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  1. Self Reflection: What could you do better?
    I am ridiculously distrusting of others and their motives, which is why I keep me and my business to myself. It takes me a LONG time to become friendly with someone, though I will still keep them at...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Lateral violence. How did you handle it?
    Since you have already been up the chain of command and nothing has changed, it's probably not going to. I have worked in LTC for almost 8 years now and one thing holds true in my experience: The...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  3. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    "...It is amazing how many people make false assumptions about ADHD. I've learned to not talk about ADHD with others because not a lot of people can't relate to me or even comprehend with ADHD really...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. WHATS THAT SMELL???
    What's that smell? Yeast. There's nothing like lifting up a skin fold only to be hit in the face with the "delightful" odor of a wicked yeast infection. :barf02: Back to topic, I have not heard...
    Apr 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. unsafe practice by coworker
    I have worked behind nurses who were "funny" with the count as you describe. My personal practice in those situations is to have them hold the narc book to where I can see the numbers they are...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Favorite Cheat Sheets, Resources, Tools
    Google. I Google everything that I'm not familiar with. :) Otherwise, I don't have any cheat sheets to speak of. We have AHT (eMar/eTar) so I write out tx's and such at the beginning of every shift...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. I'm a nurse and I don't like people.
    I'm a complete introvert who would like nothing more than to be invisible, though I feel floating cups of meds and paperwork seemingly straightening itself would cause some issue with residents and...
    Apr 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Loan forgiveness options? Help!
    My brother-in-law is a P.A. and managed to have a fair amount of his loans forgiven for working in a prison for 3 yrs. I have read that working for rural/under-served and non-profit institutions can...
    Apr 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Black Humour
    But seriously...If my caregiver finds humor in a tense situation involving me or my care and runs off to snicker or even (gasp!) guffaw and it helps them to re-focus and provide me good care more...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Black Humour
    I don't work in that environment and can't imagine trying to shake those moments off in order to be able to perform in the next, but I do understand using humor to alleviate some of the emotional...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  11. I'm not flaky, lazy, or stupid...
    So I've been dealing with some pretty wicked perimenopause sx lately and true to my nature, have been doing some research. ("Some" meaning that I have read the entire Internet...) I have found some...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. Help with care plan
    ...Does anyone else feel the urge to apply O2 and start Ativan and MS04? By his statement of "my time is near" there's likely anxiety on his part (also evidenced by increased respirations) and likely...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Nurse Clueless
    I worked with a RN in LTC who came to me to ask if she should report a firm, fixed "lump" on a female resident breast to the MD. She then continued to report that the resident had been on abx for a...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Family says resident in pain when resident says no
    I have had the opposite problem as well. Family doesn't want their loved one started on morphine at end of life because they don't want them to get "addicted." ........Anyway, with those that insist...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Working the same unit you were once hospitalized (psych)
    I would probably create an old fashioned "pros vs cons" list. I.e., "What positives could I reasonably expect from disclosing? What negatives could I reasonably expect?" Only you know your history...
    Mar 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Was my professor out of line?
    My father died my last week of nursing school and guess what? I continued to show up because the rules of attendance were very, very clear and made known to all nursing students at the beginning of...
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Thanks for the support and opposition
    Yes, because those of us who didn't paint a picture of rainbows and sunshine are just bitter, hardened, old, mean bully nurses who have lost our compassion. ;)
    Mar 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Was my professor out of line?
    If your instructor's comments bother you so much you should go to her and ask for clarification. We can speculate and analyze on here all day and will likely never hit on what she really meant or...
    Mar 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Do you stop your medpass to "watch a pt"?
    I have had to take a resident along with me in their w/c on med passes before. It's a pain, but can be done. Also, make sure they're clean, don't need to eliminate, give them food/drink, and...
    Mar 24
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. To tell or not to tell!
    I only "tell" if there's a good possibility of direct patient harm after I have addressed the issue with the offender directly and they continue their poor practice. Otherwise, I let others be...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. How Often Do You Check...?
    In the past, if my efforts to address an issue with management is fruitless in regards to resident care, I go to plan "B". Plan "B" is I address the issue directly with A/O residents, and with...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Being an individual
    I quit dyeing my hair, let the roots grow out then lopped it all off. Now I have a head full of prematurely gray hair at 42. I LOVE it! It seems to have been taken as a rebellious fashion statement...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. How do you shake off the horrible?
    I have a private online journal where I can explore what I'm feeling, feel it out, mourn, cry, gain perspective and leave it. My one hard and fast rule is to never EVER revisit past entries. The...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    From my understanding (at least in LTC) each resident is assigned a RUG score based on data gathered in the MDS. (This is referring to Medicare/Medicaid patients.) The RUG score determines the rate...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Code during dialysis
    Different arena of care but I had a LTC resident who was end stage cirrhosis and was up in his w/c smiling and waved "bye" to me after my night shift. When I came back in the next day he had died....
    Mar 18
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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