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By SDALPN

Joined Apr 10, '07. Posts: 950 (48% Liked) Likes: 1,195

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  1. Maybe it has to do with scope of practice by state. But we do IVs and blood draws on patients in the home. Sometimes they...
    Dec 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Tell them the doctors need nurses to catch their mistakes and protect the patients!
    Dec 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. You don't get paid more in the hospital or Dr office for harder cases. It would be nice, but its just the way it is.
    Dec 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Agencies try to find nurses that are a good fit for each case. You may just not be a good fit. Some nurses are fine...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Depends on the agency. Some pay by acuity, others say nursing is nursing. They can also base pay on whether the pt has...
    Dec 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. I agree with everyone above, call APS or whatever its called in your area. Especially if you've tried to work with the PCP...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. I agree with that 100%. I'd like to add that you could also consider floating so you can use other skills and/or find a...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. I've had quite a few parents say they don't allow nurses to call the MD. I even see parents talk about that on the trach...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. So that's why the night nurse looked at me funny at change of shift! ;-)
    Nov 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Haha! I found something that works for now. Too hard to explain, would have to show a pic...which I can't do :-(
    Nov 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. I was thinking that. Even mentioned it to the parent. Have you tried it?
    Nov 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. I'm out of ideas! I have a pt that slides down no matter what I do. Head must be elevated per orders. But nothing is keeping...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just follow the care plan and just do charting by exception. Even just a daily signature to...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. I write the same thing for mine. "Suction x1 for x amt of thin/thick, white/off white/yellow/green secretions from trach."...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Says a lot about the company if they only value their nurses at minimum wage. Even as a new nurse, you're worth way more...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. I don't have time to reply to everything at the moment. But you can call your labor board. I found out from my labor board...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Medicare/medicaid (in my state and most states) require a note every two hours that must reflect the care plan has been...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. I posted a link to information from the source. Doesn't get any more clear than that. If that is spreading false info, I...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. As I stated, it may vary by state. But many states are very similar to what I posted. I'm at work and on my phone, so I...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. The law doesn't consider it a break if you are clocked in. Doesn't matter if you eat, drink, or whatever. I get time...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing

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