crazdmomof4

crazdmomof4

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crazdmomof4 specializes in Geriaterics, RN Student.

mom of 4, crazy, employed

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  1. RN--TO LPN

    We are having just the opposite problem where I work. A bunch of new RN's have been hired and there is rumors circulating it has to do with the way our facility is billing medicare for nursing costs (sometimes they get a little creative) so now the D...
  2. Ethical dilemma at work?

    There is also the ethical dilemma of saving or preserving the life she is possibly carrying. Can you hesitantly broach the subject with her by being vague? Just to see where her thought process is at? I don't envy you your position. Is she alert enou...
  3. I finally scheduled my first exam

    Don't feel bad, I put mine off until I couldn't stall anymore. I took it today, and was pleasantly surprised. I used studygroup 101 and fundamentals of nursing review by prentice hall, and only had 2 weeks to study ( I am the worlds worst procrastina...
  4. I have purchased gwhiz pro for $9.99 from crackberry.com and am using it to study for my first nursing concepts class, you can apparently interchange flashcards for this app with flashcardexchange.com though I am not sure how. There is a tutorial for...
  5. Hydrocolloid dressings Vs. Hydropolymer

    I am trying to figure out which dressing is less damaging to skin and need input. I have a patient using hydrocolloid dressings at the moment, however, whenever they are removed, intact skin comes with it. Which is defeating the purpose. Wound descri...
  6. Calcium Alginate Rope with silver

    You seem very informed, so I have a question. I normally work in a nursing home, but recently decided to do home wound care. I am an LPN and have experience in the nursing home with wounds, but I am in new uncharted territory. I was given a client to...
  7. Phasing out LPN's.

    I think nurses wouldn't be so outraged if CMA's were not referred to as "NURSES" in the doctors offices. I cannot begin to tell you how many times my kids pediatrician office calls their MA a "NURSE" you are not nurses, do not have the assessment ski...
  8. Upset...

    I feel for you. Some times, just the smallest things seem like the largest hurdles. I spent 3 years jumping through hoops at my local community college just to try to get into their nursing program. However, they kept changing gpa requirements adding...
  9. Starting Study Group Website

    Hey all, I have thought alot lately about how hard it is to stay motivated with studying, expically when there are so many other things I could be doing online. Especially once I log onto here. Anyhow, I have had a strong desire to be able to collabo...
  10. just scheduled NC1 and need advise on studying

    did the ATI supplements help you. I used them in my LPN class and some of the books had errors on labs and pathophys if I remember correctly.
  11. Disrespectful Nurse aids

    OMG are we working at the same facility. I went to my DNS about the same problem and got the same lecture. I truly hate being the bad guy / nagging nurse. But I am at a loss as to what else to do. I feel your pain and frustration.
  12. 16 month old nurse needs advise / help on managing aids

    I do put residents to bed, toilet, answer call lights etc. I was an aid for 10 years and know how hard and unappreciated their job is. I always start with "if you have time" or "if you need help let me know" Its just that lately we are getting hit wi...
  13. 16 month old nurse needs advise / help on managing aids

    obviously I gave the very wrong impression. I have dealt with these issues for over 3 months. I have also worked 36 hrs in the last 3 days. I have been called a good nurse by most of the aids I work with. I have asked management for help and better t...
  14. 16 month old nurse needs advise / help on managing aids

    I am not on a power trip or do I need to get over myself. I have tried encouragement, my aids normally only have 7-10 residents, which is below most LTC standards. I have warned, encouraged, helped. I do not have time to care for up to 23 pts, meds,...
  15. 16 month old nurse needs advise / help on managing aids

    They are getting training however, the problem is they aren't being trained well enough or long enough. Which, I have told the ADNS, tomorrow I approach it with the DNS. I would have no problem not writing them up, however when I am flat out being ig...