actually staying for free and not on medicaid?
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. When to call or page the doctor?
    Oh... and if you start with something like "I'm really sorry to bother you, but I'm calling regarding your pt Mr. Icantstayoffthefloor....." They might not be so hard on you. I love the caller ID at...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. When to call or page the doctor?
    My motto is "When in doubt- check it out! or call the MD." Definatley go with your facilities P&P for updating MDs with any COC's. Some only require faxes. If you're unsure, call the MD anyway....
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Will I ever get out of LTC or am I doomed?
    To the OP..... It seriously sounds like you're suffering from burn out. I hope you get time off soon so you can take care of yourself as well. If we don't take care of ourselves, we can't take care...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Documenting on patient falls or what looks like one in LTC
    I was always told not to write found for the reason that others have stated..... the word "found" could be misconstrude that the resident/pt was actually lost. (which unfortunately does happen from...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Would you leave current job for a Mon-Fri less stressful opportunity?
    I was really fortunate in that the full time days RN was a new grad and wanted to work in a hospital. In the meantime they did some rearranging of management, so I was promoted to oversee clinical...
    Apr 28, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Would you leave current job for a Mon-Fri less stressful opportunity?
    I left a job I was miserable in for half the scheduled hours and $4 less an hour. Best move I've ever made! I now LOVE my job and don't mind going to work in the morning. And to make things...
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. ? about self administration of meds in Personal Care
    If there is a MD's order that its ok to leave at bedside then you are ok.
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Salary!
    $21/hr for LPN in WI is a GREAT starting wage! That's more the average starting pay for an RN.
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. "the future days"
    :rotfl: I totally agree! I wish I could give the Ativan to certain coworkers as well!!!
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I Love being a Christian Nurse
    I love being a Christian nurse working in a Christian facility.
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  25. Ortho Docs and pain meds
    MD simply stated he wouldn't give him pain meds and told him to see his primary. Mind you pt was seeing an ortho an hour away from home or his primary. Ortho MD wouldn't even contact the primary via...
    Apr 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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