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Lpn1226

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    How do you communicate with work??

    Hi everyone! Out of curiosity I was wondering how you communicate with the place you work? with so much technology is there an app your work uses? Do they call or text? Do you just have written notes? if they need a shift picked up how do they get ahold of you? i worknin a nursing home and sometimes it's hard to communicate to everyone so just wondering if there was a better way! Thanks!
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    What works for your facility!?

    I work in a skilled nursing facility. My facility has really low morale lately. Everyone is overworked and understaffed. Pretty much like everyone else. Im wondering what helps your facilities morale? What helps you stay at your job? Does your employer do anything for you that makes you feel better about the massive workload? Is management helping? Just wondering what other facilities are doing out there cause I know we all have the same problems unfortunetly
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    Need Some Advice, Please.

    I know a lot of hospitals in ohio at least in my area will not hire lpns especially in l&d. I agree go for your rn or bsn. I am a lpn and it is hard to find anything besides in a nursing home
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    need help filling out LTC admission forms!

    I work in LTC and admissions plain suck lol it is a ton of paper work and unfortunately the only way to figure it out is to do it and if u aren't there often that would be hard. Can the nurse manager or don make u cheat sheets? Go over some of the forms with you?
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    Checking Vital Signs in LTC

    Our facility depends on the dr. Sometimes we check bp especially if they run low or just starting out. Other residents who are stable with the meds we check 2x per week for Bp meds and diuretics.
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    Doctor vs Nurse

    I work in a LTC/ skilled nursing facility and it is not uncommon for someone with atelectasis to be given an atb and monitored. Now if they are in distress that is one thing but coughing, fever, wheezes you can deal with at the facility. And I agree with the other posters don't document diagnosis' I've been told u can get in trouble for that. You can describe symptoms but not diagnose.
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    First cpr experience

    Today I was part of my first CPR experience and I have to be honest it was horrible. I didn't do compressions as one of the nurses who had been a nurse for 20 years started by the time the emts got there I handled the ambu bag. I've only been a nurse since April. But it was brutal the CPR. The person was a full code 96 and dying of cancer. I don't know if it would be different if I knew we could save her but it just was awful please tell me the longer I'm a nurse the more confident I will get and easier it is to watch or do or something I need some hope for my future. ( sorry if it doesn't make sense I kinda spewed my feelings here lol)
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    First CPR experience.

    Today I was part of my first CPR experience and I have to be honest it was horrible. I didn't do compressions as one of the nurses who had been a nurse for 20 years started by the time the emts got there I handled the ambu bag. I've only been a nurse since April. But it was brutal the CPR. The person was a full code 96 and dying of cancer. I don't know if it would be different if I knew we could save her but it just was awful please tell me the longer I'm a nurse the more confident I will get and easier it is to watch or do or something I need some hope for my future. ( sorry if it doesn't make sense I kinda spewed my feelings here lol)
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