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  1. She's making me nutz.....

    That's right, sweetie bigred, I am so glad you see the difference. Most normal people who are secure in their intelligence, patience, etc., don't mind if fast food, store clerks, even nurses call them sweetie, honey, etc. I do have a problem with t...
  2. Starting in a nursing home?

    If anyone is reading this, please read the previous posts. The majority are saying they started in LTC-Long Term Care/NH-Nursing Homes because there were not any openings for (LPN or RN). So they had no choice but work in nursing homes. For some n...
  3. info on new hip resurfacing?

    I don't know much, but it sounds like he could qualify for those new motarized wheelchairs covered by Medicare. (Just seen the commercials). My mom ( a senior citizen) can barely walk (knee out of whack). (Has a handicapped sticker) Does anyone kn...
  4. Like I really need feed-back on this. . . .

    The nursing home where I worked would implement the "time study" every couple of months to the "management team". We all hated it. I was an MDS/PPS nurse and was able to "fine tune" my creative writing skills. Time study: 2PM - 3PM: Reviewing medi...
  5. Support at home

    janleb, I am sorry you are so frustrated. We all need to vent every now and then and nursing school can be exhausting. The three major complaints regarding your husband were, 'He says the house is not clean', 'You always have your nose in a book', ...
  6. 13 THINGS YOU CAN DO......SO JUST DO IT!

    rncountry, I have enjoyed your posts. I have forgotten what field of nursing you are in, could you please tell me? Also, I would like to know if you are a major bread winner and if you have kids to support, would you be just as willing to be so outs...
  7. Funny things patients say !

    My mom still says, I have to get a mammyogram for mammogram. It cracks me up. Of course, I have inherited her quirks. I just found out the song, "My eyes adored you, etc.", and I have been singing, "My eyes of Georgia" for years. My friend thought...
  8. pressure areas

    OK, goldennurse, I see what you mean. Just document what you see and take pictures if you can. The facility I used to work in never had the film to put in the cameras to take pictures of the wounds or residents. I wasn't sure if it was from lack o...
  9. pressure areas

    I use the most recent US government publication regarding skin wounds and treatment. I ordered this booklet less than six months ago. It is called "Treatment of Pressure Ulcers", by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Ser...
  10. crushing pills

    I was reminded of my major pet peeve while responding to the "personal alarm" topic. Please, please do not pound on the med cart with that pill crusher to crush meds. You can hold that pill crusher/pulverizer (or whatever you want to call it) up in...
  11. falls

    Personal alarms do work, but they are so dadgum loud, they scare the you know what out of the residents and the staff. But I guess it's better to be scared than fall and break a hip. It's too bad that so many nursing homes are like a "cattle coral"...
  12. Have you ever been hit by a patient?

    I have had an elderly patient kick me with his heel (across the room) while doing wound care on the other heel. Several kicks in the shin (child/adolescent) psych, attempted bites (geriatric), one ice pick held up at me (home health psych), and an ...
  13. NURSING SHORTAGE IN LTC?

    Keep on, ktwlpn. You are the real nurse. God bless you.
  14. NURSING SHORTAGE IN LTC?

    I just want to apologize to a new nurse I was trying to train to LTC nursing. I had already decided to leave LTC nursing (nursing home nursing) because it was "just too much, too terrible, too dangerous, too depressing" where I worked. I am an RN, ...
  15. Patient Education Materials Needed

    Please find something in the newspaper that talks about the nursing shortage. (Especially in Long Term Care, Nursing Homes) It seems Emergency Rooms get the most coverage because I guess more people have been exposed to the shortage in ER. There is...