tothepointeLVN LVN

Hospice / Ambulatory Clinic

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tothepointeLVN has 3 years experience as a LVN and specializes in Hospice / Ambulatory Clinic.

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  1. 2 glove technique? HUHH?

    The part I loved the most is when he told you this was the "2 glove technique"
  2. 2 glove technique? HUHH?

    Maybe the theory is a dirty sterile glove is cleaner than a dirty clean glove and if the cannula accidentally comes out you don't have time to reglove. IDK I wouldn't do it that way. I always thought wearing multiple gloves increased the risk of the ...
  3. No Nursing Shortage At The Present Time

    It's not a hospital specific thing. Same thing is happening in home health agencies, LTC's, agency etc.
  4. 2 glove technique? HUHH?

    The OP says the patient frequently decannulates so maybe so he can recannulate if that happens.
  5. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I believe that BSN programs were developed before ADN programs were that originally there were BSN programs and diploma programs. I know my old college developed the first BSN program in the state and that was back in the 40's. Not sure when associat...
  6. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I think she's referring to the things that are inherent to all nurses. Common sense/critical thinking, compassion, being able to see the big picture. If you took a cross section of nurses and placed them at a level that all the nurses SOP covered you...
  7. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    Nursing as a concept is very old but licensing of nursing as a title only came about in the last 100 years or so. People always think the position they are in now will be the one to remain but we may find a different story when we are the ones in our...
  8. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    Yes but these won't be nurses just glorified techs. My friend in NZ is a Cardiac Physiologist which is a really really really fancy way of saying she assists with cath labs and stress tests but that and that only. (She has a science degree but I'm no...
  9. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    Pretty soon we will have licensed healthcare associates. All specialized in one area only so they have few career options.
  10. New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?

    Quite simply because the people telling them that there is going to be a shortage and that there will be plenty of jobs aren't the same people that are in charge of hiring. In other words they are issuing uncashable checks.
  11. Why is it always the patient with the worst situation? geez

    When you have that kind of attitude your shutting the door on them emotionally. But hey I only work with the terminally ill patients every shift so what do I know? Though most of them are pleasant to me and a delight to work with so maybe its my atti...
  12. Why is it always the patient with the worst situation? geez

    Ever heard the words sick and miserable together?
  13. New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?

    Have you tried registry work?
  14. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I AM vapid so thats true.
  15. The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I prefer vocational to practical but maybe thats because I hate the little pretend nurse insult. Something harder to do with the LVN title. Plus V seem hard and cold while p is soft and warm and fuzzy. LOL