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Runsoncoffee99

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Runsoncoffee99 has 16 years experience and specializes in Peds.

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  1. Runsoncoffee99

    KN95 mask?

    No KN95 masks are one size fits all
  2. Runsoncoffee99

    How important is the nurse's comfort?

    It is an 8 hour case. I know the patient's needs come first,but then the family cannot complain and curse out the schedulers because no nurse wants to work on the case.
  3. I think a better idea is to implement more of a team nursing approach. I wrote about this before,but a hospital in my area asked my agency for nurses that were experienced with ventilators. The plan was to have the agency nurses work exclusively with the ventilators and other respiratory issues. That would have freed up the ICU nurses to do other things. Many of my coworkers were eager to help out. Many on here were against it,but as I read AN,I think many posters believe that nurses working outside of the hospital setting are brainless.
  4. Runsoncoffee99

    KN95 mask?

    How is a KN95 mask supposed to be equivalent to an N95 mask when I can feel air leaking out of the front,near my chin? They are one size fits all. I cant even tighten up the strings. I work in a LTC facility on floor with Covid patients only. We get 1 KN95 mask/shift
  5. Runsoncoffee99

    Low Stress Specialties

    Private duty nursing,a subset of homecare nursing! You can go through an agency. You will thank me later.
  6. Runsoncoffee99

    How important is the nurse's comfort?

    Is a nurse being unreasonable if she asks the caregiver if she can lower the A/C? The room gets too cold,and even wearing a scarf and two sweaters does not enough. Caregiver says client needs the a/c up high.
  7. Runsoncoffee99

    How does this work?

    I personally think a trach/vent is of a higher priority than an infusion due to the ABC's.
  8. Runsoncoffee99

    How does this work?

    Why can't she give the gtube meds? I do not mean to be rude,but personally I think it might be easier for you to have a trach/vent nurse vs one that only does infusions. If your son needs you to monitor the infusion,and it runs over six hours,you can start it,leave the room for five hours,and get a nap vs being up all night
  9. Runsoncoffee99

    LTC Residents and Workers Face Tragedy

    That is awesome! I assume no agency nurses work there? Most nursing homes around here hire agency.
  10. Runsoncoffee99

    Facial coverings effective?

    According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta(,the European strain was more virulent than the Wuhan strain. He said that on Cnn's townhall meeting on Covid 19.
  11. Runsoncoffee99

    Facial coverings effective?

    What an odd thread. I really cannot believe a nurse would even make it. In any event,in some parts of Asia,they have no problems with wearing masks.Some wear them year round due to pollution. Just look at South Korea and Japan. I wonder if the custom of wearing masks contributed to their lower infection numbers,even if by a small percentage?
  12. Runsoncoffee99

    As an LPN, I can't help but feel like I'm not a "real nurse"

    That poster was not being snarky. She was honest. What is happening in my area is that BSN nurses are in the hospitals. LTC facilities only ant Rns in my area now. BTW,just because someone can start IV's does not mean anything. A Cna can start an IV too. Hospitals do not even require nurses know how to start them. They have IV teams for that.
  13. As someone who works in PDN.yes the nurse that was not supposed to suction was in the wrong. First,she violated professional boundaries. You do NOT go over to a patient's home if you are off the clock. That is just how it is. OP,most people do not understand private duty home health and boundaries. You should ask to have this moved to the PDN forum.
  14. Runsoncoffee99

    LTC Residents and Workers Face Tragedy

    Most have Covid 19 floors. Mine just placed about 10 on one floor. The non positive residents were moved to the non Covid floor.
  15. I posted this already. I called them "Youtube doctors" because nobody ever shows credentials.
  16. Runsoncoffee99

    LTC Residents and Workers Face Tragedy

    Why did Gov. Cuomo require nursing homes to take back positive residents? Why couldn't they stay at the hospital? We are not equipped to care for Covid patients.
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