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  1. LPN forced to work as CNA
    There is a BIG difference in primary care in an acute care setting when you have from 4 to 6 patients and taking a cna's full assignment in LTC.The last private LTC I worked in where this was common...
    Apr 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. "LPN'S Phased Out"...They say....
    QUOTE>>So Im talking to this guy and he is a stockkeeper at a hospital and he said the dreaded words "LPN'S are being phased out" <<QUOTE LOL! He is probably one of those family members that...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Admissions people
    One of our problems starts with our administrator-the policy is "the customer is always right" The DON keeps reminding her over and over that the DOH still expects us to deliver appropriate care and...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Admissions people
    Why do these people have such power? I have stepped on the toes of ours a few times regarding code status.They focus on the needs of the family, not the resident. I get that. But how dare you, a...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Can't find work :(
    I did very well doing private duty. It was really paid companionship for wealthy people but I was making as much an hour as I ever did working full time. My family physician referred me and I was...
    Mar 30
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Patient Neglect?
    It's been decreed in my facility that it is my responsibility to take any action I may deem appropriate no matter what my supervisor may say. It's also up to me to make sure everything I report has...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. gossip at work
    QUOTE>>> i actually heard the charge nurse say something insulting and nasty about me to a CNA<<<QUOTE Others may not agree but my approach to that would have been an immediate confrontation,I would...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Girl brain dead part deux
    I'm going to leave up outta here and go get a shower-it's Friday,funday and I deserve a cocktail. A motrin, glass of juice and a bed....
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Girl brain dead part deux
    The mother says she is doing better "after she left up out of California" (or words pretty close to that) I think they managed to transport her across the country by ambulance. I bet she is in the...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Girl brain dead part deux
    It's in Philly-I would LOVE to go and throw a big whipped cream pie on Uncle Omari and one on Glenn Beck (turd)
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    The stakes are usually not as high for us in LTC .We have the usual problems with the hairdresser, dietary dept and laundry services. Lab techs don't arrive or draw on the wrong resident and leave...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Polypharmacy-When is it too much??
    Our pharmacy will quickly recommend restarting almost everything we d/c including multivits. Our psychiatrist does not like to stop most meds until the resident is almost end of life.She considers...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Which job would you choose?
    I would worry about the long commute in bad weather-if you take that position make sure you have a place to stay nearby in an emergency.
    Mar 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Calling patients and/or co-workers "honey" or "hon"
    Or say "hashtag" (while making the hand signal) and reply "yes,girly girl?"
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Written warning for a care plan written prior to my employment
    [QUOTE=CapeCodMermaid;7791416]Why all the drama over a write up? /QUOTE] Because a write up matters to the nurse who really cares. It stays in that file and puts a target on your back. Even if...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Manual BP Assessment on Elderly
    If this is day shift why not run and grab them before they get dressed, if they are awake? I agree with CCM-if there pressures are so unstable that they need to be checked a few times a day then they...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Increased Falls in LTC-EMS concerned
    True but in my area the culture is changing. Family members are so eager to" lawyer up" that many facilities in this area are sending residents out for evaluation out more and more frequently. My...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. What Is Your Most Gross, Yucky, Disgusting Nursing Horror Story?
    Just skimming and got the shock of my life-I thought the S/P cardiac arrest stood up naked beside the bed.Gave me a start.
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  19. Girl brain dead part deux
    As soon as the original thread was closed the following appeared on facebook... A letter from Nailah; It has been over a month since I have spoken about my life with Jahi to anyone outside a...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Resident abuse on cna on the uprise?
    Sorry you had to go through this. It's the culture in many facilities. In my experience this is especially true in the for-profits. They don't seem to care if the resident is tearing up the floor...
    Feb 19
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. med error
    It's great that you get in there and help the cna's with the direct care but remember -you can do their job but they can't do yours. You can't work yourself to death like this and run the risk of med...
    Feb 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. HOSPICE CARE IN LTC
    I'm wondering how many of you work closely with palliative care/hospice in your LTC? I would love to see that as it's own speciality category on the web site if others share my interest. It ...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. HOSPICE CARE IN LTC
    I'm wondering how many of you work closely with palliative care/hospice in your LTC? I would love to see that as it's own speciality category on the web site if others share my interest. It ...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. BG- 74,  would you give or held insulin?
    Let me just say that I have always had a problem with the stupid < and > signs. It goes back to elementary school for me and I developed a full blown math phobia. I missed a large portion of 2nd...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Weather Policy
    You call it "self righteous", someone else may call it "doom's day prepping" or simple common sense.
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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