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  1. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    This November marks my 40th year in nursing. Two thirds of my life. I remember being so thrilled when we were allowed to no longer wear uniform dresses but pantsuits.....yes double knit pantsuits...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    The problem with your method is in the popping pills from the blister packs while the packs remain in the drawers. Having audited literally hundreds of med carts for years as part of my job I found...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. It's Already Gone On Long Enough
    Whenever I read a posting like this one I am eternally grateful that I was an only child and didn't have to contend with siblings who wanted to not follow my parents wishes or were convinced that...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Heat and LTC facilities
    I am a "fluffy" person so I already feel the heat plus I must wear pressure hose year round, I am in Texas and I take Synthroid so my heat tolerance is already impaired. So when I was doing audits in...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Open up....Spoonfed report
    If I was the manager I would be inclined to say that both the off going and the oncoming shifts would receive write ups for going beyond the allowed report time frame. Maybe a few write ups for miss...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Legend / Non-legend Drugs
    I meant to include this also. After a master ordering list is obtained then someone will need to amend the non legend drugs for each resident to reduce quantity etc. I suggest doing this whenever...
    Jun 22
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  7. Legend / Non-legend Drugs
    To expand on what a PP stated reduce the overall variety of non legend drugs stocked in each facility. By that I mean is it really necessary to have so many different strengths and types of calcium...
    Jun 22
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  8. Every time I work at my SNF there's an expired pain med order
    This happens when nurses refuse to look past their shift, their list of tasks and take a few minutes to think ahead. When I was doing consulting one of the things I preached and preached was making...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. I Hope No One Hires You
    I want to preface this posting by saying thatI respect CCM & I understand her frustration with the abrupt leaving of her nurse without notice or a face to face. However I myself have twice in my...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. PA-RN looking to relocate to Austin
    There are other threads on here in the Texas forum giving basically the same info as previous posters have stated above. Hopefully you will be able to stay with your family while job hunting because...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. how to deal with an evil boss...
    I once saw a nurse manager pick up a PDR and throw it at a fellow nurse who was "sitting in my chair". She literally knocked the nurse off the chair, calmly walked over and sat down. I was standing...
    Jun 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. What is the job market like in the Austin area?
    I echo the previous poster. Native Austinite here. We have both a community college and a BSN program here so there are 3 graduating classes every year hitting the hot streets looking for a job. ...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. A&O x 3?
    I always used awake and reactive to their environment. IMO for the non verbal or lower functional clients this is a more accurate reflection of how they do interact and how the direct care staff...
    May 27
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  14. Management of Personalities Question
    I have been in a few different management positions in my 30+ years. I find I tend to fall back on the management lessons I was taught in the Army way back in the day. I mention that because the...
    Apr 30
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  15. state survey med pass questions
    1. Maintain privacy when giving meds....curtain, door shut 2. You can bring everything at once into the room but you need to put the eye drops and inhalers on a barrier of some type (paper towel,...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Did I do the right thing?
    Sometimes in order to do the right thing you will find yourself making an enemy. You didn't fail to give the med as ordered the other nurse did. You researched the issue and then took it up your...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. OTC medication one bottle-multiple participants
    I like this solution but the second section the OP quoted mentions labels with specific patient names, prescriber etc. so the individual dose packets wouldn't meet this requirement unless the entire...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. Possible Relocation-Austin
    Native Austinite here. If you want to live in the downtown area be prepared for condo living. If you want to live in the central area outside of but next to downtown you will have more choice in...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Austin State Hospital - To do or not to do?
    There are also several private pay psych hospitals in Austin which are more geared towards the therapeutic involvement of nurses beyond the "pill slinging" lol. Austin State Hospital is not that bad...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Which drugs are you required to count?
    By DEA regs all Schedule 1-4 drugs must be counted at every shift change and documented and counted per dose. Most states have now moved tramadol into controlled drug status and Lyrica has been a...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  21. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    "Quota clown" sigh. When will people learn that slinging hate makes the hater look like,dare I say, a clown and ignorant.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Racial Refusals In Nursing
    Yet these same prejudiced patients will never say a peep if their server or sales associate or repair person is a person of color. For some reason they feel it is OK whenever they are receiving...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. how can our LTC save money???
    Probably have the ADON because otherwise the DON is on call constantly without a break. Plus there are many things that fall onto the DONs lap that floor nurses may be unaware of being her/his...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. The Stranger Within: It Does Get Better
    As always your will to not only survive but thrive awes me Viva. I don't have a mental illness but I have a couple of auto immune disorders that play havoc with my energy, mood and pain levels. It...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  25. getting order changed
    In addition to what the previous posters wrote I would suggest since you are basically an independent contractor that you either get a bound journal or make a time & date stamped electronic entry of...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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