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  1. Is Long term care becoming more disorganized?
    I have been a Long Term Care/Sub Acute RN for a long time.....too long......its wearing me down at my ripe old seasoned age of 58....I feel like Nursing homes are just getting worse as time goes...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Nursing student lacking passion?
    No, I think I was in the very beginning...ya know how it was..you jump out fresh and new from school..you want to CURE THE WORLD>>.then you find out just how the profession is and what you really...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. When a Doctor is very nasty...and
    this place is a revolving door with nurses and aides.....they have major problems they just wont fix and then lose the good nurses they do have.....they don't care...I threatened to quit one time...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Only in New York
    wonderful story....I could see doing that...I worked in an ER but not as a nurse...wasn't then , I am now......and we always tried to lighten things up.......its very stressful, upsetting and dismal...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. When a Doctor is very nasty...and
    I work in a Rehab center...for 6 months I tolerated this ONE DOCTOR who is the ONLY doctor that takes care of all the patients in this facility....he is very nasty and makes horrible remarks against...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    Try dealing with an Irate Medical Director who is so lazy he depends on the nurse to really totally evaluate the patient so he can order his meds and treatments, even when they are complaining about...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  7. Teamwork...in an imperfect world.
    I moved to a southern state...I was out of my element...I felt that people where I lived had this "THING" against me cause I came from up North....through time and starting a new full time job in...
    May 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Oh oh, the patient is a nurse
    I have been so ill many a time. I find that people just fiqure OH she is a nurse, she can take care of herself.....and yes...that's true...but nothing comes more welcome than someone giving their...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Dealing with arrogant staff
    yes, absolutely..>.THE RING LEADERS, THE RAT FINKS, the INSTIGATORS, TROUBLE MAKERS< Gossip Geese....etc.....of course....I noticed here they clammer in tight corners to sneak that little tidbit of...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Dealing with arrogant staff
    What generally happens when facility starts to go downhill fast....what is the main triggers? is it hiring staff that just want to do what they want, not the facility? Is it the management? WHERE...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Dealing with arrogant staff
    what happened to me is that I wasn't working for some time full time...now I am...this place sucks literally.....and they got sited for 12 things ....I knew this the moment I went for an interview ,...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    another thing about this job.....we become so conditioned and desensitized to trauma and emergency situations and TV glorifies all this to the point of numbness, that something very severe is taken...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Choked by a patient. How do you deal with this trauma?
    In my opinion....Your Safety as a nurse comes first...if you cant work or are injured by another patient who creeps up behind you then you wont be of any use to the rest of your patients.......OF...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Dealing with arrogant staff
    I am new to this Rehab. Center ...but a seasoned RN of over 17 years.....I have worked in many facilities and have never encountered such discipline problems as this facility. I am seeking some...
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Pronouncing Death
    Thanks everyone for your help......I usually WATCH these people closely. I take Full vitals on my shift although some nurses think this is a joke....I don't.....but it tells me that something is on...
    Apr 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. how to write a good nurses note
    Working on a disorganized unit can really be upsetting......I am used to routinely doing things...on a time frame....however we know this is impossible at times when things go nuts......right now I...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Pronouncing Death
    thank you for helping me out.....I had just returned back after a stressful sabbatical from Nursing and found it more stressful returning back again.......I wanted a change from the LTC/Sub Acute I...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Pronouncing Death
    I have been out of the Nursing scene for a few years....and would like to know what the RNS exactly do when someone passes away at their facility....from the time of death , to calling the MD, poa,...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Anal retentive Nurses UNITE.
    I guess I blew off steam at that point but failed to mention I Have been doing LTC/Sub acute for over 20 years.......I work with a lot of part timers who do not KNOW many things they show already...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Any "games" for CNA's to encourage teamwork
    I think its a wonderful idea...a reward system...its a darn shame however that staff has to be bribed to do their job......its a very tough job for all involved. your mind set is imperative to how...
    Mar 6
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  21. Anal retentive Nurses UNITE.
    Yes, I am an Anal retentive Nurse....I do like things done by the book if not at 100 percent but at least 98 per cent, but I understand the system and don't make people lives a living hell.....but I...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Not the residents, not the work - It's THE STAFF!
    unfortunately, no one wants to be a subordinate anymore...or low man on the totem pole.....WE all strive for the top...but no matter what you do and who you work for...there will always be a...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Not the residents, not the work - It's THE STAFF!
    They are just jealous.....I was labeled SuperNurse by one of my collegues....although I wasn't bestest friends with this woman, I felt like she was just not happy that I was a good conscientious...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. when resident accuse staff falsly
    I had a horrendous resident who acused most nurses of doing something evil and horrible to her....giving meds that weren't hers, abuse, both verbal and physical...its terrible. with these types of...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. No hand sanitizer, no working equipment
    yes, I agree, make a call to the State......local Ombudsman.....anyone that has more leverage and impact. also..make sure you keep record of how many times you complained to management on the...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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