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  1. My Very Special Snowflake
    VSS can not move her hands well enough to hold up her fingers for a fingerstick , but go to hand her a dose of oxycodone and a miracle ----she grabs the med cup no problem and holds her drink just...
    9:44 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Narc Count Disaster
    In my old facility we had some residents that got meds from Walmart....except narcotics. All narcotics came from our pharmacy and that was a non negotiable item. If a resident brought meds from...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. This will be a tough year
    So very sorry for your loss. I can see she had a daughter to be proud of and I am sure she was. May you find peace and strength in the upcoming days/weeks. God bless.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Narc Count Disaster
    I would never take keys if the count was off.....never let someone pressure you into signing off just so they can leave. Call the DON immediately if count is off. We had a nurse whose count was...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Facility closing
    Thanks for asking.....we are officially closed. All our residents have new homes and it honestly was worse than having them pass away. We had some ask what they had done wrong to lose their...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I have been a nurse for 22 years.....back when you waited 6 weeks to get results from the Test....there was no 75 questions and the computer shut off. It was 2 days of testing....everyone at once. ...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I miss my armpits
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I was thinking pillows too....
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bullying CNA students in Clinical
    Honestly I would take aside the charge nurse and tell her that you are the instructor and if there is a problem with a student to let you know and you will handle it. Be kind and firm. A call to...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  9. Working full time and homeschooling?
    I work part time and homeschool my boys.....but 3 12's is doable.......on the days you are working you can have them do things they don't need you for---reading assignments, research and such on...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. views on overweight nurses
    A few months ago we had a very obese nurse come to where I work. She shouldn't have been hired b/c she couldn't move well due to her weigh. She had to have something to lean against when standing,...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. So Proud
    Wooohooo! Congrats! :wavey:
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. is anyone else being laid off, reduced hours, etc?
    Where I work announced that it is closing(LTC facility) due to underfunded reimbursement. Very sad to see the residents leave one by one.....breaks my heart. So, I will be unemployed soon.
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Oral pain med alternative
    Many oral meds can be given rectally(with an order of course), but there are morphine suppositories and I am sure many other meds in that form.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Bullying - What is it?
    I agree with this and can't like it enough.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    Absolutely ask questions....I still do after 22 years of nursing! Usually though it has to do with the computer!:whistling:---paper and pen never gave me trouble! I can tell from the questions that...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    I love to teach. I like to see that lightbulb moment. I love tough questions. However, in teaching I will challenge the new grad, student orientee to think on their own. I will ask them the...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    We have become a poor me society. Abuse is rampant and real---however, instructors that are tough, make students toe the line, send them home for not being prepared, make them cry(which is a whole...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Facility closing
    60days is what we have. We have 45ish residents.
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Facility closing
    This week has been an emotional one. The facility where I work is closing. It caught everyone off guard, even our DON. I am frustrated and angry at the whole reimbursement rate for LTC as that is...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Is this Patient Abandonment?
    After 4 pm on weekdays I am the only "supervisor" as the charge nurse. Weekends there is only DON on call for admin. I joke about the admins trusting me to care for the whole facility....but it...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. A thief named Alzheimer's
    Such a good description of this awful disease...and it heart wrenching to go thru it with a loved one. Thoughts and prayers with you!
    Jul 7
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  22. Heat and LTC facilities
    It is hard to make the temp comfy for all.....some like it hot, others not so much. There is a 30 degree difference from today and Wed.....I had to break out a sweater this AM....crazy weather! ...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Heat and LTC facilities
    I was joking with another nurse that I was going to the gates of Hades referring to our med room. It has 4 refrigerators and no ventilation in it. It was at least 95 in there and what I had to do...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    Happened to my cousin, 43 yo. Went in to the ER with CP, complete work up done...nothing absolutely nothing was found. F/U apt made with primary MD. Two days later woke up in night with CP. His...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Heat and LTC facilities
    It about kills me to see out little old ladies with their sweaters on and I ask "Are you hot?" They usually answer "no, I am fine dear":yes:
    Jul 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing