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  1. Lets talk about $$$
    For the posters who didn't know what SOC was, you can go to www.cms.gov and type in OASIS, and it will take you step by step on OASIS. In Texas, there are seminars everywhere that you can go to for...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. What is your crazy?
    Oh my, it seems like I'm OCD and share traits with most of the posters here. Even though I don't work in the hospital setting, my brain sheet is a MUST! I can't function without it. And yes, I...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Impossible Family Member
    I am a new DON, previous surveyor and investigator. I'm very upfront and blunt. I also had one of "those" family members which every other sentence was "I'll move him (her husband who was very...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. All the Things We Carry
    I take with me the fact that my very first code was my mother, even though they (there were multiple times over three months) were successful, I always wondered if we should have let her go. Even...
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Federal Regulations for Nursing Homes
    www.cms.gov. That will take you to the main webpage. On the right upper side there is a search box. There you can type in Appendix P, which is the survey process - what the surveyors look at and...
    Apr 20
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  6. Federal Regulations for Nursing Homes
    As a new DON and former surveyor, www.cms.gov. I saved mine to my Ipad under IBooks. Download appendix PP (the regulations), appendix P (the survey process), and appendix Q (the Immediate Jeopardy...
    Apr 12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. Abuse Allegations
    As a state/federal investigator, I have seen this all too often. And yes, I do call IJ's when this occurs.
    Oct 26, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  8. Personality At Work vs. At Home
    Were we separated at birth?
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. When is it appropriate to share faith at work?: One nurse's story
    I once had a patient at the hospital I was working at the time, new admit, got vitals and admission data, started her IV fluids and she asked me to pray with her. I did and one of her visitors asked...
    May 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing
    I forgot to add that I did speak with the attending physician and he said to go for it! He told me years later that he appreciated they way I treated his patients, that his patients and/or family...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing
    I have "bent" the dietary rules for my patients in the past as well. On my unit in the hospital we regularly received overflow oncology patients. I did get written up several times and many verbal...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Coffee is my medicine
    LOL SummitAP, the same goes for me. "I have some blood in my caffeine stream." So true.
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. Just a Floor Nurse
    "JUST"?!?!?!?!? You have worked long and hard to get where you are. It is a pet peeve of mine when someone says "They are JUST a (CNA, LVN, floor nurse)......Sorry, I'll get off my soap box, but...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    anytime
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    As a state surveyor in Texas, I am on the road A LOT.....if you have small children that is something you have to decide. One of my co-workers has small children, but her husband is a stay at home...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    I would start by looking at your state health and human services website. In Texas, it is DADS - Department of Aging and Disability Services, but each state is different. You might also try CMS -...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Public Humiliation In Healthcare
    I do have to say that I was not pleasant, I did not back down, I did tell him to calm down and treat me with respect(at the top of my "mom" voice). Then I called the CVOR coordinator to come relieve...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Public Humiliation In Healthcare
    When I worked CVOR and reported the surgeon for throwing scapels, bloody towels, clamps, etc. I was called into the OR manager office and told "The surgeons bring in the money, nurses are a...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I believe this was neglect, ADON disagrees...what should I do?
    You are obligated to report this to state. NOW!. Also as a previous poster stated, also report it to your state board of nursing. Call your state reporting hotline. ASAP, if not sooner. I am a...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Attention PRN nurses
    As a float nurse, or as a prn pool nurse, my nurse manager (when I was floated) or the house supervisor (my boss when I was prn pool) would often give me little thank you gifts. Especially when I...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Attention PRN nurses
    I have experienced "ungratefulness" from the home floor staff. Several times, when I was floated, or when I worked "house pool", I ended up with the heaviest patient load from the regular, home...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Abuse Allegations
    Oops. Surveys can leave the building. But cannot exit the investigation or survey until the immediacy is lifted. Often we will inform the Administrator, DON, and whatever other department heads...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  23. Any Registered Nurses that are state surveyors???
    I have been a state surveyor for a while now. I love it! Yes there is some stress sometimes. But nothing like working in a hospital. Once you get through the academy training you will find that...
    May 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Staff and artificial nails
    There is no regulation that says "you must not wear artificial or long dangerous curved all around daggers on your fingers..." but the facility had an infection control policy against it, so guess...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  25. "The Good Ol' Days!"
    love the stories
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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