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  1. Yet another question from me! Individuals who spend most of their day in a wheelchair can benefit greatly from therapeutic positioning. For those not familiar: It is a designated time, once or twice per day, where that person transfers from their whe...
  2. Hi everyone, I finished my ADN at Galen in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2011. I didn't find a position at a hospital, as most hospitals in my area at the time did not consider applications from new nurses unless they had a BSN. Fast forward four years:...
  3. Software for RN Oversight

    Hi again everyone, I am currently doing RN oversight on a contract basis for several DD group homes. This requires a lot of work as far as scheduling visits, keeping notes, and addressing issues that are brought to my attention outside of visits. Do ...
  4. Hi again everyone, I have a clinical question for you! I have some clients who do not like to stand on a scale long enough to have their weight measured; no amount of encouragement can yield a usable weight reading. Chair scales help in some settings...
  5. Hello again everyone First off thank you for being such a great community! I perform oversight at my workplace and usually have to answer my questions by doing my own research, and your replies to my posts have been invaluable in helping to guide my ...
  6. A&O x 3?

    I made a typo by writing Awake & Alert. I agree with that observation. A&O x 3, however, means that the person is awake and oriented to person, place, and time. It's easy to assess in a hospital or nursing home--you ask their name, where they...
  7. A&O x 3?

    I am revising our flow sheets and I struggle somewhat with the ever-present "Awake & Alert x 3." I feel like this statement is appropriate for the elderly, where individuals with dementia may become confused about when/where/who they are. In the ...
  8. Second DD role

    I've got my first question already Does anyone know a good resource for assessment flow sheets? My employer provided me a template to use, but it's not wholly appropriate for the context I'm using it in. These are RN oversight assessments for DD adu...
  9. Second DD role

    Hi everyone, I'm a DD nurse working in Georgia. I began working in this field in Florida at a wonderful facility, and after I moved here I was hoping to find work in the same vein, and well, I found it. I'm doing RN oversight for a group of CLA homes...
  10. Open Source

    Hello, I was recently hired as an RN a small long-term care facility for individuals with developmental disorders. I was hired because of my computer background to help our staff transition to the EMRs that are rolling out over the next few months. A...