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A New Grad in an ALF

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 10 years experience.

I just got a job in an ALF. It wil be full-time 2:30 to 11p, with 1 other RN and 2 aides. There are a lot of residents, but only 25-30 need nursing care.

I'm a new grad with no health care experience besides volunteerinG in an ER. Does anyone have any advice?

will you be shadowing somebody?

oslogirl

Has 12 years experience.

Hi. Congratulations on your new position! Will you have a preceptor?

RN., MSN, RN

Specializes in Perianesthesia. Has 30 years experience.

i have advice -

1. never throw any linen in the hamper without doing a "shake check" . this means checking for hearing aides and teeth, or whatever else may be really expensive to replace.

2. practice being really, really, really patient. the older we get, the more time it takes to tell stories.

3. be prepared to give and receive hugs - oh...and smile a lot too.

i just got a job in an alf. it wil be full-time 2:30 to 11p, with 1 other rn and 2 aides. there are a lot of residents, but only 25-30 need nursing care.

i'm a new grad with no health care experience besides volunteering in an er. does anyone have any advice?

(I'm a caregiver--not nurse) I always check inside trashes for important items, check the bathroom floor, shake pill cups.

its a good idea to shake linens, I hadn't thought of that.

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