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  1. Relationship Between Unmarried Residents.
    Since dementia is really starting to play a role in the relationship. If she is voicing that she doesn't want him in her room and he refuses to leave this could fall under laws of keeping a...
    May 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. L&D not for me :(
    Home care or public health nursing doing mom/baby visits and education?
    May 17
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Giving Report
    I'm wondering if Baho and Gabby work the same kind of LTC that I do. When you have 20-50 patients you can't give a detailed report on each one. You also don't need a detailed report/assessment sheet...
    May 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. When all else fails... assess your patient!
    One of the things that drove me crazy and I argued several times is the practice of needing to have a full care plan with nursing diagnosis put together BEFORE I even touched the patient with just...
    May 3
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. need some insight on if I should become a nurse or not...
    For many people nursing isn't a calling or a life long dream. For many it's just a job. Here's the thing though, for nursing you really need to like your job. Showing up day after day doing what we...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Coude
    I have! The angle helps when you have a urethra hidden in a vagina. Put patient on and upside down bedpan betadine everything, slide in coude bend pointing upwards and cath slides right in.
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Dizzy during circumcision
    The circumcision I saw in nursing school got to me too. I didn't do the dizzy pass out thing, but it took a lot for me to keep the professional face on. For some people it's a hard procedure to...
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone
    janfrn thank you for this article. I am one of those who is grasping at straws trying to understand the anti-vaccine movement. I've yet to hear any articles that make sense to me. Bran, people are...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Non-evidence based practices on OB unit
    Are there any committees in the hospital that look at evidenced based nursing? Can you bring ideas to them? Can you join them?
    Apr 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Burned Bridges
    It sounds like you have a really hard time with criticism. One of the biggest things you need to do is learn to step back and not take offense to others comments and actions. You can't control what...
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Is this risking my license?
    Are you sure they aren't TCU rather than LTAC? The LTAC's in my area have a max of 5 patients at night, because those patients are still really freaking sick. I'd nope right out of there if I...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. I think my nurses are on the verge of mutiny!
    My workplace is starting a new preceptor/mentor program. They are pairing up new grads with nurses who've been at the facility for awhile. Then again at my facility a large amount of the nurses have...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Am I crazy for this?
    I say look into LPN-RN programs and see what transfers. I also say put on your big girl panties get a job and strike out on your own, but that's your decision to make. It's none of your SIL's...
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. help with accuchecks
    For those that you know are stingy with giving blood, massage the hand some before you poke, it helps increase blood flow.
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Who looks out for them?!
    This is crazy. That is more than the LPNs I work with make. It's about what a new grad RN starts at in LTC.
    Mar 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Fat nurses
    They wouldn't make 5xl scrubs if there weren't nurses to wear them. As long as you are able to do the job, no one cares about pudge
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Western Governors University (WGU) Readiness Assessment
    I think you guys have me sold on this program. I just have to figure out when the best time will be for me to start.
    Mar 13
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  18. March 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Where the @#$% is PM shift?
    Mar 10
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  19. Refusing care based on sexual orientation
    That is sick. What happens when that patient crashes and that's the only hospitalist on? Is he going to give substandard care then? He's a doctor. When he signed up for this he knew that he'd run...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Cross matching of blood
    Yes. There are a lot of different antigens in blood that go past ABO and Rh factors that can cause reactions. Although in an emergency a cross and match goes out the window.
    Feb 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "State's Here!": Demystifying the Long-Term Care Survey
    I think that the biggest problem at the facilities that I work with state coming in is that management gets in such an anxiety fill tizzy that it drips down to all of the other staff. Every year when...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. How can I get a job in LTC/SNF as a new nurse
    Go into the facilities with a resume and cover letter. Chances are they are hiring nurses. I have never heard of a LTC who is fully staffed. :)
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Resident's names in a text message
    With the text messages and voicemails, most facilities have to have a HIPPA compliance officer. I know ours is completely unrelated to nursing. Hunt yours down and show them the text messages.
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. LTC job and schoolwork
    I'm guessing what a LTC equates to a med-surg floor is their transitional care unit. 25 patients in transitional care is heavy. Hospitals really like to d/c some real train wrecks to TCU because they...
    Feb 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Snow stories
    I live in MN so weather really isn't considered a valid excuse to call in. Our department of transportation is really good about keeping roads clear enough that people can get where they need to be,...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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