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  • Jul 23

    I would highly recommend this website of NLN's.: SIRC - National League for Nursing. It is their Simulation Innovation Resource Center. They have courses you can take online regarding simulation, for about $69 (See the left side of that web page). They also have a valuable forum with different topic areas, where you can talk to many nurse educators about simulation, for free. Lots of other resources too. It's a must-see!

  • Mar 8

    You said it was at a home health care company. Can you be more specific: are you talking about private-duty homecare, where you care for 1 person for an entire shift in their home, or are you talking of make home health visits, like a visiting nurse? Those are entirely different types of nursing. If it's private-duty home health, and if they do orientations for every patient and also have a good support system for you, it may be entirely appropriate for a new grad. Since private-duty only gives you 1 patient at a time, you can do your homework on all their diagnoses and meds/treatments and can often "bounce off" your thoughts on the next shift's home care nurse, or the patient's family members if present (They know the patient best, and are often a great resource). (You could also call your supervisor in the office, or the patient's M.D. Worst case: there's always 911, if you think it's an emergent situation. 911 can assess the patient and let you know whether they think they need hospitalization). Since patients in private-duty care are usually quite stable, I don't see it being a big problem to have a new grad, as long as you have fairly good assessment skills and good support.



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