Hospice Nursing

Hospice nurses can use this section to network, discuss, and share trends and practices with other Hospice Nursing Professionals. Hospice nurses perform many traditional nursing duties such as observing, assessing, and recording symptoms, and they still work closely with physicians, administer medications, and provide emotional support. Hospice nurses have a particularly tough job because, from the outset, they know that the patient for whom they are caring is terminally ill.

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  1. Hospice nurse orientation
    by RNmommynk Jul 10
    5
    QuiltDog
  2. Dementia pts and hospice
    by Carla25 Jul 14
    2
    toomuchbaloney
  3. Oral pain med alternative
    by laderalis Jul 12
    9
    phaniea69
  4. How to become a Hospice Nurse
    by Mrsearly2009 Jul 7, '12
    8
    Kerrimundhenke
  5. New hospice nurse
    by newnurse1986 Jul 7
    1
    AussiePupOwner
  6. A nurse but not hospice or geriatric nurse
    by imenid37 Jul 11
    3
    AussiePupOwner
  7. How often BM when not eating?
    by LivewellRN Jul 6
    4
    BethAnnH
  8. Best tips for blood draw on elderly
    by Kitty Hawk Jun 28
    16
    IVRUS
  9. Harassment by pt or families?
    by MimiRN2013 Jul 26, '13
    11
    icuRNmaggie
  10. How many admissions & visits in an 8 hour shift?
    by hospicechpn Aug 18, '13
    6
    snicuradrn
  11. Standard med orders for dyspnea
    by hooterhorseRN Jun 15
    11
    toomuchbaloney
  12. Do you ever second guess yourself
    by nowim clean Jun 28
    3
    BethAnnH
  13. Heartland Hospice or Seasons hospice
    by LvANrse80 Nov 7, '11
    18
    TammyG
  14. Should we teach unlicensed caregiver . . . . .
    by Spidey's mom Nov 1, '13
    42
    toomuchbaloney
  15. Questions about post mortem care.
    by ErinRose Jun 29
    3
    TammyG
  16. Hospice pt in alf/morphine
    by lauriepat Sep 19, '13
    4
    TammyG
  17. Would inpatient hospice be a good fit for me?
    by PeacockMaiden Jun 6, '13
    9
    duskyjewel
  18. Feeling Drawn to Palliative and EOL Care
    by JimmyDurham9 Jun 25
    2
    Always_Learning
  19. Recommended Reading for Hospice Nurses
    FAQs by introspectiveRN Oct 6, '06
    65
    sonicleese
  20. Charting when you are no longer able to obtain vitals.
    by RivetheadGirl Jun 8
    12
    FLArn
  21. Hospice Contract RN Salary
    by leniz Jun 16
    8
    leniz
  22. Continuous subcutaneous infusions
    by tewdles Feb 7, '13
    11
    BethAnnH
  23. morphine pumps
    by rubysasha Apr 24
    15
    BethAnnH
  24. Average Patient Ratio
    by souleater11 Feb 7
    7
    BethAnnH
  25. Joining Hospice
    by AussiePupOwner Jun 15
    2
    AussiePupOwner
  26. Pediatric Hospice Barriers
    by jtwing Jun 19
    1
    toomuchbaloney
  27. med/surg to hospice..on-call position
    by srleslie Jan 1
    7
    gorgenurse
  28. Grimacing before passing
    by WillowNMe Jun 8
    2
    Race Mom
  29. How many patients should a case manager be responsible for.
    by katie'sangel Feb 23, '13
    18
    toomuchbaloney
  30. calculation help
    by jackielgr Jun 8
    10
    toomuchbaloney
  31. question while studying....
    by AspenRN Jun 11
    3
    TammyG
  32. Differences in death procedures between adults and children
    by mambojennifer Sep 10, '10
    8
    MBrickle
  33. any hospice nurse on here right now please help
    3
    TammyG
  34. Will My LPN Experience Count?
    by LPNBearColumbus Jun 6
    1
    toomuchbaloney
  35. for-profit vs non-profit which is better?
    by steffn Jun 5
    1
    itsmejuli
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