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  1. when patients are prescribed marijuana
    When I worked in hospitals we gave marinol (MJ) in po form to cancer/chemo pts.
    Apr 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Medication administration vs Patients wants
    The hospital I worked at on Med surg once had an alert and oriented pt who the nurses would leave her meds on the bedside table for her to take "later, I am eating a snack, putting on makeup.etc.". ...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. When to say "When"?
    The Dr. sent a clarification, and, for now, all is ok at work. Work has agreed with the current job limitations, in the hope they are not long term. If long term...I'm not sure what will occur. They...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  4. Lpn to rn excelsior college
    When I did my CPNE-- 1996-- the passing rate was awful --- like 1 in 5. The week before my CPNE all 6 passed. 5 out of my 6 passed, but the next week only one passed. I did CPNE in Madison, WI. ...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  5. Acidic Posting
    sign me up!!!!!
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. When to say "When"?
    My primary job is basically at a desk with some going out on the units to assess, talk to staff/residents, etc., what the fuss is about is when I am on call, and I may need to come in and work as a...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. RNs vs LPNs
    One thing that also affects the RN "count" for 5 star, is that several administrative type nurses are generally are RN's and they don't count if they are administrative. An SNF I worked out, had...
    Apr 3
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  8. When to say "When"?
    OH my.. "when" may be NOW.... sigh.. the Dr put me on work restrictrions and work is having a cow. Will find out more what work is gonna do today or tomorrow....
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. NCLEX RN official result through mail
    many states do not issue paper or card licenses any more. So not sure about your state. check the BON website, it may say if they do. Most employers go to nursys website to verify licensure and...
    Apr 2
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Today I made a big mistake.
    OK, I am also confused... When you say this "is your second clinical", do you mean it is the second day or rotation of clinicals in this semester, or do you mean it is your second try at clinicals,...
    Apr 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Is this risking my license?
    there should also be a DON(DNS) to contact, or an on-call Nurse to contact. You also pass meds for 70? that sounds wrong to me, sorry, but it does. I have workedin several LTC in a couple of states...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. am i reasonably resigning?
    When I was working in a hospital as LPN and then as RN staff nurse on a medical floor, the normal and usual for a 29 bed floor was 2 team leaders,(RN,LPN or RN and RN) and 2-3 aides, rarely a med...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Desperate, Anxiety: get into Nursing THIS year
    A few thoughts here.... Your wife is Chinese, and by the phrasing, grammar and all around word useage, I wonder if English is your second language as well. If you are not a native English...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. To code or not to code??
    I'm curious..... what rationale did the RAI coordinator use when differentiating between Xeralto and Plavix? WHy is one code-able and not the other?
    Mar 28
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  15. When to say "When"?
    thank you al for your comments and support. Esme.. thank you for the references. EXTREMELY helpful. Guess I will need to find a good lawyer!!!
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Interviewing for MDS
    I make about 30/hr as RN MDS. So I think that is good for the area I live in. In my prior position, for the state, the median salary for RN MDS was 26/hr. Don't forget to findout about on call,...
    Mar 27
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  17. Interviewing for MDS
    I learned to do MDS, on the job training with 2.0. Now that 3.0 is here, and with the changes coming in Oct, I would NOT want OJT! I would want a preceptor with me daily for several weeks. I would...
    Mar 26
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  18. When to say "When"?
    Thank you Viva, for your support!!! I am sorry your new job isn't working out. Sheri_w. Thank you, I will check out the site you sent!
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. When to say "When"?
    At what point does one know when the time has come to say 'When",and move out of nursing due to disease processes? I am thinking that with all my arthritis, asthma and Meniere's disease that the...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  20. Monthly Stipend
    I would suggest talking with your VA or vocational counselor. Hopefully they would have a timeline. I do know that Gov'ment moves sllll ooo wwwwwwly.
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  21. C. Diff in the hallways!
    Quote----the right of one patient to freedom of movement shouldn't trump everyone else's right to a clean environment.[/QUOTE] Just food for thought here----- How many individuals with CDIFF or...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    RA and all forms of arthritis are miserable for sure. I have never been told to avoid certain patients when I take prednisone and I have taken it on and off for 20 years for asthma as well as...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  23. Point Click Care
    once its locked and transmitted its over ! BUT if not transmitted, you can make changes all you want!
    Mar 13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. Point Click Care
    we switched over to PCC over a year ago. Not bad, really nice in many ways, as you will see. The biggest complaint is the enormouse(!!) amount of redundant, repetitieve and re-ocurring forms,...
    Mar 12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. Medical terminology according to patients
    for lady parts: kitty cat for male parts: little soldier coumadin---coumaTIN yep, sugar diabetes, THE---insert your favorite disease eg. the asthma, the kidney infection
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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