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Joined Jun 10, '09 - from 'San Antonio'. bdbrdb is a LTC. Posts: 77 (4% Liked) Likes: 6

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    I actually thought it would be a good idea if he stayed home with the kids. I've always worked ft and on my own I can support the family. I wish I could stay home with our kids but financially it was best for me to work and he stay home. I just didn't want to leave my kids in day care or be gone from both their parents for 10-12 hr shifts.

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    I don't understand why they didn't give me any notice. The Schedular was surprised that I had no idea. She said I can't believe the parent didn't mention it, but then again I can't believe the agency didn't give me notice. I've thought about couples therapy, we don't communicate well. I just don't have anyone else to talk to so just needed to vent. Thanks, I hope I get a case that's a good fit. I left a pt I had been with for two years that was great and his mom was great but they lived too far and dealing with highway traffic for 45 min was a huge headache. So switched to those case that was 10 min away and the hours allowed me to spend more time with my kids.

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    Right, that's what I think. If my pt gets hurt or I get hurt then I could lose my license and who knows when I'd be able to work.

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    I just got off the phone with the HH agency I work for as PDN. I was asked what shift did I want to work now that my FT is switching agency...?!?!. I had no idea my pt was switching, so I asked when is my last day and she says oh I thought you knew, don't show up again with that pt. The most frustrating part is my hubby, my income supports our family so it's upsetting when he starts on about I need to get a new case tonight and that I need to take whatever case they have available. He doesn't understand that the majority of the cases are pts who are complete assist, I'm 5'2" and 95 lbs I have a tough time repositioning patients who are way bigger than me. He doesn't understand it's not safe for the pt or myself and also he wants me taking high acuity cases. I've gone to the teach/vent training sessions and even after attending the ones work provides I don't feel confident in working those cases alone especially with a new peds trach pt. His thoughts are that I'm lazy and don't want to work those case. Ugh! I've gone to the "training" sessions and I just don't feel like I'll be prepared for an emergency. And I have covered a shift with an adult who had a trach and even though everything went well during the days I covered he was still too big for me to reposition on my own. I just wish hubby would be more supportive instead of just yelling that I need to find work now.

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    I work 10 hr shifts as a PDN. Two months ago I switched cases and started working night shift 5 days a week. Since then my left calf has been hurting, it's a constant throbbing regardless if I'm sitting, resting or walking. I've taken OTC pain meds which don't seem to help. I have a tough time falling asleep because of the leg pain, and I made the mistake of taking Benadryl to help me sleep that I woke up in so much leg pain. Has anyone had experience with this before? During my shift I stand up and walk around my pts room, I try to stretch my legs and move them up and down whenever I'm sitting. I tried on some dansko shoes that felt really comfy but I'll have to wait til after the holidays to purchase them. Would compression socks help? My feet do swell up during my shift and at first both legs would hurt but as of late only my left calf has been in constant pain and my feet do still swell up. Any advise on shoes or what else I could do? TIA

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    Is he complaining about the taste, or is this just a power/control thing in your view?
    He complains about the taste. Just the thought of taking his meds makes him gag. That's why I try applesauce, yogurt, pudding. Sometimes he does fine and swallows his meds without any complaints and other days he just says he can't that they taste bad and make him sick.

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    I have a 9 year old patient who refuses to take his liquid and pill form meds. He spits them out and vomits when they are given. He'll refuse saying they make him sick. I've made his mom aware of this and she said she will notify his Dr. There are days when he takes his meds fine and then other days they make him "sick". Even with one antibiotic per order that says to crush and give PO he still says he can't take it. Apart from letting his parent know and charting when he does spit meds out or refuses I'm not sure what else I could do to help him take them more easily. I've tried apple sauce and he takes a bite but then spits it out. Does anyone have any ideas or tips for taking meds? TIA

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    I work PDN for a 9yo pt, I've been with him for almost 2 yrs. some days are good and others are very trying. My pt becomes upset with his parent when he's told its bed time, I'll try to assist him to wc and get ready, being he's upset with mom he takes it out on me. By being uncooperative, yelling, being rude. Mom usually tells him to behave and to listen or else she'll hit him. I've never seen her hit him or am aware that it happens. But he apologizes and says he'll behave. Which he will at least for a few but then goes back to that behavior when it's med time or what not. How am I suppose to handle this type of behavior? I know the main reason he gets upset is because his iPad is taken away so that he will go to sleep when mom says it's bedtime. Talking to the parent is not much help, as long as she's in the room he's fine, nice, cooperative but once she leaves home he's back to that type of behavior. It's to the point where I no longer look forward to working with him, and I've asked the agency to be moved but keep getting the run around that they'll find a replacement and find me a new patient. Hubby says just to deal with it being I only work with him one day out of the week, but it makes for a very long and difficult night shift 😕 I just document what he says or does. Any suggestions on what and what not to do? TIA

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    In CEU

    Can someone please point me to a site where I can do my continuing education courses for LVN. I've done online searches but I'm not sure if they are approved sites or which is best to do.

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    This will be my first annual eval with this company. I work for a home health agency and do PDN. Could anyone tell me what exactly happens? Before this I worked at a nursing home and did get an eval but didn't seem like a big deal, I was given a raise and told everything was good that I didnt have complaints and never called in or was late. This is the first time I work at a pt's home, and I'm on as PT but I work 50 hrs a wk and have two pt's. I guess my questions are what should I expect, is it okay to ask for a raise and if so do you just come out and ask or do you give an amount? I not sure how to go about with this. Thanks for any advise or input.

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    I do try reading other nurses notes but I know at 6am mom wakes up signs your paper and doesn't want to give you time to place it in his binder. I try placing it as fast as I can being that I'm only there once a week I don't want to take their copy home. But I know his regular nurse will take notes with her and placed them at the end of the week.

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    In October he had back surgery and I had no idea he even had that scheduled. I went in for vague report from mom during my assessment I saw his back bandaged up and my pt told me he had surgery recently. I looked in his notes nothing was mentioned and when mom came home I asked and she said oh yes he did but he's doing good and has had no complaints. Or one time he had fallen out of his wheel chair and mom didn't mention it wasn't during assessment and asking about his day he told me what happened and that he had been seen by the dr.

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    Thank you.

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    I've been working with a HH agency as PDN for over a year now with the same pt's. My night shift pt at first mom would give me reports and keep me up to date on what was going on being I only work with him once a week. Lately mom hasn't been giving me reports. If I ask what's going on she says nothing, no changes and then leaves to run errands and what not. And recently I showed up for work and wait for them and I'll text and end up getting a reply if I can come into work an hour or two later. How can I get mom to give me a report and Should I just notify his case manager? My other pt's mom gives me detailed report and has all his appts and notes and BMS posted on the fridge. I wish the other mom was more like that.

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    Thank you. I'll ask OT see what they suggest.


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