travel50

travel50

LTC, geriatric, psych, rehab
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travel50 has 26 years experience and specializes in LTC, geriatric, psych, rehab.

I have 6 children, all grown, and 4 grandchildren with one on the way. I love to travel. Have been to 19 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and all 50 states. Now I am going to all 50 again. Presently am the director of nursing at a 67 bed nsg home.

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  1. Are we experiencing mass burnout in healthcare?

    I have just quit my job of 10 yrs., and it was b/c of the harrassment from my immediate boss at the corporate level. If I can do so, I may never work as a nurse again. For 26 yrs., I've been the best nurse I knew how to be, and I am just tired of i...
  2. found ANOTHER one :(

    I had to try and help deal with that years ago when I was in nursing school and was just an aide. That wail is unbearable to me. I remember that we could hear her all the way down the hall. And they kept the poor woman on the OB unit. Her roommat...
  3. Do you carry personal liability insurance?

    I carry my own professional liability insurance. Costs $99 a yr and it is well worth my peace of mind. I went years without it, but I am seeing more and more lawsuits. Most suits seem ridiculous, but people are looking for ways to get money. They...
  4. relocating

    Thanks for the response. I have the LL Bean catalog out thinking I might should invest heavily in it. I'm thinking the warmest boots they have, lots of wool, layered clothing, good warm hat, etc. I lived in Michigan one winter many yrs ago and nea...
  5. set up for failure

    I had never been a DON before when I was handed the job 4 yrs ago. It was certainly not my dream to be one. But I did the best I could with it. Dearly loved my residents, and the staff and I worked great together. Increased census from 50% to 85%...
  6. relocating

    I am looking to relocate in Cook County, Mn. We presently live in the deep South. My husband will be going there for his job. Does anyone know of job opportunities on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation? I just completed my MSN for teaching, but...
  7. Sounds like some of us need to start our own nursing homes! Great ideas. I have just resigned from a nursing home where I have worked for the past 10 yrs, most recently as the DON. We have had pets that whole time, big dog, lap dog, cat, birds, ra...
  8. is nursing theory important to nursing practice

    "Let's hope the caring ideal continues to seem like common sense to you -- and to many others. But don't forget the fact that it seems like common sense to you because somewhere along the line, you acquired that value and internalized it -- probably ...
  9. is nursing theory important to nursing practice

    I agree...and we had a RN here one time who was about to change a treatment order on a resident's bottom b/c "it doesn't look too good. It is purplish!" The resident had expired...and she didn't realize it...!!!
  10. is nursing theory important to nursing practice

    Here is my problem with nursing theory. Some nurse comes up with a "new theory", write books, teaches on it, lectures, etc. I look at this "new theory" and think, well good grief, who doesn't know that. For example, the theorist who came up with t...
  11. Questions on patients with Anthrax

    Do you actually have a patient with respiratory anthrax?
  12. Health Care pay decrease with new health care plan?

    I'm with 3boysmom3, if I don't have the money to buy it outright, then I do without (Except for my house).That has been my motto for many, many years. I was raising 6 kids, and I could not afford to put myself at financial risk. Now even though I a...
  13. Things that leave you stunned.

    My son, when he was 11...I thought he had the measles. His MMR had been ineffective. He'd had the mumps after the shot, which is how we knew. I failed to revaccinate. So I thought the rash, the fever, eye pain, etc was measles. Then his little b...
  14. Do you ever feel guilty about....

    No, I don't feel one bit guilty. I do what feels theraputic to me when I am off. If I don't, I'll never survive when I get back to work. You can't keep emptying the glass and expect there to still be something there. You have to take time to fill...
  15. You should NOT become a nurse if...

    if...there is anything else you can think of to do! Yes, I've had a bad day.