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  1. palliative meds
    We use lorazepam -S/L . In the past year we have been able to obtain good symptom control through end of life for all of our residents without having to go to more invasive routes of admin.
    Dec 23
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Impossible to work correctly
    BUT (not stating YOU do,M.A.N.) don't rely on that. I've seen too many nurses get burned.You will get into a zone...it just takes time
    Dec 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Yesterday was weird
    [QUOTE=BuckyBadgerRN;8274519]From what I know, if you're wearing Bracli panties this is not usually a concern. Seriously, you guys are going to have to google this, I'm not posting links ...
    Dec 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Any nurses that have worked hospital AND nursing home?
    You have quite a LONG list of "will nots"..... I've worked in a number of settings for several different organizations.Each has it's own mission statement and work culture.You really can't paint...
    Dec 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Brainstorm with me.......
    We taught our son that attending school was his "job" and he seldom missed a day. That's how you teach your child a good work ethic. You go to shool/work even when are not "feeling it" I would...
    Dec 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Have you ever been assualted by a patient?
    You did everything you could, an unpredictable resident like that could kill a staff member or peer.He belongs in an LTC dementia unit or a dementia care facility.He is not going to be appropriate...
    Dec 18
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Lpn or RN
    Why not ask the DONs and ADONs in their forum? They should be able to give you good feedback.
    Dec 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Yesterday was weird
    " beaded pubic extensions" That takes va-jingling to a whole new level....
    Dec 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Long Acting Insulins
    It's important for you to get to know insulins,it's one of the most common meds in LTC.You need to know their onset and peak action,how (if) they can be mixed,etc.Make yourself a few index cards...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Negotiating the Holiday Off
    I never "asked" for a holiday off. We are scheduled to work every other major holiday, I gladly do my share. My family celebrates after my shift or another day. When my son was a toddler he never...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. MDS coordinator
    We have an MDS team of LPN's,the dept head is an RN.I don't believe any of them have received any type of certification. It's not an easy position to find in my area,good luck with your search.
    Dec 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Charge nurses double standards
    I 've worked with both CNAs and nurses similar to what you describe. In my experience they ALWAYS got what was coming to them. When I was less experienced I was manipulated a time or two by this...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. LPN in need..
    Sorry you are going through this. I recommend you don't discuss this publically and get yourself a lawyer.
    Dec 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Ever accepted a job you knew was a mistake?
    Sure did....and HATED IT. Luckily for me it was a PRN position. I worked the initial 5 shifts of orientation I had agreed to.I knew I made a mistake when no-one else showed up to work with me on my...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. The topper of all toppers!!!!!
    When we deal with problems like this we have to medically clear a resident before we can pursue a psych admission.The often go out for the full work up and 9 times out of 10 have a UTI. Our docs...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    I know-I watch the Food Network---apparently she does not....
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. A question for a friend!!
    I'm not sure any of us comprehended the OP's true meaning of the post,I'm sorry if that's the case.Maybe we are all in the wrong.The sentence structure and grammar was tricky. OP, Let me be the...
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. A question for a friend!!
    Yowza!!! It smells like fraud to me and YES, that is stealing from us ALL.I have worked with plenty of people who got caught lying on grant apps and had to pay it all back.
    Dec 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    I'm not hesitant to voice my opinion and even if it's an unpopular one I'll stand by it. However I mistakenly believed the girl was trached but breathing on her own,that is what lead me to believe...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Say what...?
    [QUOTE=SnowyJ;8260226]Every day teachers send students down right before the dismissal bell! It's ridiculous. Unless they have a fever or are vomiting, off they go. I still can't figure out why...
    Dec 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    I work with a cna who is due in January,her little girl will be named "Umami".I asked her if she knew if it meant anything, she said "I made it up-just like the sound of it"
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  22. Im Pagan and a Hospice Nurse....
    You could always be 5 minutes late to staff meetings....or... While others are praying to their gods I join them and pray to my own,I don't have a problem with that. In a new setting I don't...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Lessons on why not to "Assume" things.
    Well,if she gets her "miracle" and returns to the LTC I hope someone speaks to the family about comfort care.It's time to have that talk.
    Dec 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. MVI tablet
    I don't believe you would say something like that to a resident's family....As I said,if frequent refusals are occurring we ask the doc to review and possibly d/c the med. We are not going to make an...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    I'm not going to argue-I happen to believe there is a fate worse then death and she is living it. A year ago I believed she was dead. Her body would be showing more signs of decomp if she was truly...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Nursing News


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