Opinions of other nurses?

  1. comments from another thread got me to thinking...

    what do other nurses think we do? do they even know what hh nursing is? do they think we have any skills?

    i know that initially i thought i would lose a lot of my clinical skills. it's funny because i actually improved my assessment skills. you have to be really good when you don't have machines to look at!

    so what do you all think?
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  3. by   DutchgirlRN
    I was in the hospital for 31 years. I never considered HH because I didn't think I was smart enough knowing that I would be making decisions without the use of machines, lab tests, etc....I'm like you Cas I think my critical thinking skills have only gotten sharper.
  4. by   Cattitude
    Quote from dutchgirlrn
    i was in the hospital for 31 years. i never considered hh because i didn't think i was smart enough knowing that i would be making decisions without the use of machines, lab tests, etc....i'm like you cas i think my critical thinking skills have only gotten sharper.
    me too. i know i'm much better at assessing and even giving the docs a heads up at what's going on :d with their pt's. sometimes before they realize it.
    i guess when i worked bedside, i never realized the huge world of hh nursing, visiting nurse, hospice, in home nursing, etc. in the hospital, the view of nursing is very narrow.

    and i know i shouldn't let it bother me but the cruddy remarks made in the general discussion did get under my skin. incompetent indeed:trout: pfffttt. i really hate when nurses do that to each other. we should have each other's backs, not be disrespectful. especially here on a nurse's site!
    i always think that those that make remarks like that will one day eat those very words:chuckle ...

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