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  1. What is the proper way to address a resident who was a titled health professional?
    I always go with the resident's formal title until I am told otherwise...Mr., Mrs, Dr, Miss, far, it has produced excellent results. Using their title is an expression of respect.
    Sep 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. What I Wish I Could Say to My Residents and Their Families
    "12. (To my administrator) You walked right past that call light to tell me to answer it? Oh, I see. When you said anybody can answer a call light, you meant anyone but you." I LOVE...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. What is the...
    " I picked a he** of a day to quit drinking." " I think I'll try a new approach during this surgery today." "Is this the bilateral AKA or the appendectomy?"
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. I feel like such an idiot
    I've had a few experiences like this myself! There are nurses like this at every facility. I don't know why they attack other nurses...maybe it makes them feel better about themselves, or somehow...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Lying to new clients!?
    Apr 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. I don't want a male nurse! - Caption Contest Winner
    The best nurse I ever had was male. I no longer care about the sex of a nurse, only their abilities.
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  7. Revenge Can Sometimes Lead to a Sticky Situation
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  8. What is your favorite nursing scrub design?  Do you have one?
    That is a great cartoon!:laugh: I often wonder what scrub designers are thinking these days. So many of the print scrubs have the pattern of a tacky shower curtain!
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Do doctors have any idea what we nurses do? lol
    They have no idea. Until I see a doc wiping a patient's behind, I will not believe they have the slightest idea of all we do.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Workplace kudos mean so much
    I wish someone in administration at my facility would read this post....
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Its really NOT a fate worse then death
    Thank you for this post. As a LTC nurse,I really needed to hear this tonight.
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Omnicare (new thread)
    I am ambivalent about Omnicare. I hate that I can't get the meds I need from them, but in my area, they seem as frustrated as I am. Usually, the delay in receiving medications is due to reimbursement...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Does your LTC get mad when you send patients do the ER?
    I have experienced this unfortunate situation all too often in my short time as a nurse in LTC. Docs appear to believe that LTC facilities have the same resources as a hospital...on-site labs and...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Seriously?!?!
    God forgive me, but it's a shame you can't Gibb's slap a person for a complaint like this.
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. What to do when a nurse is LAZY?
    I run into this situation often at work...I have no problem helping someone out when they've been slammed with work, but I won't let people take advantage of that fact. He doesn't fax reports or...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. What song describes your workplace environment?
    Hmmm...this is a tough one. I'd have to say "Flirtin' with Disaster" by Molly Hatchet or "We Care A Lot" by Faith No More.
    Feb 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. New grad, needing encouragement!
    I agree that it is perfectly normal to feel the way you do right now. I would be worried if you didn't have concerns! I still do! If you don't know something, ASK. Don't worry that you should...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Best shoe to wear in nursing school for clinical and after?
    I swear by Sanita clogs...they work the best for me. However, you need to find the best fit for you. To achieve the best fit, might I suggest having your feet sized by a professional? I made the...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  19. Nurses Who Have Killed
    There are mentally ill people in every profession. Stories like this make me strive even harder to provide the best patient care I possibly can. It is not up to me to decide when people should...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses with Tattoos and Piercings
    I cover up my tattoos & piercings at work. This is quite a project, as I was a tattoo artist prior to being a nurse. I do it because there are many cases where my tattoos and piercings might make my...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. IV therapy
    I'm in PA, & I do start and administer IVs often. There are certain restrictions ( administration of blood, titrated drips,IV pushes etc.), but IVs are a part of my daily practice.
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. LTC LPN' many patients do you have??
    I have 30 residents on my 3-11 shift...2 wound vacs, 2 g tubes & one with a g tube & trach. Thankfully, I only have 6 diabetics & 4 habitual jumpers. The wing across from mine is much worse, so I go...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. What makes nursing stressful for you?
    Not having what I need to help my patients.
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can a nurse report a doctor for negligence?
    I wish!!! I'm dealing with this now with a hospice patient. I only hope that one day, those rotten doctors are placed in the same situation..desperately needing an order from their MD, and the doc...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing