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By areensee

Joined Aug 11, '05. Posts: 52 (33% Liked) Likes: 36

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  1. I wish you well. Be sure and let your colleagues help you along as you learn hospice nursing. It is very different from...
    Nov 8 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Not in our area. PICC's are placed by APRN's or physicians exclusively in a clinical setting. We would have to transport the...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. I am prejudiced, I admit it. I worked in med-surg for 15 years and do feel it is the best preparation for hospice as well as...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. I disagree about the use of the revocation paperwork having the patient sign on a date, but listing the effective date as an...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. This is an area that has costs hospice agencies a lot of money. It is extremely important to know if the hospitalization is...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. No this is not appropriate. It has nothing to do with the person, just the title. Law requires an RN to supervise and this...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. In Utah, a hospice agency can only serve locations within an hour's drive of the office. We restrict our service area to 3...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Welcome to nursing. We've all been there. This is the reason that it is generally recommended that you have at least one...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Your job is triage, put out fires. Resist the temptation to "fix" everything and focus on the immediate needs of the...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Probably is time to leave. Why jeopardize your license for unsafe practices?
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. For profit or not for profit, it doesn't really make any difference in hospice. The not for profit agencies I have had...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. My recommendation is that you should have case management experience first, before working as an admission nurse. The...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Sounds like the problem isn't with your nursing skills, but rather with a hospice agency that has serious issues. Find...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Narcotic drips can be given through a peripheral line! The problem is that if it is going to be long term, the IV will need...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Yes this is a very difficult field of nursing and can be emotionally taxing. I can't imagine doing anything else, though!...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. RN Hourly, $26 in Utah plus mileage
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. No med-surg isn't the only way to get into hospice, but it is the best. I would not recommend getting into hospice without a...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Wow! Your heart was in the right place and clearly the facility's heart wasn't. I doubt there are any state laws requiring...
    Apr 30 '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Thanks for the reassurance. I have ordered the Core Curriculum, the study guide and the competencies guide. I wouldn't even...
    Nov 25 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. I'm going to take the certification exam in a couple of months, and I would like to be as prepared as possible. I would like...
    Nov 18 '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing

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