I am a new grad and just got hired as a hospice nurse for a prominent home health and hospice company. I feel super lucky! I knew that there would be a steep learning curve, but after 2 weeks I am starting to feel overwhelmed. I would love advice from other hospice nurses who have been through this rough time already. I love what I am doing, and know I will like it even better once I get more confident in myself and know more what to do and when.
So what are tips on what to do at each visit? How to know when to initiate the use of the E Kits? How do you manage your time between visits/charting/and personal life? What supplies do you always have with you? What are good questions to ask the pt and/or family? Any tip or advice you have I would love! I really want to make this work out, and would love any help I can get.
Thanks so much!