nurseguy213

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  1. This is a RANT

    True story Day Shift... Super RN: Are you giving the BP meds? LVN: Yes Super RN: Then why are the morning BPs so high? LVN: Those are taken before the meds are given. Super RN: But if you are giving them, why are the BPs...
  2. SNF CNA ratio and abandonment

    Bottom line, the staffing ratios in places that are NOT considered hospitals suck and is unsafe. I think the people making these decisions don't have family and friends that go through waiting for the 1 CNA caring for 10 patients. If a patient goes #...
  3. Days off

    I guess this is a rant. Even before COVID, there have been staff shortages. I know I only work 8 hrs 5 days a week, but we have average 26 pts in skilled nursing, mix of long term and rehab. I've gone 2 weeks with no day off and the workday does not ...
  4. Accusations are demoralizing :-(

    Working as an LPN w/ long and short term patients I report to a Supervising RN, when ABN labs come in or a COC happens, sometimes I get told we, the LPN's, are not passing the meds or making sure the patient gets fluids, it's not an accusation outrig...
  5. PPE shortage and distribution

    I guess this is more of a rant. I work at one those nursing homes that had an outbreak, it's over now thankfully, but we're still being careful wearing PPEs to prevent our residents and patients from getting sick. We're all suffering from a PPE short...
  6. LVN to patient ratio California

    I've been trying to look this up and all I get are numbers like 2.4 hours per patient. So here's the question. In a nursing home, short-term rehab (physical therapy), how many patients can an LVN have for med pass? I've seen an average of 25 max 30, ...
  7. Changing jobs.

    Not sure if this belongs here but, what do you do when a better job opportunity arises? Being recommended by a peer to new, better paying job was great. I have no problems with my current job. The new jobs needs me right away and the new schedule is ...
  8. Abusive families

    Thanks for the feedback. I did talk to someone else not involved in nursing, she said to remain professional. I think she told someone else and they politely told the family member because she was suddenly polite the next day.
  9. Abusive families

    LPN here, working in a subacute. One of the family members of a resident is there daily. No one likes her because she's rude, like when a custodian passed by and then out of his earshot, but next to me, she called him a Pendejo, for no reason. I was ...
  10. VIP Residents. In the wing I work in, 90% are comatose or unable to make decisions or care for themselves. Some of these residents have family members that are there daily, some a few times a day. Some are there to care for their loved, they allow us...
  11. Staff attacked by resident

    At the facility I work in, we have residents that have been through strokes or heart attacks with varying degrees of alertness. One of our residents attacks the staff when being changed or fed. Having brought this up to supervisors, we've been told t...
  12. Resident requiring special attention

    In Sub-Acute with each LVN having 10 residents, how often are we required to look in on the residents. Because 1 resident is confused they want us to check in on them every 30 min. We have 9 other ones to care for. I just feel that it's unfair to the...
  13. TB Chest X-Ray

    I got exposed to TB and have been positive since 2006. My employer at the time told me that I now need to take chest x-rays because the skin test will always be positive. I've had yearly chest x-rays a requirement for work since then. I'ts 2018 and I...
  14. ADRN aka 2 year RN

    I've been an LVN since 2012. I was pre-med years ago but only finished 3 years of college because I ended up with a great career in entertainment production. After the layoffs and economic disasters, I was laid off in 2010 and had to go through a for...
  15. HIPAA violation?

    I work in a sub-acute facility. The resident in question is alert but can no longer communicate. A direct family member who is the responsible party, asked us not to give information to a friend of the resident. That friend though is allowed to visit...