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  1. Do you ever feel guilty about....

    We are supposed to do things on our day off? I suppose playing GTA4 all day counts for something.
  2. Why would a facility over-hire nurses?

    I agree. We do this at our facility. Having an abundance of nurse and CNA staff has proven to be a boon. We don't have trouble filling shifts and frankly, having more PT and PRN staff and less FT staff cuts down on the cost of benefits and allows us ...
  3. Not to be contrary or anything but you realize that resident's right WASN'T invented by nurses. In fact, for DECADES nurses were the MAJOR offenders until people cam along and told them how to do their job. The OP would be better served by getting of...
  4. Back stabbing STNA....HELP !!

    Sueing is going to go nowhere. If you were both arguing in the hallway then you both were wrong. Even if you WEREN'T arguing back the perception to the residents was that you were.
  5. Staffing in ALF

    Well the Regs say... It doesn't seem to differentiate between levels of care so I personally would maintain staffing for the entire building to the reg standards.
  6. Staffing in ALF

    No expert but here it is not determined by the resident's individual level but by the building's type of license. We have an independent living that has an AL license. To maintain the license we have to follow all AL regs and not the IL regs.
  7. My 9 year old patient was raped and required surgery

    No such thing as 'getting off easy' when going to prison as a Child Molester...
  8. MCI in Manassas VA

    30000? For a LPN certificate? You have GOT to be joking...
  9. Terrible clinical day, nurses don't seem to care.

    Maybe you got a bad batch of nursing staff? It happens.
  10. How do I deal with this patient's family members?

    Didn't mean to scare you. Just something I learned in my 6th week of being a CNA... The facility/organization/employer WILL try to sell you out. The only thing that saved me is that about 12 different CNAs on different shifts told the same story and ...
  11. Terrible clinical day, nurses don't seem to care.

    I can't speak to nurses but even after being a CNA for a while sometimes the caring slips. Or, and I think this is worse, the caring doesn't slip so much as you get used to someone's behavior and ignore it. Especially if you are already overworked. I...
  12. How do I deal with this patient's family members?

    Indeed. Courts are not likely to take your spoken account seriously. If you have detailed and dated written notes the courts WILL take that seriously. Especially as time passes because there is no loss of memory or possible error in your story.
  13. Is looking at your own health info a HIPPA violation?

    It IS a violation of HIPAA and many people have been fired over it. Improperly accessing a system containing HIPAA protected material is considered a HIPAA violation. Even if the info is yours.
  14. Terrible clinical day, nurses don't seem to care.

    I'm just saying it could have been any number of things. They could have dropped the ball. Of course, if you get a sitter for everyone that is scared and confused you'd have a HUGE bill. I don't think they are ever going to solve the problem. The ma...
  15. Terrible clinical day, nurses don't seem to care.

    A) Someone may have already tried a chemical restraint and it was ineffective. OR B) Someone may have just been lazy. Maybe someone wanted to sit with her but didn't have the time? Maybe everyone is burned out? Maybe she's been there for awhile and t...