Private Duty Nursing

Private Duty Nursing is available for nurses who care for patients in their homes. Whether you do 4, 8, 12 hour shifts in a patient's home via an agency or if you self-contract, there are unique challenges. The unspoken rules of the household, dealing with dysfunctional families, and the environment of the home are all aspects of this job that must be dealt with by the private duty nurse.

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  1. PDN Nurse Shortage?
    by CloudySue Jan 9
    10
    middleagednurse
  2. The silliest thing you ever had to do in PDN
    by dudette10 Jan 16
    8
    ceebeejay
  3. Can a patient be left alone?
    by clearblue3 Jan 11
    5
    ventmommy
  4. Trach change disagreement with Case manager
    by zook1065 Jan 10
    15
    systoly
  5. How much notice to give when cutting back hours?
    3
    westieluv
  6. Do you ever feel like you have to defend your position as a PDN?
    by mluvsgnc Nov 25, '13
    13
    Oldest&Ugliest
  7. CEU's,Nurse Conferences.
    by smartnurse1982 Jan 8
    5
    JustBeachyNurse
  8. IV starts, blood draws
    by ceebeejay Jan 2
    23
    smartnurse1982
  9. Anyone ever worked for Quality Care in Ohio?
    by yogastudentRN Jan 8
  10. Help for a new private duty/HH RN.  Suggestions, tips, and support all welcomed!
    by Stressismyname Jan 3
    18
    eeffoc_emmig
  11. Sleeping with HMEs (Trach noses) safe?
    by coraline44 Dec 27, '13
    19
    nekozuki
  12. Funny Mistakes
    by CloudySue Dec 19, '13
    20
    systoly
  13. Agency removing communication log?
    by SDALPN Nov 21, '13
    10
    CloudySue
  14. 485 and facesheets
    by smartnurse1982 Dec 30, '13
    15
    KelRN215
  15. Let go from my first patient - Please help me understand!
    by cazach0122 Nov 1, '13
    43
    OCNRN63
  16. Physical Therapy
    by raekaylvn Dec 28, '13
    5
    CloudySue
  17. Environmental Insanity!!
    by CloudySue Dec 23, '13
    8
    meanmaryjean
  18. Private duty lpn, rn supervisor??
    by Frenchie10 Dec 16, '13
    26
    BuckyBadgerRN
  19. Do you have nurses on call for extended care?
    by Loodlow Dec 17, '13
    14
    eeffoc_emmig
  20. Positive thread! Your best family/working environment
    by SDALPN Nov 8, '13
    18
    cazach0122
  21. Never a "thank you"...
    by CloudySue Dec 10, '13
    19
    systoly
  22. PDN role at school
    by Texan56 Dec 3, '13
    26
    systoly
  23. Many Baby Nurses Aren't Nurses At All
    Article by TheCommuter Dec 12, '13
    16
    caliotter3
  24. Vacations and Hospitalizations
    by smartnurse1982 Dec 15, '13
    7
    smartnurse1982
  25. no dose to give written on MAR anymore?
    by SDALPN Sep 25, '11
    16
    caliotter3
  26. Not affectionate enough???
    by Tired_Mommy Mar 29, '13
    21
    smartnurse1982
  27. Irked, but I should understand (Vent)
    by CloudySue Dec 4, '13
    5
    eeffoc_emmig
  28. Best thermometer for kids with aversion to touch
    by Texan56 Nov 26, '13
    16
    Texan56
  29. Transporting 17yr From Tub to Walker
    by uthscsa2011 Dec 3, '13
    22
    CloudySue
  30. How do I start my own Private duty nursing?
    by Karilynnmorgan Oct 14, '13
    6
    ceebeejay
  31. Trying not to step on toes
    by Not_A_Hat_Person Nov 30, '13
    6
    Oldest&Ugliest
  32. How does your agency handle narcotic counts?
    by Loodlow Oct 2, '13
    12
    caliotter3
  33. Private Duty Nursing
    Article FAQs by DidiRN Nov 30, '13
  34. What do you wear to meet a family?
    by Elle23 Sep 10, '13
    21
    SDALPN
  35. things said wrong that drive you crazy
    by SDALPN Nov 2, '13
    81
    caddywompus
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