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By areensee

Joined Aug 11, '05. Posts: 52 (31% Liked) Likes: 35

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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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Probably is time to leave. Why jeopardize your license for unsafe practices?
    Apr 30
    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
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. My recommendation is that you should have case management experience first, before working as an admission nurse. The...
    Apr 30
    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
    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
    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
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. RN Hourly, $26 in Utah plus mileage
    Apr 30
    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
    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
    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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