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Joined Aug 23, '12 - from 'Tennessee'. tnmarie is a Agency/PDN. She has '10 in medical field' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'geriatrics, hospice, private duty'. Posts: 283 (44% Liked) Likes: 260

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  • Feb 4

    Quote from big al lpn
    I actually like camera cases. So long as its out in the open and the camera records to a video or drive, and not just feed into a monitor. I DON'T like cases that hide nanny cams. I have worked privet security, I will find them, and then I will leave. Public cameras prevent issues, and abuse. They are in impartial whitness. Hidden cameras are a gotcha game and do nothing to stop issues before they occurr. Sorry for the thread hijack.
    I agree. I feel like the [overt] camera protects good nurses from false accusations and it protects patients from bad nurses. Win-win, IMO.

  • Feb 4

    It is hard to staff cases with cameras in general. Pretty sure my current case has a camera and I really don't care. My case is also working for a nurse. Really don't care about that either. I'm a night nurse and I don't sleep on the job. I pace, drink 5 hour energy, do what I have to do to stay awake. Sleeping is unacceptable but I've known a lot of nurses who don't feel like it is (for whatever reason).

    I actually LOST a case because I refused to "just go into the back room and sleep"! It hurt my wallet bad, but I sure sleep like a baby (in the daytime, lol).

    I've lost several cases because they were dropped d/t being unable to keep them staffed. Seems to be a common thing. It's a shame.

    Quote from lauriefulcher
    I am trying to go independent because my patient needs more hours and my company will not give her over 30 hours nad she needs more care but I can't seem to find any information on it...
    Just a few of quick thoughts on this:

    1. Usually companies give nursing hours based on what insurance approves. If you did take on hours above that, the family would have to pay you privately and that could get complicated/messy.

    2. Most companies have strict policies against working for patients that you work(ed) for while on their staff. Even if you were to go independent, you most likely couldn't take that case (usually for a set amount of time AFTER leaving your company).

    3. I worked as an independent contractor and it was terrible. Taxes were a headache so I took it to H&R block and they screwed them up. I ended up owing the IRS thousands from my year as an independent contractor. I wouldn't recommend it and certainly would never do it again.