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  1. When someone else gets terminated
    I was in a similar situation, a co-worker who worked midnights with me was sent home and later terminated for similar reasons. She has blood sugar issues and it was unsure if her sugar was acting...
    Nov 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. keys for narcotics
    I don't know why your supervisor or DON would even ask for the keys. I guess if mine asked me for them, I'd give them since they are above me in the chain of command. But, if they were asking for...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Just wondering if this is the norm..
    The only dressings at my LTC facility that isn't "PRN" would be the ones wound care specialists come in and do, and that's rare. I'm willing to bet the CNA gave you the wrong information, and...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. nursing diagnosis
    Disturbed Body Image, Impaired Mobility.... possible activity intolerance. All r/t Amputation.
    Nov 12, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. 1st time death for CNA
    Had my first death last night. I'm a midnight nurse in LTC and after a year and half, I finally experienced it. My resident died with his wife at bedside (she had been a nurse for 30+ years and...
    Nov 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. No code changed to Full code
    So, the Resident passed the evening of the last shift I worked, which was not surprising as he was mottling. I guess a nurse just happened to be in his room when he took his last breathe, got the...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. No code changed to Full code
    Dixie, If you were in my shoes, would you consider paging the code blue and then picking up the phone to call the MD to have him pronounced as initiating the code? Or, would you attempt initiate...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. No code changed to Full code
    I attempted to look up this law to find out what it is with no luck. I'm going to have to get clarification from someone at my facility to find out what exactly was his situation, instead of hearing...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. No code changed to Full code
    Zen123, his declining status is a whole other issue.. I picked up on something going on with him a few months back. He's diagnosed with hematuria and neurogenic bladder. He's had a permanent...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. No code changed to Full code
    Is that actually the case? Or, is it that you need court documents deeming him unable to make his own decisions? His wife passed away years ago, but he has living children that were all at his...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. No code changed to Full code
    Haven't read that article, going to look it up! Thanks! The resident has no POA, DPOA, or however you want to word it. He has a guardian and a person in charge of finances. Apparently, from...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. How to deal with mean old men
    What I would've done was just calmly responded to his requests. He's probably lonely and just wants someone to care about him too! Not saying that no one there cares about him, but he clearly felt...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. No code changed to Full code
    Hi! The last couple days at work have been extremely stressful. I work midnights for LTC and we've had an actively dying 80+ yr old who's code status changed a couple months ago from no code to...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Delegation in an LTC setting
    Sadly, I know all to well what you mean by attitude. I'm newer to LTC, a little over a year working at my facility, and even newer to working my position on midnights. Where I work, you're the only...
    Nov 7, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Night shift, CNAs and homework
    I work NOC for LTC, and I honestly don't think I would have a problem with CENA's doing their homework as long as they're available when they're needed and are completing their usual tasks. I would...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Ace wraps for edema in foot/leg
    Thank you all for your replies. I'm not sure why the Dr. has ordered ace wraps, but she does also have TED hose. We have another resident (with not nearly as much edema) that uses ted hose daily,...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Michigan
    This talks a little about LTC. I'm an LPN who works overnight for LTC, we have 3 floors and an Alzheimer Unit. Working overnight, I'm the only nurse for my floor (approximately 60 residents/floor)....
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  18. MI hospitals that don't hire LPNs?
    A lot of the Upper Peninsula hospitals don't hire LPN's for their med/surg floors, will hire them to work in their clinics though.
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  19. Moving to the UP
    Not sure on what the pay rates are, but I went to school with a couple people who walked out of LPN school with jobs in Marquette General. I'm guessing they're always, in a way, hiring. I live...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  20. Ace wraps for edema in foot/leg
    Thank you for your responses! I do ask her when I put the spiral wraps on if it's too tight, she wiggles her feet and says "no". I'm not sure if this sounds right, but I think there is just so much...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Ace wraps for edema in foot/leg
    I have a question regarding ace wraps for edema in legs/feet. I have a resident that has severe edema in both LE for as long as I've been employed at my facility (approx. 1 year). I believe she's...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. HIPAA question
    I work midnight's and created my own "spreadsheet" on my home computer to help keep my tasks organized. I have columns for each thing I need to write down, ie: Accuchecks, O2 sats, Drsgs, bed...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Question for those who work the 11pm-7am shift
    I work 11p-7a LTC, with about 60 residents under my care and 4 CNA's to help. Luckily we have about 3 fingersticks that are daily, and few more that are on a weekly/monthly stick. (I guess state...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. What time is PM and HS med pass typically?
    When I work the 3-11pm shift, this is what I do: 3:30-4:30pm I'm doing blood sugars and passing the 4pm meds (usually Synthroid). 4:30-5:30-ish pm I'm beginning my PM med run (some meds...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Am I freak for charting meds as I pull them?
    No way! When I trained in LTC, I saw many seasoned nurses doing the same thing as you described. I've only been there a year, but still sign out meds as I pull them. In the beginning it took me a...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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