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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

amoLucia specializes in Long Term Care (LTC)

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  1. amoLucia

    Which nurse is easier to train in med surg?

    ^^^^^ this
  2. amoLucia

    Unprofessional Clinical Educator.. What would you do?

    Nah. Just not feeling gracious since I've had to wake up early for an early phlebotomy draw. And am still waiting.
  3. amoLucia

    Unprofessional Clinical Educator.. What would you do?

    And NO! You're NOT being 'bullied' nor 'NETYed'.
  4. amoLucia

    Struggling to be a Christian Nurse

    The Divine Swine!
  5. amoLucia

    Messianic and Tassels (Tzitzit)

    HB - ahhhh, FOMITES!!
  6. amoLucia

    Job interview

    beachynurse - I hope that OP takes your post to heart. Made me think that even a false alarm fire drill could have set the DON lto be late. Small potatoes, to me.
  7. amoLucia

    Scope of Practice and medications?

    Honestly, I really don't think that the crediting of returned medications is in anyway shape or form a realistic possibility. Just the sheer quantity of meds t be returned from all types of facilities across this country is mind-boggling (at the least!). Gotta be gazillions! Does anyone here REALLY TRULY believe that ret'd meds are credited?!?!!?? (Big Pharm racket, but that's another thread!) But for this post, it's the rule that meds should not be borrowed. End of sentence. Personally, I have mixed thoughts about this, and to be honest, I have borrowed in the past, REGULARLY. But I made the effort to remedy the situation that forced me into borrowing.
  8. amoLucia

    How do you know when to let a new employee go?

    I'm assuming there have been intermittent counseling meetings with the approp 'paper trail'. If all is well documented with goals NOT being met, then let her go. Include HR in the termination process so that there's no poss discrepancies to come & bite you later.
  9. amoLucia

    Job interview

    So what was the outcome?
  10. amoLucia

    Is it wise to work from home?

    Would you have violated HIPAA if you DID reference her results after hours???
  11. amoLucia

    Working for Summer school?

    What are the teachers doing???? Are you union????
  12. amoLucia

    Scope of Practice and medications?

    You have to be VERY VERY careful about setting special precedents within a corrections setting. Shouldn't be any special circumstances to circumvent regular SOP. Makes you look like you're 'playing favorites' (never acceptable in corrections). I doubt there's any law anywhere; just good standard of practice. Also no pt should be having to go 'for maybe a few days' without an ordered med as you say. The pharmacy contract addresses 'timely deliveries'. And that for emerg backup. If that's unworkable, then it needs to be corrected. Your intentions were well-meaning, but not correct. Also think about another scenario - if you were in a hosp/NH, you would NEVER have done that action in a DOH supervised med pass.
  13. amoLucia

    Nursing Intuition- What Is It, and Do You Have It?

    ^^^^ Oooooh! You struck an old memory for me. Had a 4 bed pt unit and 2 of the bed positions should NOT have been like they were by the windows. I remember walking in to do first rounds and that lady in B bed was next to the window. In report, she just SOUNDED unstable and most needing to be watched. As I walked into the room, I just stopped and immed decided to rearrange the room. There was just NO room to bring anything in to that B bed space. Well, staff wasn't happy with me, but within 1 hour, DANG! if that lady didn't code! Crash cart fit, full code team able to be bedside, IV poles, resp equip, too. Staff was dumbfounded (I, too, was surprised), but I just KNEW the bed needed to be moved! E S P - I can't prove it, but I can't disprove it either! I believe it and know I have it.
  14. amoLucia

    Should I give a two weeks' notice?

    Unless you have another position lined up & ready to go, I'd advise NOT to just leave. Regardless if your departure is a resignation or just a walk-away, you'll most likely be ineligible for any DOL unemployment benefits. Also you'd be jeopardizing collecting any accrued benefits like your earned PTO. And then there's COBRA (not sure if you'd qualify for continuing your health insurance). Anyway, you'd likely have to wait out that window period for your new insurance coverage to kick in, so BE CAREFUL! And in the future, you may still have to deal with those people, like when IRS tax time rolls around or you want to convert an IRA program you might have. As much as it 'grinds your gears', go out neutral. You may still need them in the future and you don't want to p*ss them off.
  15. amoLucia

    IV infiltration with PRBC

    Back in the Dark Ages, I remember we had to sit with the pt for the first 30 mins of the infusion. Like a bedside babysitter. A year ago, I rec'd 2 units for emergency hemorrhage. Let me tell you, NOBODY could monitor my infusion any more stringently than I did. And my deepest gratitude to the donors who donated those life-saving units during the height of covid.
  16. amoLucia

    Dress Code - Hair dye

    Worked a Civil Service position where it would NOT have been tolerated if I became very 'hair artistic'. Nearest I got was that I would 'finger paint' littles wisps of my hair with 'hair paint' - neon pink, blue or purple. Best thing I liked was spraying my hair with glitter hairspray. Used to be I could only buy the glitter hairspray for Halloween, so I'd stock up a few cans. Hairspray left a fine 'glitter'. Very understated, but really neat!