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  1. Don't feel sorry for me because I work in long term care...
    I have spoken to my former instructors about what my job entails. They have given me their blessings to share my experiences with current nursing students. They can't speak from experience...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Don't feel sorry for me because I work in long term care...
    Thanks for the great comments!
    Jan 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Don't feel sorry for me because I work in long term care...
    People don't realize many things until they are in a particular situation. I'm no longer concerned with whether I am perceived to be a "real nurse" by those who simply don't know. My residents and...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Don't feel sorry for me because I work in long term care...
    I love working in long term care. In nursing school, LTC was touted as being the least desirable job in nursing. Instructors warned students that assessment skills would be lost and future...
    Jan 12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. New Grad just got a job at LTC/rehab
    Perfect! If you heed this advise, you will be a stellar nurse :)
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. New Grad just got a job at LTC/rehab
    My advice is always the same. Expect that it will take forever to accomplish your med passes in the beginning. Do not take short cuts. Trust that you will improve as you become more familiar with...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Surveyors on site--help with GTube Medications?!?
    Some meds may form a precipitate when combined, possibly clogging the tubing. The facility where I work just completed a deficiency free survey. That's right, zero deficiencies! I invited the...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Looking for Discounted Danskos?
    6pm.com
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Irony & DSHS
    DSHS=Department of Social and Health Services-They are social workers who check on residents from time to time, particularly when the resident has a pending discharge to home. They ensure the...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Irony & DSHS
    I asked for his ID and led him to the DON prior to the interview. It's always good to reiterate the importance of checking ID, so thanks!
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Irony & DSHS
    This is still annoying me a couple of days after the incident so I'm venting. The other day a man showed up at the nurses's station, identified himself as DSHS personnel and asked to interview a...
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Want to learn to chart to capture maximum MDS reimbursements
    Hi-I am not involved in MDS coordinating. I work in a facility that is on MDS coordinator #4 in the year that I've been working there. I can see by all the acronyms that you spew that it must be...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  13. Happy Nurses Week cards...
    Monday-Awesome shirt and beautiful corsage+card of thanks Tuesday-Starbucks and donuts-also retractable ID card clip that says "Nurses Rock" Wednesday-Day off!(Coincidence) We shall see what Thurs...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. for those in LTC..what songs do your residents like?
    I have found that songs with an easily recognized chorus go over well. "I've been workin' on the rail road", "Oh my Darling, Clementine" "My Bonnie lies over the ocean", "My country tis of thee",...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. IM injections - divide into 2 or keep as 1?
    Though not evidence-based, per se~ One poke= sore muscle, apply cool pack to affected area and give analgesic, if warranted. Two pokes=only if necessitated by dose. Second poke likely to elicit...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Want to start looking for a different job, but feel guilty.
    I'm smiling because that's almost exactly what my husband said:) This guilt feeling is more associated with the residents than my employer.
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Want to start looking for a different job, but feel guilty.
    I have worked in a SNF/LTC RN position for almost 6 months. I like my coworkers, like the residents, and have become more efficient in my job. The problem~I'm afraid for the future of geriatric...
    Feb 10, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Take a deep breath and carry on
    I had that very thought last night....Had a ridiculous night. Now I'm rested, fed and ready for another day.
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. If us nurses could invent something, what would we choose?
    How about transdermal patches for every drug/medication?
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Do you love your job as a Nurse? Trying to get away from all the negative people..
    I love my job! I work in a SNF with mostly geriatric residents/patients. Your attitude will likely dictate your work experience. I am very busy all day, every day. I value everybody's...
    Jan 12, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  21. Multidose Packaging
    Our facility started using multi dose packaging and it has proven to be anything but a time saver. Approximately one half of our residents get meds from local pharmacies so we have one drawer that...
    Dec 30, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. New grad and I love my job!
    I started my job right after obtaining my license (about 3 months ago). I had no human healthcare experience prior to nursing school, but had worked for a veterinarian for several years. Initially...
    Nov 9, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. New grad and I love my job!
    Your post echoes my sentiments exactly! I graduated in June, went through the NCLEX routine in July-obtained licensure in Oregon and two weeks later in Washington. I have been working in a SNF ever...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Trying to forgive and forget
    I would imagine that in your 18 years as a CNA you had a positive impact on the lives of your patients and their families. Maybe when you think about steering someone away from a career in the...
    Aug 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Why do most of the SNF/ LTC facilities not put their classified Ads on the internet?
    That is exactly what I did on Wednesday and had a walk-through/interview on the spot. Now I have a job that is ideal for me :) I can't stand the online application process. In a people-oriented...
    Aug 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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