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  1. Got a job at a nursing home but not sure if i should take it
    Believe me I had the same feelings as you when I started my career. But I'm so happy I got to work at a nursing home. I was on the rehab unit and I got to see so much. I learned how to put Foleys in,...
    Jun 11, '15
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. G-tube pulled out by patient
    Don't fret. I can tell you right now from experience no matter how old the patient is once they have a tube they are going to pull it out at least once in their stay. I've had grown men who are alert...
    Jun 11, '15
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  3. LTC Nurses please respond
    I left LTC a year ago but I was in it for 3 years and I have heard that not much has changed. So here's what I noticed. 1. What size is your LTC facility? All together we could hold about 150...
    Jun 11, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Wound Vac
    Does your facility have you changing it or does a special nurse? Because I can semi explain it since I used to do it all the time at my SNF.
    Apr 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Wound Vac
    Wound vacs usually are changed on certain days. The wound nurse or your facility or the doctor will have the days. They do beep for a couple of reasons and it is a musical tune that you will hear. It...
    Apr 21, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Professionalism....name your irritation here!
    Once I was tech on my unit because we had too many nurses and needed another tech. Well day shift comes in and one tech comes and gets report and the other one doesn't come in. This is normal for...
    Apr 20, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Professionalism....name your irritation here!
    Ok mine are of course being late. I come in 15 mins early and while in the break room I grab the pens I need so when I come to the floor I'm ready for my assignment. To have to wait that extra 15...
    Apr 20, '15
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. FIMS test renewal.
    I'm going to be getting retested with my FIMS test in the next month. I'm going to do the class that is offered if possible, however sometimes the test confuses me so I wanted as much studying as...
    Feb 25, '15
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  9. acuity of patients
    This sounds much like my rehabilitation unit. We have patients that are not correct for the therapy that we expect them to do. Many times we have to return them back for medical conditions that they...
    Feb 25, '15
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  10. Nursing Care Plans
    My most common care plans I make for rehab are (these are roughly written)- Pain will remain at a tolerable level during stay. Patient will have an increase in mobility/adl during stay. ...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  11. Falls on way to bathroom
    If you have them and the patient is a high fall risk I'd say set a bed alarm. They don't prevent falls but it will help you get to the person and check them. That and maybe q2 hour toileting
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  12. New to Rehab Nursing
    I agree with everything BoogsCRRN said. You won't loose skills. On my rehab unit we give blood, deal with complex wounds, have feeding tubes, PICCS, start IVs, turn q2 hours. Though it sucks...
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  13. Cardiac strips
    Thank you everyone for your replies. My dad has that rapid ekg book so I'm going to look at that. And the sites look wonderful
    Sep 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I work in a sauna!!
    I naturally get cold easy, even if I run around the unit. But at the same time I never expect people to raise the temp for me. So what I do is being a jacket or if I forgot I use a blanket and wrap...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The most valuable thing(s) you've been told
    Along with everything else a nurse taught me a quick trick to remembering which port I flushed on PICC with more than one lumen (it works if this is your flag colors). Always go Red, white and blue....
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. matrixcare and restorative nursing
    I agree with everyone q2 he toileting is the best for days. At night you can try to expand it out a little. And try to not push fluids at night. So many are worried that a patient drinks only a glass...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  17. HIGH fall risk resident
    Even though they don't stop falls alarms for everywhere. When you hear the alarm you can run and get sooner. If you can't get a sitter make sure the patient is close to the nurses stuff possible. If...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. Advice about sending patients out to ED for a new grad?
    One thing that's really important. Listen to your CNAs if they tell you the patient's not right believe them. They see the patient so much more than you can ever hope to. No matter how attentive you...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  19. Nurse safety
    One place I worked at me and other staff were told "you should move out of the way of the fists." This is after reporting being punched while stand pivoting a patient that is unable to hold his own...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Goodbye, fellow nurses
    I know the struggles of ADN and getting into the hospital. After almost 5 years I finally made it to the hospital, though I've only managed to get rehabs units to look at me, and that is including...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Cardiac strips
    Maybe this is the wrong place, and sorry if it is. But recently my unit gave an online learning module for cardiac strips. Now cardiac has always been my weakest point, I know the big ones. But...
    Aug 31, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Staffing Issues.  (rant)
    Recently I had 10 patients. I mean I used to have them at the nursing home. But at an acute care hospital. This is just crazy. And our manager is a no call, no help when we call drowning. And we get...
    Jun 1, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Night Shift Snack
    I love eating yogurt on the night shift. Also I bring tea to sip on during the night.
    May 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    I've had that happen once to me, except it was a giant bag of penicillin. The patient was on a continuous drip of it. And it had to be changed on my shift. I was frazzled, telling another nurse what...
    Feb 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. RN:Pt Ratios
    If we're talking about a SNF type of rehab then that patient ratio isn't bad.
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing


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