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  1. LPN Retired

    RN Disciplined While Waiting On Covid 19 Result

    Your employer is screwing you really bad . like it was your fault, getting sick, after being exposed to the virus. Can you file for unemployment. Do something, fight back.
  2. LPN Retired

    The COVID 19 Battle Cry for Retired Nurses

    Not me. I'm on disability due to a heart condition, so its just too risky for me. I'm staying home, avoiding contact with other people. Just trying to,keep myself from getting sick. I do, however, think of all the nurses out there, on the front lines, dealing with this. My heart and My prayers are with you every minute of everyday , praying for your safety, and for your strength to be renewed each day . I pray this ends soon.
  3. LPN Retired

    Has anyone left nursing job due to COVID19 virus?

    The hospital should let you stay there. Wouldn't there be an empty room, somewhere?
  4. LPN Retired

    Unreasonable Risks are not part of the job

    No, the LPNS AND THE Cnas are gona be the ones taking actual care of the patients. In the room , assisting with bedside care, emptying bedpans and urinals.
  5. LPN Retired

    Forced Quarantine

    WOW!. That's horrible! That dies not sound legal to me. I would call an attorney to see what he says.
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    I quit

    You may be stepping out of the frying pan into the fire. Nursing homes are hard .,
  7. LPN Retired

    Coronavirus-Are we ready to talk about rationing care?

    Surely not everyone will need hospitalization . Some people don't even show SX's, and some people recover easily with minor treatment. If people will stay home a bit more, avoiding crowds, and practice good hand washing , maybe most people can avoid it .
  8. LPN Retired

    Would this be considered abandonment?

    That's really bad, but they pull that bs on people all the time. But it's kind of hard to leave, all those patients needing a nurse there, and needing their meds and all. And if you have the keys, who are you,gona turn over the narcotic count and the keys to if no one comes in to relieve you . it must be a pretty bad place to work, if they can't keep enough staff for each shift. I say, run , dont walk, to the time clock as soon as you get relief. You can't keep that kind of stuff up day after day.
  9. LPN Retired

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): We Want to Hear from You

    Exactly. They think. Oh , I,just have to run out and pick,up few things . I'm not that contagious. I won't be close to anybody. Thing is they sneeze or cough, and somebody else walks thru that airspace and the spread has gone further. I honestly stay home when I'm sick . I don't feel like getting out and mixing with people.
  10. LPN Retired

    Terminated the third week into my orientation

    WOW!. That is rough . I worked about 40 years as an LPN, in 3 different states through that time. I was never late, not one time. I was taught in nursing school, you get up and be there, on time. I even worked 2 jobs at once for awhile, and looking back I don't know how I did it, but I was always on time. I was chasing that dollar bill and to get it I had to be there on time. I didn't want to be docked not one hour. I'm still payingbforbthose 2 jobs tho, in bad sleep habits and I've been retired now about 9 years . hard to,get back to normal.
  11. My mother met and married her last husband in the hospital she worked in . was a horrible marriage, but they were together until he passed 2000. I think about 25-30 years. I never did understand though, what she saw in him. But it was her and not me, altho us 3 kids did suffer for it, But she didn't see that . she thought we should just roll over and accept it because she did. Not a good thing to do, IMO.
  12. LPN Retired

    They locked up all the masks in security 😳

    I don't think they know everything about this virus right now. They say you don't need a mask,if you're not sick . I've read and seen people on tv spraying and wiping down surfaces, so they are thinking you get it by touching surfaces contaminated with it . and it also seems that every other day or so two or three people pop up with it in a new state. If they cant really figure out the mode of transmission we are in trouble. Just seems all very confusing to me .
  13. LPN Retired

    Frustrating Nurse Family Members

    Can you nicely, sweetly, ask them what their degree is and where they went to school?
  14. It's hard for me to believe that actually is happening on a wide scale.
  15. That's what I was kind of thinking . why are they asking that question . to see if you admit to one or not? They would probably,think you're lying if you say you,haven't made a mistake. So I wonder what their reason is for asking that .
  16. Heck no, not me. I get there in time to put my purse away and do the narcotic count with off going nurses, and restock anything on the med cart that might need restocking . each shift was supposed to do that at the end off their shift, and empty the trash, and put on new trash bag . but I like to see that everything I'm going to need is there. Water pitchers filled, fresh pudding cup, etc. I get there on time to let offgoing nurses time to count and wrap up their shift. I expect my relief to be on time as well. 8 hrs was enough thank you .
  17. LPN Retired

    On FMLA, Can't Go Back To Old Job, Now what?

    Wow. You're really in a tight spot. If I lived close to you I would watch the child free, until got on your feet. I'm retired, and not much to do, I wish i lived close so I could help.
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    Providing Care to Staff

    No, itbwas a facility for mentally and physically handicapped people, children and adults. Itbwas licensed as a LTC. There were alot of employees there. WE were expected to do the b/p checks as a courtesty. It could just be so inconvenient at times.
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    C'Mon Now!

    Ok, good answer. Changing times, apparently. But no I never worked as a nurse in school or the classroom,in any capacity. I worked at a facility designed for mentally and physically handicapped children and adults. It was licensed as a LTC. My main duty was passing meds.
  20. LPN Retired

    Eyelash Lice

    Okay, so what about a really old woman who complained of her eyes itching , some irritation. Went to an eye Dr. And he said she had the lice on eyelashes. They have treated her for it. This is my mother. She's in her 90s. No way she's having any sexual relationships. And you all are saying the eyelash lice are from pubic also. So where are hers coming from? She's clean in her hygiene, bathes daily, changes her clothes, Keeps her hair washed often. Keeps her laundry done. Keeps her house clean, mops and dusts frequently. So where did she contract lice in her eyelashes?
  21. LPN Retired

    New RNs making more than experienced RNs

    Good grief. I retired as an LPN, in 2011 and Was making about. $21/HR. I talked to a friend of mine whose Granddaughter recently graduated with her BSN, I'm thinking like within last 5 years and she's making somewhere around $40/hr. This is in ARKANSAS and she is working at a hospital. I think she does alot of weekends too. She's young and a go-getter, so she's doing well.
  22. LPN Retired

    Gloves at all times?

    Sounds like you need to,do some more teaching/in services on cleanliness. Would be fun and informative if you could take swabs of surfaces and have the lab grow it and see what comes out of it.
  23. LPN Retired

    C'Mon Now!

    Good grief, you school nurses have to deal with alot of fakes and manipulation. And I think alot of whatbtoure dealing with is because the parents didn't want to deal with it, so they dump it on you. I don't remember there ever being a school nurse when I was in school, and all the way up to and thru HS. When did it become such a Good idea to have one?
  24. LPN Retired

    Providing Care to Staff

    The job I used to work at, people would come in to The medical dept all the time for a B/P check. And it didn't matter what you were doing they expected you to drop it and check their b\p. We had heavy med passes to get prepared and it wasnt always convenient to,check staff. They needed to realize it wasn't a requirement in our job to check them . it was a courtesy. Then it became even more annoying because they wanted you to say whether or not it was too high. And of course you cant say,that on just one b/p check. It wasnt my place to diagnose them anyway. I would just tell them they needed to discuss it with their doctor. I'm so glad I don't work there anymore.
  25. I read that this corona virus may be bigger than what they know. That China may have been covering it up for awhile.
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