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  1. Cheat Sheets and other weird policies
    I think it's totally unreasonable to not be allowed a cheat sheet? What is the rationale behind it? Is it fear of incorrect info on the sheet? Maybe you can work with them to create a department...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Charting/Documentation
    I am a Nurse manager of a large ambulatory clinic. As a nurse I know documentation is so important, and I often encourage my staff to chart more...Before I can respond to this post though I need to...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  3. WOC Consulting Rates
    Are you part of the WOCN Society? They recently published the 2012 survey results, demographics and rates are a part of the results. If I'm not mistaken I believe they include consultant rates as...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. NCLEX-PN in 7 days!!:)
    Well first of all stop saying "First Attempt!" I would be doing 100-200 questions/ day (this is what i did for PN and RN). Do not study the day before the test. and most of all relax!
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. 5 Months and no job
    Defiently go into all the nursing homes/rehab centers. I know several in the Chicagoland area have an "open interview" day where you can go in on a certain day and be interviewed. The most important...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  6. LPN's in wound care?
    Congratulations on finishing school! Check with your BON to be certain but generally speaking LPNs can be wound care nurses- especially in LTC. I started out as an LPN in a Sub-acute/LTC facility. ...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  7. LPN new grad looking for job in illinois
    When it comes to LTC ALWAYS go into the facility. Make sure you have a copy of your resume and you're dressed professionally. Lexington Health Care is a GREAT place for a new grad because they offer...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  8. ?? Re: creating documentation for wound assessment in OP Clinic setting.
    Hi All, I recently accepted a position in an outpatient wound care clinic located inside a hospital. The previous RN left a long time ago so it's up to me create a plan and put it in place. The...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Home Health Continuous Care (LPN) Where do you draw the line with non - skilled tasks
    Hi All, I just recently picked up a home health continuous care assignment for a home heath agency. The position is on nights and while a tad bit boring I find the spouse has me doing chores like...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  10. Anyone doing the Completion Program at Wilbur Wright starting on the 22nd?
    Hi Everyone, Was just wondering if there's any others out there?!
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  11. Stage III not responding to hydrogel
    Well there are a lot of factors consider in order to come up with a proper dressing. Here are a few more questions I'd ask myself before changing the dressing: 1. How long has this particular...
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. Can a skin tear evolve into a pressure ulcer?
    To answer the question, technically no. The etiology of a wound will not change however, it can be complicated by any number of things including pressure.
    Apr 23, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. Nurses Enjoy LTC
    Thats great, your facility is paying you what you are worth. you are making more than some RNs in LTC. do you like being a treatment nurse? My mom was a treatment nurse at a Ltc facility but left to...
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Nurses Enjoy LTC
    Actually I work in the chicagoland area as an LPN and make more then 26 as a wound care nurse (not certified). Been in the field about 1.5 years. Can't complain at all!!!!
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Nurses Enjoy LTC
    I'm very sorry that you look at LTC as sad, especially after 20 years. I'm not sure I could do it that long if I thought that way. I look at my job in LTC as being given a great honor to be...
    Apr 20, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Nurses Enjoy LTC
    Ya know when i started out taking my pre reqs for nursing i refused to even thing about LTC. When it was so hard to get into an RN program I decided to to LPN and work for a year and then bridge...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Xeroform: sterile or clean?
    hmmm...I'd probably clarify the entire order doesn't sound like the doc is certain about the whole thing. As far as in our LTC facility though we only use sterile technique if ordered- otherwise...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. undermining: what it is?
    I think the easiest way to describe undermining is like a lip on the inside of the wound. You can stick your finger in the wound and bend it and you feel a space. To determine how much undermining...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Xeroform: sterile or clean?
    It depends on the doctors order for the treatment. If they order it to be done using sterile technique then you have to do it that way. As far as the "cutting dead tissue" yes, the scissors or...
    Apr 17, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. How often does this REALLY happen?!
    Well, it depends on where you work and the setting and the documentation style. I'm in a LTC/Subacute with paper charting and yes- ppl forget alot. Depending on the issue I may go back and chart...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Concerns about 'modeling' pictures
    I guess my first thought is do they come up when you google her name? Depends on the employer I suppose. I don't think I'd add them as part of my resume portfolio though ;)
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Wound Advice
    I'd also start a back to bed program and have the resident placed in bed after meals with heels elevated to help the edema. Have you checked labs recently for nutrition? How about supplements?
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  23. Hurst Review
    Yes, you can use it for LPN too. I LOVED Hurst! I found it to be the easiest to remember.
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. how much do you make a month?  new LPN
    I've been an LPN for a year started out at 21/hr. I've had a pretty hefty increase in my salary at the 1 year mark. I live in the Chicagoland area.
    Mar 12, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Skin tears, steri-strips or xeroform?
    I LOVE xeroform. We usually use it with Mepilex border or kerlix but we do it as a 3-5 day dressing.
    Mar 11, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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