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  1. Colostomy bag won't stay on
    I work in a small group home. We are "on our own" so to speak and have no one to ask. I am hoping to find a "colostomy expert" here who can tell me what works great so I can order it for our small...
    Feb 6
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  2. Colostomy bag won't stay on
    My resident has a colostomy but the only way to keep the bag on is to use tape which irritates his skin. We have things which we spray on and sure prep skin wipes that are suppose to make it stick...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  3. Residents who pull out G-J tubes
    Do you insert a foley catheter to keep the G-J tube site open before sending to the ER?
    Jan 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. Residents who pull out G-J tubes
    I was always told that if a resident pulls out a G-J tube that you are not to put in a temporary foley catheter tube because a G-J tube is surgically implanted. However, I am now being told it is OK...
    Jan 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Constant fighting amongst caregivers
    WebbRN. I wanted to ask what can be done with caregivers who are late or calling off sick EVERY SINGLE DAY. They call in every weekend too. It's not a once in a while situation. Rather, it is a "WAY...
    Nov 20, '15
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  6. Constant fighting amongst caregivers
    Thanks amoLucia. Yes, you are so right. I do work with a lot of UAPS and yes they are in the union. I think for now that I am going to float along in the system because the only other places in my...
    Oct 5, '15
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  7. Constant fighting amongst caregivers
    I work in group homes and the pay is not good for nurses or caregivers. There is constant verbal wars amongst caregiver staff. The staff is constantly telling the house managers loudly that they are...
    Oct 2, '15
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  8. CNA's not doing vitals & slow to answer lights?
    Yes, the CNA's are suppose to be busy bathing, feeding, dressing, changing bed linen etc. However, I haven't seen many "busy CNA's" at the nursing homes I have worked at. The CNA's at the places I...
    Aug 20, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. CNA's not doing vitals & slow to answer lights?
    I knew a nurse who did not feel comfortable at first confronting the CNA's about doing the vital signs so she started doing them all herself. Of course, she had 40 residents and certainly didn't have...
    Aug 19, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. CNA's not doing vitals & slow to answer lights?
    When I worked the 2-10pm shift I told the CNA's that vital signs were to be completed and turned into to the nurse by 4pm. Give the CNA's a time when vitals are to be finished and turned in. Most...
    Aug 18, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Seizure IM prn meds
    I am starting a new job at a group home for the DD. I was told that the policy is that when a resident has a seizure that the nurse is to wait 5 minutes and then only give the IM meds for seizure if ...
    Jul 25, '15
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  12. I am leaving LTC yet again
    Update: I just now got hired working in group homes for the DD. I pray this will be my last job for the rest of my life.
    Jul 23, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. I am leaving LTC yet again
    Thanks to all for your great comments! I have a job interview this Tuesday and am hoping to leave LTC very soon.
    Jul 10, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. What is the dress code for nurses?
    I am thinking of applying for jobs at DD facilities. I was curious as to what the nurses wear in group homes and other DD facilities.
    Jun 28, '15
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  15. I am leaving LTC yet again
    Thanks to all for your comments and hugs. Yes, why can't all LTC's be wonderful places for all? Always short-staffed, always being overworked. Enough is enough. I too have lots of respect for the...
    Jun 16, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. I am leaving LTC yet again
    You are very fortunate that you found one of the good ones. Congratulations. I must have some really "bad Karma". I only seem to find the worst of the worst ones.
    Jun 15, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I am leaving LTC yet again
    They say that some people never learn from their past mistakes. When they said that, they must have been talking about me. I left LTC many years ago stating "I will never ever do LTC again"....
    Jun 15, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    [QUOTE=momofIAndT;8499471]As a hiring manager, I can tell you that it's rather slim pickings right now for any LTC nurses. I've been BEGGING for staff for months. As a DON, I'd rather hire a couple...
    May 15, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    We only have one now. The other one got fired.
    May 11, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    Sorry to hear that you have been unable to find a job. What about private duty with a special needs child? I took care of a child for 2 years who had no narcotics. The pay was not good $15 an hour.
    May 4, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Is LTC a good option for me during FNP school?
    Working in a nursing home is exhausting both mentally and physically. Sadly, I have witnessed some LTC nurses who have dropped out of nursing school because of the constant stress.
    May 1, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    I wish nurses in recovery all the best. However, I cannot work at See's chocolate candy store. It would be "too tempting" for me to be around all of that chocolate. So why would someone with a drug...
    Apr 29, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Nurses who can't give out narcotics
    They have recently hired 2 new nurses who are in some kind of drug rehab program. So now all of the other nurses get to do a lot of extra work. There are a lot of narcotics that are used at this...
    Apr 29, '15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Lady keeps "losing her pain patches"
    Thanks to all for your comments. When she first start using the pain patch she would allow us to tape it down(no tegaderm available) and she didn't have any problems with it. However, for the past 2...
    Mar 5, '15
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  25. Lady keeps "losing her pain patches"
    I work in a nursing home. There is a lady who is suppose to get a Fentanyl 100 pain patch every 3 days. However, it seems that every other day she is "losing her pain patch" and is always asking for...
    Mar 5, '15
    Forum: Addictions Nursing


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