home health nurse

  1. Very excited to be on this forum. I am a fulltime case manager for a hospital based home health care agency and love it. The pay is good. We are almost completely staffed and the morale is excellent. I am finally at a job that I completely love. The paperwork is alot but as long as I keep up with it, it is bearable. The agency has a goal of transitioning the staff to use laptops instead of paper. Very excited over this but also a little apprehensive. Will these laptops make my life easier or just more aggravation......?????
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   J Lynn
    Welcome Prisca

    I own a laptop at home and I love it. Not sure how it would affect work, though. Good luck.
  4. by   ksb13
    My agency has used computer point of service documentation since 1998. I was one of the core group trained. We are now now on our 3rd type of computer, which is actually a notebook. I love the computer (until the server goes down). I can import any patient and read the last 2 months of notes for ALL disciplines. Oasis is somewhat easier and having the history and patient info makes a world of difference when seeing a pt I am not familiar with. We have now begun using electronic signatures for the nurses (have been doing that for docs for a while). Making less time in the office and more in the field. Since I travel an average of 110 miles/day billable....makes a difference for me.
  5. by   renerian
    Welcome prisca and wow I would love laptops. I have not worked or consulted with a company that could afford them. Many of us are still pushing stacks of paper.

    renerian
  6. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I got my laptop halfway through the summer I took A&P I & II and Micro (oh, yes--sanity was a dear commodity that year!).

    Anyway, I used it through nursing school and for everything pretty much since then.

    I absolutely love it. I can sit in bed and be on the computer. I can take it with me and be on it while I wait for the car to be repaired or whatever.

    The security issue is a strong one--people will steal them, so you have to mind it even more closely than your child, but otherwise....

    YOU WILL SO LOVE IT!
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    Welcome to All Nurses. I would think computerizing things would make it much easier than having papers flying everywhere, but what do I know? I'm just a student! LOL!

    I love my puter and do everything on it that I can.

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