PoodleBreath

PoodleBreath

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PoodleBreath has 16 years experience and specializes in Hospice, LPN.

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  1. Unlicensed Personnel Taking Jobs in LTC

    The BON sets regulations and defines scope of nurse practice at the various professional levels/degrees, ensures that nursing professionals practice safely, and investigates and disciplines violations of the nurse practice act. They have nothing to d...
  2. Anyone encountered this before?

    If residents are consistently making accusatory statements they should be care planned so there is documentation that it is a known behavior and how the facility is working to manage it. The social worker should definitely be brought into the loop be...
  3. APS reporting and then termination

    Are you sure you want to stay at this job? Sounds like a nightmare and since you are the wound care nurse, when State does their survey they'll be pulling records on all your patients. Even if you've gone above and beyond, and your documentation is p...
  4. I just read yet another article about the toll of the pandemic on healthcare workers that centered on the idea that nurses only work in hospitals. It's frustrating and depressing to feel so invisible. The toll of the pandemic has been intense in my f...
  5. I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    Was agreeing with you. The system is a snake that eats it's own tail. The fact that this happens in healthcare and on top of that to a healthcare worker in that very hospital makes it all the more appalling.
  6. I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    The irony is that the hospital sells those debts to collection agencies for pennies on the dollar. By the time that your friend ended up in collections the hospital no longer owned the debt, they had cleared the slate. They couldn't reduce the debt b...
  7. A Sticky Wicket

    It doesn't sound like any of them are firing on a full set of pistons. If this is the end result of their investigation- if you could call it that- can we know if any of the information they say they have is based in reality at all? Or did they run f...
  8. How to work with LPNs on telly floor?

    I worked telemetry as an LPN but I also had my ACLS and am IV certified. The monitors were also at the nurse's station and we additionally had an ACLS telemetry unit assistant who did nothing but monitor the monitors and notify RNs/MDs of problems. L...
  9. Agree. It wasn't just the fake card, it was the $900,000.00 cash in the house, a ledger detailing where the money came from, and a data trail showing they had fraudulently entered the information into the State system. This is the plot of a madcap ca...
  10. Natural Therapies

    Some herbal therapies can interact badly with meds, or can have unanticipated effects if the person recommending them is not really knowledgeable. But fostering a therapeutic mind-body connection is a huge part of health and recovery - if patients ha...
  11. Epic HIPAA violation

    Did they notify the coworkers whose information was accessed? This is a pretty serious boundary violation, if it were me I'd be advocating for the employee to be fired. That's the kind of thing that will follow your friend around forever through the ...
  12. Diploma and Associate Degree in Nursing

    It's late for me and my brain is in snooze mode, or it could be the original post just isn't making a lot of sense, but is the poster asking the internet to do their homework assignment?
  13. I agree with others questioning the logistics of this conversation. How many floors does this building have that the elevator ride was so long? If it was both end of shift and break time, why did no other staff get on or off the elevator? Why did the...
  14. Floor Staff Pre Pulling Medications

    I've been in facilities where this happened. It's incredibly bad practice and could sink a nurse and a facility. And I've seen nurses get fired for that.Terrible safety issue, especially if the patient has things like b/p meds with hold parameters, o...
  15. Best shoes for nursing

    I love my Danskos. I've tried other shoes and always come back to them. They are a little on the heavy side, but I feel grounded in them and can definitely run in them - although it's an acquired skill. And they eventually mold to my feet, I have a h...