I am a new hospice nurse, having taken this job after 6months of ltc out of nursing school. I wanted to do hospice, which is why I went to nursing school, so this is very exciting, but, of course, nerve wracking as well! The massive amount of paperwork is overwhelming.
But, the purpose of this post is to say - any advice for first night on call? Some things I might see, advice on how to handle them.
Prior to midnight, the oncall service texts you with the name and number. Unfortunately, we are not computerized, so I have no way of pulling up the patient's file to get any background info on them.
We then call back and get more specifics on wht is up.
I am going to text the other nurses tomorrow afternoon and ask if there are any patients they think I might hear from....
Thanks to all who may reply.