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  1. That awkward moment when....
    I do it all the time!! Especially if the lower extremities are discolored, I think to myself, "Vascular ulcers waiting to happen!"
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. I was fired today (I think??)
    It sounded to me like he was asking you to step down from the position you're currently in. Are you the charge nurse? If so, you might not have quite the experience he's looking for. Inviting you...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  3. Corrective Action or Bullying???
    Most companies now have policies which prohibit workplace violence ie: creating a hostile work environment and intimidating and bullying. If you received an employee handbook, you would find these...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. I Lost a Medication: Controlled Substance
    Yes, NEVER put meds in your pocket!! It's not a good habit to get into. If your facility doesn't have a policy for how to transport controlled substances from one floor to another without having to...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  5. Nursing is not related to gender
    I have employed many excellent male nurses in my long term care facility. In fact, I prefer them! Men come to work on time, take their assigned breaks, and punch out on time, having been able to...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  6. Assistant Directors
    If I could, I'd make a few just like her to fill my empty positions! I've had a 3-11 open for months now and just can't seem to fill it. I need someone with experience who is a great multi-tasker...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  7. SNF rehab unit 25 patients to one nurse
    I have 2 nurses on the day shift for 32 residents but am budgeted only for one nurse on the 3-11 shift for the same 32. I have tried to get my point across that most of the admissions come on 3-11,...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Assistant Directors
    She is not salaried so she punches in and out and is kept to 40 hours-she's just amazing!
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  9. Assistant Directors
    My first expectation for my ADON is that she maintains a united front with me at all times. It's okay to disagree behind doors but there can be no undermining or gossip on the units. My ADON is the...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. New Grad RN concerned about new LTC job
    I orient my new grads for a minimum of 4 weeks. Two weeks are spent on the day shift, getting to know the residents and how to do a med pass. Two weeks are spent on the shift where they will be...
    Jun 13, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Less Common Nursing Interview Questions (Part 1 of 4)
    I also ask the question, "Do you fear the unknown?" What I'm looking for is the person who tells me they enjoy a challenge and that while the unknown can cause some anxiety, it can also be exciting...
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  12. June 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Some days, the job just gets the better of me!
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  13. Help! What is the line where family members are banned from the facility?
    There needs to be a discharge planning meeting with the family. If he were at my facility, I would be having the physician discontinue the care and comfort orders and send this patient to the...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. When did nursing caps go extinct in the wild?
    I wore mine last week for Nurse's Week. I had a group picture taken with my staff as well, which came out beautifully. The residents were all so impressed by a nurse wearing her cap and said they...
    May 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. May 2013 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Who's been mixing the contrast dye with the KY Jelly again?!
    May 14, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. Burned out and hate nursing
    Research Medical Writing or Legal Nurse Consulting. After taking the course, you can start your own business from home and both pay pretty well. Just remember that you will have to have enough...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Coming out of the darkness
    Thank you for this wonderful article about post partum depression. While I am fortunate enough to not have experienced it, there are those who will benefit from your experience and be able to relate...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. 57 and need to start over YET AGAIN!
    I hear you! Unfortunately, nursing homes are no longer cushy little jobs pushing a med cart and are really considered a specialty. It takes a long time to orient even an experienced nurse to all...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Seriously?!?!
    All great stories but you all are also describing the reason why our healthcare costs are soaring-because of wasteful, unnecessary, time-wasting, life-syphoning people who waste everyone's time, not...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Just let me be...
    I, too, went from nurse's aide (in the days when you didn't have to be certified!) to LPN to ADN and I have a very well-respected job in senior management in addition to my own business which I work...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. Always thank your nurse...
    Ain't THAT the truth!!!
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. who lives an hour away fro work? or would you consider it?
    I drive an hour to work and have been doing it for almost 4 years. The trip is opposite the traffic that's travelling into the city so its not too bad. I find the drive relaxing and I'm completely...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  23. My heart is just not in it...
    We need more nurses like you in LTC. Some of the newer ones I've hired recently told me how much they loved working with the elderly while in school and have always enjoyed being around their...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Wish me luck!!
    Best of luck to you!! And let us know how everything turns out!
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  25. Win $100! February 2013 Caption Contest
    You can run but you cannot HIDE!!
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements