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  1. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    [QUOTE=momofIAndT;8499471]As a hiring manager, I can tell you that it's rather slim pickings right now for any LTC nurses. I've been BEGGING for staff for months. As a DON, I'd rather hire a couple...
    May 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    We only have one now. The other one got fired.
    May 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    Sorry to hear that you have been unable to find a job. What about private duty with a special needs child? I took care of a child for 2 years who had no narcotics. The pay was not good $15 an hour.
    May 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Is LTC a good option for me during FNP school?
    Working in a nursing home is exhausting both mentally and physically. Sadly, I have witnessed some LTC nurses who have dropped out of nursing school because of the constant stress.
    May 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    I wish nurses in recovery all the best. However, I cannot work at See's chocolate candy store. It would be "too tempting" for me to be around all of that chocolate. So why would someone with a drug...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    They have recently hired 2 new nurses who are in some kind of drug rehab program. So now all of the other nurses get to do a lot of extra work. There are a lot of narcotics that are used at this...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Lady keeps "losing her pain patches"
    Thanks to all for your comments. When she first start using the pain patch she would allow us to tape it down(no tegaderm available) and she didn't have any problems with it. However, for the past 2...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  8. Lady keeps "losing her pain patches"
    I work in a nursing home. There is a lady who is suppose to get a Fentanyl 100 pain patch every 3 days. However, it seems that every other day she is "losing her pain patch" and is always asking for...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  9. Giving meds in J-tube instead of G-tube
    Thanks to all for your comments. I work at a nursing home. The medication ports on G-tubes are smaller and won't fit unto a regular G-tube syringe. At my job, they are always running out of supplies...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  10. Giving meds in J-tube instead of G-tube
    What happens if nurses give meds thru the J-tube port instead of the G-tube port? We have a new Grad whom we think may be giving meds thru the J-tube instead of the G-tube port.
    Feb 6
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  11. Lab vs Pharmacy-Vancomycin trough
    According to the lab slip, it says that a normal vancomycin trough range is 5-10. The lab says that the results of 17 is a "toxic vancomycin trough". The pharmacy says "We don't know why the lab...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Have you ever called Corporate at LTC?
    OK-So calling corporate doesn't do any good either. Calling the "care line" will just get a person fired. Silly me. I was hoping that someone might actually " care" at the corporate "care line", How...
    Oct 13, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. No specific training, total disorganization - is this normal?
    Welcome to the wonderful world of LTC nursing. Yes, it is very normal for LTC.
    Oct 12, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Have you ever called Corporate at LTC?
    I have heard that if your DON or Administrator ignore your concerns, that you can call the "Help line" at "Corporate" to get help. However, I have noticed at my job, that any nurse who actually does...
    Oct 11, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Do you have to call your nurse manager before you call the doctor?
    I think it is a micromanaging issue. I work different shifts and we have all awakened her by calling her at night. Lately, she seems annoyed when we call her and wake her up lol. I think she wants to...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. My PT called 911
    A patient at my LTC witnessed her roommate falling out of bed. She yelled out and put on her call bell but no one showed up(very short-staffed that night as usual). She then called 911 and got help...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Do you have to call your nurse manager before you call the doctor?
    We are told on all shifts that we must call "the nurse manager on call" before we call a doctor for any reason. Is that just at my nursing home or do other nursing homes have that policy too? All of...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Other shifts telling us which PRNs to give...
    Yes. the other shifts will try to tell you how to do your job. For example, a nurse told me not to give prn pain meds to a certain patient because "she is not really having pain" I just ignore those...
    Sep 4, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    It's not stupid at all. Unfortunately, there are still some "drug addict" nurses working in LTC. Our LTC fired a "drug addict" nurse just last week.
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    At my LTC, when they accidently take out the wrong narcotic, they always try to tape it right back up. They get upset with me when I tell them that no, they have to waste the narcotic. I also find...
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. "Right" way to pulls meds from cards?
    If you are talking about bubble packs they usually come in 30 tablets. The 1st dose should be the top tablet on the far left side. So start at the top and go down in order then back to the top going...
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    No offense intended. I understand that there are indeed beautiful well-run nursing homes obviously run by intelligent, loving and caring human beings. CapeCodMermaid is one of those persons and is in...
    Aug 3, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    I sure hope I find one of those "beautiful well-run facilities" some day. Sadly, I have only worked in nursing homes that can only be described as the worst of the worst nursing homes. Yes, it is a...
    Aug 1, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    There are rumors at my job that management is going to start "writing up full time nurses" who don't want to come in and work on their days off. I wonder if this is just a "false rumor" or if...
    Jul 28, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. New house supervisor...
    At my LTC, the 3-11 shift supervisor spends most of her time doing admissions. If there are any nurse call offs, the supervisor then has to take over a med cart too.
    Jul 24, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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