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KRSLPN has 20 years experience as a LPN.

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    Increasing marketability

    I have been an LPN for 20 years now, I have 10 years experience in acute care, working a general medical floor, post op surgical floor ( ortho, general surgery) and a step down cardiac unit where as part of my duties we monitored our patients while o...
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    Will I ever get out of LTC or am I doomed?

    The point that always baffles me is this, WHY exactly do some nurses feel that a job in LTC is like a fate worse then death? And WHY do some nurses feel that to be a "real nurse" they have to work in a hospital?
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    What to do when a patient falls?

    One instance, off the top of my head, if upon assessment it's obvious a lower extremity is fractured (hip, leg, ankle) I would not move them, just summon the ambulance
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    uncooperative residents

    Regarding meals and snacks. . .i find it very frustrating to see a resident roll up to the table, take a look at the slice of roast beef, mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, dinner roll and butter and chocolate pudding, pick up the dish of pudding, ta...
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    Remember when. . .

    Remember when being able to say you were a nurse, be it RN or LPN brought nods of approval from people. Not so much anymore. I've noticed a few things both on the job and through mass media. Patients and their families USED TO treat the nurse assi...
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    I've seen and heard it mentioned before

    Thank you for the information, I feel that obtaining additional knowledge and certification can never be a bad move!
  7. I agree with the point of view of one of the other members. The scenario, 2 patients in a room, this could be LTC or acute care. You agree to get patient #1 a bag of chips while on your break, you return, give the chips to that patient and patient ...
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    What do I do now?

    In your post you don't mention the length of time between the time you spoke with mgt and when you made your report to the state. If it were only a matter of days, I would think you should have given them a little more time to attempt to resolve the...
  9. I've read on these pages before about LPNs getting special certifications through online and/or old fashioned textbook instruction. I am interested in gaining certification to assist myself in advancing my career. Would someone be kind enough to ...
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    Saw a nurse yelling at a patient in ICU

    Not.done.yet. Very accurate posting, hopefully inspired by navy will "get it"! It continues to amaze me how people view nurses. To some we will always be dressed in a perfectly spotless white uniform, standing around as if we're holding up the walls...
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    Mandated colors

    I liked the idea one person posted about a chart showing each dept and/or job title with their specific color on . Great idea, makes it less confusing for the public, especially the older folks. If I could personally pick the color I had to wear o...
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    Something not right

    No need to get your panties in a bunch there Colleen! I read through all the replies here, and certainly appreciated what most of them said. The point I was trying to get to was this: lately it seem to me that I'm seeing so many posts from peopl...
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    Not much out here in Buckeye land

    In 2005 I was employed as an agency nurse, and for the most part, enjoyed the challenge and diversity of the assignments. I have noticed in the last couple of years that here in NE Ohio where I live and work there is not that much at all for agency ...
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    Something not right

    I've been a member of this site for quite some time and honestly, what I've been reading lately bothers me. Why is it that when I open up the LPN/LVN tab to read the posts it never fails that I come across at least one new one on the following topic,...
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    Taking away chairs from nursing station

    Oh yes, another person in mgt who wants to "change the world". Here's a thought for you on that one: take the chairs away because you feel the staff would document better if they were forced to stand and compose their notes after a long day of runn...