Anne36

Anne36 LPN

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  1. Unable to wear N95 or papr

    I hope it works out for you. I work in LTC and we do not have any Covid but have been ordered to wear N95 masks ever since our facility got a stockpile back in September. It's very hard to wear a tight fitting facemask and shield all shift. Complianc...
  2. As to the vaccine I have no doubt it will be made free of charge by our employer or the government. Our tax dollars will pay for it. Will it be tested safe or effective? No, there will not be any time for proper safety trials because it is a "warp sp...
  3. It is sure looking that way. We have been lucky and not had any Covid where I work but we are now required to get a Covid 19 test once a week. It is mandatory and we do not know how long this will go on. It is highly political and I would dare any s...
  4. If you are dissatisfied with your current job you probably won't like nursing either. The pay will be less than you make now. The workload won't get any better. I am actually ready to leave nursing as soon as I can find a job that pays close to what ...
  5. Fear and Anxiety

    I'm not even afraid of covid anymore. I'm more worried about losing my basic freedoms and human rights. We don't have the right to direct our own healthcare and keep a job at the same time in the state of michigan. Forced testing now. Doesn't matter ...
  6. ANY NURSES TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID

    No, our entire building is being forced to test again. Last time we had no positive. They text you and give 48 hours to come in and get tested or no job. It's sick. There is no end game to this . How often do we have to be forced to test? Who is maki...
  7. New Admission Documentation

    Yes, I have seen second shift stay till 2 a.m. Doing an admit. They are supposed to complete their admits even tho their shift ends at1030 and we take admissions 24/7. Management nor corporate cares. I just hope they are not clocking out even while b...
  8. No, we are not being told to wear masks at all times, in fact we are being told to ration our usage carefully. Only understand access to masks. No covid cases currently but there are facilities nearby that have them and we know of staff that has been...
  9. I understand because I happen to be in a similar position. The longer I have been at this facility the more duties I have been given along with more residents to care for. Corporate is driven by profits and puts us in a difficult position. I've seen...
  10. Health Insurance costs

    The cheapest family plan where I work is $660 a month. (that is 25% of my take home per month) The deductible is $3000 , 80/20 PPO, $40-60 co pay for office visits. I cant afford it right now so I am without insurance. I am probably going to shop in ...
  11. I only call the Doctor for emergencies on third shift. If there is no standing order than I write a communication to the Doctor for the request or I pass it on to the next shift. If I am unsure about a dressing, I do what I think is best at the time ...
  12. LPN who does not want to be an RN?

    I have been an LPN for over 3 years now and I get the same comments and questions. I have no intention of going back to school for my RN. I do not want to work in a hospital setting or take on more responsibility than I have now. In fact I have thoug...
  13. How long after graduation did you take the NCLEX?

    I took the nclex 3 months after graduating. I studied for about 4-6 weeks before taking the test and passed the first time.
  14. snf duties at night?

    On midnights I start by doing midnight meds, stock carts, treatments such as bandage changes, skin assessments (they want all of these done on midnights if possbible), some residents get up at night, mostly the ones with behaviors. Last night I got h...
  15. No shift differential

    The Long Term Care that I work for does not pay shift differential ( I work Midnights), but they do pay holiday pay. This is my third year and I am still not getting a week of vacation time yet. First year, no vacation, second year was 3.5 days. I wo...