blessedmomma247

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blessedmomma247 has 7 years experience and specializes in LTC.

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  1. Survived Survey..

    I started working at a small LTC about 6 mos ago after moving across country for my husband's job. I work night shifts, some 12 hr shifts but mostly 8 hrs. This facility is the smallest I have ever worked at before. With a full census we are at 55 be...
  2. LTC Nurse to resident ratio

    Its the norm.. The key is having a good solid routine and stick to it. Create a cheat sheet to help remind you. Do you have a laptop on your cart? I use mine to set reminders to help. It takes a while to get a good routine set....and you will change ...
  3. Would love your input...

    Def speak with the DON and ADMIN and if you feel like you got no where, report to the state. As a NOC nurse, I do not have labs in the middle of the night....and I do my best to limit vitals in the middle of the night; esp if they are stable. I do s...
  4. LPN needs advice/tips PLEASE =)

    I have been an LTC nurse since 2009 and before that I was an CNA for 8 years. I will say it takes a special person to work in LTC. As mentioned above, you will have a lot to deal with. I have worked other shifts in the past but I prefer the nig...
  5. Group home Nurse

    The house manager is supposed to making the appointments and arrangements for transportation. But there is one client who makes her own appts. The clients I am currently working with are wheelchair bound d/t paralysis (2) and one from a back injury...
  6. Group home Nurse

    HI guys, I am not sure if this is the right place or not to post here... I could not find a thread r/t group home nursing. I recently accepted with a company that manages group homes. I will be the LPN for two homes, 8-10 clients total. Ages and di...
  7. Helping out a co worker/friend

    Hi guys...I could really use some help. I have a co worker that made a horrible mistake and I want to help her. I have worked with her on and off for several years. She has two disabled children, plus 3 other children. To make things worse, her husba...
  8. Increased Falls in LTC-EMS concerned

    I agree with the comments above. I think it would be a good idea to sit down with them and dicuss your findings. I do not understand calling 911 for every single fall. Does the patient have the right to refuse to go to the ER? I have been an LPN for ...
  9. Saying hello..newbi

    Thank you so much for the tips!!
  10. Saying hello..newbi

    Hi everyone...been a nurse for almost five yes and was a CNA for 11 yes before that. All of my medical career, I have been in LTC. Just started as a detox nurse and looking forward to this new adventure. Any advice/ tips would be great.
  11. Saying good bye to LTC....

    After 14 years in this field, I have made a decision. I recently accepted a position as a detox nurse at new medical detox center. This was a hard decision to make because despite all the BS I have endeared , I loved loved my job as an LPN floor nurs...
  12. Old nurse verse New nurse

    Just wanted to update. I was called on Friday by staffing to cover the night shift for the weekend. When I got to work, I learned that I was covering for Nurse J. Turns out she got fired "after a number of noticable med errors." The DON had also pos...
  13. Old nurse verse New nurse

    Yes they counted the NARCs at shift change together but the count was correct. The nurse did not pull the NARC that she signed she gave on the MAR. Which is a med error because its an omission. I do same as you mentioned,sign my MAR after giving the ...
  14. Old nurse verse New nurse

    Just wanted to clarify... the PM nurse signed the MAR that she gave the scheduled NARC. But when the night nurse checked the NARC count book, the last initials were from the day nurse. The PM nurse did not give that med. As for nurse j, she had acces...
  15. Old nurse verse New nurse

    There are three hallways on each unit. During the day shift and PM shift, there are three nurses on the floor. At night, there is two nurses on the floor. Each night nurse takes a hallway and they split the middle hallway. Every med has the same key ...