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  1. Iwould have a nursing home each room of side of room the eact replica of there bedroom,also lets have a couch or loveseat lets make it home and the outside let there be a alz garden with shredded tires as walkway to prevent injury, how about friendly dog or two to visit residents,how about this a building for assisted living a cottagetype area for independant living and transitional ltc home setting what about those eletric fireplaces too and why must the staff wear uniform how about jeans and tshirts with logo on it with a name tag to desinate your professional area rn,lpn,cena,cota etc. how about a central area in dining with the kitchen prepartion in the center like franks house in tupulo miss. You can make these things a reality you make have to te boomers dont ant to live in instituational like setting they want there doggone internet too, believe me times wll be a changin go for your dream talk is cheap you can make it happen.
  2. :DAs being a female nurse i can empathsize with you,maybe its all the horomones ragin,and that darned perimenopause stuff. i am a military brat and sometimes I just shake my head when one of my coworkers goes into female crazies, I dont get it really. That why i encourage you to go into nursing we need more male nurses, to balance the profession out.Hey good luck to ya:twocents:

    Lpn to adn programs

    I friend of mine who is a lpn is thinking of going back to school for adn but is concerned about what school to go to she lives in oakland county and works fulltime pms in the detroit. Any suggestions, And thank you in advance for any advice and suggestions, I am writing this for then because they are learning the computer to get savvey on it. thanks everyone :redbeathe

    how do you deal with a patient who...

    Well I feel that pain management needs to be adressed can she get a pain patch instead that will maintain theraputic blood level but be aware that in the elderly population metaboism of drug maybe be slower or faster depending upon the drug ,also may I also infur that her pcp needs to be informed of this situation could it be pychological or could it be physiological , Dear nurse lets not be judgemental lets be critical thinkers to help out elders, because one day we :twocents:may be in her position we all get older bless you and just take a deep breath.:redbeathe

    MCC - Nursing Students Starting 2009

    Well greetings welcome to the wide open world of nursing get some good nursing shoes you will be walking alot and if you happen to have those false nails get rid of them now or your life will be ------ also excessive makeup false eyelashes. dress consevatively , You are embarking upon a profession,conduct yourselfs as mature adults and you will excel also kill the nailpolish and pull back the long hair this is not a beauty contest as a seasoned old nurse of many years said you will dress like a woman,think like a man,and work like a dog. it is true forget lunch breaks,and your social life words of wisdom from those who haave being in this field for many years good luck ladies be professional To be the giver of care the advocate to helpless,the comforter to the dying and the empowering spirit of nursing to all human being of all cultures,races,creeds,beliefs,status down to the lowest of the low tothe high and mighty of those they are all human .

    G-tube Flush

    In reply to the question of flush or not to flush flush is a flush piston syringe toclear to tube with warm water the patient has to be forty degrees up or they will aspirate, in regard to admin meds bolus meds one at a time that is the proper way to do it in my region Any takers?

    How do you deal with an insensitive CNA?

    Gee I would take this in a different approach, first I would document all convertsations in a small notepad and then i would go to unit manager and discuss this with her,this cena sounds like she needs inservicing in reality orientation/behavior modification the latest trends/ in alz care and redirection , sounds like shes burning out and maybe needs to be transfered to another floor. Oh is this ltc unionized if so you may have to let this sit in the hands of the unit manager or adon/don Also the legal ramifications regarding age discrimmnation is a factor and also, Better to retrain so as to retain the woamn has a lot of years experience,how about a postion as team leader?As far as bon goes duh, only if she kills someone,with malice of intent physical. verbal abuse cases very seldom hold water when investigated and then I big can of worms could be opened up, Be carefull and judicuous with advisement to terminate the raminfications could be extrememly unpleasant . Good luck to you

    Prayer/positive thought request for a fellow nurse

    :redbeatheA prayer for today, Every day I ned Thee,but this day especially,I need some extra strength to face whatever is to be.This day,more than any other day ,I ned to feel Thy close compassion upon me,to hel me. For by myself I cannot meet the challenge of the hour,the minute,thesecond of this day. For there are times when even human creatures need a Higher power whtever you may percieve this power to be to help them to bear what must be bourne.And so Dear Lord,HOld on to my trembling hand and be with your humble servant always. You are in control and i trust you in whatever the outcome is. May your will be done as it is in heaven. poem by citcat 1998.

