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  1. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    If police/fire were already there, I would not stop. I'm not trained as an EMT/first responder and I don't know the procedures/policies so I don't think I would be helpful in any way. If there was no...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Changes in language
    My 6 year old was playing with one of those old fashioned Fisher Price toy phone (the rotery type one) and kept calling it a clock and asking why it didn't have the right numbers on it. I told her it...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Holidays  ????
    I am always happy the years I have Christmas off because it is my favorite holiday. But if I do have to work it, we just celebrate on a different day. I never felt like I have "missed out" on...
    Feb 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Do You Ever Ignore Your Employer's VM When They Try to Call You In?
    I always let calls from work go to VM. If I want/need extra hours, I call back and offer to work. If not, I don't call back. If it asked in person if I can work another shift and I don't want to...
    Feb 3
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. weekend work Harder?
    I worked in LTC. If there are no call-ins, new admissions (we get short-term rehab admits on weekends sometimes), emergencies, or hospital readmissions, weekends are pretty low-key. But usually it's...
    Feb 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Bedside nurses and pregnancy
    Both my babies were born around 39 weeks. So before my EDD, but not technically early. My first pregnancy I was working nocs as a CNA. She was born at 39 weeks. I worked until the end, I called in...
    Nov 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Help me feel better about this - Full time 8 hour nights
    I worked full time 8 hr nocs for a few years and I actually kind of liked it. On my nights off, I would stay on my awake at noc, sleep during the day schedule and stay up until 4 or 5 and sleep until...
    Sep 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. While You are In Here..I May As Well Try To Go To The Bathroom....
    What I usually do is put the call light one and start the process of getting them to the BR and then let the CNA take over when they get to the room.
    Sep 19, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Pay for parking?
    I don't pay for parking, but I work in a nursing home in a surburban area. My husband works in a large hospital in a major city and has to pay for parking. They deduct it from his paycheck, I...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Joan Rivers' doctor snapped selfie, may have caused death with unauthorized biopsy
    I read it as not identified to the media. The clinic knows who it is, but his name wasn't released to the media. But yes, the whole situation seems odd.
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. When being a patient...
    I don't tell anyone outright, but it usually comes up somehow. When I had my second baby, it had come up while doing my admission assessment and must have got passed along in report. Every nurse that...
    Sep 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Admissions Nurse
    We have an admissions nurse. She works 12-2030. On days there are no admissions, she works on quarterly/annual assessments, weekly wound assessments, helps out on the floor if needed, processes new...
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. overheard at the bedside
    Overheard at a nursing home: Confused female resident upset about not being able to find her (deceased for many years) husband: "I think my husband has left me. He hasn't been home for weeks. I'm...
    Feb 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. RN Supervisor (weekends ONLY) in LTC/SNF?
    I work the floor as a staff nurse during the week and work as the weekend supervisor on my weekend to work. My hours are 10-6:30, but it can be flexible if I need it to be. My duties are taking care...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Carb counting and insulin in LTC
    I've only had a resident who did carb counting once. She was A&O and there for a short term stay after surgery. She did carb counting at home and continued with her same regimen at my facility. But...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Patient Death Notice BOMBSHELL! HELP!
    We have a Checklist for Death of a Resident that we follow which includes things like DCing all their orders in the computer and removing medications from the cart to prevent things like that from...
    Jul 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Read any good books lately??
    I'm currently reading Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth. It's a memoir of a woman who worked as a midwife in London during the 1950s. (The same book to PBS...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Do potential employers owe you an explaination?
    The only time I've ever gotten more than a letter or e-mail saying "Thank you for your interest but we have decided to hire another candidate" was when I have applied for an internal positions. I...
    Jun 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Allergy to soap?
    Yep, I have the same problem if I don't use hand cream throughout the day during the winter.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What do (did) you do during the gap between graduation and your first job
    Had a baby! My oldest DD was born less than a week after my last day of class. My plan for my maternity leave was to study for NCLEX, pass it, and have a job as an RN within 6-8 weeks. It turned out...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. What do you do about doctors who don't write scripts for narcotics/sleeping pills etc
    Call and fax and call again. Ask the pharmacy to call. Fax over the form pharmacy faxes to us stating they need a script. Call again and again.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Does your facility send someone home every shift?
    When our census is low, we send home a CNA home early (usually half way through the shift) if we are full staffed and we don't fill a call-in for a CNA if census is low. When someone needs to go...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. 2 months into my job, and I have state coming this whole week. any tips?
    The best advise I got from my DON, if you're not sure of the answer to a question they ask, don't say "I don't know" say "I'm not sure, but I will go find the answer and let you know" and then go...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Electronic charting- administration time out of compliance
    When we went to EMAR, we changed our med pass times so we had a longer window to give them. With the exception of meds that absolutely need to be given at a certain time (eg: it's scheduled q 6 hrs,...
    May 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Patients who can do ADLs but want nurses to
    The strangest thing I've encountered in this area was a pt with orders to straight cath for post void bladder scan greater than 400 cc that admitted she tried to hold in her urine while she was on...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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