diane227

diane227 LPN, RN

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diane227 has 32 years experience as a LPN, RN and specializes in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg.

RN for 32 years. Graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1978. Have worked in all areas of nursing, emergency nursing being most of my experience. Have worked at all levels of management for most of my career.

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  1. State~!

    If you have a lot of surveyors in your facility, some are probably in training.
  2. State~!

    CMS and the QIS process sets forth very structured numbers for review. Residents are pulled at random into the sample based on the MDS data and other things depending on our observations of the facility. It always disturbs me that surveyors are rude...
  3. Help! New grad nervous about LTC state inspection!

    I am a surveyor. The advice that I can give you is be honest in your answers and if you don't know, it is OK to say so. My role is not to pick on the staff and when you are asked a question it is not because you did anything wrong. Data gathering ...
  4. Tracheostomy Suctioning Sterile?

    You should use sterile technique. It is the best practice. You don't want to introduce bacteria into the trachea and thus the lungs. Who ever thinks this is a non-sterile procedure is mistaken.
  5. It is going to depend greatly on what your conviction was for. I urge you to have legal representation and try to find an attorney who is a nurse or who has had legal dealings with the board previously. You need an attorney who understands the boar...
  6. I am wating to go into lpn class with a felony

    Moving to another state will not help you because your background check will still show up. It also depends greatly on what your convictions were for. If you have convictions that have to do with domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or mi...
  7. Exusted

    First of all, do not lie on your job applications. Be up front about the conviction. Was it a felony conviction? If it is off your record, why do you think you were not hired because of it? Battery is an offense that can keep you from getting a jo...
  8. First of all you have to know exactly what is going to be on your record and if it will be considered a felony or not. If it is not a felony (and usually it will not be with first offense if no one is harmed) then I personally would not disclose thi...
  9. FELONY AND JOB

    First of all, it depends on the time frame of when you got the felony conviction and what is was for. There are certain felony convictions that will absolutely prevent you from getting any job in health care and those have to do with any history of ...
  10. "Graduating & Not Ready"

    I had a few classmates like that. Some were really book smart but could not do anything at the bedside. Some were just stupid. But they were weeded out on their board exams. One guy in my class got the lowest recorded score on a nursing exam in t...
  11. reporting abuse

    And speak to the patient again and ask if she would mind if you have the social worker come and speak with her. Social services often have resources for victims of abuse that we as nurses may not know about. In the future, try to take a bit more ti...
  12. RN Orientation Length

    It totally depends on the area, your experience level and the requirements for that facility. I just started working for the state last November as a nursing home complaint investigator/ surveyor and my orientation period will be one year. And they...
  13. Need advice

    If you don't like people, you won't like home health because you WILL be dealing with people. Social workers, case workers, doctors, family members. It can be intense. You might think about trying a job like being a nurse in a short stay area wher...
  14. What's your nursing kryptonite?

    Spit does it for me... mouth care. I just hate it when people spit into a cup or into an emesis basin. I can take vomit, GI bleeds, gun shot wounds, open fractures, poop, people vomiting into my shoe (or into the handbag of the social worker), pus,...
  15. Think back to nursing school...

    I must have missed something in nursing school back in the dark ages because nursing school was just not that hard for me and I am not super smart when it comes to "book learning". I am a hands on learner. I rarely picked up a textbook and never re...