I am never even asked if I took a lunch because no one cares. No one even asked if I need help with something. I have 38residents with dementia. Sunflower she is life itself wild and free wonderfully chaotic A five hour med pass most of the time I work because they don’t think it necessary to get an 8 hour nurse to help out. It’s very sad that we have to work under these circumstances.
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I worked in Alzheimer’s/Dementia fresh out of nursing school. It’s really hard to get confused and suspicious residents to take their meds. And if they are combative? Forget it. I appreciate what you do. It takes a very special and a very patient person to work with Dementia residents. I am graduating as a BSN-RN from Sunflower she is life itself wild and free wonderfully chaotic Alvernia University in May. All through the program, we were always drilled to remember the CNAs, LPNs, and aides and how much they actually do. In nursing, it doesn’t matter what title you have. We all have one hail in mind, the patient’s wellbeing. I wish that soon enough every nurse will realize how important CNAs, LPNs and aides are. They save OUR butts!!
25 yrs of working as an lpn in a snf. When I had 32 icf pt the days were less stressful. 15 skilled. ….hip replacements, bolus feedings q4, colostomies, wound vacs, trac and most have some type of dementia. ..oh don’t forget 7of them require accu checks Ac/hs. This is a 12hr shift that turns into 14 . HR looks at you like why??? You should be able to get everything done and ea
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Amy, as a RN for 16yrs, I want you and ever other LPN to know how much I appreciate you! You’re right! We are on the same team. Out to achieve the same goal. If some would stop trying to, “out nurse” each other, it would make for a happier place to work. Thank you for all you do!
I work under a LPN and she is the best nurse we could ask for, she has more knowledge than she knows what to do with and she helps us CNA’s when we are short handed, she loves our residents and always puts them first and fights for them. I appreciate her and the hours she puts in, coming in early and staying late to ensure everything is done.