MisMatch

MisMatch LPN

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MisMatch has 16 years experience as a LPN and specializes in geriatrics.

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  1. Hoyer Lift

    The issue isn’t operating the lift. The challenge is getting the client safely in/ out of the sling 4 times during the HS routine without risking injury to myself. “Safe body mechanics” are not possible given the equipment, tubes, supply shelves, ...
  2. Hoyer Lift

    Thank you all for your responses. As the night shift nurse, I was only getting this client to bed once a week which was not often enough for me to become proficient. The solution was to tweak the schedule so I am not getting them in bed! Mi...
  3. Hoyer Lift

    I am new to home health after working in LTC. My client has ALS, weighs ~200 lbs, no muscle control. They are transferred via hoyer lift from recliner chair to shower chair; after shower from shower chair to bed. Sling must come on & off e...
  4. Carrier Concern

    Thank you for your imput. Yes, if I was exposed it would have been earlier this year. I have talked to several people who had the typical symptoms (cough, fever, SOB) of Covid-19 before it was declared a pandemic. In my heart I want to be there f...
  5. Carrier Concern

    I am an LPN who worked in LTC. I was terminated 01/20/2020, political/administrative games in an at-will employment state. I have been abiding by the "Stay At Home" orders but need to get back to work. I may have been exposed to Covid-19 but never...
  6. Nurses with ADD (inattentive ADHD)

    I am ADHD and think you are likely experiencing new nurse struggles complicated by the challenges of ADD. I have found nursing to be a field that attracts a lot of people with ADHD/ADD so you are apt to find others around with the same challenges. ...
  7. Being Evicted from the Nursing Home? Hunh?

    I have worked at a county run, 300+ bed LTC facility for over 5 years and do not recall any resident ever being "evicted". The facility has a locked dementia unit and a respiratory unit to accommodate trachs/vents. Over the years, I have experience...
  8. Bombed my second shift on my own

    Venting is good! I was in your shoes 4 years ago, wondering how I would ever develop proficiency in getting everything done each shift. It has been a long journey, taking 1 day at a time (sometimes 1 minute at a time). There are good days and bad ...
  9. Questions about abuse...

    What type of abuse - elder, domestic, child? There are agencies that work specifically with each group, and they can all give you information for screening. I'm sure there's plenty of information on the internet from the various abuse support group...
  10. Don't Know What I've Got Myself Into

    The best orientation I got at my facility (LTC) was by agency nurses. As a new nurse, the 2 mentors I looked up to most were both agency. Many of the regular staff seemed to like throwing the new nurse in the deep end of shark infested waters to si...
  11. To all Night Nurses:

    :redpinkhe THANK YOU so much from another night shifter :redpinkhe I am a night shifter by choice and love the challenges of night shift. I wouldn't work as well with the politics, drama and administrators looking over my shoulder of day shift. At ...
  12. Too young to be a nurse??

    I graduated at the age of 52; am now 55. My age did not hinder my ability to find employment. One of the biggest challenges comming into a new facility though was people expected me to be much more experienced than I was. I simply explained that I...
  13. I'm ALWAYS tired *sigh*

    This is a timely topic for me. I have a drs appt in the AM for the same problem described here, sleep a lot, always tired, lethargic, no energy...and yes I work night shift, have since I started working in LTC 5+ years ago. Thing is, I LIKE night ...
  14. 1/2 nursing class cut, WHY??

    At the community college I attended, entry to clinicals is very competitive based on a point system, ie: GPA is worth 4 points; A&P classes A=4pts; B=3points; C=2 points. Total possible points is 50 for LPN and 100 for RN; admission starts there...
  15. 1/2 nursing class cut, WHY??

    I attended a community college LPN program. There were prereqs and getting into clinicals was very competitive. Despite that, of 24 that started the year long (3 semester) clinical part only 9 graduated. Most were lost in the first semester; 2 wer...