The year is flying by so quickly hard to imagine it is time to be
planning our Annual Meeting. Our meeting is scheduled for Wed
August 17, 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. in the Auxciliary Conference
Room. You will be receiving a formal invitation in the near
I am looking forward to meeting each of you.
My contact information is:
The Schools of Nursing Manual is now up to date,
and available for download via the link above. Note that
there is info on orientation if you have a new instructor - they
should attend our LMHS orientation for the basic safety info.
Orientation is held the first full week of each month.
Please contact Peggy Baxter in HR for details on
scheduling at 419-226-5089 option 5.
Please remember that we need to have your completed
orientation forms, safety & training checklists, and end of
quarter/semester surveys of your clinical rotations. We've
not received the orientation and safety checklists on a consistent
basis - this is mandatory for risk issues. The evaluations of
clinical rotations are optional, but we encourage your to complete
these as it helps us improve our processes for clinical
That's all for now -
Updates You Need to Know
- We've had issues with instructors not using their instructors
ID to access meds with their students, and students using
instructor's ID to pass meds. Both student and instructor
must use their own ID! This is a violation of LMHS policy if
ATTENTION LMHS ASSOCIATES WHO ARE ALSO NURSING SCHOOL
INSTRUCTORS: DO NOT use your LMHS ID when working as an
instructor! From a risk management standpoint this could
potentially be an issue! You must use your instructor ID only
for med passing.
- Remember that instructors can co-sign meds - check out the
MAR/BMV process. If doubts, please contact Cheryl Drexler for
- Students who administer medications will need to have an
identification badge with a PIN character that would be used for
documentation of medications. The PIN is not able to be
manually entered into the computer by the student.
Human Resources will maintain the cards. Students will need to go
to Human Resources, during normal business hours to sign
out a badge. The instructor or preceptor must accompany
the student to HR.
The student will sign the badge out with a signature. The
instructor will also sign the form. The form must contain the
clinical experience dates, with start and end dates.
The instructor/preceptor is encouraged to keep the card
during non clinical time, during the clinical rotation. The singed
form will then be passed on to MIS, so the PIN can be entered on
the student into the HIS.
The instructor will take responsibility for the cards during the
clinical rotation. It is the responsibility of the student to keep
the card in good condition.
Upon the completion of the clinical rotation, the card must be
signed back in by the student or instructor to HR within 2 days of
the completion of the clinical rotation. If a card is not returned,
a $5.00 fee will be charged to the instructor.
Lost cards- if the student looses their card during rotation, a
$5.00 fee will be charged to the student and must be paid before a
new card is given to the student.
- Please continue to contact us for changing clinic locations,
and do not trade amongst yourselves. This helps our House
Supervisors keep track of where students are located.
- We believe that you all are now aware that there is to be NO
part of the pt Medical Record copied and removed from patient care
areas. This is considered a HIPPA violation if it
happens. This was brought to our attention from our LMHS
Compliance Officer who had a physician observe students copying pt
charts and taking them with them... Thanks for your prompt
response for getting the message to the students for us!
- A reminder - we appreciate the flexibility that everyone's had
with working with us in students being assigned clinical on the
units. We are asking that this flexibility continue based
upon trying to meet the needs of 300-400 students each year.
We try our best to accommodate requests but count on everyone's
cooperation. So far, we' ve had minimal problems or
challenges - thanks so much!
- As we'll be ending Spring quarter/semesters, a reminder to turn
in your evaluations on your experiences on the units. This
helps us improve our effort in meeting your needs. We've also
asked the nursing units to complete evals of students and
instructors so we can give you feedback as well.
- When narcotics are being signed out the instructor must be with
the student and also with them when they are giving a narcotic to a
Questions? Concerns? Please don't hesitate to call us - we're here
to assist you!