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  1. Need help!! First week in assisted living
    This is my first week in assisted living as RSD. I come from med surg, skilled nursging background. I am coming into a situtation that has no systems in place. I have found numerous meds that have...
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Assited Living: The new skilled care
    They regulate in Texas.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. POLL LTC Nurses... please answer
    nurse to patient ratio
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Plan of correction: Pressure, infection, falls
    Thank you
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Plan of correction: Pressure, infection, falls
    That's what we call them where I am at in Texas. If you have any ideas for what I am asking that would be much appreciated.
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Plan of correction: Pressure, infection, falls
    plan of correction that is required sometimes by your company for issues that are above company benchmarks like falls over a certain expected number or pressure ulcers over a certain number. Could...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Losing my mind!
    The worst thing you can do is threaten the nursing staff with calling the state and feds in when some paperwork is wrong and no narcs missing. That's what happened to me. I had a new DON start and...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  8. Plan of correction: Pressure, infection, falls
    In my nursing facility (SNF) we continue to be over benchmark with pressure sores, falls, infections, psychotropics. I do everthing in my power to keep all of these down. I do education, skin care,...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Please, someone tell me how to stay out of trouble and keep my job.
    Keep praying about it. Nurses eat their young is a saying that is true. There are sick people out there. Stick to your guns and believe in yourself and your decisions. Make sure you know the...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. How does working for Assisted Living Facility Differ from LTC/SNF for LVN/LPNs?
    It's not.
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. B3 Action Plan for psychoactives
    A simple staff nurse? Never minimize what you do or how hard you had to work to get to where you are. We all had to start somewhere. Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  12. B3 Action Plan for psychoactives
    Maybe I did not make myself clear. I realize some of them are needed. I do think that the Dr./NP could try something else first like Trazadone or something else instead of going straight to the...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. B3 Action Plan for psychoactives
    I seem to have the same problem every week at the long term care facility where I work. We only have 2 people on antipsychotices, but our antianxieties and antihypnotics seem to stay the same and...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  14. Dr. Order for band aid?????
    Sounds elementary, but sometimes we have residents in long term care that will need a band aid and a nurse will put one on and not write an order. This happens a lot. I think they need to be...
    Mar 23, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. On call with no pay
    Thanks Dixie.
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ON CALL
    I am confused. When the don goes out of town they expect me to take call in's and, of course, if a nurse calls in guess who gets to come in and work? Me. I am the only other rn, but they have not...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  17. On call with no pay
    I am confused. When the don goes out of town they expect me to take call in's and, of course, if a nurse calls in guess who gets to come in and work? Me. I am the only other rn, but they have not...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Confrontation with bullies at work place; need advice with next step
    I think it is very sad when some nurses are rude as hell. I feel for you. I think many people are so insecure about themselves that the only power then have is at work. It is probable that there...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Hospice with Physical Therapy together??
    I work at an assisted living center. Most of our patients are self pay. We have a patient on hopspice services and has an order for PT to eval and treat. Can a patient be on PT/OT and hospice at...
    Dec 5, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. IV therapy/certification/teaching in Texas
    The actual charge was about 1300.00 for a group of 10 nurses, not an individual. That was a quote from the pharmacy we have a contract with. Of course, I would like to find a better deal. Thanks...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. IV therapy/certification/teaching in Texas
    Wondering if anyone found out an exact answer for this. I work at an assisted living community and we are going skilled soon. We have some LVN's that need to be refreshed on IV's, but the course...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. blood sugar on a possible stroke patient?
    Getting back into med surg area again and I have an idea why we would do a one time BS on a possible stroke patient, but I am wondering if they are not diabetic do you usually still take bs as part...
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  23. What is the nurses priority in a trauma (new to ER)
    Thanks everyone. Gave me lots to think about and do.
    Mar 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. What is the nurses priority in a trauma (new to ER)
    I am new in the ER, but not a new nurse. I am wondering what do you all think is the most important thing in a trauma after oxygen, IV, fluids? I have seen a few traumas already and have watched...
    Mar 2, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Fired. Will I ever work again?
    I am sorry this happened to you. There are some hateful people out there. Some don't think about damage they can cause you by being vengeful and snobbish at that moment. They just want their...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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