    Anything negative to say about nursing?

    the one thing I hate about nursing is that other nurses lying on each other and ignorantnurse aids who do nothing but sit on tere fat a a matter of a fact its kinda made may life hellish dont go into nursing for the money elevator repairman makes more, also prepare iyourself for nasty dons/adons who are probably transplants of some stupid on line nursing school grad using every tactic in the book the get you in trouble if your not there race.Nurses aid you must kiss there butts, or they will get you fired there worth more than the nurse , also long hours poopy benefits,your just a cog in the wheel ,do more withless and get done or else. keep things stocked ad neat for those ingrates god forbid the divas cart isnot stockedOh forget raises hmm 25 cents and job satisfaction wheres that overworked undepaided no respect racial ignorant attitudes florence nightengale is rolling over in her grave.
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    Discipline or Discrimination

    I understand your situ need to get the facts of law iwth eeoc web site in your state hostile work enviornment is the most sucessful case i know of there must be a deeper reason maybe a change of floor or change of shift of change of days off stress is a big factor to is the medpass to long are there behaviors on thr floor with patients or certify nurse aids, could simply be maybe glasses this happened to me and found out my eyes were racing and i missed a spot so when i finially figured out what the problem was a new pair of glasses were the answer and checking my mar at end o each med pass and priortizing as i go along, maybe a inservie on time mangement for nurses with a box of donut and coffee or a nurse brainstorming session to find out how things can be done in a more effective cost containment,profesional way streamlining ,well good luck to you i would tell you my experienc e but in a internet world it would not be adviseable hang in there
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    "LPNs should be done away with altogether"

    i have being a lpn for over 18 years, and i suppose it depends on the state you are practicing in where i am at i do iv push no caridac medpush though i do picc,mids,central lines and the sort, no blood trans even though i have the knowledge nope, i think lpns are a intricate part of the health care system and with the population aging , in place the need for ltc.subacute,chronic care wil increase along with specialtys tbis.pstds,ortho.pysch for the three wars.gulf,the strorm.ifredom wars there will be a great need indeed, so dont think that the lpn is done they arenot they are just beginning.watch and see medical technology people wanting to live longer and not just rolling over the lpn will always be there probably more training in technologyah the mind is a beautiful thing not to waste the boomers are different kind of gen they thrist for knowledge and expertise and alot of nurses are in this catagory hail to the lpns the greatest and the best!
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    Am I too old to fulfill my original dream?

    dear krissy what is old? i say old is when your dead. hey go for it, instructors,teachers are in reat demand at colleges and universities,there is a crtical shortage of rns that will teach especially those who want to be lpns come on whatch waitin for?you are competent,intellegent woman age has nothing to do with it. font size edited to make it easier to read. suzanne4
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    How to Gain Respect in the Workplace

    i understand how you feel.I used to be the nice guy too but I got fed up going home every night crying,upset and feeling bad about myself i have had nurses say boy your face is something get rid of those frown lines you look like a slob and also nurses,adminstrators, but nurses are the worse backstabbing prejudice group I have ever met i dont associate with any of a coworkers and dont want to iam just burnt out on nasty nurses. so i made a decison Well are you going to stand up for yourself or be a doormat all your life! Well I learned assertiveness in a professional manner in other words be a smart ass and every time that person bullies you look at them like there some poor predemented person with personality disorder hang in there youll be alright
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    Womens interest in male nurses

    As a nurse for over 18 years i respect and honor the role of men in the nursing profession,at this moment in time with nursing shortage and this doesntinclude lpns cenas,hhas and the lot i think we should thank our lucky stars for you all. sincerely with professionalism A old and tired nurse . thank God for you all.:redbeathe
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    heavy lifting

    :yeah:first of all i want tothankyou for having the courage to become a R.N I am a lpn and for the past 20 years i have pushed pulled, and lifted patients,with lifts and with assistance. I fyou don mind be being blunt here Being a RN is not going to lessen your work load you mus learn time manangement,and go the gym 2 times a week work out strengthed your core muscles and try some tai chi for relation and mediation to reduce stress GO FOR IT KID WE NEED MALE NURSES signing off for now a veryi tired old nursey hehehe.
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    Is there such thing as a dumb airhead nurse?

    I am so sorry that you wee treated so harshly I have had nurses treat me with a alot of unprofessionalisn when I was a young nurse but now as the years progress, i just dont feed into it I call it the homonal outbursts, I look at these nurses as I would with any person with behavioral problems after all Nurses are human beings first and I address them in a matter of fact professional manner and that is all .They know and understand that and that ends the resolves he problem.