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Joined Dec 28, '07. Posts: 119 (41% Liked) Likes: 73

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ...or the management!
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Run away.. fast
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Yes I felt mostly sad for the wife...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  33. The latest Cochrane Review found that influenza vaccination was completely ineffective at reducing transmission. I don't see...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  34. 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: Pandemic Flu
  35. 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: Pandemic Flu
  36. 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: Pandemic Flu
  37. 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: Pandemic Flu
  38. 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: Pandemic Flu
  39. OP, you are not alone. Letter to Colorado Public Health Officials on Mandatory Influenza Vaccine for Health Care Workers...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  40. I actually do have lots of employment opportunities because of my training. My facility does not require any vaccines. ...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  41. I would not work for an employer that "required" me to take a flu vaccine and personally, I think mandatory medications...
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    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  42. Almost everyone with a terminal illness will benefit from hospice services. Death cannot be stopped but hospice can improve...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  43. I often ask why they believe that choosing hospice is giving up hope or "the good fight". Generally, these people are not...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  44. we have about 90 pts right now. A per visit bonus sounds nice. I don't get anything except my regular salary unless I work...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  45. I don't have a similar story, but that is definitely interesting... Sometimes it's not the clinical interventions that make...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  46. Wow!!!! Reading this thread I can think of so many times that I've experienced a family member experiencing the end of life...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  47. The program's name is laptor. It was developed by our company (first mistake).
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  48. there is definite gab between admin and nursing workforce. The question will become - does Admin consider this gap an issue...
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    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  49. I am not an RN but came across this as I searched for answers. Also I'm not into the paranormal nor am I a church...
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  50. Yeah, my place provides a bag that meets CMS specs but I hate it. So I don't use it.
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    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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