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By Ginapixi

Joined Dec 28, '07. Posts: 122 (40% Liked) Likes: 73

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  1. Yes mother.
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Thank goodness! It sounds like a person with no hospice experience trying to make a profit and not wanting to pay the salary...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. I agree, I don't think she'll find anyone to take on the task. I will not considered it anymore. My sister in law stopped...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Sometimes more is less: Taking VS q hourly is more about details and less about giving comfort. I think that doing all of...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. I totally agree that monitoring V/S to get numbers is not important with those who are actively dying (and I do hate that...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. A good rule of thumb is don't obtain vital signs that you would not act on. You don't need to get a blood pressure on...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Hi, Just found this site this morning, so this is my first entry. Have been in the Denver Metro area x 25 yrs, and doing...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. And just to clarify, I'm not trying to be the national company that works its nurses to the bone and burns them out, and I...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Why do you require a DON and an ADON with that census? Is that a state or regional requirement?
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. I work for Heartland Hospice. It is owned by HCManorCare, who has LTC, Subacute rehab, AL, Home Care and Hospice and even...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Thank you everyone for the kind & encouraging words.. I love my job and I'm just going to have to learn not to be so hard on...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Other physicians were attending to her care? Were they ordering medications that were outside of the hospice POC? Did the...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. And sometimes we are asked to not say 'hospice' or wear a company badge. Of course many times the gig falls apart as the...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. ...or the management!
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Thank you all for the responses. It's good to know I'm not the only one who feels something isn't right. I have decided I'm...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. No orientation, no go. You don't know what kind of people you are working for, or if the reason they are short is because...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. In situations like this, I follow my gut. There may have been non-verbal or contextual cues that you picked up on but...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Run away.. fast
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. That was part of my thinking as well. My gut has yet to fail me and it's screaming "don't do it." Even in nursing homes an...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. I would not do it.....something fishy.....what if something were to happen and you're not technically an employee? Not cool.
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Chances are the patient already knows. I've had this experience with hospice patients and their families. It puts you in...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Hospice is getting more and more challenging these day. There's more layoffs, more employee turn over, and likely more...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. I hear you goldberryRN! Hospice is such a wonderful program so it is a darn shame when somehow it is thought that personnel...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Hospice is way too stressful without a supportive team lifting you up.You are working with a crowd intent on tearing you...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Please don't let this get you down!!!! Remember, you have entered a person's life at the most vulnerable, emotional, and...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  26. Yes I have....positively shredded....and yes it hurts. I know that they are overwhelmed and angry and they have to blame...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  27. What in the world does your marketer do if not market to facilities and doctors? That is the main job description for our...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  28. Hey Maybug, So sorry you had to go through all that. I've been in similar environments when I first started nursing and it...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  29. First, let me say there is nothing "lowly" about being an aide. It is a very needed position. Next, you already have the...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  30. Hello all! I actually wrote to California Board and asked. The answer is yes nurses can pronounce patients deaths, including...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  31. Heard this many times myself, usually after discussing my late mother's passing. My gerontology professor had this happen...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  32. I also think that they do not want to die with the family there. I have seen it so often, that its got to be more then...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  33. Do you have a hospice pharmacy you can consult with for recommendations? We generally get rid of namenda\aricept for our...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  34. nah...in hospice we wouldn't check the labs...but it is appropriate to switch opiate to eliminate the noxious symptom.
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  35. Yes, you are correct that this is an ethical issue. The oriented and alert patient does have a right to that information. ...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  36. The pacer was overlooked. Once the pt is made comfort care only or to withdraw care, the pacer is usually turned off. I have...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  37. Sometimes nursing is about supporting the patient's right to die with dignity and comfort. It can be uncomfortable for you...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  38. We do this sometime for pts with pacemakers that wish or whose families wish to withdraw care. It is a medical device that...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  39. Hello MBARNBSN, Thanks for the clarification. The CM's at my hospital don't do patient care, which is what I was...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  40. I'm not offended, but I do think these tools are needed. I work in an in pt palliatve unit of a hospital. We accept pts on...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  41. Yup, it is normal to feel sad... For me, I feel sad for the survivors as I understand the grief they will experience in the...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  42. Yes I felt mostly sad for the wife...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  43. The latest Cochrane Review found that influenza vaccination was completely ineffective at reducing transmission. I don't see...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  44. I just read at the nurses station that they want 90% of staff to be vaccinated for the best reimbursement dollars. So, I...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  45. I just find it ironic that my workplace trusts my judgment when it comes to my patients' healthcare. They don't trust my...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  46. I just left nursing school over this issue. I made sure I was able to sign off on the flu vaccine before starting. Now,...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  47. I have taken the flu shot before, unwillingly. I don't know what toxins are going into my body, as vaccine companies and...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  48. Are you under the misguided impression that if you get the flu vaccine, you won't get the flu? Uh, doesn't work like...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  49. OP, you are not alone. Letter to Colorado Public Health Officials on Mandatory Influenza Vaccine for Health Care Workers...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  50. I actually do have lots of employment opportunities because of my training. My facility does not require any vaccines. ...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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