OK Guys.. I know NOTHING about HH except that it is a field of nursing I have been interested in for quite some time.. even before I was a nurse ! That and hospice.
So.... right now I owe my Dialysis Clinic 2 years for putting me through school.. fine with me.. I do love what I do, and can't imaging leaving my patients. At least not yet.
BUT... not getting any younger here, and we run from 0400 'til we get off 10-12 hours later. Also would like to utilize some other skills.
HH nursing to me has always been that kind of "ideal" nursing visual...
Driving would not be problematic.. love it.
But there's a LOT I would like to learn about HH... what are the options, are they AGENCIES, or hospital-run, ...who, how, when, where ??? I live in a small rural town of about 8000 people. We have a few little HH places, but I know nothing about them. Are they "private"? To whom are they accountable, etc., etc.
What all is invovled in learning the ropes? And what is OASIS..(sounds vast and overwhelming ..
How much paperwork is really invoved.. is it all medicare related, or what? Where would I go to find out more about HH and what I need to know, and what I would like to know..?
I know I could just pop in one of these little places here in town, but don't want to bother them now, as I won't be freed up for another couple years... anyplace I can do some preparatory homework in the meantime ?
Thanx ! Appreciate you all !