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  1. Need advice and reassurance!
    I also fear that potential employers will not hire me. I've already applied and interviewed at a job and they wouldn't hire me because of my past. They didn't even allow me to explain the nature of...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Need advice and reassurance!
    Here a background check is required before entering CNA classes. That's the part that worries me the most. I'm afraid the BON won't grant me my license because of the nature of my charges.
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Need advice and reassurance!
    I am currently trying to get my CNA in Colorado, however I have a charge on my record from 6 years ago. Unfortunately the charge sounds much worse than what it really is. The charge reads(on my...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. can you give injections
    In Colorado no, all you are allowed to do is remind them and/or hand them the prefilled syringe. Usually HH or hospice comes in to fill the syringes, however the client must be able to give...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Most common meds in LTC??
    Coumadin is another one worth mentioning. Make sure you pay CLOSE attention to the MAR! The dosing can change daily and orders change as often as weekly depending on the patient's INR results.
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Missing Narc.....but for how long?
    One time we had an almost full bottle of roxinol that was found in the fridge and the bottle was broken. There was roxinol EVERYWHERE! Talk about a huge fiasco.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Missing Narc.....but for how long?
    I've never heard of that practice and I've been working in ALFs for 5 years. We documented missing pills in the narc sheet. Never in the MAR. Now I have seen people refer to the MAR as well as the...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. What shift does the 7am med pass?
    That is up to the doctors discretion. I agree, however that there doesn't seem to be any meds that would require those parameters. We just do as we're told. Never question or argue because we don't...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. What shift does the 7am med pass?
    No we still have the 2 hour window for all other meds. Some doctors specify a specific time at which they want the med given. Only in those cases does the 1 hour window apply(30 min before and...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Resident Care Coordinator
    I think Nurse Amy Jolie meant QMAP. Which is a qualified medication administration person.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. What shift does the 7am med pass?
    In Colorado in an ALF if a doctor specifies a time on the the order then there is only a 1 hour window.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Are Assisted Living Facilities required by law to have a nurse on staff?
    In Colorado no. The regulations are very vague. However, most facilities on the front range will only employ CNAs and LPNs. They use CNAs with their QMAP to pass the meds under the supervision of an...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Problems a CNA May Face
    PCP or PCW- depending on company and state are treated even worse than CNAs. We're looked down upon for our seemingly lack of knowledge in the medical field. I for one choose to be different and pay...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Bipolar Nurse Hoping to Open Awareness of Mental Illness
    [QUOTE=mariebailey;7164251]Thank you so much for posting this. We have identical diagnoses - Bipolar Disorder I & Adult ADD. It's exhausting trying to hide a monster. Yes...yes it is:) I...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Bipolar Nurse Hoping to Open Awareness of Mental Illness
    Thank you so much for bringing light to this issue. I am considering nursing as well for my career field. In fact I've found that hospice is my calling and that I want to open a campus dedicated to...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  16. Want to open my own Hospice Campus
    I need some advice. I have a dream of opening a Hospice campus, complete with in-patient care center, restaurant/coffee shop, grief counseling center, accommodations for patients with families from...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Starting Nursing school with a criminal record!?
    I have a criminal record as well, so I called my state's department of regulatory agencies. You can find the number online and speak directly to a nursing board representative. I was told by the...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  18. Starting Nursing school with a criminal record!?
    I have a criminal record as well, so I called my state's department of regulatory agencies. You can find the number online and speak directly to a nursing board representative. I was told by the...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. LTC and Pharmacy deliveries
    (Still searching for the perfect world)...if only the world was perfect:)
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. LTC and Pharmacy deliveries
    only in a perfect world:)
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Best Nursing Shoes/Sneakers
    Try Sketchers Snapdragon. They're very comfy and have great support, especially if you have higher arches.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Nice areas for lvn/lpn's to relocate to?
    Have you considered Colorado? The medical field is abundance here in the Springs. There is plenty of affordable housing as well as nursing positions available. There's also several colleges to choose...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. assisted living resident coordinator
    I've always known it at the person who coordinates staffing as well as handled resident concerns that go above the direct-care staffs heads. They also ensure that care plans are up to date, MARs are...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Geriatric UTI and Hallucinations/Psychosis
    I have seen some even get violent due to a UTI. The delusions are very common. Even as just a QMAP, I have been trained to contact the doctor as soon as the patient seems to be acting more confused...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Need help!! First week in assisted living
    The regulations are just as vague in Colorado. Sounds like you need to review the company's policies and procedures and retrain EVERYONE in accordance to those policies and procedures as well as your...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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