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    Dear Nursing Students: We Need to Talk About Homework Help

    This is not good for an interview....get out from a computer and go network
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    huber needle

    You should have Called IV nurse.....i don't deal with ports at all in nursing home
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    Anyone else tired of LTC?

    I will be out of LTC soon....doing it as an LPS and RN but I am tired of it........
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    Have you ever called your Compliance Hotline?

    Yes I have called the compliance hot line in my facility......it's supposed to be private but the administrator found out some people who called and retaliated on them. Bad bad nursing home
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    Do you have to count lyrica at your LTC facility?

    you are right....i have seen it at my facility toooo...and if there are that many that remains the patient has NOT been getting the dose.....i guess it might be a good idea to count it with the incoming nurse to make sure it was given
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    Do you have to count lyrica at your LTC facility?

    LOL @ counting coumadin and antibiotics..........what a waste of time.... YES we count lyrica in my facilty..........
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    New vision Canada web site

    really sorry about what happened.... sounds like a scam. no company in good business will take that long to respond to calls and email
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    Where do you Study?

    yeah.....i only study on the bed when I feel I have finished studying and I am just looking to wind down.... ' if u do your main studying on the bed....you will get tired easily......
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    ncsbn, hurst or kaplan?

    kaplan is pricey but its the closest to the nclex imo......... even if you dont pay 499 for kaplan....using their strategy book helps a lot
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    Maryland Board of Nursing Horrors

    MD BON is just badly run ...PERIOD!!! They need someone new to take over....clean house and start refresh
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    Nclex but not going to America

    Can you do your nclex exam but not actually use it? what do you mean? The nclex is for students who went to nursing school....no one from ouside can take it like that...the board of nursing when you want to get a license wil give you permission to take the nclex... if you mean..can you take the nclex and get a license but not work as a nurse presently...yes you can as long as you are agraduate of a nursing school and the state board has said you can take d nclex
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    Where do you Study?

    it all depends on the person..... i cant study in a libary b/c its gets tooo boring and i get distracted ina lib rary even if i am in a quiet room i tend to study in my room where is comfortable....in my familiar environment but i dont study on the bed though....
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    Favoritism in nursing?

    i worked in a facility like that one time here in MD....had to watch what you say....i left b/c it was just too many favortism
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    Can LPN lose a license by not practicing for a year?

    just keep your license active....i think that should be enough..... some states do audit nurses though if they have requirements on hrs of pratice but i think if you keep the license active that should be enough.....
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    Describe a shift in LTC? Please??

    2 hrs is just ridicuolous for orientation......they will put the blame on you if something happens....i dont care if you been a nurse for 25 yrs.....a 2hr orientation in a new facility is still not enough.... i work in a LTC facility too but hope to transition into a hosp soon....but for now...i usually work the evening shift... )3pm to 11:30Pm but i never leave @ 11:30pm...i always end up living @ 1AM....2AM b/ of all how busy it is... i get report @ 3PM.....count narcs..... I stock up my carts before starting with syringes....fingerstick stuff...fresh ice we rarely get a medicine aide on our skilled unit....i have 18 pts so before i go down the hall... i prepull my meds....(i dont open them) but I put all my meds in a plastic cup by the patient name (trust me it makes teh 8pm med pass easier) I watch out for the 4pm to 5pm meds...ususally only a few but i pass that out with my fingersticks...... and i call in my labs early (@ 3pm) soo that i wont bother the docs at night the minute i take the fingersticks..i am giving the insulin (there is no time to come back) after the first round....i then sit down....recall any docs for labs...issues if they didnt call back...sign my treatment books...and watch out for any needed treatments to be done... i work in a skiiled unit...so you also have to prepare for admissions.....if there is transfer summary out....i tend to start writing the meds out...b/c the supervisor might not help out or is busy in the other units..... I usually start my PM med pass at 7:30PM and can take me to ten at times...which is why i prepull (b/c meds might be misssing from the med cart...and it gives u advance notice to find whih meds are Not there) LTC is a mess day to day.....i work part time b/c it can get tooo stressful on a persons body.....
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    Do you have to always call for abnormal labs?

    Dont you worry about that doc..... you have to protect your license....god forbid but if that patient had died....they will try to put a blame on you for NOT calling a lab in.... It all depends on the lab and the patient symptoms....I cant advice you when to call a doctor.... I work in a LT faility....like if I receive for example...a vitamin d level @ 10pm that's a little bit high from the normal range....I wont call the doc....unless i am calling him for another patient, then i will just slide it in...... but if i receive that same lab @ 3pm....I will definately call....and expect a return call from the doc I always call for INR results.... urine cultures esp if ABT has to be changed....if i work 11pm to 7am shift...i try to call @ 6am to give them a chance to wake up etc......