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  1. scoutsmom

    Expert!!!! WOW!!!!

    expert is a word thrown around a lot these days, I don't think no one is an "expert" on anything, there are just some poeple who know more that others, but there is always room to know more- and to continue learning.
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    Things you wish you knew when you were young?

    I wish I would of known that I wouldn't always be "skinny" and would of started to exercise and eat better in my teens not at 50.
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    I wonder why there is so many problems with the giving of coumidin? you seem to mention that med as the one nurses are making med errors on so much. Where I work we have 2 nurses intial the Mar. when there is a new order or a dosage change in coumidin. for the first 3 days we do that. Maybe your place should consider that.
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    do you skip your lunch break routinely?

    amazed with the number of Nurses who don't take their breaks, that is what is so wrong with the profession,!!!!! It should not be allowed - and as long as Nurses don't demand to be treated "human", nothing will ever change!
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    Oh no. Accidentally left work with diazepam!

    sounds like you already know what you are going to do- so what is it your really wanting to know???
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    can an unlicensed nursing assistant empty foley's?

    they can , and they do- where I work
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    Post mortum care mourning :(

    It always makes me reflective, you know what it does??,.. It HUMBLES me, It makes me remember we all will be there someday, it grounds me, and I always feel honored that I was with that person as they left this world, ...some nurses are there when we come in the world,..... and just as important,- some nurses have the same honor,- when we go out.
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    what does this sign mean?

    is it a "grain"? , .. agree-- its hard to tell here.
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    Am I approaching this in the wrong way?

    Raindrop, maybe because I have survived Breast cancer, ( lymph node involemnt) I realize that life can change for someone so fast, I think you need to just let it go, all of it is so Jr high-ish forsure,!!! but move above it, get through it, and realize you are a better person!! I have learned to let go of things that use to really bother me, and just be glad to be here, and I'm not making light of it, i just wish the best for you.. and Good LUck!
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    HELP - employment with restrictions

    Benedryl an additive substance? Then anyone who takes tylenal PM is taking an additive substance, I guess any substance could be additive though.. You maybe should of taken something else for the allergies that didn't have the benedryl in it. , so sorry you are going through all of this.!!! could you seek employment at a hospital, or clinic?
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    Creative ideas needed!

    I'm lost -- what do you mean?? huh?
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    A Nurse who doesn't wash hands

    Oh my!! and with all the antibiotic resist. bugs out there, ?! I wonder what the state survey folks would say if they saw this?, Do you guys ever get an inside audit?, where someone watches you for awhile? Maybe they should do one!!! like yesterday..
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    Favorite Dr or Nurse Name

    also this always makes me smile a nurse married a dentist, her FIRST name is Shirley, she married Dr Shirley, now her name is-- Shirley Shirley,,.. TRUE! surely! true story!
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    Favorite Dr or Nurse Name

    urologist-- Dr PEAsley cardioligist--Dr Heart true!!
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    Want to hear your pet peeves in LTC nursing

    this might not be just in LTC, but when you grab the thermometer, and the last person to use it didnt refill the ear caps and there is not a one left!!
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    No She/he Did Not!!!

    I never witnessed this but sure heard about it, in the old days when this LTC place was late to get rid of nurses caps at work, this one nurse had her hat fall into the toliet when she was bending over-- and then got it back out-- dryed it with a towel and pinned it back up on her head! whew!!
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    No She/he Did Not!!!

    No did she not have her Boyfriend come into a class for new employee orientation ( very quiet room) and get her car keys from boyfriend and then they started talking about the really awesome new tires he had just put on her camero, ahhhhh jeech!, everyone just listened as they carried on this 5 minute conversation!
  18. I think the phrase "wasn't a good fit" is an over used phrase - not sure what would be better, but to me it says "I was let go", and will open up the same questions that "I was fired" do.
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    Lets get a current salary thread going for 09/10

    Midwest, 20 years LPN, 21.50 an hour ( worked present place 9 months) great bennifits, top insurance and NO DEDUCTIBLE) , for single coverage! 2-10 shift
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    I HATE CHANGEOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Sasha, I feel your pain --where I use to work, night shift had to do all the checking mars and change over, I always hated it, and was never very fast at it, ( the order checking, changes ect..) It was expected, and also expected to do your routine work also, ( I think each side had like 60 plus residents) , and It was always night shift who had to come in early on the change over night to change meds over. They need to change that, not sure how!? but It was not easy for me, I never thought it was fair, and I got off the night shift-not just for that reason. but that was a big reason!
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    Very unexpected job opportunity - need feedback please

    be sure it don't entail filling in if someone call in sick ect.. sometimes being a supervisor means cover if no one else can.
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    What I have learned from working with a QUAD

    Gee , I thiink that was kind of a shallow comentary on quadriplegics, I always think of a "Quad" as a cane, not a person .
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    What are all of the duties of LPNs at LTC Facilities?

    dhinson45 hit it so well in telling what her day is like as an LPN in LTC, I could of wrote it too, now working in a state place though it is a little better, the RN's do the admits, and ect.. LPNs to the treatment cart or meds, we take turns , one day the meds , one day the treatment cart, treatment cart nurse does neb treatments, accu checks, -( 16 accu checks on some days at 1600)! insulins, drsg changes, the Med LPN, handles the meds and report, and bowel interventions.
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    Jobs prior to Nursing

    jobs before nursing shoe sales, retail ,housekeeping, then went to Nursing school, nursed, then got Breast Cancer, ( lymph nodes positive ) stopped for awhile, then decided I wanted to make a difference to others, and there must be a reason I'm still here!!!!, and I want to THANK those onocology nurses who made a difference in my life, :redbeathe thanks Nurses everywhere! ( ps-- 6 years out from chemo in July 2010)
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    Charge Nurse Fiascos -- Share Yours

    If you ever apply for a job and they ask "what have you done on a job that was above and beyond"? print out your post and hand it to them...