Scenario 1: hospice nurse part time working 3 days a week. Should it be ok for the manager to make
that nurse take a full caseload? Caseload of 13. Rn visits twice a week on each pt. Rn is to do both visits.
Thats 26 visits in 3 days. I know of fulltime Rns who have less pt than that. Anyone want to comment?
Scenario 2: hospice Lvn who is strictly an office nurse. Ordering meds. Does not do visits, unless absolutely
has to. No other backup nurse in office. Other Rns are treated the same. Is this similar practice to other hospices
It seems to me that things are going backwards, and have been for a couple of years now. The Lvns
are staying in the cool, comfy office environment while the Rn "field nurses" are digging the trenches. I'am sorry,
I just hate the term "field nurse", Iam not a mouse. I am an Rn. And lastly, I am not picking on Lvns because
of this, this is managements decision, not theirs. But could anyone tell me why this is happeneing?
Please comment, Thanks