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  1. Where to look for non-traditional hours?
    Are you limited because your day care hours? Do you think that an in home day care could be more flexible? Is it possible if your SO or whoever would be able to watch the baby overnight push their...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. Long hair unrestrained at work
    I prefer how I look with my hair down. Sometimes I go to work with wet hair too, so I'll leave it down while charting, getting report but put it up when doing personal cares with a pt.
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Orientation for a new grad
    I had approx 6 weeks of full time training before I was on my own. I was a new grad.
    Nov 15, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. I'm supposed to what now?
    To me this is not black and white. There are times where I've given morphine SL PRN to a sleeping patient who did not request it and I don't regret it. PRN is up to my discretion too and I decided...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Smelly nursing home what to do?
    It may not be people with UTIs, but rather a cleanliness issue. I have some people with chronically foul urine that don't have UTIs.
    Nov 1, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    I don't work in a hospital but I agree. I'm very susceptible to illness. If there's a stomach bug or cold going around at work, I never fail to get it despite frequent hand washing and cleaning my...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  7. Do you have to call your nurse manager before you call the doctor?
    We don't have this policy but we are supposed to call the DON after an incident.
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Tips on taking vitals on the elderly
    Sometimes I've found that the radial pulse is not always where it should be. Feel around!
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. How Many Night Nurses Attend Meetings?
    Nope if it's not at 0700 I won't go!
    Sep 22, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    My mom actually was having her BP checked a few months ago and cried out in pain. She never complains about stuff so I know it hurts. I have a lady at work who is severely contracted and I can't...
    Sep 14, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Narc Count Disaster
    Why is Joe always flustered and insisting on changing the count? Joe would be the one I would investigate.
    Aug 25, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. INAs in the chart?
    Obviously chart that the incident occurred in the progress notes but don't write "incident report completed." Does that make sense? You can have a copy of the incident report in the chart but don't...
    Aug 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Trouble with MAR
    Why don't they just write "cymbalta 90 mg" and then the nurses have to figure out its a 30 mg cap with a 60 mg cap?
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Medical Assistants being called nurses
    I understand why the office staff call them nurse - because traditionally offices are staffed with nurses and most people expect that. The title of MA may be confusing. But it doesn't mean it's...
    Jul 29, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Toileting coding
    Personally I go by hands on for transferring when thinking limited, extensive, etc. So I would say limited assist. But others might thjnk differently.
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  16. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    You know, it's just nice to have another nurse in the building to bounce ideas off and help you. I've worked with just me before (and two aides). It sucked. I ran the whole night and felt that...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Mouthcare: glycerin and lemon mouthsticks
    I've never seen sores with them, but I like the idea of the pineapple juice!
    Jul 17, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Giving Notice?
    I would write a short and sweet letter. If you want to stay on PRN add that in the letter. I would give it to your administrator, DON, and HR.
    Jul 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    I was frustrated this year too, but realize that the Fourth is the only holiday you really celebrate late at night.
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Masturbation roll call (and other, TMI conversations at nurses station)
    I talk about that with friends not coworkers...there's a line!
    Jul 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Health Care and Contraception: Did the Supreme Court Get It Right?
    If they cover antihypertensives, antibiotics, etc. then they should cover birth control. It's a medication.
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. My mom doesn't believe in me.
    I think everyone has trouble with nursing school. It's different than other programs. Your mom may have thought that you struggled while everyone else breezed by without a care. But surely you were...
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What would help you love your job?
    Safe patient ratios. Proper supplies. Good help. Supportive people around. I don't need doughnuts for nurses week and a Christmas gift.
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Girl brain dead part deux
    Does anyone know the average time it will take before her organs fail? Or maybe they are failing now...
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Med errors
    I document errors but I see that some nurses at my work don't. I'm not sure why they don't - to me it needs to be mentioned! But never mention the incident report.
    Jun 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications

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