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Hope this is refreshing to hear: I LOVE LTC!!!

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by LPNweezy LPNweezy (Member)

LPNweezy has 1 years experience and specializes in LTC.

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i love my LTC job :) its so relaxed:nurse:

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I love LTC because of the residents and getting to know them well so that they remember you (or the ones that are able too, lol) :)

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dthfytr has 30 years experience as a ADN, LPN, RN, EMT-B, EMT-I and specializes in ER, Trauma.

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Either you are the queen of sarcasm, or you genuinely love LTC. Either way, you are my hero. I can't do LTC. Give me a nice chaotic ER and I'm happy.

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Forever Sunshine has 7 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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i love my LTC job :) its so relaxed:nurse:

I'm glad someones job in LTC is relaxed. I told a resident last night if she doesn't stop hitting, kicking, slapping, yelling etc.. I'm going to call her father. She frequently tells me that if I don't stop telling her to sit, shes going to tell my father so .. I tell the same thing to her lol

At one point she was so bad the CNA called me in to talk to her and I said, "Thats it! I'm calling your father right now!" Another resident who has the biggest attitude and best remarks said right after that, "Good! Its about time somebody did."

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yeah, ltc has it's ups and downs, the slow rate of patient/resident turnover is nice.

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nursingcares is a RN and specializes in LTC.

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This is so nice to hear! I'll be starting LTC this coming Monday =)

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NamasteNurse has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, LTC.

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I love it too, but I would never call it relaxed! Are you serious? I'm lucky my butt hits the chair by the end of my shift to do my charting! It's a three ring circus more like it. :)

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joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

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I love LTC and my residents too :) But, I'm not sure where some of you work. My LTC is far from slow! We have a fair amount of acute and palliative cases...and one RN. I mentioned this in a recent thread...the notion that LTC is relaxed, is, for the most part, a myth.

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itsmejuli specializes in Home Care.

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I wouldn't say my LTC job was relaxed. Working 12 hour wknd day shifts for the most part was exhausting. I certainly couldn't imagine doing it 40 hrs a week. I did enjoy working with the same residents every weekend although sometimes the routine got mind-numbing.

I'm in the process of moving back to Canada from Florida. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to work in a hospital at full scope of practice.

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MelissaLPN has 5 years experience as a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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I love my patients, thats all I can say for LTC. My place is not relaxed. I work in the ER ( and ltc) and in comparison LTC is not relaxed. Its much easier to work a cardiac arrest than a combative patient. In the ER you work your protocol and scrap it if you need to, in LTC there is no protocol for dementia/psychotic break or family who want to know why mama isn't talking( she has not spoken in 3 months!)

But I do enjoy my job despite the problems

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Sparrowhawk specializes in LTC.

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I love LTC too. It's not always relaxed, more like a rollercoaster..today is calm, but watch out for tomorrow! It's Five Alarm Tuesday!!!

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LPNweezy has 1 years experience and specializes in LTC.

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i'm serious! i love working LTC. I don't even mind doing the SBARs!

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