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Howdy yall from deep in the heat of texas I will never understand nursing homes or nursing home nurses. After another lovely weekend with sick people, trauma of all sorts. psych... Read More
Oct 1, '07Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Quote from TheCommutermust be 5 to 6 yrs old, didnt even know they kept them that longA person does not need the title of "RN" in order to provide competent nursing care. I know what is being implied, and it is disgusting. LPNs/LVNs are not merely "attendants" at nursing homes. I am employed at a nursing home, and I am certainly a nurse.
Although this thread is old, I felt obligated to respond.
Oct 1, '07Occupation: CRRN, now a case management RN Specialty: Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 38,032; Likes: 69,261Quote from teeituptomLOL ...Lots of threads get lost in Allnurses.com cyberspace.must be 5 to 6 yrs old, didnt even know they kept them that long
Oct 4, '07Occupation: Triage RN for 18 MD cardiology practice Specialty: 24 year(s) of experience in ER, Occupational Health, Cardiology ; Joined: Apr '07; Posts: 526; Likes: 172In our area it was "get anybody that might require more than the basic attention out of the NH and into the ER for the weekend (or holiday.)" Several times the pts were evaluated and returned to their facility only to have them returned to us before our 12 hr shift was over!:smackingf
That not only PO'ed all of us, but the MDs were really gnashing their teeth, and the same EMS crews that transported them the first time were alternately resigned and resentful at being manipulated in such a way. It was from them that we learned that the staff was significantly reduced because of the weekend or holiday. One of our MDs even reported the abuse to Medicare, but nothing ever came of it.
Oct 6, '07Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Nursing homes are what they are. Cant really say much else
Oct 16, '07Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Nursing homes never change