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tankity specializes in Hospital, PDN, rehab, corrections.

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  1. Tax Help

    Any experienced PDNs who do their own taxes? I am a private duty Medicaid nurse in NY. I have been a nurse for 11 years, but just started PDN last year. I've done my own tases since I was a kid, but being "self-employed" is really confusing. I t...
  2. I'm a nurse. Not a housekeeper!

    I look at it like this: At my private-duty case, I'm getting paid more to take care of ONE patient on a vent than I ever made taking care of multiple patients on a vent unit and running around like a headless chicken. The LEAST I can do is fold a l...
  3. Keep on person medication

    Last year, a new company won the bid and took over the medical dpt. The departing company decided to stop ordering stock meds during the last month, to save money, I guess. The last two days of the month, we were out of Motrin and Tum. The med pas...
  4. Keep on person medication

    Here at the county jail, we used to do KOP for lotions, drops, shampoo, etc but now have to dispense portions of everything from the cart. The only KOPs allowed now are inhalers, (for SOME IMs) and three nitro tabs. I would think that the nitro is ...
  5. Highest paying LVN job??

    There ARE travel opportunities for LPNs, but they are few and far between. I traveled with Supplemental Healthcare for over a year and made ~$27/hr. Your "wage" is only $10-12/hr, but they give you a tax-free "expense stipend" of $550-650/ week. Ot...
  6. Freaking out. . . NCLEX stopped at 85

    I passed at 86 Questions. I wouldn't worry, it's a good sigh that you know your stuff and have consistently answered a number of the top-rated questions correctly. :w00t: When you get a question right, the computer gives you a harder question. Whe...
  7. Pay for travel lpn

    My wife and I are travel LPNs with Supplemental Health Care. The worse the assignment, the better the money. Sad, but true. We are bringing in nearly 30$ per hour at the County Home- and doing our best to make a difference while we're there. A po...
  8. Lpn

    Good luck. I am an LPN here in NY. I worked in the ER back when they allowed us to be nurses... They have this big push now towars having a bsn at every bedside. As a result, the hospitals, at least in my area, aren't hiring LPNs and are making ...
  9. Hi everyone! I just wanted to do some recon and get your views on the donation process to try to see things from your eyes. What have you seen that you liked? What did you dislike? What could have been done better? What sort of questions were ...
  10. Hey everyone, I'm an OPC from NY, (and a nurse ) . I'm looking for some good resources for brain-dead donor management, (VS mgmt., fluid/electrolyte mgmt., DI, etc.). As you know, the dead do not respond to treatment in the same ways that the liv...
  11. "Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative" structure

    Hey roadrunner, I'm an organ procurement coordinator in NY, (and a nurse ) and we've seen a big difference in the colaborative hospitals. The numbers are up, yes. Hospitals who have only had a donor every few years are now donating anually. How...
  12. Nurses who Hunt and Fish

    Bow-fishing just opened here in North-Western NY. Gotta love the faces on all those guys with poles when you pull your bow out of the case... Anyway, it's good practice for fall deer season- something other than target shooting. I get the turkey t...
  13. kissing a pt/ resident

    *cringe* it just takes one allegation... I only do LTC on the side, (per diem float) and really don't have the opportunity to make that kind of bond with any of the residnts. I do, however make it a point to shake hands and give a familiar residen...
  14. How many of you are LPNs vs. RN/BSNs???

    LPN. Get your RN.
  15. pin ?

    hey ken-pin- listen to this- i don't wear my pin, but that's just because it's one more thing to add to my morning routine. i will say, however, that the pinning ceremony meant more to me than the graduation ceremony. it really made me feel like ...