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  1. Health Insurance costs
    The cheapest family plan where I work is $660 a month. (that is 25% of my take home per month) The deductible is $3000 , 80/20 PPO, $40-60 co pay for office visits. I cant afford it right now so I am...
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Doctors orders for the small stuff and third shift
    I only call the Doctor for emergencies on third shift. If there is no standing order than I write a communication to the Doctor for the request or I pass it on to the next shift. If I am unsure about...
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. LPN who does not want to be an RN?
    I have been an LPN for over 3 years now and I get the same comments and questions. I have no intention of going back to school for my RN. I do not want to work in a hospital setting or take on more...
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. How long after graduation did you take the NCLEX?
    I took the nclex 3 months after graduating. I studied for about 4-6 weeks before taking the test and passed the first time.
    Nov 13, '15
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. snf duties at night?
    On midnights I start by doing midnight meds, stock carts, treatments such as bandage changes, skin assessments (they want all of these done on midnights if possbible), some residents get up at night,...
    Feb 23, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. No shift differential
    The Long Term Care that I work for does not pay shift differential ( I work Midnights), but they do pay holiday pay. This is my third year and I am still not getting a week of vacation time yet....
    Feb 1, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Nurses Notes: Guidelines On What Not To Chart
    I was told at work today to not ever chart that I called the Doctor or that I informed the Doctor via the Log book (Nurse to Dr communication) about a problem with a resident. Wouldnt it look like I...
    Jan 12, '15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Unsafe working conditions
    I understand how you feel, we really dont have anyone to fill in when there is a call off or even if someone takes a vacation day. I was just sitting here contemplating calling the DON to complain or...
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Is your central supply room locked on the 11-7 shift?
    We can get into the central supply closet but I probably worked there for 6 months before I found out the code to get in. At one point they were making us sign out wipes and most recently they have...
    Jan 13, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Working for FREE!!!!???
    I would be glad to participate in this discussion. Today I clocked out late at 0730, but I actually stayed charting until about 0820. I was so mad by the time I left. I rarely stay to chart late, but...
    Jan 13, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Residents of LTC who abuse the staff
    Staff gets verbally and physically abused everyday where I work. Not everyone can be redirected. and we have a lot of psych residents along with our combative dementia residents. Recently another...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Question from a third shift nurse....
    I feel the same way where I work. The midnight shift is treated as if we have nothing to do so all the busy work is pushed off on our shift, like stocking, etc. We are very busy with midnight meds, a...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Dangerous and Demented:  What Usually Happens?
    I wish violent/agitated behaviors were as easy to solve as being diagnosed with a UTI. Sorry, I get tired of hearing that one, especially when these people are already diagnosed with psych disorders...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Geri-Psych:  Does it exist?  (asked the naive new nurse)
    Ive been working in LTC for the last 6 months. The longer I am here the more I feel that I am just working in a psych ward. It seems like 80% of our new admits since I have been working here are...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. One month on the job and still not getting it.
    I have been told that it takes most new grads at least 6 months before they start to feel comfortable. Ive been working for about 6 months now and still have tons of questions and not always certain...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Tell the CNA to clock out and go home
    Hey, this just happened to me a couple of weeks ago! I had an amazingly insubordinate CNA , and by 2 am I knew I was writing her up, by 6 am I found her sleeping on the job and that was it. I told...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Isn't it best for the RN's to take care of the "medically unstable patients"?
    I was asking myself the same question a couple of months ago when I noticed the same thing where I work. I cant understand what they are thinking. There is usually only one RN in the building and...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Looking for support re: first full code
    I need some support, should probably have started my own thread. I had my first full Code last night. Im very upset about it. I had seen my resident within the one hour before this occured and had...
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Does your LTC get mad when you send patients do the ER?
    Yeah, pretty much. We have to call at the very least and get approval and I have had what you described, a very unstable patient who had family staying the entire time and I was called frequently...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Bill would require nurse-to-patient ratios in Michigan hospitals
    Wow, what about Long Term Care? Guess where all those patients with Picc lines and IV antibiotics are being discharged to? Figures there would be nothing in the bill about LTC. I'lll have 40...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. Mass exodus of staff
    Im not in hospital but sometimes I feel like I work in one. Our facility has been taking on more acute residents lately , IV antibiotics, post- operative patients, isolation patients, extreme...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. VENT!!!
    Wow, is that Nurse still employed at your facility? I cant imagine walking out because of an assignment. I feel for you, the last few days have been Hell where I work as well. Each shift has been...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Replaced by Certified Medication Aide!
    Med pass is a major part of my job as an LPN in extended care. Working short a Nurse is not even an unusual occurance, it just results in 2 Nurses splitting up the work of what is supposed to belong...
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  24. PEG tube replacement
    A little background first, Im a new Grad LPN working in LTC, in school the subject of PEG tube replacement never came up, I am not trained to do it and the one thing that does stick out was that we...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Embarrassing? (Ladies opinion)
    I can relate to that. If I were you, I would bring an extra change of scrub pants and underthings during that time. Ive leaked through my scrubs , but luckily they were a dark color.
    Jan 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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