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ktwlpn LPN, RN

Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice
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ktwlpn is a LPN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

married for 18 yrs-1 son (soon to enter the USMC

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    "Fixin' to die"

    I have been a nurse for 27 years .My mother was from Virginia.Now my credibility is being called into question (yes,I really am a nurse) and I am being called prejudiced,too..( 50% Italian American and 50% southern myself) The article's headline reminded me of something I would see on the front of the National Inquirer while waiting in line at the grocery store. This reminds me of the discussion over calling patients "dearie","sweetie" or "Hon". Am over it,Peace to you all
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    "Fixin' to die"

    It's so funny that the majority of you disagree.The members of this board have slammed posters for spelling and grammar to the point that they left.And to call me names because I hold a differing opinion just proves your own ignorance. I stand by my opinion.I would not say to a family member "your dad is circling the drain" or " fixin'to die".I would not report it to a physician,I would not use it publicly especially during an interview. Let's talk about " cultural awareness".It is a regional colloqialism. No place for it in this context in my opinion.Thanks for yours,no need to call me names.
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    "Fixin' to die"

    I did read the story,I also know that terms such as "fixin' to die" "circling the drain" etc.I also know it is "regional".My point is it makes her sound ignorant.We nurses continue to strive to be recognized as professionals.I would th ok no anyone with even a minimum of education would put their best foot forward during an interview and use proper English.I guess it's my issue.
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    "Fixin' to die"

    Anyone see the story regarding the school nurse who thought one of the students had a routine stomach virus when the teacher summoned her only to discover the kid was showing signs of a stroke?In interviews she is quoted as saying she thought he was "fixin' to die".Discuss.Me first-color me appalled...... School Nurse Assumes Sick Kid She'''s Called to Help Has the Stomach Flu. One Look Has Her Calling 911
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    Unless the brain is not developing normally? Any thoughts on that?
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    Meal times

    I know meal times and snack times are regulated( meaning the numbers of hours permitted to lapse between them) I have worked in LTC' s that changed the shift times to accommodate (6a to 2p from 7a -3p) Resident were permitted to attend the dining room in their robes if they wished. I'm pretty sure if a resident demands a tray later in the morning that would need to be accommodated. I worked on a 22 bed dementia unit,breakfast trays came at 8am.As the aides did am. care the residents were brought to me in the dining area were I gave them meds,juice,toast and cereal.By 7am everyone was up and ready for the hot platter.
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    Does Death Have A Smell?

    Oh,Lovey-it's not you.It's stuck on you and you need a fresh breeze to blow it off.And a prayer .Smell coffee beans or fresh ground coffee,lavender,peppermint,orange...Or vanilla extract. We humans are so dependent upon technology now that we tend to ignore our basic senses,our sense of smell,our intuition.Except for those of us in this field...
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    This may sound odd... Home funeral?

    Sounds like a great business plan to me.And low cost start up.Caskets can be bought on line and many people are going "green" and using a cardboard box.If it flies and you franchise I would open one in this area.Take it to Shark Tank!
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    Pulse Oximeter discrepancy question

    Also check your facility policy-ours prohibits personal equipment like your pulse odometer,automatic B/ P cuffs,thermometers.People buy second hand junk on eBay,fail to maintain and calibrate,etc. and our admin feels the accuracy of the data collected is questionable.
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    The Patient's "Guests"

    I e the above comment to fear to the entire thread....Oh,th humanity!
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    Leave Central Lines Post Mortem?

    BOur policy and procedure states all are pulled.A central line is not the type of access used in embalming.They use giant trocars,as big as my thumb
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    Teaching a CNA how to chart

    Try to limit them to graphs,flow sheets or "fill in the blank from these choices" via electronic charting.No offense meant to any cna's on the board,I worked as one for years. You would NOT believe the narrative notes our unlicensed staff have entered in the electronic medical record.Opens a big can of worms.Our admin had to stop it." Resident sitting on bed looking bad".No follow up,nothing reported to the nurse.
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    Impaction question

    : Oh,so church "do Gooders" got involved,saving the world one heathen at a time.Maybe she was depressed because of the incapacitating catastrophic event.I wonder if anyone considered her wishes.
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    Question to Catholic nurses

    A very tiny piece will dissolve on the tongue.If a host falls or is not consumed they take it back to the church and bury them after saying a certain prayer.....You can BUY wafers on Amazon.If you are in the mood for a laugh check it out and read the comments people have made.
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    Tips on Constructive Criticism

    It's taken me close to thirty years to learn to shut my mouth and listen to the message.It's a hard but valuable lesson to learn.Good Luck.
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    Impaction question

    Poor soul.