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  1. LPN/RN question
    I suggest its time to cut your losses and start form the beginning. I recommend enrolling in a BSN program at a local public university even if the commute is inconvenient. An ADN program at a local...
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. giving meds late when it's not in pixis
    I use an EMAR system in LTC. Our system also has an option for "medication not available" but we have been cautioned not to use it. If a medication has not arrived from pharmacy by the time it is due...
    Dec 12, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Med techs and continuous feeding
    Doesn't your facility have a policy regarding this?
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Nursing makes me hate fat people
    I used to work at a LTC with a vent unit. We had some obese total care patients and the facility got us some equipment that was really helpful for turning these particular patients. I don't remember...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Should I go for it once and for all??
    The fastest way to a new career in healthcare would be an ADN program. Accelerated BSN programs and PT school are both expensive but if I were in your position I would be leaning towards PT school....
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Residents leaving facility with scheduled medications
    At my facility we send the entire cards with a medication reconciliation form. We are absolutely not allowed to remove the meds from the the cards and in anyway prepare them. They have to stay in the...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. I want to quit.
    If you don't absolutely need the money you make working full-time then you have a few options. You could just quit or you could reduce your hours. Working part-time or PRN could make the situation...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. 2nd or 3rd shift for new grads?
    Non-profit LTC facilities tend to be better places to work mostly because they also tend to be better staffed. It sounds like you're really leaning towards the night shift position but you're only...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. 2nd or 3rd shift for new grads?
    I think that 2nd shift is a great shift for a new lpn to start on. Its not quite as busy as 1st shift and there are still other staff members around to help and offer advice. When trying to decide...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. I hate it
    Honestly...being a new lpn in LTC is uncomfortable even in a good facility. Its overwhelming and stressful. When I first started I was terrified of making a mistake and I constantly felt like I was...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Anyone working two nursing jobs?
    I know lots of nurses who work 2 jobs...either 2 part-time or one full- time + one part-time. As others have suggested 2 full time jobs is very likely to be unmanageable. Even if your employers allow...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Vent! PEG tube replacement
    I also work at a LTC and use a Foley for enteral feeding frequently. Its been a common practice everywhere I've worked and the hospital sometimes sends us residents with a Foley already in place...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. We really care about our nurses at our wonderful LTC
    If I was looking for a new LTC to work for then state surveys would be my first research stop. I also think that family/resident satisfaction scores correlate with staff satisfaction. When nurses and...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. How do you pronounce "centimeter" ???
    I've never heard the pronunciation "sontimeter". Where do people use it?
    Nov 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Leave you family for nursing??
    If nursing school was that competitive in my area I would simply choose another program. There are good jobs in other fields as well.
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. State is coming, random medication questions
    Your facility should have specific policies to cover these questions. At my facility our policy allows us to crush and give medications together. There is no reason to use gloves while preparing...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Did I make a mistake? Please comment :)
    I think that you handled things just fine. I work in a facility and not home care but this sounds like a sketchy situation for a new grad and it probably wouldn't have been a long term gig anyway. My...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  18. Blue or white collar?
    My sociology book calls nursing a white collar profession but I definitely feel like a blue collar worker.
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. What's in your bag?
    I always bring a stethoscope, BP cuff, clip board, tape measure, scissors, pen light, sharpie, highlighter and lots of pens.
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. No call no show?
    Everywhere I have ever worked one no-call no-show was grounds for termination. Extenuating circumstances might excuse an employee once but not twice. I am really surprised that your facility is...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Have a serious problem with night shift CNAs
    Deb-RN's advice sounds like a good plan. I normally work 2nd shift and I used to pick up night shifts once in a while but I stopped because of the night shift CNAs. They either ignored me or refused...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Standing PRN orders and Ranged dosing at Facilities
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Standing PRN orders and Ranged dosing at Facilities
    At my facility we have a list of standing orders signed by the medical director. It includes Tylenol, Phenergan, and MOM to name a few. I have also seen orders with ranges such as Percocet 1-2 tabs...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. should i quit?
    Don't work off the clock! If you have to stay late to finish paper work then you should be paid for that time. That being said, 3 weeks isn't long enough to acclimate yourself to LTC. How are your...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. "Wellness Nurse" - but not a NURSE position.
    I read the ad and this position is a nurse position. The applicant must be an LPN. I'm not sure why they added the part about preforming CNA duties. Maybe they've had previous applicants/employees...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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