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  1. She's making me nutz.....
    That's right, sweetie bigred, I am so glad you see the difference. Most normal people who are secure in their intelligence, patience, etc., don't mind if fast food, store clerks, even nurses call...
    Jun 14, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Starting in a nursing home?
    If anyone is reading this, please read the previous posts. The majority are saying they started in LTC-Long Term Care/NH-Nursing Homes because there were not any openings for (LPN or RN). So they...
    Jun 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. info on new hip resurfacing?
    I don't know much, but it sounds like he could qualify for those new motarized wheelchairs covered by Medicare. (Just seen the commercials). My mom ( a senior citizen) can barely walk (knee out of...
    Jun 9, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Like I really need feed-back on this. . . .
    The nursing home where I worked would implement the "time study" every couple of months to the "management team". We all hated it. I was an MDS/PPS nurse and was able to "fine tune" my creative...
    Jun 9, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Support at home
    janleb, I am sorry you are so frustrated. We all need to vent every now and then and nursing school can be exhausting. The three major complaints regarding your husband were, 'He says the house is...
    Jun 8, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. 13 THINGS YOU CAN DO......SO JUST DO IT!
    rncountry, I have enjoyed your posts. I have forgotten what field of nursing you are in, could you please tell me? Also, I would like to know if you are a major bread winner and if you have kids to...
    Jun 8, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Funny things patients say !
    My mom still says, I have to get a mammyogram for mammogram. It cracks me up. Of course, I have inherited her quirks. I just found out the song, "My eyes adored you, etc.", and I have been singing,...
    Jun 6, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. pressure areas
    OK, goldennurse, I see what you mean. Just document what you see and take pictures if you can. The facility I used to work in never had the film to put in the cameras to take pictures of the wounds...
    Jun 6, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. pressure areas
    I use the most recent US government publication regarding skin wounds and treatment. I ordered this booklet less than six months ago. It is called "Treatment of Pressure Ulcers", by the U.S....
    Jun 5, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. crushing pills
    I was reminded of my major pet peeve while responding to the "personal alarm" topic. Please, please do not pound on the med cart with that pill crusher to crush meds. You can hold that pill...
    Jun 4, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. falls
    Personal alarms do work, but they are so dadgum loud, they scare the you know what out of the residents and the staff. But I guess it's better to be scared than fall and break a hip. It's too bad...
    Jun 4, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Have you ever been hit by a patient?
    I have had an elderly patient kick me with his heel (across the room) while doing wound care on the other heel. Several kicks in the shin (child/adolescent) psych, attempted bites (geriatric), one...
    Jun 4, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. NURSING SHORTAGE IN LTC?
    Keep on, ktwlpn. You are the real nurse. God bless you.
    May 29, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. NURSING SHORTAGE IN LTC?
    I just want to apologize to a new nurse I was trying to train to LTC nursing. I had already decided to leave LTC nursing (nursing home nursing) because it was "just too much, too terrible, too...
    May 28, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Patient Education Materials Needed
    Please find something in the newspaper that talks about the nursing shortage. (Especially in Long Term Care, Nursing Homes) It seems Emergency Rooms get the most coverage because I guess more...
    May 24, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Looking for help with a weird idea
    Hi Snazzle, I am exhausted reading all that you did. We had no ward clerk but us floor nurses on LTC did a lot. Our MDS/PPS nurse did care plans, etc. (I used to be MDS/PPS nurse.) I looked up...
    May 21, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Wacky things our patients say or think!
    I am still laughing at st4's last response. All of these posts are great. At the moment, all I can think of, is when I was a student nurse in a nursing home. I remember an elderly fellow (Henry)...
    Apr 28, '01
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. care plans: time management
    Hi, freddy. Just read your question. I assume you are computerized on your care plans. Our computer system had standardized care plans and then I would go in and individualize each problem. At...
    Apr 24, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Cleanest Butt
    Thanks TLynn, best laugh I've had all day. I needed it.
    Apr 18, '01
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. Ques. about presetting up of meds
    The majority of the meds also need to be crushed and mixed in apple sauce or something...or if they are able to swallow pills they take each one (there are 10 pills at least), "Now what is this one...
    Apr 14, '01
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Any Cert. Psych. Nurses around here?
    I am a certified psych nurse. Which makes me an expert on my own certifiable mental condition. Hehe.
    Apr 14, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Need your input...please????
    Unless some kind of medication doesn't help her, she definitely needs to be on an Alzheimer's unit. What was really sad where I worked last was ..the Alzheimer residents were on the same floor as...
    Apr 13, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Zee, sounds like your daughter has a good grasp on what you do. You should be proud. I am curious also, would you encourage her to go into nursing? PS: I used to make my son come up to the local...
    Apr 10, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How do I get Nurse Paralegal experience???
    Hi, greg. I am lucky, I have a sis who is a lawyer, ex-RN, that has been giving me charts to review lately. I have extensive experience in LTC and that is what most of her lawsuits involve, LTC. ...
    Apr 8, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Survey: Would you cross a picket line when RNs were striking?
    I just reread my old post about my dad being a union organizer. He died about 3 years ago and I guess in a way I am still grieving. I was afraid my post might be misunderstood. When I said he was...
    Apr 6, '01
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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