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  1. New PDN; sent in papers now what?
    I have been a nurse for 20 years and have had a lot of great experiences. However, I have only briefly worked with trach patients and never vent patients, and would not consider doing so unless I...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. D.O.N. tells me NOT to describe wound???
    Good for you for giving the Roxanol. Yes you should describe what you see. I describe the dressing and wound, I just don't use what Stage it is as I am not a wound care nurse so rarely use the...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Medication Errors....
    What I hate is that when I find a med error (or usually errors) because some nurses don't use their MARs, I am the one spending my time filling out the med error form because I 'found' the error. ...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Medication Errors....
    In my years of nursing, many of them in LTC, I have found that most med errors are due to nurses not using their MARs. They pop the meds out of the blister packs, pop them out of the pre-filled...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Is working in nursing home harder then working in hospital for new RN?
    3 days is not enough orientation for a new nurse. Talk to your DON, Staff Development Nurse, or Human Resources. Hopefully each day they are having you do more of the actual work and having the...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. What do you think of 12 hour shifts?
    I much prefer 8 hr shifts with regular days off, I hate every other weekend to where the days off are split. In some areas 12 hr shifts might be OK, but I know in Hospice and LTC they are the pits. ...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  7. Bringing kids to work?
    This is a liability issue for the facility, not to mention the employees are getting paid to take care of residents, ot their own children. Does your facility management know of this? Even if yes,...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Corizon
    First of all, you generalize and say 'you all' call them offenders. If you would read the posts again, most of us call them inmates. Those that call them offenders call them that because that is...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. DNS overruled MD?!
    I quit that facility. My license was on the line more often than not, and the workload was out of my control. The company is well known for having as low of staff as possible. Part of the problem...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. tattoos/piercings
    One of the facilities that I worked at had a male CNA apply. Some of the people there had concerns re: his multiple tattoos and piercings. The administrator asked some of us what we thought. The...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. DNS overruled MD?!
    Our residents deserve better than that. So the staff.
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. DNS overruled MD?!
    Yes, we 'can' take care of more issues in-house, that doesn't mean we always should. There are many factors to look at before deciding to treat in house. What is the staffing like? What is the...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Hostile nurses- how do you deal with?
    The best revenge is to smile, be pleasant, and not let them know they are getting to you. Though they may not show it, that totally deflates their balloon. They only do this because they get...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I am done with correctional nursing!
    If you think any area of nursing is not filled with the problems you face in corrections then you are fooling yourself. You have had issues from at least 3 jobs according to your post. You need to...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  15. New wound care nurse in nursing home
    That workload, especially if you work 40 hours per week, is less than that of any wound care nurse that I have ever known. I would make a spreadsheet of the treatments, list each patient's room...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Will they contact State Board
    The patient had the right to refuse her regular insulin, the nurse just needed to chart that. A blood sugar dropping from NPH is nothing new - and 19 units with a blood sugar of 121 is outrageously...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    When I was younger I liked 12 hr shifts, but now I hate them. What would be perfect would be a combination of 12's and 8's, two of each and that would give 3 days off. I currently work 8 hour night...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What is the Problem?
    I don't know if we should have to work as a CNA without a CNA being scheduled, wouldn't want to do that to the poor patients! I used to be able to do it but am not so young anymore. But I...
    Jul 16, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. History and Physical
    Always do a full set of VS with each visit, and rate their pain. Other than that you can just address the issue that they signed up to be seen for. If they come in for athlete's foot, then want to...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    Oh you shouldn't go there. I am an overweight nurse and I can tell you that I outwork most of the nurses that I work with. I can make it up and down those halls as many times as needed, do CPR,...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  21. Registry/Agency Referrals?
    Try Supplemental Healthcare Staffing. I have worked for them a few times - the office in Buffalo, NY is the one you would be going through and they are excellent! They have benefits, are quick to...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  22. Tired of bedside nursing...HELP
    I just have to say that no nurse wants to work for a manager that hasn't been there done that. If you can't do what I do, then who are you to be my supervisor? How am I supposed to respect you? ...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  23. Looking the proverbial horse in the mouth
    I went to the doctor as I feel I need my meds tweaked, am on Effexor XR 150 mg qd. She wanted to lower me gradually down to 75 mg qd and start me on lamotrigine, a small dose and work up to help...
    Jul 15, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  24. Looking for agency (Fresno,Hanford,Lemoore,Visalia) central CA area
    If there is any way that you can get on with the Calif Dept of Corrections (CDCR) as a registry nurse, and you like it once you are working, you can apply to go fulltime - they can make special...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  25. LPN's and travel nursing?
    I am not sure what area of nursing that you work in, but there are a lot of LVN travelers in correctional healthcare.
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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