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  1. Lucky he was constipated, or he'd be dead
    Years ago was teaching a nurses aide class in long term care facility. After discussing how to take vital signs, I allowed all the students to begin practicing on each other until I could get all...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How do you tell families or caregivers that their loved one is actively dying?
    When it comes to food - I try to point out to them how they can see the weakness and fatigue on the outside of the body - the great difficulty it takes to make even minimal movements. I then explain...
    Jul 30
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Strange CoWorker Stories
    Admin please This is a great thread...can we get this moved over to the general forum so lots of people make comments. Please/Thanks
    Jul 4
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Productivity
    How many visits are you required to make in a week? And how many miles do you travel in that same week?
    Jun 27
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Hospice????
    Had a family begging me just the other night to put their loved one to sleep...and I do mean the big sleep. They were just innocent in it all and really believed I could do that. The person they...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Mileage?
    Ours is $0.21. Seems really low
    May 28
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Survey Rant
    And this is one of the reasons I no longer choose to be a LTC DON! (Although I obviously still lurk just to remind myself of the miseries I have escaped). Best of luck to you thru survey.
    May 17
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  8. Hospice EMR
    I posted this over a year ago so I'll update. We currently are using hospice soft & we all love it. While there is no perfect EMR, this one is very user friendly & the printed documents are very...
    May 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. How often do you get called?
    My first question to every call would be (in a very respectful tone) "Ok. What have you done about xyz"? If they can easily come up with several things they've done then they probably do need...
    Apr 1
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  10. Treat diabetes?
    Comfort drives the plan of care. Ask yourself: Is the patient uncomfortable from xyz? If "no" then don't worry about it (patient/family decision plays a part in this too of course, but I also work...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. falsifying documentation?
    My first question...are you a nurse asking about care for a patient or are you a family member of a patient? Did you contact the DOH on this issue but still aren't satisfied with the outcome?
    Jan 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. for nurses w/ CHPN certification
    Mine seemed to take forever to come in the mail, although I did not count how many days it took. I could look up & print a certificate on line within a month or so.
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. How Do You Explain to People Why You Chose Hospice?
    I like to tell people that hospice is not about death...but about life! It's about doing all I can to make sure that life matters right up til the last breath. It's making sure that there is...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Nursing Home Med A Eligibility?
    I'm not sure why you wouldn't cover this. Your supporting documentation would reflect in weekly wound notes, your daily treatment orders, your nursing documentation for skilled services monitoring...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Frustrated With New Narcotic Rules
    And this is why it is so difficult to get pain medications for our residents/patients that actually need them. Such a sad world.
    Nov 17, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Excelsior Pass Rates!!!
    I was an LPN for 19 years, worked on a very busy rehab floor in LTC & was the MDS/care plan nurse at the time. This combination was invaluable to the CPNE. Seemed like everyone in my group...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  17. How common is charting ahead in ICU?
    disclaimer - I have never worked in ICU Reality is the same across the board - 1. As a nurse manager, I would seriously counsel (write you up) or fire you for blatantly falsifying medical...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. No call no show?
    Nurseinthemaking...... how ironic huh? If you really are a nurse in the making than you need to learn professionalism NOW. Ideally you should always give a 2 weeks notice. If you absolutely...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  19. Alarms
    Not following your thought will it help to have an alarm when he sits down? Maybe just to alert staff he is back in the bathroom? Wouldn't a motion detector at the bathroom door...
    Sep 10, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Fentanyl patch
    FDA recommends disposing of used patches by folding them in half with the sticky sides together, and then flushing them down a toilet. They should not be placed in the household trash where...
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  21. Why do people don't like it when we send resident out?
    But what is the hospital doing for a clot that can't be managed within your facility? Lovenox injections? A simple trip out for an ultrascan and right back to her own "home" with staff she is...
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. "LPN'S Phased Out"...They say....
    My Mom, the waitress, my high school teacher, the neighbor, etc - all told me not to go for my LPN that they were being phased out. That was in 1985. I see not much has changed in nearly 30 years
    May 31, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Non-diapering nursing home patients
    This is actually a pretty common practice (although I never really bought into the theory). I was Director of Nursing at a facility that this was corporate policy through out their entire chain of...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Western Governors University (WGU) Intake Interview
    Anyone know if they accept credits from DSST examinations?
    Apr 14, '14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  25. New grad- nursing home-After interview no call back
    1. I think your post is difficult to read and understand. I am not a grammar police, but this really needs work. 2. I've been a DON. It's an overwhelming job most days and her priority is not...
    Apr 12, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure