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  1. I had one mom tell me that she does not want "pads, tampons or the wrappers in my trash cans because my husband doesn't need...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. I will tell you how my agency works. I was told that I can work as much or as little as I want. I left a job working full...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. You'll probably get more responses in the LTC forum, where they deal with lots of dementia patients. Off the top of my...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. It's a shame that there is not a HIPAA exception for families like this. I can obviously see why they can't disclose Jahi's...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  5. I cannot say "merry Christmas" nor "happy birthday". If i do not say anything back,most will think i am being rude. This...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. This is one of the saddest things I have ever read. What would you tell your patient with a skin condition, that they won't...
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    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  7. Holy crap SDLPN I think I love you. Im currently paired with a case that is clean spacious and th pt is adorable. The...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. I talk about my son and the fact that he plays hockey (and that I drive him 50 miles one-way to hockey practice), and if...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. As many times as something I said comes back to bite me in the butt, I would think that I would know how to place the heavy...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. I have been at this for long,but i feel like parents somehow view me as an "outsider". For example,i am courteous,but i...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Gofundme is a great concept that has been abused by so many people. It's disgusting. People are ripping off others by...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  12. I have held a second job as a home care nurse for many, many years. I currently care for a vent-dependent toddler two night...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. It's YOUR workplace but THEIR home. Patients in hospitals do not dress in their clothing 24/7 because it's your workplace....
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Well, they certainly would make the decision easy for me on this one. And I sure would like to meet that nurse that took...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. I can never be sure what I would or wouldn't do in any given situation. Usually. In this case I don't think I'd make it...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Sounds like you need a new DME supplier.... Pepper Medical ALSO makes the kind with the velcro to connect the two ties...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Liability. If you care for A from 12p-4p and B from 4p -8p and mom is not home. Crisis or emergency from A or worse you...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Not the guaze, the FOAM of the ties is going through the flange. The ties are a foamy strap material with a skinny velcro...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Conclusion: as I suspected child A only gets 1/2 the hours and child B gets the other half. Got a bump in my pay anyway,...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. I think you're crazy to take a home health job as a new grad. You'll be on your own with no experience? You worked hard for...
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    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Yes to this one. I have had babies where the parents want me to do this also. And you are right, it is because that is...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. If you really don't want professional responsibilities for some reason, you can be a CNA in home care or an office, too....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What's next? There are people out there who sincerely believe that the Bible forbids the mixing of the races. Should they,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pass the brain bleach!!!!!
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Thru have so many cute tape designs now. I'm sure they could make sure it went with the baby's outfit for the day.
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  26. Don't know why but paperwork out of order makes me crazy annoyed!
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  27. I read but very few of the overnight cases left me with little to do. The kiddos that have overnight nursing are complex and...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  28. In home care & private duty you are focused on a single patient because their condition or diagnosis is severe enough to...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  29. Another thought to keep in mind, and one which I sometimes bring up to incredulous clients from time to time, is that the...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  30. Every state has a waiver program and perhaps you need to apply for it based on your child's medical needs so that you can...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  31. Trachmom, You *can* fire the agency. You can hire nurses directly or do entirely without nursing care like lots of other...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  32. Even worse than the dreaded nurse: the family that leaves piles of dirty laundry, the unorganized work area and absolutely...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  33. Yes they absolutely would throw an under qualified, inexperienced new grad into high tech cases and risk the nurse's...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  34. This! You're not ready for PDN.
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  35. For me the best way to work in PDN is to have multiple cases that you go to. I currently have 3 cases, 2 are staffed 24hrs...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  36. The standard of care is HoB elevated ~30 during/ post feed if enteral, especially if aspiration risk. A foam wedge works if...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  37. Just a comment from catching up on the posts here: I noticed, particularly with one agency, that it seemed they would get...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  38. Well the good news is that you're in FL which has a long history of horrific incidences where CPS and DSS did not respond...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  39. I don't have problems with following nurses. There's a 5 hour gap between when the day nurse leaves & I arrive. The nurse...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  40. I don't consider being called a "glorified babysitter" a perk for any professional.
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  41. I get zero benefits working PDN. Having the flexibility to take any time off I need/want (with plenty of advance notice)...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  42. I dread following a particular nurse who feels the need to reorganize everything every time she works...I hate having to...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  43. I place new nursing notes in the clipboard, too. It really does make it easier to get started.
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  44. Oh and don't forget the ones who wash dishes, do laundry, clean up after pets, etc. I look like a lazy nurse because I won't...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  45. Agree with everything said about annoying coworkers. To this I would like to add those who take liberties with committing...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  46. Yes some states have such a law. The only federal mandate is if you do any work on your break you must be paid
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  47. Any per diem job you are not guaranteed hours. No availability = no work. The more you call out less likely you are to be...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  48. I learned the hard way to always schedule my time off with the agency. I never inform the family. I used to but the families...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  49. Keep in mind too, that LPNs are quite capable too. I've worked plenty of cases in which I've had to teach RNs how to do...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  50. And for the record, you're not the only one who has become attached.... my guy was hospitalized for a week, and I went to...
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    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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