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    Psychologist thinking of late in life career change....advice?

    I have 20 years of RN experience. My career ladder: CNA, LPN, RN, BSN, MSN. I just finished taking the LSAT and now preparing for law school. Would go into nursing if I had a chance to do it all over again? No way! I would have went into the military and became a veterinarian. There are many options in the healthcare field other than nursing. I have an aunt who works as a certified MRI tech, she loves it.
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    Bullying by Nurses and CNa

    Been there many times. Reason #1 I got my masters degree so I wouldn't have to work in RN positions where I have to depend on others to provide proper patient care. In my experience, it doesn't matter how nice you are or how much you go out of your way to help (which many times I was taken advantage of for doing and got smart really quick), they will always give some dumb reason for not doing a delegated task.
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    Doctor's lying about telephone order

    Something is a little off. You got a telephone order read back but there's a small chance you misheard the order?
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    If you werent a nurse, what other career would you do?

    A Veterinarian.
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    Looking for a MCR tracking log

    Here's one I found online, you probably could customize as needed. http://postacuteconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/Daily-PPS-Log-update-1010.pdf
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    good job for a new grad?

    You might find pediatrics is your passion, and the experience wouldn't hurt for landing a position at a children's hospital ED.
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    any advice for new LPN work for nursing home?!

    Don't ever forget the basics of nursing, Maslow's hierarchy of needs. :) Best of luck!
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    DPH pressure ulcer

    Just a little clarification - was the patient admitted from ER or transferred to your unit from rehab? Does your hospital have an allowed time to complete an admission assessment on your unit, say 24 hours? It's impossible for a necrotic unstageable pressure ulcer to occur from the time the patient was admitted to your unit to the time found by another nurse on the next shift (5 hours?). I wouldn't document anything you didn't see at the time you completed the admission assessment but if you are allowed a time period to complete it, I don't see a problem with adding an addendum that stated something like, ...after completing a second skin assessment, an unstageable pressure ulcer was found..., etc. It all depends on the time you're allowed to complete your admission assessments. Honesty is always the best policy when documenting, the problems happen when a nurse tries to cover up a mistake.