Thank you for your feedback. It is definitely food for thought. I actually in the past had dismissed wound care but @ the present it does not seem like an unworkable
option. I am positive that because of the local thatI live in & from the war stories of some the nurses from HH who have come to work on the floor, that HH is not a viable option. I will not say more than that. Your feedback is timely because ABQAURP is sending an order package in the next few days. I am taking seriously your comment about the questionable investment of funds. As you well know, it that time of life where critical financial planning is a big part of everyday living. It is truly good to hear from you as I'm guessing that you have been through much of this already. The payment for the course would need to be in soon. And as you say there is no guarantee of decrease stress; no assurance of part time work and possibly an unstable job market in this particular area.
There was also Quality Assurance which was
a part of this package. But I spoke with
Jan Maronde who is in charge of the Healthcare Quality Certification Board & she
informed me that I would have to have at least 2 yrs experience in this area before I could ever consider a CPHQ certification. So
far it seems like I may want to think long & hard before I jump into the deep end of the
pool. Thank-you again & Happy Holidays to you
Originally posted by mustangsheba:
I'm 60. The nurses I have observed caught up in UR did not necessarily find it less stressful although it is less physically demanding. And as you mentioned, there is a big question about what the future holds. Personally, I think I would not want to invest the time and money unless there was a better indication of the prospects. Home Health is physically easier; there is a ton of paper work - more, believe it or not than working in house. However, you do have the option of spending more time with your patients. I love home health. There will always be a need for ostomy/wound care nurses. It is hard to keep up with all the new supplies, but seeing a wound heal is also very rewarding. And, as in home health, you have a lot of autonomy. If you enjoy that sort of thing, dollar for dollar, it may be a more rewarding investment. This is very subjective, as these are the things I am interested in. Bon chance!