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  1. I'll not be around for awhile
    Much sympathy to you & your family
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Rockland County Community College, Nursing Program.
    Dominican is about $10,000 more a semester than RCC. It has a very tough but excellant nursing program. The above poster is right, RCC doesn't use a waiting list anymore but you have an advantage...
    Sep 26, '08
    Forum: New York Nursing
  3. Re-directing tips needed for Alzheimer's/behavior pts
    I think we work at the same facility (ha ha). I too have several residents who are former nurses, including my former supervisor. I ask them to "help me" with paperwork & I've done the candy in med...
    Jul 3, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. The worst part of nursing?
    Same here to both the above! Stoma care doesn't bother me but trach care...I used to "trade off" with another nurse for one patient, he was a "groper" & during trach care as he got more excited he...
    Jun 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Starting job as LPN (HELP) !!!!!!!
    Relax...this is what orientation is for. You'll (hopefully) be with an experienced & patient nurse who will show what you need to know & the correct way to do it. Bring a notebook & use it - ask...
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. "they're not my patient" syndrome
    The policy on my unit is "ALL residents on the unit are YOURS":rolleyes:. I have regular staff on my unit & since I became manager I make them switch "sides" (we have a North hall/MAR & South...
    Feb 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hey you..with the trashy blonde hair
    That's so unprofessional...I'm a manager & if I ever said aything like that (not that I ever would, 1st rule is don't get personal) I would totally expect to get a reprimand (& probably worse) from...
    Jan 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Passing meds prepared by others
    :uhoh21: Why would you sign for a med administration that you did not pour or draw up yourself? Your license is on the line here - I would look for work elsewhere Good luck
    Dec 29, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 1st Year Nursing school books
    Try half.com - it's affiliated with ebay. You can get books at very discounted rates -very reliable & will probably have every book you need. I got some at a 75% discount - it depends on the...
    Dec 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Not enough attention to BMs in nursing today!
    My facilty was sited by the DOH this past year for not having proper bowel protocol. :nono: Now almost everyone has colace daily & PRN MOM. This is working very well, it's rare now that we have to...
    Dec 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Preventing Pt Falls and success rate
    We use the pull away tab alarms or mat alarms that are placed under the linen (resident shifts weight trying to get OOB alarm sounds). We put them in a geri chair if they are very restless or...
    Dec 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    No I wont get your husband a Tylenol and no I wont change your disabled incontinent family members brief.....YOU are my patient and we're not running a 2 for 1 special today.........Thank you, exit...
    Dec 15, '07
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Pimples, blackheads and acne
    OMG THAT IS SOO DISGUSTING!! But I would have done the same thing...I have a resident who has the grossest blackheads on her face & since I do 1:1 with her so often I "pop" her every chance I...
    Dec 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New LPN Resume
    List your regular/non-nursing jobs under employment & under education list where you did your clinicals - hope this helps!
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. need IV class
    Don't know where in NY you are but most colleges that have nursing programs offer IV Certification - I did mine at Pace University in Westchester County
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: New York Nursing
  16. Digital Disimpaction
    It's a facility policy where I work (as long as there are no cardiac problems) to remove the impaction & start on a bowel regime (we were cited during survey). However, we never chart the word...
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Is it selfish not to get a Flu Shot?
    I get the flu EVERY year - it's usually right around Christmas & I'm down for the count for at least 7-10 days. When I started in LTC I got my first flu shot & was twice as sick as usual. Now I...
    Oct 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Worst information given in shift report!!!
    Done that too! When it happens I always have the feeling that I'm not including something & what it is always hits me on the way home (cell phones are great somethimes!):)
    Oct 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Worst information given in shift report!!!
    I do the same thing - I tell them I'm ready to give report & just start it...my shift ends at 3PM but I give the 3-11 nurses until 3:15 to count narcs & do rounds which isn't hard since 95% of the...
    Oct 22, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Charge Nurse and CNA's
    Now this is just my opinion & from my experience - you cannot be "friends" with staff as a charge nurse. You'll be accused of favoritism, your "friends" will expect you to cover for them when...
    Sep 9, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Job offer please offer advice
    Regardless if you're a new grad or not you should still receive a higher wage because it's EVERY weekend (you couldn't pay me enough to work every weekend :chuckle ) & more $$ is the highlight of...
    Sep 9, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Vesicostomy questions
    Thank you for the info - she was under the impression that the urine would FLOW all night long & everything would be very wet. Naturally, she's nervous & keeps forgetting to ask the doc a lot of...
    Aug 30, '05
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  23. Vesicostomy questions
    I have a friend who's 11 year old son is going to have a vesicostomy placed in the near furture. She was wondering if anyone could explain how to maintain it at night - does she have to constantly...
    Aug 30, '05
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  24. New Meaning for LPN and RN (not a debate)
    Yeah, I've heard that one too :madface:
    Aug 28, '05
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  25. How do they post DNR in the patients rooms at your LTC
    Red round sticker on the ID picture above their bed, a small round sticker on their ID bracelet (when they keep it on)!
    Aug 27, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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