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bluegeegoo2 has 11 years experience as a LPN and specializes in LTC.

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    And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

    I wondered the same thing, frequently and aloud. She continued to work at that facility like nothing happened. I'm still appalled by it and it's been over 10 years ago.
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    And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

    Nurse changed a PEG tube, charted "Unable to verify placement x 2 nurses...", bolused meds and resumed feeding anyway. This was around MN. Pt was dead before noon.
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    Vancomycin Trough

    No, we had an offsite lab come draw as well. They would draw, we would hang and await results then either call or fax them to pharmacy (also offsite) to dose and order the next trough.
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    Vancomycin Trough

    This. That's exactly how we did it in the LTC I worked at.
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    Looking for advice: I don't like my salary

    In my former venue of LTC, your experience netted you a whopping $0.1 per year. So, at 10 years experience I made a whole dollar more than a brand new nurse. That is standard for this area. Really irritating and devaluing. If you pushed real hard you "might" get another 50 cents or be shown the door. It was always a gamble. One worth taking IMO. A dollar. Hmmpf. 🙄
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    Nurses Are So Bossy...

    Feel better now?
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    Help. Input. Agree. Disagree. Thoughts.

    I personally will not give/admin any consumables that are open but not dated. If the bag was already spiked and not dated I would not admin without confirmation that it was good, but I would likely still hesitate. I'm funny like that.
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    Student with ADHD

    No where in my response did I suggest that anyone not need meds. I provided an account of my personal experience with ADHD and nursing school. Being an older soul, I had developed a fairly solid coping strategy without medications that served me well in everyday life/work scenarios. Until nursing school, that is. The rigors of school proved too much for my coping strategies, so I required medication for one semester. (Med surg! Ack!) The strategies you provided are spot on. NEVER wait until the last minute to complete an assignment. Organization is our friend!
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    Weird Interview!?

    My interpretation is that she prefers informal, "Let's get to know each other" type of interviews and is attempting to present herself in a friendly manner. That being said, I would be taken aback in that situation. That's not protocol! 😂
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    Feeling Trapped!

    My husband used to work for a large grocery chain and they held people for at least 4-6 wks before releasing them as well.
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    5 Myths of Multitasking

    Same! One of the last shifts I worked I experienced a complete mental shutdown. I was passing meds, then one thing after another piled up and I handed my med aide my keys and went on break. I knew I had a million things to do but completely shut down, unable to process a single thought. No anxiety, no emotion whatsoever. I just, stopped. That experience helped me to decide to quit nursing as well. I don't miss it one bit.
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    Give 'Em Enough Rope

    I had a coworker who was less than useful or effective in her role as a nurse. To top it off, she was incredibly rude to the CNA's, ancillary staff, etc. She was the type of person that, when I saw her name on the schedule with me on the same unit I would briefly consider turning around and going home. One evening, I had the "pleasure" of working with her and we had to send someone to the ER. This nurse, for unknown reasons, began yelling at a CNA, in front of EMS no less, so loudly that residents were hitting their lights and were scared. (We worked evenings.) That was the only time in my career that I have ever had to send a peer home. It was bizarre. I have no idea what happened to her after that other than she was termed. I was just glad I didn't have to endure her anymore.
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    5 Myths of Multitasking

    My father-in-law's definition of multitasking: Doing a bunch of things half-a**ed. Great article!
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    Everyone knows it's supposed to hang on the outside, don't they? Lol
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    Case Study: Does Childhood Abuse Prevent Weight Loss? Pt. 2

    My ACE score is an 8. That explains a lot, though I am acutely aware of the long-term adverse effects of such a childhood. I am, and will always be a work in progress. Here's to hope. 🙂
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    DNR care questions

    My personal policy is "You might die, but you're not gonna die here." (Never, ever, EVER said out loud, for the record, and of course does not apply to hospice patients.) Unless a DNR also has a DNH (Do Not Hospitalize) in place, out they go if it is their or their POA's desire. If either decide that they are not to be sent to the hospital, I will document my butt off in a very detailed manner. Names, times, MD notification of resident/POA wishes, verbatim quotes, etc. You may also want to ask for clarification with your management team.