iwanna

iwanna

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  1. I often wondered if there was an addict that did not have an underlying mental illness diagnosis. I suspect that all addicts have substance abuse/addiction as a secondary issue. I believe the majority of addicts have dual diagnosis. One hospital ...
  2. Did I shoot myself in the foot by disclosing?

    I am sorry that you have to disclose that information. It truly does not seem fair, if they do not ask for other disclosures for other illnesses!! That is quite intrusive, especially if you have been stable. I was looking at life insurance applic...
  3. Someone help:(

    I think that you should check with BON to check the scope of LPN in your state. IMHO, I think that nursing homes are grossly understaffed with the nurse/patient ratio. I just don't see how residents can get quality care, when nurses have so many t...
  4. Trying to get a job 6 years after graduating

    So, how was your interview? If you recently took boards and passed, then you have reviewed theory. Your skills will come back to you. Congratulations on passing the board after a 6 year hiatus!
  5. Does suctioning trach's ever get easier?

    I have only had one trach patient. It did not bother me. I have had two tracheostomies myself before becoming a nurse. I have empathy for the patient with a tracheostomy. I was able to tolerate feces. I have a hard time with vomit, especially wi...
  6. I can recall a night when most of our unit geri patients had a case of "code brown". I don't know what it was, but we cleaned one up, then another patient had an explosion. And, the last patient we had cleaned up at the end of our shift took three...
  7. I am a very per diem nurse for DD patients in group home setting. I just give insulin to one patient. When I first started, two additonal patients.However, I am down to one, as the other residents no longer need injections. I work an average of 20 ...
  8. Bullied for reporting a med error by another nurse

    All med errors should be reported. Some nurses are more worried about their jobs than the patient. I am a human first and care for the patient. I would risk my job before I'd risk a person's life. One time I made a serious error and gave a patien...
  9. Yes my son contacted the ombudsman. I told him that he has no proof, so he can not say that he suspects that she stole the money. He did report how she made herself POA. That is a fact. I told my son that he can report only fact, and leave out t...
  10. My ex-MIL is in nursing home. She had a stroke in Jan. She had a biopsy and was off her Coumadin and not bridged. By the time, she was discovered it was too late to give her anything. A little background here. Her daughter lives four hours away...
  11. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?

    Unfortunately, my daughter is returning to methadone clinic. She tried to do without it. She was extremely fatigued and had boy aches. I don't know, if it was long term withdrawal or effects of Seroquel that she is taking. She lost her job. A...
  12. Death Is A Journey

    Beautiful article!!! We had hospice for my brother. I would love to be a hospice nurse. However, I really don't have any med/surg experience. I did not become a nurse until I was 40. I worked in behavioral health. I worked in drug rehab an ...
  13. MED Error Examples (Specific to Group Homes)

    jadelpn, I agree 100%! I thought of that when I was going over it in my head. I have always been so careful with my checks. Today, I was careless! That is going to be in my plan of action for correction. There is no other nurse to verify, but ...
  14. any nurses/nursing students on methadone?

    I never heard of "fit for duty". What a croc!!!! Why is that not a HIPPA? If the dr. states that it does not impair you than that should be sufficient. I am not an addict, but I have a daughter in recovery. She was in methadone treatment for ye...
  15. MED Error Examples (Specific to Group Homes)

    I just commited a med error similar to one above. I mean similar in regards to the insulin. I am an LPN and work per diem for patient on insulin. I was horrified to discover that I gave pt. 45 units of Novolg. It should have been Lantus. I disco...