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  1. Medication On Time

    I'm interested to know if anyone here uses the MOT program, and what you think of it. My nursing home is considering it. My basic concern is that it interferes with the nurse's responsibility for giving the right meds because even though the pills ...
  2. gentleness wanted for the elderly

    Thank you, Sour Lemon. There's not much time to give this patient Tylenol ahead of time but I will certainly try. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and response.
  3. gentleness wanted for the elderly

    I realize our aides are under pressure to complete their duties but it upsets me to see them hurrying so much with the very fragile patients. I have one very fragile patient who's made it to 100 years old, and it tears at my heart to hear her scream...
  4. silver nitrate sticks & silvadene creme

    Thank you both so much. You've answered my question. I've been using the sticks to cauterize the raised, bloody parts of a wound, and simple Bacitracin for the rest of the wound.
  5. silver nitrate sticks & silvadene creme

    Can someone please tell me what the difference is between silver nitrate sticks and silvadene creme? How interchangeable are they?
  6. give fluids to lower blood pressure?

    Thanks so much, akulalawkRN and KatieMI! I really appreciate your both taking the time to explain.
  7. give fluids to lower blood pressure?

    Thanks so much, KatieMI! This all makes sense.
  8. give fluids to lower blood pressure?

    I work at a LTC facility. Last night a patient said she had a headache, felt a little nauseous, and thought if she took another Lasix, her bp would come down and she'd feel better. Her bp was 163/80. The nurse I was working with asked the patient ...
  9. getting unwanted advice from non-nursing staff

    Thank you, Ruby Vee. I'm glad you liked it.
  10. getting unwanted advice from non-nursing staff

    No Stars in My Eyes, I really like your post. I think it's great that housekeeping is comfortable "sharing" information without "owning" it. I would guess that YOUR attitude towards the housekeeping staff has a lot to do with that open communicatio...
  11. getting unwanted advice from non-nursing staff

    Thank you so much JustBeachyNurse! You just made my day :)
  12. getting unwanted advice from non-nursing staff

    Thank you all for your comments. You bolstered my confidence in confronting her today. (I've never reported anyone and don't want to if I not necessary. My rule has been to confront the person directly the first time; if it happens again, I tell t...
  13. getting unwanted advice from non-nursing staff

    That's what I thought, klone. Kind of unbelievable!
  14. I work in a LTC facility and today I was orienting a new nurse. The physical therapist was with one of our patients and called for us to come see the patient as she thought she was feverish. I took the temperature and the patient did have a fever o...
  15. Paycheck Question

    I've just read these latest comments. I don't think I can use the 5 hours because I work 7-3 -- an 8 hour shift -- and wouldn't have anyone to cover for me if I left after only 3 hours.