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By ArwenEvenstar

Joined Feb 12, '05. Posts: 352 (42% Liked) Likes: 345

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  1. Fraud is fraud and the same tactics work across the nation.
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  2. Maxim is the same, no matter what state you are in. JMHO and my NY $0.02 Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN Somewhere in the PACNW
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: South Carolina Nursing
  3. The point is not that we want to sit on our butts and not do anything. It's about parents manipulating the agency and...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. I used to do my patients laundry because he would soil several outfits a day with his short bowel sydrome. Sometimes I would...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. If you don't care to renew your license, consider delivering non-medical home care for the senior population. I have friends...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  6. Well its when we typically get the most admits, have the second round of meds, discharge the most people and then try to get...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Oh yeah, they don't do anything to let you know they are NOT a nurse. If you call and ask for "Dr Smith's nurse", "Carrie"...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I haven't seen an RN in an MD office in forever. I always ask, too. They dress up the MAs in scrubs with a fancy name tag...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Is it me or are more and more doctor's offices replacing RNs with MAs? Some places go as far as letting them do histories,...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Word for word an accurate description.
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. I totally agree. My assumption is that there have been alot of nurses that have done "stupid things" You are so correct....
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. I am NOT defending this family because some of that just seems crazy but I will say that over the years, the list of rules...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. They are also one of the lowest paying agencies on the planet!! Do yourself a favor- stay as far away as you can get from...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. As long as doctors continue to refer to their MA's as their nurse this will continue. Doctors are more than willing to pay...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. From your post it appears that a nursing agency is involved. Why hasn't the nursing agency implemented a 485, Plan of Care,...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Maxim Healthcare has an extensive and prominent legal department. Apparently it is branching out from patient care...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Maxim left a bad taste in my mouth. Like, seriously bad. Granted, they hired me at a "higher" rate of pay for my experience...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Maxim picks up posted resume's from Monster and Careerbuilder, etc. Then, they start "cold calling" nurses. I mean they...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Most of us (hopefully) would not have sex with our patients relatives!!!!
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. I am afraid that those who are concerned about how "harsh" we are with this behavior are part of the problem with...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. This isn't a laundry issue, but it does bother me when I come on duty and the child has a dirty diaper that she's obviously...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. TralalaRN - it looks like you've never worked as an NICU nurse or in a pediatric hospital, that you are a preemie mom...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. I always respect the integrity of someone's argument a bit less when they come out with the suggestion that perhaps one's...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. I will go look that up because I don't think what you wrote above is quite as cut and dried as you make it seem to be. You...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Oh, I see now. I guess they dismissed the Congress that had to vote on it before it was signed into law. That is a...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  26. I guess we're just not very romantic. It's OK. People said the same thing when we rained on Nurse Amber's parade for doing...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  27. wow. my best advice would be to remove yourself from the case asap and really contemplate whether your relationship with the...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  28. I agree with the other posters. In my state (MN), getting romantically involved with a client or their family member is...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  29. I work in private duty also. I understand how these things "can" happen because you are in close proximity to families for...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  30. Umm WOW, ethical breach:eek::madface: You need to step away from the situation, as you can not objectively see both sides...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  31. No advice here...you are in the wrong. Your choices and actions are unethical and unprofessional. You have put your...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  32. No one could have said it better. In complete agreement.
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  33. All of us know how easily these things can happen. It is a constant effort to maintain our professionalism when we are out...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  34. This is all so shocking to me. All this has fortunately not been an issue for me. But from a management standpoint, I...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  35. I had one year of nursing experience and my agency sent me to a one day seminar on trach/vents and we had to pass a...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  36. Does the family like you and know that you are new? I much prefer nurses with AWESOME attitudes and good basic skills that...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  37. I got a 15 minute training with trachs and a 15 minute training with vents with my agency. I was lucky with my patient. His...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  38. I think small gifts are fine. Clients usually give the nurses something.
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  39. How did the family take to you? That will be your biggest help or hindrance. If the family is willing to work with you,...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  40. As an Lvn I would never expect to get paid more than an RN. I mean, RNs do have more education than and LVN. More...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  41. And the main point here is that the agency does get more Medicaid reimbursement for an RN than an LPN so they are choosing...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  42. Most states require that an RN be in management positions in Home Health Agencies. So an LPN as a nursing supervisor isn't...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  43. I remember that thread. Can't remember if I posted on it or what my opinion at the time was. Naturally opinions change as...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  44. "nurses are a dime a dozen" is something that has come out of our area director's mouth before. They act that way until...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  45. Poaching patients is very unprofessional behavior and would be very ill-advised.
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  46. There is no way not to get blamed for them transferring to your new agency, even if you have nothing to do with it. The...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  47. Are you only willing to work day shift? Are you willing to do full OR partial shifts? Have you been picky about what kinds...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  48. First of all, many hugs to you {{{BlissMiss}}}:redpinkhe. For whatever else we may say about attachments and manipulative...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  49. Oh get a grip! The OP already said she used the word "Quad" rather than violate the all important HIPAA and call the patient...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. I worked for one family that was great. Intelligent, educated, professionals who acted like they had some common sense. ...
    ArwenEvenstar
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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