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Lovetobenurse, BSN 1,222 Views

Joined: Nov 23, '08; Posts: 14 (21% Liked) ; Likes: 3
Specialty: longterm

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    In MDS

    Thank you all for your responses

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    In MDS

    What is the best way to update a resident care plan? Let say that a resident has a risk for fall care plan, then a month later she has a fall. Would you add fall to the problem list , then add new interventions or would just add the interventions to the risk for fall care plan? MDS and DON debates over this. Thanks for your help.

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    You have to talk to your Director of Nursing ! Remember your nursing Practice Act. A long term care facility cannot operate without Policies and Procedures! Do the right thing for your residents. Good luck!

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    Tender heart, LPN likes this.

    Hospitals are not hiring LVN/LPN anymore at least where I live. Even RNs with associate degrees are required to get their BSN if they want to continue to work in a hospital. Long term care has changed significantly since I became a nurse 15years ago. Long term care used to be where people went to die, not anymore these days hospitals are discharging patients too soon and too sick. You will have to further your education to get hired in hospitals, and working in long-term care facility will give the opportunity to learn and grow.

    Good luck,

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    when I first became nurse about ten years ago. Ifelt like I did not know what I was doing and if I made the right choice to be a nurse. until I went to another facility and my supervisor told me that it will take me six months to feel like I belong there.I love med surg,although I never had chance to work in hospital setting. my longterm care patients are pretty what you guys have on med surge floor in hospital,but only that they are more sicker. most of my patients I sent out ended up on medsurge floor. I do not know where you stand right now but you may want to think about starting slowly in longterm care.it also depends on what you want to do in future.personally six months is not enough, you are just getting you feet on the ground.

    best wishes.

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    lindarn likes this.

    I am RN in Indiana and I am faced with the same challenge,at our facility,all the three units managers are LPN,even on subacute units,RN are required to work on those units under LPN. should RN work under LPN? and if we allow this to continue,some of who love to work in long term will no say. any suggestions will be helpful. I know there are LPN out there who want to jump out their seats and tell me what I heard before. the principal of scope of practice is where I am coming from,and by the way i was lpn for many years.

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    I too discovered this site last month,it is a wonderful place to communicate with each other. I wish you the best,try to look into a website based programs, you may have to pay some money to access the practice questions but it worth trying. If I can remember, the site is called Nclex practice,this site offered lots of practice questions.don't get discourage.I was in same situation where I did not graduate with my classmates,because I failed med/surg with 74% and I was so discouraged that I did not want to go back to school,but thank God for my 5 years old girl now 16 when she came in room and found me helpless and said.mommy everthing is going to be ok.I jumped out of the bed and went to school to register.I learned a lot the second time than the first . so hold you shoulder up and you will make it.

    RN

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    I taught for a second,do we work at the same facility? no, but my story and yous are similar and I can't even think about where to start. I feel your pain.MY DON tells me that it is the way I appraoch people that make them not want to be part of the team.I wonder who's got in midle? the patient.My DON also tells that we are human and we make mistakes.Just do your best for your patients sake. I am glad to know that I am not alone.

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    Sound familiar, I had supervisor who's breath could make you vomit,it was horrible,but the crazy thing about it was that this woman did not have a concept of personal distance.when she wanted to talk to you ,she was right there in your face.it was difficult for us to approach the issue,and I kept wondering if she was ever approached about it.how do you approach your supervisor with something like that? and by the way how do you approach co-worker about body odor without offending them?

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    I read this one on our twenty four hours nurse report: antifungal in urine!

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    I feel your pain.I am facing the same problem with Tcn.my intention was to get admitted to ISU.I sent the money to ISU for admission and never got letter from them on what my next step was.I called them to find out what was going on,they told that they needed my transcripts,keep in mind that TCN rep told me not worry about my transcripts,because I signed a release form and they will handle the transcripts issues.After six months I receive my transcipts evaluation from TCN telling that I have to take three more classes. I told them that I was disappointed and want to cancel my contract.they told me that I could not.keep in mind that I am an RN and Iam try ing to get my BSN. I decided to go with local University, I am so happy to report that I got admitted to the UNiversity and I have to complete only 24 credits and it is less expensive than TCN. advice for anyone up there ,attend you local college or University,as for my money I do not know what to do,they take money from my checking account electronicaly every month.

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    I am an RN and was an LPN for 7years,I am looking forward to chat and laugh with you all. I am having good time already reading other nurses stories.

    Thanks,

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    I am new to the site and I appreciate the video . I love to see so many nurses sharing thier stories.



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