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  1. New Nurse Pain Med Question
    No. I prob wouldn't have either. Id assess for resp depression.
    Jul 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Withheld meds
    So, I know you don't get to see your patients for that long like we do in rehab or LTC, but my next question would be, "why did it clog?" Often times, pills are not crushed well and disolved. ...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Head lice
    Resident came from home. Had dry flakey scalp with some accumulation on the hair. (Perfect for feeding the lice!) Those lice combs are kinda sharp and just shampooing a bit aggressively pulled up...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Head lice
    Yeah, I'm somewhat of an expert for at home/ kids but was looking for ltc info.
    Jul 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Head lice
    So lice was found on a resident. Hair was washed and combing started. Stopped because resident had fragile, dry scalp and there was bleeding. Two shifts later, many eggs remain and live lice. Should...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Risk Management/ Staff Development
    Can anyone point me to more information on this type of position? Small LTC/ rehab facility. I'm familiar with a SDC role, but not risk management. Any info would be helpful!
    May 18
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. One Rn for 92 bed facility?
    NO, NO, NO. That is no where legal, safe or doable or right. There is no way that two CNAs with one nurse can even see all of the people in one shift. YOu said SNF, do you mean assisted living?...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  8. One Job for last 20 years
    Help! I need resume tips. Little back ground. I have worked part time for the last 15 years (a few days a month, sometimes more) I've been at on facility for about 20 years. Started as a CNA...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  9. Family says resident in pain when resident says no
    If the resident is A &O , how about having a private talk with him to try and find out what is really going on? If it is okay with him, then have a talk with the family member.
    Apr 2
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Am I in violation of code of ethics?
    So, while I agree that what the OP described is all an ethics violation, I'm not sold on the question about the clothes. When I worked in a LTC we had a few residents that had no one and little...
    Mar 31
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Performing Vital Signs Without a Policy
    I'm guessing that the OP wanted to know what to do if she obtains an abnormal value? Like a BP of 200/110 etc?
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How often do you get called?
    I'm amazed by this too. I work in a really small LTC...50 beds. The last few DONs took a lot of the nurses responsibility away and wanted to micro manage everything. Horrible. As a part time...
    Mar 30
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. Thread spinoff: denied time off and vacation approval notice
    Wow. So they would have been able to cover each other? Unless it would cause OT, why would it be a problem?
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Would I be considered a job hopper
    Are you staying at the same place? I think it should be fine. I don't think you really need to tell them that you are prn- full- prn. If you do, you can just say that staffing needs at the...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Helpful Tips for a new 3rd shift LPN @ a LTC
    I suggest going back and reading the similar posts/ questions on this subject. There are tons of them in this forum already. Some might say "new RN" Or "new LPN" but they all have great tips. ...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Mouth sores caused by Roxinol
    Thanks. Yep. Not really looking for medical advice and I took much of the above into consideration. No chemo, radiation to the spine, poor po intake and only mouth care done is by the family. ...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Do you share the Nebulizer units (machines)?
    Our facility owns the nebulizer machines. We finally have a ton of them. Probably near 20 for a 50 bed facility. We seem to have alot of COPDers in the area and of course chronic bronchitis and...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. How Often Do You Check...?
    Vital signs q shift x 7 days for all new admits, Vitals are also done with showers/ baths so they get done at least twice a week. BPs are not normally done with each bp med unless we have orders/...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Mouth sores caused by Roxinol
    So, is this a thing? I've never seen this in my practice but my family member has a sore on the inside of the lip. They seem to be giving the Roxinol in same spot. He's not getting it but maybe 4-6...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. new job--3-11 supervisor--advice please!!
    Admissions are the biggie for me. Staffing, resident assessments with change of condition, incidents calling the family and dr, follow up on new orders, follow up with pharmacy for meds missing or...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Hospice oriented staff position
    I think anything that encourages talking about the subject would be good! Along those lines...palliative care too. Why is is so hard to wrap our heads around good pain management? Why do we always...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. How to be a family member or patient
    Ugh...it is our turn now. I know people say "it is all the same no matter where you go" but I have to disagree. It really isn't. Yes, the hustle and bustle is there, the basic care of the...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Uniform maintenance
    are you using fabric softener or dryer sheets? That may help. I'm one of those weird ones that iron and starch my uniform, lol.
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. New Grad RN with Skilled Nursing Job - Advice Needed Working with CNAs
    Welcome to LTC! We all know that the CNAs are the backbone of LTC. I work with a great bunch of CNAs....makes a world of difference. How do you get a good relationship and manage the staff? ...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Giving Report
    Depends on if you've had the pts before or not. New pts....why are they here?, top diagnosis, LOC/ orrientation, pills whole or crushed, diabetic or not, IVs, changes in orders any wounds? ...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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