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  • Sep 24
    From heron In No dnr

    In Ohio, Michigan, and Alaska there is no "presumed" DNR. They either have legal DNR documentation or they do not. DNR status is not required for hospice services. Hospice does not force people to sign DNR paperwork.

    If the patient is a full code we start CPR when appropriate.

  • Sep 9

    I cared for a patient who also had "beings' present that a child could see as sparklies in the air. For a few days they were with the child, particularly at night and the day that grandma died the child saw them near the ceiling over her bed.

    The child was not frightened by these sparkly "things" in the least.

    I believe that just as God stood with Paul when he feared for his life, He is with us as we transition to the next big adventure...Emmanuel.

  • Aug 11

    First, I wish so much goodness in your life and career that you wake amazed at your life everyday!

    Second, I have been a hospice nurse for a nice little spell now and I love it terribly. Because I love it so much I am willing to make not as much as I am worth as a nursing professional.

    What you will make will depend entirely upon the average rates in your region and whether you work for large vs small and profit vs not for profit.

  • Aug 6

    Please do not blame the patients for the health system that they must use and DID NOT CREATE.

  • Aug 5

    I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
    Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
    Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.

    so sad...

  • Jul 26

    Quote from krwrnbsn
    I am astonished by the things that could potentially be related back to a patient. I think it is never appropriate to mention anything related to patients or patient care. It is absolutely unprofessional and could land you in deep trouble with BON. I think that we will see more nurses being disciplined for postings on social media.
    Sounds like social media needs to be a focus in nursing school.

  • Jun 30

    First, I wish so much goodness in your life and career that you wake amazed at your life everyday!

    Second, I have been a hospice nurse for a nice little spell now and I love it terribly. Because I love it so much I am willing to make not as much as I am worth as a nursing professional.

    What you will make will depend entirely upon the average rates in your region and whether you work for large vs small and profit vs not for profit.

  • Jun 26

    Quote from MichelleRN34
    I lost my license for over a year for smoking one joint....3 weeks later i had a drug test.....ruined my life for a while....i will never agian partake in any illegal drugs..
    And this is just plain wrong...wrong on so many levels it is crazy.

  • Jun 26

    I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
    Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
    Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.

    so sad...

  • Jun 18

    Thank you for breaking a stupid rule...

  • May 16

    I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
    Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
    Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.

    so sad...

  • May 1

    My manager would call them and speak about the language and interpersonal expectations of the hospice. Heck, I would be speaking with them about that...life is too short to tolerate abuse.

  • May 1

    Those admission visits are flipping annoying as all get out...especially when being done on OT...which is how I do them.

    I completely understand the pressure out marketing people have...and thank god for the work they do or I might not have a caseload. But seriously, there ought to be some deal breakers, even for them.

  • May 1

    I am dismayed that the nurse who had a legal medical marijuana card was not hired because of it...
    Would that also have been true if the nurse had tested postive for ativan or some other med for which he/she had an RX?
    Like the other medications included on the drug screens, marijuana actually has proven medical benefit for some people in some circumstances, often with fewer side effects than other more "traditional" medications.

    so sad...

  • Apr 30

    Quote from ws582
    Very curious about something. I'm new to inpatient hospice and have only had 4 deaths so far. Two of the patients had a single tear. One of those patients, the niece saw her previously unresponsive aunt open her eyes wide focusing on something in front of her (not looking at her niece) then took her last few breaths. That's when I arrived I saw her tear. The other nonresponsive patient that passed did not have anyone in the room at the time, so I don't know if he opened his eyes or not, but did have the same single tear. Is this common, and do you think they are seeing something so beautiful it causes a tear, or do you think it's caused by fear/pain? Thank you in advance for your responses.
    I don't have any idea why they might have a tear...

    If I have done my job well, then I suspect that they are not in pain (spiritual, emotional, or physical) otherwise I would be expecting other evidence of the discomfort. We cannot know with certainty what our patients are experiencing at the end. We only know what our science, our faith, and our experience tells us.

    In my opinion, we should hold tight to the perceptions and beliefs that give us hope and strength. My mom opened her eyes as she took her last breaths, and she too had a tear in her eye.


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