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I am a Private Duty nurse with a home client who requires both an aide and a nurse 24/7. Both the client and her spouse have mood and temper fluctuations, and they are frequently requesting staff ... Read More

  1. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    #13 0
    Thank you for that input ventmommy.
  2. Visit  SDALPN profile page
    #14 2
    Crunch, its a wonderful job with the right family. But so many families are so dysfunctional that its getting harder to find a decent, appreciative family. And there is always comprimise on both sides. Plus the families tend to have issues they haven't worked through because of having a special needs child. The parents can be delusional (thinking their basically non-responsive child will walk and talk again), or the parents don't care (lack of support from parents to purchase needed items, ignoring report from nurses, expecting nurses to take the role of the parent), or many other issues related to how they feel about their child's special needs. Then there are the families that are super nice and want to learn and the home is infested with roaches....comprimise? or deal with a crazy parent?
  3. Visit  CrunchRN profile page
    #15 0
    Interesting. Do you do adults also?
  4. Visit  Katie13LPN profile page
    #16 0
    I cannot stand private duty nursing. I always get fired. But I feel I am at most to blame because I had trouble doing all the repetitive paper work involved. I would write a lot but that did not get me anywhere good. I loved certain aspects of it.
  5. Visit  marycarney profile page
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    It's true: if you get a 'good' family - it's the best job EVER (well, except for the pay...), but if you get a 'strange' family - they could pay you quadruple and it would not be enough.

    I had the BEST set-up ever, (night shift, exceptionally nice parents who sincerely thanked me every single morning when I left, adorable vent baby) but was very happy to 'get fired' when my little sweetie got off the vent and decannulated. She'll be five next week, and going to kindergarten in the fall WITHOUT a nurse.
  6. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Katie the agencies I work for actually use flow sheets and check-off forms with a small space for the narrative. They don't want you to write a novel though some nurses always do!

    marycarney - I love hearing about kids like that! One of the hardest things for both nurses and family is the thought "they will never get better". Very tough to deal with.
  7. Visit  CloudySue profile page
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    Quote from marycarney

    I had the BEST set-up ever, (night shift, exceptionally nice parents who sincerely thanked me every single morning when I left, adorable vent baby) but was very happy to 'get fired' when my little sweetie got off the vent and decannulated. She'll be five next week, and going to kindergarten in the fall WITHOUT a nurse.
    I have a similar situation coming up, my wonderful family's little girl is having surgery soon to repair her tracheomalacia and will be decannulated eventually. I'm going to miss this case! But good for her!

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