Do you ever see the child after you leave a case? - page 2

by Blackcat99

I was just curious if private duty nurses ever kept in touch with their ped patients after they are no longer on the case? Do you ever send the child a yearly birthday card or anything like that? Do you ever call the family and... Read More


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    My agency is very adamant about each client having a wide variety of nurses every week. They simply won't just put one nurse in as their "main" nurse. I always knew there were several benefits to this, most notably making it easier to find a replacement in a pinch. However it just occurred to me that this may also be their way of curtailing the opportunity for a nurse to get too close to their clients or their parents. Well played, Agency. The downside to that, though, is I hear from a lot of parents that they truly wish for fewer nurses so they can feel more confident about the consistency of care, as well as feel more comfortable not having to greet so many near-strangers in their home every day. The family I went to last night, whom I hadn't seen for quite some time, was so happy to see me, they thought I had left the agency. I told them I've been all over the place, and that I had been told that their daughter's case was staffed completely. They said they were going to call up the agency and make sure they open some space for me next month!
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    Quote from CloudySue
    My agency is very adamant about each client having a wide variety of nurses every week. They simply won't just put one nurse in as their "main" nurse. I always knew there were several benefits to this, most notably making it easier to find a replacement in a pinch. However it just occurred to me that this may also be their way of curtailing the opportunity for a nurse to get too close to their clients or their parents. Well played, Agency. The downside to that, though, is I hear from a lot of parents that they truly wish for fewer nurses so they can feel more confident about the consistency of care, as well as feel more comfortable not having to greet so many near-strangers in their home every day. The family I went to last night, whom I hadn't seen for quite some time, was so happy to see me, they thought I had left the agency. I told them I've been all over the place, and that I had been told that their daughter's case was staffed completely. They said they were going to call up the agency and make sure they open some space for me next month!
    See, I don't think that is fair to the family. The kiddos I was a "main" nurse to needed the consitency. How can you learn to recognize changes if you just met them? I get what the agency is trying to do but it's too bad. I as a nurse would like to have the same pt as well. I felt much more comfortable month 5 vs day 1.
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