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  1. Medication Error
    Well done! While the goal is to not make a mistake, honesty and analysis are the best path after it is made. We've all doe it, and it will make you a better nurse. And yes, we've all known about...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. Advice about sending patients out to ED for a new grad?
    I'm an LPN but I'll take a stab at this. Start with your assessment; then call the MD, who will make the decision whether or not to transfer. I really like the interact act program INTERACT -...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. Failed clinical. Feels like the end of the world...
    <<Hugs>>I realize that you are looking for a specific scenario that is similar to yours, but I have been out of school for a while and don't have one to relate. However, I do think that you were...
    Apr 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Just sharing
    LauriePat, what you said doesn't sound corny to me; I consider it an honor to spend time with someone in their last hours and to make sure that they are comfortable as they transition to whatever...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Police Kill 95yo Combative Patient
    Sad situation for everyone involved. I wonder...since he was likely going to be on life support regardless of whether or not he had the surgery, why wasn't hospice offered as an option? They could...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. I was fired today (I think??)
    Wow, that's a horrible management style. What was the reaction of other people he was standing there with? I envision them mentally updating their resumes, thinking that they would not trust him...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  7. Time for a vacation!!  Where do you want to go?
    Iceland is my dream; but I'm going to Toronto for a few days in September.
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. I hate LTC- How I want to fix it!
    I don't think that you can paint all LTC facilities with the same brush: some are truly horrific, some are so-so, and some are great. It comes down to the DON. If you are fortunate to work in a...
    Apr 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. "She's coming back next week", and my weird reaction...
    NurseCard, I can certainly relate to not wanting to take care of a particular resident; we had one who would flat out tell you that she didn't care if others needed help, she wanted all of your...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. I feel i am doing the Lord's work
    I, too, am grateful for your inclusive message, and I say that as an agnostic! I don't believe that I am doing god's work simply because I don't believe in god, but I strongly believe that I am...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  11. Treating fever with acetaminophen
    I've done so, but so many docs don't want a pt to become "addicted" to narcs or don't want to be perceived as the doc who dopes up their pts. I know a lot of nurses who feel this way as well, so...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Treating fever with acetaminophen
    I, too, think that a little fever is a good thing, as long as they are not uncomfortable (I work in LTC). We have a lot of residents who are one the max daily dose of tylenol for pain management, so...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Got fired for the first time.
    AmberEyes, I am so sorry that you lost your job; I am glad that you were honest about your mistakes but I wish that your boss had been more supportive and given you more time orienting. I would...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Training a new RN
    The new nurse came to me last night (I've been off for five days, huzzah) and hugged me. Said that she appreciated my help and asked me to sign off of her items. I first showed her the IV policies...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS.
    OP, I wonder who turned you in or how the pt found out that they were not actually getting the've learned your lesson about honesty and careful documentation, but it sounds as if you...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Switching from LTC to LTAC?
    Thanks for the info...I've added assessments to my list of stuff to review. Can't wait for this new challenge!
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  17. Training a new RN
    Thanks for the support. I really don't care about her disrespect - my skin is pretty thick - but I do care passionately about patients and keeping my license. I rarely see our manager (I work...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Training a new RN
    I was assigned to "work with" a new RN in my LTC last week; I'm an LPN. She is almost off of orientation and is moving to the 3-11 shift and they wanted me to show her the routine on two...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Switching from LTC to LTAC?
    I am an LPN with five years experience in sub acute nursing in a SNF, and am moving to an LTAC. I'm excited, and of course anxious because this is a higher level of nursing and I'll have to learn...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  20. Switching from LTC to LTAC?
    I've been an LPN for five years, working in a SNF with a mix of rehab, hospice, and LTC pts. I've got an opportunity to work for an LTAC - and I"m quite excited! Does anyone have any tips for a...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  21. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    Oooooh, I'd pay good money for one of those blankets! Where did you get yours?
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. We really care about our nurses at our wonderful LTC
    Other than the surveys, it is a good idea to hang out in the parking lot at shift change to see how folks look - do they come out of the building laughing and talking to each other, or do they look...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. CNA problems
    Please come and work at my facility! I'd love to work with a CNA who is willing to learn, work hard, and give good care. I'm a nurse and am weary of the silly divide between nurses and CNAs...we're...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. "You've never said you liked nursing."  A vent.
    I love love love nursing, but not my facility. There are not many options where I live (almost a monopoly here, and that seldom leads to anything good), so I'm trying to stick it out for a while...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The Slow Code
    I, too, work in a SNF and have run several codes (which usually means just CPR and AED, although a friend once pushed dextrose on someone dead from hypoglycemia - he was resuscitated). And while I...
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety

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