Heather27

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  1. MDS - SURVEY DEFICIENCY

    *Singing* I'm so glad I'm a Canadian nurse...........LOL!
  2. discouraged and want to quit nursing

    I'm so sorry you had a bad evaluation this morning....it happens to the best of us... The thing to remember is that you are a GOOD nurse, and likely a great charge nurse. See, the problem is that you likely make your staff toe the line. That is goi...
  3. "Nursing homes" giving nurses a bad rap

    WOW, M2B...as the others have said....you have a lot to learn... I feel so sorry for you, and, even more sorry for your residents, should you find it necessary to work in long term care in the future. I've been a geriatric nurse for almost 10 years,...
  4. She's making me nutz.....

    Catsrule...by friends and loved ones?? Sure...all the time. I don't mind a bit. Oh, and...surveyors..HAH...one MORE reason I like nursing in CANADA eh..LOL Actually..our accreditation was just renewed again...one of the accreditors comments wa...
  5. She's making me nutz.....

    YES, HeatherP...what you wrote above was my point EXACTLY! :) Now..am I the "other" Heather or are you? LOL
  6. She's making me nutz.....

    No no no, bigred...it's not the "dear", "Hon", or "nana"s that I object to!! It's the way my particular staff member treats my elderly residents by doing things like SPELLING words around them...re read my original post, hon. LOL Just kiddin'... :...
  7. She's making me nutz.....

    Alright..this may be a gripe more appropriate to another board, but... I have a staff member that consistently treats my residents like children. She talks to them like they're five. OMG, the other day...she ACTUALLY looked at me, pointed at one of...
  8. falls

    Sure, Jane...families SHOULD take care of their own...what of those who CAN'T? It's sad, yes, to see the end of a life reduced to a few pictures and their favourite chair in their "new home"...but, I know, personally, our facility REALLY strives to ...
  9. crushing pills

    The only thing BANGING accomplishes is to wreck the med cups or package that the pill is in...I find that "rolling" the pounder thingy (mortar? pestle? which??) is more effective anyway...smooshes them up better...of course, I'm gonna have Carpal Tun...
  10. LTC, DEATH AND DYING

    No...it never gets "easier"...God forbid that there ever be a day when I don't feel sad at the passing of a resident. HOWEVER...I always remind myself that this is what I DO..this is what I CHOSE. I may be the last contact that person has on this m...
  11. Nurses Week--What did you get?

    What did I get for Nurse's Week? Same thing as every week...I got screwed.. HAHA..kidding...lemme see..I got a votive candle and holder...I think it was from the dollar store...AND, it was from a "draw"...so not all the nurses got stuff... What'...
  12. bsn, adn, lpn tryouts

    Well, personally, I thought it was hilarious. Thanks for sharin' that!! If we can't laugh, what do we have left??
  13. Way To Go!!!!

    Hey all...I was just reading thru some posts (haven't been here in a while..too busy!!) and I just wanna "congratulate" all of you on your POSITIVE attitudes and wonderful states of mind concerning the elderly. So often, geriatrics is viewed as the ...
  14. advice for preceptorship in LTC

    Hi Stefani...EXCELLENT field to get into..I love geriatrics. Can I give you a word of advice? Don't go into your clinical all brushed up on "disorders" alone... Take a look at the residents from a non-nursing perspective for a minute...from a non-...
  15. Cover-ups aka bibs versus cloth napkins

    We have run the gamut of napkins, "bibs", whatever you want to call them. We have found that it is most cost effective AND most practical to use the terry-cloth tie-on ones. We tried the rubber-backed plaid ones from Aveda, but they didn't last lon...