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  1. Legend / Non-legend Drugs
    What are legend drugs?
    Jun 16
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  2. Every time I work at my SNF there's an expired pain med order
    Yes! Total PITA
    Jun 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
    Interesting..I had hyperemesis gravidum an took lived in the shower. It was the only thing that made me feel human. I didn't realize it was a thing with hyperemesis.
    May 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Why do they give
    I never got it with all 5 of mine.
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Prioritizing infusions
    So, a long term/ frequent flyer patient with poor IV access on an onocology unit...what about a medi port?
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
    So, I will have to respond to this. I was guessing you did work LTC. I do work LTC, but hate to get lumped into the LTC category. We are not really long term care anymore. More rehab. In a true,...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Moving to Pittsburgh area this summer, any advice please
    Welcome to the area. I probably won't be much help since all of my experience is in LTC. There are many hospitals in the Pittsburgh area. If you want to get into the VA system, I think you need to...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  8. It's all in the presentation
    So true.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. how can our LTC save money???
    Look into your wound care supplies. Are they being wasted? Can you go to daily or q o d changes?
    Feb 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. how can our LTC save money???
    What is your OT like? What about staff turn over?
    Feb 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. med questions
    This happens a lot to me on the weekends. :( The order was still valid so it shouldn't have been DC'd unless it said "dc after 60 tablets or xyz days." What you needed to do was get a new...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  12. Safe / practical nurse to patient ratio (SNF)
    I would love to see acuity based staffing in LTC. I might be able to handle 20-25 long term care residents, but at a skilled
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
    We have a few hospices that come to our facility. They normally come in for the admissions and then a one -2 times a week depending on the resident's status. I rarely see them or have contact with...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Why is LTC Nursing have a bad reputation
    I would kill to work in a teaching LTC! Not many in out area. Right now there are a few that are tied to a big hospital system. The LTC doesn't rate well and has had alot of turn over/...
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. med error
    We take admits at all hours of the days. Gotta love those that come from home or with no orders..but that is an other topic :) Sometimes a medications isn't given for many different
    Feb 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Resident's names in a text message
    What does the DON think of the texts?
    Feb 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Trach MAR
    We don't have RTs. Check the care plan too.
    Jan 31
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  18. 11-7 meds
    So...50 beds one nurse. 12 accuchecks..most with coverage. 25 or more with po meds 2 g tubes, 2 neb tx maybe a few ivs Shift is done at 7am. How much time do you think this med pass would take or...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. 11-7 meds
    What type of meds are you passing at the 6-7am pass. We have tons of synthriod and prilosec/ protonix along with the accuchecks before bkfast.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Signing another nurses name
    No. Paper charting. Im okay with what Ruby explained. Im willing to bet a million that the form will disappear when it is brought up.
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Signing another nurses name
    Can't wrap my head around this situation, that's why I was posting. Problem is that the person who illegally signed is someone in a management position so nothing will be done when it is brought up....
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Signing another nurses name
    When is it ever okay to sign another nurses name? I'm 100% sure I'm right on this answer. Just wondering what I could be missing. This was an assessment form that wasn't available to this nurse when...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. One job for 15+ years
    I've worked at the same place for 15+ years. I stared at the bottom, filled in at the top and now just work part time. In the early years, I worked at a few other facilities, but just short term. ...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  24. Would you accept this call out excuse?
    2 hrs and 58 minutes before the shift and in an ER...but not it wasnt excused??? Give me a break!
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Having difficulty finding job in PA, need some suggestions
    What parts of Pittsburgh are you looking in? Many LTC and home health/ hospice in the are are hiring. There is a facebook page for Pittsburgh Nurses.
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing