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  1. Getting More Residents Up and Walking Once Again
    We utilize Merry Walkers when appropriate. However we have had more then a few residents suffer some pretty serious falls OUT of them. They still must be monitored pretty closely. I have a...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. Girl brain dead part deux
    I'm betting that stuff fell off the back of a truck. She probably got it at some flea market like Cowtown in NJ and it's all counterfeit.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    Ever have 98? seems a bit much to me.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    That's not safe. What happened that shift? Who covered the other unit? We have had so many calls off int eh past 6 weeks we have mandated a number of staff members.That stinks for everyone involved.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    I understood she was told to take both units with close to 50 residents on each for a total of close to 100.Color me confussed. Anyway-THAT does not sound safe to me.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. crazy orders we have to have them to apply a band aid.
    Put a bandaid on a small scrape/skin tear or hangnail without and order and here is what may happen 1-no-one checks the area again for days because they don't know it's there 2-days later when a...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. I asked one simple question...
    QUOTE>>>Why do people act this way? I think it is insecurity and the need to dominate when threatened.<<<unquote That is the answer to almost every question asked on here regarding...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Sure to get flamed for this
    There is a new generation of nurses who expect everything to come easy to them. They have always won a prize just for showing up,they have been told they are special all of their lives. They show up...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Sure to get flamed for this
    When I am mentoring a new nurse I expect her to know where to look for the answers to all of the questions she might have, gather the information independently and after all of that come to me for...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Abuse at school
    Abuse of power is wrong. Teachers (not just in nursing school) nurses, cops-any boss can be guilty of that. I would like to point out if you present your case up your chain of command in a clear and...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Facility closing
    I'm so sorry to hear that.How many residents do you have? How long do they have to find another LTC?I can't imagine how hard that will be on them and their loved ones and the staff....
    Jul 10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. child safety
    Purse/wallet/cigarettes in the back seat are all great ideas. Taking one of the kid's shoes off and put in beside you in the front seat is another. Persoannly I don't call these incidents "accidents"...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. A little concerned
    Sheesh-this is one skill I missed in school. I just had to read the directions on the package when I had to do it...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Girl brain dead part deux
    I don't want anyone to think I agree with the mother's behavior. I am just not surprised by it and can't believe anyone on this board has not dealt with behavior of this type..-No one gives a crap...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Girl brain dead part deux
    Those were the actions of an angry woman-what difference does it make if she was "unprofessional and rude?" She is not a professional anything as far as I know and the whole clan (it is well...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. GT feeding stopped after family's wishes
    <<<I am in an ethical and moral dilemma. A patient has her feeding tube stopped as per family's wishes. The patient is still alert and can comprehend even though she is bed bound. I was convinced...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    <<<<<After a very intense, heated and emotional debate.. (btw my DON thought things were fine left as they were) and she verbalized she felt my res was "better off gone"... I showed no disrespect but...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    <BUMP> Can't wait to here what has transpired today....
    Jun 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    Once they hit the hospital the plan of care is out of our hands. It may look like something "simple" but you know the hospital is going to perform the million dollar work up. They have to cover their...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Girl brain dead part deux
    I must truly be a horrible person. She looks dead to me, those pics may as well be Memento Mori. I have seen plenty of young people in PVS and have always prayed I would have the strength to bury my...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Walkie Talkie
    Things like "frequent flier" are subjective ."Walky-talky" is objective,descriptive.-like LOL..
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Would you apply regular barrier cream to a resident with a fungal infection?
    Our policy prohibits mixing creams and powders. We do have an anti fungal barrier cream but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it or even the manufacturer.
    Jun 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Girl brain dead part deux
    I saw an interview yesterday with the lawyer-he reported Jahi is doing so well the family may "allow her to leave the PICU"
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. A nurse who doesn't breastfeed
    Now let's talk about circumcision...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    I've had numerous cases of family members dropping off the demented spouses of the patient both in LTC and acute care. They go to work all day, shopping,to a wedding-you name it. Never left a...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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