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  1. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    It's not stupid at all. Unfortunately, there are still some "drug addict" nurses working in LTC. Our LTC fired a "drug addict" nurse just last week.
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    At my LTC, when they accidently take out the wrong narcotic, they always try to tape it right back up. They get upset with me when I tell them that no, they have to waste the narcotic. I also find...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    If you are talking about bubble packs they usually come in 30 tablets. The 1st dose should be the top tablet on the far left side. So start at the top and go down in order then back to the top going...
    Aug 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    No offense intended. I understand that there are indeed beautiful well-run nursing homes obviously run by intelligent, loving and caring human beings. CapeCodMermaid is one of those persons and is in...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    I sure hope I find one of those "beautiful well-run facilities" some day. Sadly, I have only worked in nursing homes that can only be described as the worst of the worst nursing homes. Yes, it is a...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    There are rumors at my job that management is going to start "writing up full time nurses" who don't want to come in and work on their days off. I wonder if this is just a "false rumor" or if...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. New house supervisor...
    At my LTC, the 3-11 shift supervisor spends most of her time doing admissions. If there are any nurse call offs, the supervisor then has to take over a med cart too.
    Jul 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. New Grad RN- Being "Charge Nurse" over seasoned LVNs and CNAs
    WRITE-UPS-That's the one and only thing that works at my facility. The CNA's will constantly argue and fight with the nurses over every little thing that the nurses ask them to do.
    Jun 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Night shift in LTC/Skilled Nursing
    In today's economy, a new grad takes whatever job they are offered period. You go to work, you do the best you can and that is all you can do. So if you end up hating your job, you stay anyway at...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Quit my first  nursing home after 1 day!
    I use to be one of those who said "I will never ever return to LTC". Unfortunately, my private duty LPN nursing job left me short of cash. I never knew when the kid would get sick and then when he...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Do any nursing homes use "agency staffing" anymore?
    I was wondering because I recently saw a "want ad for nurses" to work agency in both hospitals and long term care units.
    Jun 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Do any nursing homes use "agency staffing" anymore?
    In the good old days, the LTC's would call in "registry staff" to come in when needed. Nowadays, I don't ever see it being used. They usually just call the prn staff to come in and if none available,...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Quit my first  nursing home after 1 day!
    You described my nursing home perfectly. A total disaster!!!
    May 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Drug testing of nurses every other week?
    Yes I have malpractice insurance. Thank God. They are still investigating this situation so unsure what to expect.
    May 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Drug testing of nurses every other week?
    It seems that nurses are being drug tested every other week at my LTC. Now there is a whole card of narcotics missing!!! They are asking me if I know anything about it. No I don't. Can I ask to go to...
    May 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Should I find a new job asap?
    Should you look for a new job? I don't know. I have been looking for a "new job" and haven't been able to find another full time job. The only thing available in my area is part time and prn. So I...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    OOPS. I thought I was in the LTC section:eek:I am not a ADON/DON and have no business posting here.
    Mar 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  18. Just accepted Unit Manager Position with no LTC experience....
    Your facility sounds just like mine!!! They had hired an ADON who had never ever worked LTC as a nurse. She took off doctors orders to "help the floor nurses" Unfortunately, 90% of the medication...
    Mar 10
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  19. Full Code resident in LTC
    I would have checked the patient's chart immediately to see if the patient had a legal DNR form(No CPR) in his chart. if he did not have the required legal DNR form I would have started CPR...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. New Grad & First Job in LTC - Lots of Overtime/Doubles - How Much Is Too Much?
    At my LTC, they are always asking "the new grads" to do the overtime and double shifts. They pay the new grads less money then the experienced nurses, so they always prefer to get "the new grads" to...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Resentment Will Destroy You
    Another great article from TheCommuter. I sure wish I could let go of the strong resentment I feel for my co-workers. I have never met such obnoxious people in my entire life.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Patient falls and state visits
    Good question. That happens sometimes at my LTC. I get a phone call from the DON sometimes asking if so and so fell on my shift. The patient tells her family that she fell and nobody did anything...
    Feb 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Suggestions...
    I would not like to work where there is a camera. The mother sounds like she enjoys the power of getting rid of nurses whenever she feels like it. Hope you can find something better soon.
    Feb 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. How can I get a job in LTC/SNF as a new nurse
    Can you move or drive to another area? In my area, the job ads always say "Must have 1 year of long term care experience". However, the fact is that they hire "New grads" all the time because they...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Tattle tale? Or my duty to report?
    I would just mind "my own business" and not do anything about it.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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