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  1. Why Nursing staff harm thier charges??
    Can someone please tell me what would make people harm the patients placed in thier care?? I keep reading about Nurses and CNAs and other staff abusing, neglecting and even killing thier charges. I...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Dead bodies?
    I consider it an honor to do post-mortum care. It's the last job I can preform for my pt and thier families. That said, while doing the care I talk to them and sing to myself (usually Amazing...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. CPR for the frail and obese
    As a new Nurse I had a 400lb pt choke on lunch. I couldn't get my arms around the pt :eek: so one of the CNA's and I joined hands and circled the pt and that did the job. It was cumbersom but it...
    Nov 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. "If they really cared about their mom, they wouldn't of put her in a nursing home"
    Respectfully I disagree and have to say I fail to see how you formed your opinion. I work LTC, I watch my staff give care to thier patients just as they would give care to thier family members. We...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Time Compliance for Medication
    I work LTC, anywhere fron 25 to 30 pts. We have an 2 hr window, (you have from 3PM until 5PM to pass meds) try getting report from 3 to 3:20 then finding and giving meds to all your patients who are...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Don't Know What I've Got Myself Into
    When I worked agency, I was requested by one of the LTC in the area. They wanted me because I worked there often and they had a new Nurse to orient and the DON didn't trust the staff to train them...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How does a Nurse properly defend him/herself from a patients physical attack?
    that said, i love my patients, for the most part they are easily redirected. i do my job for the ones who need my help, those who can do for themselves i expect them to do so. if they refuse to...
    Sep 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Ever had a patient or family members fire you?
    I've been fired from Dementia pts, left the room and came back 2 minutes later to have them tell me all about the "horrible Nurse" who was in earlier and how glad they were that I was taking care of...
    Aug 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses in the path of Hurricane Irene
    Here in where I live, we had rain and wind, but no power outages. I did have a tree fall in the road that blocked me in, it wasn't cleared out until this morning. A few small branches fell in the...
    Aug 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses in the path of Hurricane Irene
    Well, I've done all I can to prepare for the storm. Everything that can be blown around is now in the garage. My generator is charged, gassed (I'll pick up another 10 gallons on my way to work) and...
    Aug 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. You requested not to have me as your nurse because....WHAT?!
    Apparently he wants a Nurse he can complain about, or you possibly didn't behave in a manner he wanted, like: flirting or joking. Sometimes you can't win no matter what you do. However here are...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. DOH showed today while I was out playing.
    Dumb question, but, what is a DoH??
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Awesome Nurse Presence at Scene of MVA
    Great to hear something nice about Nurses instead of all the bad! Congrats to her for knowing what to do & doing it. I know for a fact that I would be one of the useless ones, I would definately be...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. How do you know when a patient needs stitches?
    Look closesly at the wound, if it looks deep, wont stop bleeding, send them out. You can tell a "normal" wound from a"stichable" wound from the depth. If you look and can see that it is so deep it...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Hot coffee or tea & MRSA?
    This is rather interesting, all I can say is "Thanks Memere'" she hooked me on hot tea when I was 5 years old. She believed it was a cure-all! ...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. doctors using to ER to adment ?
    The word you are looking for is "admitted", google & spell check are not always reliable.
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Doctor needs to perform surgery but with charity care, seemed unhappy
    My daughter had to have an emergency hospital stay, the social worker went up to her room and helped her fill out the paperwork for Charity care. She was approved and they paid for her entire...
    Jul 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. What You Do Best
    I have yet to meet a person I could not straight cath in 1 try! (The reason I became so great at it is the scents you breath in while working in "That" area :eek:)
    Jul 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Giving Report to Medics... What do they know?
    I usually give a report on why I am sending them out, what thier baseline normally is, VS & if they are A&O or not. I usually send the last labs done on the patient so the hospital has an idea of...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Pre-printed MARs
    Cross them out! You have no idea how much trouble it is for a new employee (or agency Nurse) to figure out what should and should not be given.
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Unlicensed caregiver?!?!
    I agree with Want2BANURSESOON, there are many jobs out there for home-companions. This is what you are doing, if you are worried about not being licenced, go for a class in Certified Nurses...
    Jul 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "Do you you really wanna?"
    No, for that we need a catchers mitt!
    Jul 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is it as hard for Lpn's too?
    As an LPN, I beg to differ. You are very limited as to where you can work, in Massachusetts (where I live) LTC's are hiring more RN's therefore less jobs for us. I know of many LPN's who passed...
    Jul 3, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. Would you suggest nursing as a career to someone considering it?
    I have to say that I have told others not to go into nursing. Between the disrespect, ever increasing amount of documentation, demanding patients & family members, and the fact that you are guilty...
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Disrespected daily by residents
    EXCUSE ME???? they wrote you up for telling them you don't want to put up with being insulted??? Leave that place NOW! It's not worthy of your time or well being. (sorry for the caps but this just...
    Jul 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations