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  1. Pre-pouring meds
    Be honest many LTC nurses out there pre-pour their meds??? You know that anything you can do to save a little time helps. I am 1-11 nurse with 42 residents, 3 CNA's and a 3-9 float who does...
    Mar 23, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. T.O. order
    The facility I work at has about 10 MD's for the 42 residents on our floor. About half of them have no problem with nurses ordering UA's, X-rays, some labs. The other half have to be notified for...
    Mar 23, '05
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Maximum patient load
    Just wondering if anyone out there knows if there is a maximum number of patients that one nurse can care for. Am working LTC in West Virginia and due to opening of a new wing at our facility, I...
    Jul 17, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. New pacemaker
    Hi all...just a few questions for anyone who knows about pacemakers...I work long term care and have seen them on several of our residents, but low and behold, after passing out several times and...
    Apr 4, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Ghostly experiences??
    Little old lady at a LTC facility i worked for, precious little thing, kept telling us her husband was coming after her. He had died about 3 years before. I went to check on her one night and she...
    Jan 14, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Abuse Towards Nurses...
    Also work in LTC, had a lady who was constantly on the light for nothing, racial and sexual slurs, went limp on transfers and told the CNA's, "I hope you break your back." Threw things into her...
    Jan 8, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dnr
    Once again I found myself doing CPR on a 90 year old woman whose family wanted mother kept alive "no matter what". The poor lady had advanced Alzheimer's, didn't respond to verbal, basically just...
    Dec 15, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. WARNING!! Discretionary subject matter!
    I worked at a LTC facility that had an elderly married couple as residents. Mr. T was 88, Mrs. T was 86. It was common knowledge that you did not go into their room between 2:30 and 3:00 in the...
    Dec 15, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Just had an emotional breakdown at work.
    Melt downs?? You bet!!! Most recent one, 3 admissions and a transfer from another floor, 5 deaths in 4 days, 2 irate family members who want to know what happened to mother's pink nightgown, an MD...
    Oct 18, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Eden Alternative
    the facility I work for has recently started Edenizing...we have 4 totally annoying birds and a cat that about half our residents claim they're allergic to...also one family called in state to...
    Sep 1, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. which shift is busier?
    I work steady 3-11 in a LTC facility. Just noticed that the 1st of the month, all the dayturn treatments were put on afternoon turn along with all the 11-7 catheter changes. When I asked the DON...
    Aug 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. responsibility
    Can anyone tell me if an LPN is put in the charge position over an RN, and something goes wrong, is the RN held responsible even though the LPN was in charge? This situation came up at work a couple...
    Jun 18, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. heart murmur
    My 25 year old daughter is 3 months pregnant with my first grandchild. Had a physical today and was told she had a I-II/VI systolic heart murmur. I'm in LTC and that's a whole different set of...
    May 21, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. HIPAA....the nightmare....
    I work LTC, had a lady go out on dayturn for outpatient surgery, at 9:30 last night she wasn't back from the hospital so i called patient information and was connected to a room, but no one answered...
    Apr 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is 32 too old to start nursing school?
    Go for it Hon!!! I was 40 with 3 kids under 10 and I did it..God bless and good luck!!
    Mar 17, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. funeral of LTC res..
    I do try to go to at least the viewing theday before the funeral. It gives me a chance to say good bye to the person and to the families. I kind of look on it as the last thing I can do for them. ...
    Mar 10, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. deaths
    I work in a very good LTC facility...wonderful staff, wonderful residents...administration could use some improvement, but what can you do?? Anyway in the past month, we have had 8 deaths on our...
    Feb 10, '03
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. overwhelmed
    Just need to vent. I work long term care and have lost 6 residents in the last week and a half...of course we must fill the beds before they are even cold...yesterday I walked in on 3-11 and had 2...
    Feb 4, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. ? age limit to practice as R.N.
    I work almost eveyday with a wonderful nurse who is 73...she is much better and a lot more fun than some of the younger nurses I work fact she is going white water rafting with her...
    Feb 3, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. What's your nurse pt ratio?
    LTC...60 patients, two nurses,and (full staffed)6 CNA's..usually though we run the floor with 4 CNA's due to major job turnover. No I don't feel we have enough help..this is on 3-11 shift.
    Nov 18, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Bag Balm
    Does anyone else out there in LTC use Bag Balm in their facilities? Just wondering because we use it but on the can it says for animal use only. It does work on red areas, and we get it from the...
    Aug 19, '02
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. When I was a STUDENT, the clinical experience I remember most was...
    My first IM injection to an 8 month old baby boy.....or almost passing out at seeing a C section...those were the days!!!
    Jun 26, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What comfort measures would you want?
    Just keep me comfortable,just above snowed and let me go...that's it!
    Jun 23, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do you deal with a patient slapping you?
    Have had chunks of hair pulled out, a black eye, a busted lip, grabbed from behind in a choke hold, kicked, scratched , bitten, gummed....reports filled out on all incidents, nothing done by...
    Jun 19, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Gangrene
    Can anyone out there tell me anything about gas gangrene?? One of our residents got a wound culture back with the organism in it that causes gas gangrene...staff is scared stiff about it and I'm...
    Jun 17, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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