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  1. Congratulations and good luck with your first Job! Honestly it is just as easy to make mistakes with computerized system, no matter what remember what you learned “5 checks” ?
  2. Hmm, I guess I did assume that. Curious now to know if it is or not
  3. How is this order set up in the Emar . If patient is on parameters, then entering the B/P in should alert you to any PRN orders. Maybe going forward this could be an opportunity to make orders more clear to avoid errors or near misses. You are probab...
  4. Confusion on Types of wound Certification

    Anyone have any advice on finding the appropriate Wound certification course. It is very confusing given the different organizations, certifications, prices and requirements... I am a RN with an Associates, I work in a LTC/SNF facility. Our 1 and o...
  5. Trying to decide if wound care is for me

    I work in a skilled nursing facility. I have been a nurse for 8 years and work on the skilled rehab floor. I have been working with the Vohra wound MD in our facility as his assistant. I took the wound certification course offered by Vohra wound car...
  6. Full Code patients in Long term care

    Occasionally in Long term care you have the family who Keeps their loved one on Full Code, even after patient is nearing their "End of life" Sometimes Patient has chronic illness or no quality of life but family members think they need to "do everyt...
  7. Opinions on online degrees

    Just wanted to hear other peoples opinions/thoughts or experience with online degrees. I am a RN with a Associates Degree and want to continue my education and get my bachelors degree. I am working full time 3-11. I am torn between returning to my st...
  8. I am looking for some inspiration or motivating exercises to do with my CNA's at times. I am looking for an article or story that they can read that is written from "the eyes of an elderly resident" Something the hits home with them, that puts them ...
  9. Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents

    "My problem with your request is that you are looking for a chemical restraint. Think long and hard before doing that - or at east, don't post about it on a message board" @SuesquatchRN In My original post, I asked about Sleep Aids because the woman...
  10. Safe sleep aid for alzhiemer/dementia residents

    Thanks for the answers so far, I am surprised to learn that Trazodone is used more than I thought. The issue isn't just the wandering, in fact I don't mind the fact that she is up and walkig around, cause he is safe and not a fall risk, However, she ...
  11. Could you all give me some examples of Sleep aids you use at your facility to help your resident's rest/sleep when all other interventions do not work. ex. We have a Portuguese speaking dementia resident who sundowns and starts to wander in out of ot...
  12. @JBMommy I loved your post! You stated exactly how I also feel. I too started as a new Grad in LTC. Although I always loved working with the eldely I felt as though I should be working in the hospital for "more experience, learn more skills...ect) ...
  13. Oriented X 3

    @JeanMarie Thank you for sharing your personal experience with your Dad. It was very insightful and also reminded me how to consider the change in routine/place can make them appear to be disoriented or disoriented more than usual, and more conversa...
  14. Oriented X 3

    How do you all check orientation in the elderly in LTC. Most of them are oriented to self, but what is the best way to check time and place. Do we really expect them to know the date, even the month when every day to them is the same routine. and ho...
  15. Nursing resource you can't do without

    I am a new nurse working in LTC. I carry alot of resource books books with me to work... Lab tests, drug book, nursing proceedures...ect. Can someone tell me a great Nursing resource book that includes everything so I don't have to carry so many bo...