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anonymous1919 LPN

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anonymous1919 is a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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  1. anonymous1919

    asking for meds?

    So instead of waking them up and asking them if they'd like their pain medication.. you'd rather them wake up an hour later in severe pain crying, have to wait for you to asses and bring the med and then wait for it to kick back in until they get relief? No thanks.. none of my rehab patients would go to PT! They'd be too tired!
  2. anonymous1919

    asking for meds?

    Well what I got from her post was that she thinks she needs to reeducate the patients and spend her time calling the doctor to get the pain medication orders change then give them medication for their pain. She spends waaaaaay to much time judging! And if someone is in chronic pain and they come to you and say I need this at this time and this at this time... maybe it's because that's how they've found to best manage it at home? Like I said, she spends way too much of her time judging. And she doesn't understand pharmacokinetics either, apparently. edit: sorry if I come off rude, that nurse really got under my skin with her post. + I disagree with her not wanting to wake patients up. If they are in pain, THEY'LL WAKE UP ANYWAY, so now they have to wait for her to go get it, and wait for it to kick in... when she could have just brought it to them when the next dose was available.. now their sleep is disturbed on top of it. Nice nurse.
  3. anonymous1919

    asking for meds?

    I feel sorry for your patients. You must put them through extra ******** that is totally unneeded. Just give them their damn medication when they ask for it, you clearly cant think critically past that.
  4. anonymous1919

    asking for meds?

    See my patient had hers PRN but she wanted it right when she could have it next. She even wanted us to wake her up. I always did. Some nurses wouldn't and that would result in the patient waking up an hour later screaming and crying in pain (so not only would she be in pain while waiting for the med to kick in, she'd lose sleep and not want to attend therapy). I just wouldn't do that to my patients. I, of course, always assessed her pain before giving her a pain pill. And she always needed it. I don't think that it would be appropriate to have it changed to a scheduled med because she won't always need them and when she goes home I wouldn't want her to think she HAD to take them every 4 hours and get hooked on them or something.
  5. anonymous1919

    Ethical Issue -Missing Prescriptions

    I'm sorry this happened to you!
  6. anonymous1919

    How to Deal With Ignorant Medical Professionals

    Just wow.
  7. anonymous1919

    Plz read!!! Nurse using drugs what should i do???

    Report her to BON.
  8. anonymous1919

    asking for meds?

    Why is this wrong? I had a Res that had PRN pain meds but she has requested for us to bring them to her when she could have another. She was in constant pain and never refused them when we brought them to her. She was grateful because she would worry that her call light wouldn't be answered quickly or I'd be off doing something for someone else and she would have to wait in pain for 30 min to an hour. That way she knew I would be there and she wouldn't be anxious about it in between getting the pain meds.
  9. anonymous1919

    Pet Peeve: Poor Grammar by Nurses

    orientate IS a word. Chill out. The English language is constantly changing and always will. I'm sure if you had a chat with someone from the early 1700's they'd think you were saying everything all wrong. BTW, if you were in the UK this thread would be about how you can't stand people saying orient and how they are alllll wrong. Close this stupid thread.
  10. anonymous1919

    Moving to Canada.

    I was thinking BC.
  11. anonymous1919

    Moving to Canada.

    Its way more than that! I know every country has their own set of issues. Thanks
  12. anonymous1919

    Moving to Canada.

    I am currently a LPN in the US and want to move to Canada. Can I work as a LPN there? Is it hard to find a job? I really want out of the US as I find the direction our country is going in a bit scary. But that's another topic for another time. If anyone can share their experiences of moving from the US to Canada or know of any websites with good information, I would appreciate it! Thanks!
  13. anonymous1919

    Annoyed, venting, am I too sensitive?

    Yes! You totally get it. Thank you!
  14. anonymous1919

    Annoyed, venting, am I too sensitive?

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who actually READ what I wrote and gave their opinions!
  15. anonymous1919

    Annoyed, venting, am I too sensitive?

    Yeah, I don't care that I didn't get credit for my find. I just don't like how the charge nurse charted about it. How she charted it made it sound as if I was the one giving the patient the red food when it was actually his family. And yes, it was cool to solve the mystery of why he had bloody stools! :)
  16. anonymous1919

    Annoyed, venting, am I too sensitive?

    I don't know why they didn't. I was not working both times he was sent out, only when he returned.