AmandaBeaverhausen

AmandaBeaverhausen

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  1. Arranging med cart chronologically?

    So I recently started a new LTC facility 7P-7A, and have run across a day nurse who pulled me aside with her most pressing concern. The med cart was organized chronologically she explained, as in morning meds were first, then night, then PRN. She sai...
  2. Floor Staff Pre Pulling Medications

    This happened at my old facility. The day nurse set up the night nurse who then set up the day nurse and so on, but only on the weekends. Also questionable, I was told by two different nurses to give thyroid meds at bedtime (I work 7P-7A) while...
  3. I'm interviewing for a job in LTC where they work 12s (7AM-7PM or 7PM-7AM). It is explained as "also working every other weekend" as well. Coming from being a weekend warrior doing 16s or 3-12hr shifts, I'm not accustomed to this. Is Friday considere...
  4. Shiftkey agency

    I was just coming here to ask the same thing! I work with a handful of people who use shiftkey and seem to like it. They appreciate the flexibility and pay. I know 3 or 4 aides, a few nurses, and we have a nurse supervisor who just started using it. ...
  5. Care plan diagnosis

    I'm doing a care plan on a 70 year old man with a history of falls. He was admitted to hospital due to a recent fall wherein he lay in the floor half a day before help arrived. I'm thinking "impaired physical mobility related to sedentary lifestyle a...
  6. Failed part of skills checkoff

    Thanks for all the input ❤. I did pass on the second try, but moreover the instructor gave me some awesome tips to use when performing the skill in real life. I think I underestimated what the sterile field encompasses, but we didn't go that deep int...
  7. How long am I contagious when vaccinated?

    Thanks for all the input ?. It was 10 days. One thing I found odd was that they said my boyfriend, who lives with me, did NOT need to quarantine. Said because he was vaccinated he did not need to quarantine. Good thing we ignored that because he ende...
  8. How long am I contagious when vaccinated?

    Just a question, how long am I contagious, as a vaccinated person? I was tested and found Covid positive Friday night. Started experiencing cold-like symptoms Wednesday. Think I was exposed the previous Saturday night at work. If it's 10 days of...
  9. Failed part of skills checkoff

    So it happened as the title suggested. I passed trach suctioning but then failed trach care. While I did sterile technique correctly in the first skill, I bombed the second. I had to request larger gloves because I can't fit into the green ones that ...
  10. MLA, APA or other?

    First week of classes, we were to post a summary to Blackboard regarding an organization's social programming. The website of the organization was provided. We were to pick one program, and write a short 50 word summary explaining it. So after all th...
  11. Harassment in Nursing School

    Though I don't have any solutions differing from those already offered, I just wanted to say how very sorry I am you've had to endure all this. I wish you could be in my cohort and we could all laugh and study, and your orientation wouldn't matter. ...
  12. One piece of advice you wish you knew when starting?

    Great question! Know yourself. Know your abilities as well as shortcomings. Don't let people walk all over you. Do your own work and help others, but don't do their work! Steer clear of gossip because a LOT of people in healthcare are related or...
  13. Breakroom Pet Peeves

    This. I purposely tell new or agency people there are a few restrooms to use: one in the breakroom, the very small break room; a second private one across from the nurses station; and a third, deep in the spa room with the showers, so you can do what...
  14. I work in LTC and was just told to not forget to chart from 3P yesterday. I said, no, I chart from 7P-7A because that's my shift. The nurse said, but it's part of 3-11 shift. I said but we no longer have those 8 hour shifts, AND if I walk in after re...
  15. Interested in neuro nursing

    Hi everyone, I'm a CMA and in nursing school, trying to decide what I want to do. I already have a master's in social work, so many suggest the NP route. But I've grown to love working on the Alzheimer's unit at my LTC facility, as well as rehab (acu...