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  1. Sending meds with family
    "Families don't always know those regulations: Neither did I.
    Jan 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Sending meds with family
    I appreciate everyone's input. Just trying to find a good and acceptable way to send meds with family when they're planning an extended trip. Sending 40 or 50 little envelopes just doesn't seem right.
    Jan 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Sending meds with family
    What's the best and most acceptable way to send meds with family? Suppose they're taking their loved one for a 10 day trip. The resident has before breakfast, after breakfast, noon, mid afternoon,...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Fair or not fair I've always been told if you get infected it's your own fault. I am sure it's not that simple...
    Oct 18, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  5. Med techs and continuous feeding
    I"ve asked around at work but not in an official manner. Most of the nurses at work do their own meds with continuous feed but not with bolus.
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Med techs and continuous feeding
    THANK YOU.
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Med techs and continuous feeding
    Nurses, do you allow med techs to administer meds to a continuous feed? What if the machine is disconnected? Any feedback is appreciated.
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Continuous feed and med administration
    Can anyone tell me if medtechs are allowed to give meds to a continuous feed patient if machine is disconnected? And if not, can you explain why. Any input would be appreciated.
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Do you count tramadol?
    Thanks for the quick and helpful responses!
    Aug 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Do you count tramadol?
    Sometimes we do and sometimes we don't and I can't seem to make sense of it. Right now we're counting it but who knows for how long...
    Aug 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Quit my first  nursing home after 1 day!
    Sounds like a minefield! How do they pass inspection?
    Jul 24, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Patient who continually refuses her meds
    Talk to your co-workers; find out how they deal with the problem. Try different approaches, something is bound to work some of the time at least...
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  13. Magnesium for oxygen absorption?
    The ER nurse probably could provide you with more information on the subject if you would ask her.
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  14. How much free water to put in G-tube?
    "Maybe as pointed out above he likes to burp up the soda bubbles?" Or the sugar rush afterwards...
    Jun 12, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How much free water to put in G-tube?
    I wonder if she thinks he enjoys the soda pop...How could he if it bypasses the taste buds?
    Jun 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Handling the "R" word
    We have been used to shooting our mouthes without regard for so many years and now we have to learn how to talk again.
    Jun 4, '14
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  17. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    "If the resident is a&o x 3, I would briefly and respectfully educate them on the importance of their nutrition and then leave them alone and document." I sometime feel uncomfortable telling a 98...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    I think if someone decides they want to stink for days they better get a private room.
    May 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. The right to refuse has so many interpretations
    It helps to know your residents, and no does not always mean no, that is why you need to offer 3 times.
    May 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. GDR's, what has been your experience?
    " If symptomatic can go back up." Sometimes you cannot go back and when that happens it's very sad.
    May 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Stethoscope and Superbugs
    I use alcohol wipes on just about everything that needs to be cleaned at work. I hope that's not what you mean by 'cancer wipes'.
    May 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I am the only nurse getting high blood glucose numbers
    "Wipe that 1st drop of blood away with a dry 2x2, not an alcohol pad. The practice of using an alcohol pad to wipe away that 1st drop contaminates the next drop and the glucometer will display an...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Regarding Mother's Day...
    You must be tired...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Advice please!
    "LTC is hard and a minefield to work. do yourself a favor. Loose that attitude. get out from behind the desk and answer a call bell. " :up:
    Apr 27, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. When a med runs out
    "Use the e kit AND make sure that a request for replacement for the ekit is sent to the pharmacy. Nothing is more irritating than going to the ekit to find multiple use slips inside and empty med...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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