Private duty rant... - page 2
Hi all... I am sorry to rant...but this bothers me. I worked a private duty case last night with a child that I have been with for about 2 months. When I got report from mom she said she hadnt... Read More
Mar 29, '11Thanks Ventmommy....
In my state, if we can get a RX number on a med, we can accept that as a MD order. So if a child had increased congestion, the nurse calls the office and reports the problem. If she says that Mom is going to call the MD or will be taking the child in for an appt later, I give her time to do that. Usually the parent will call to report that an antibiotic or new medication was started, give us the RX number and details. We can then write an order to fax to the MD to sign. The nurse can give that med prior to the MD signing that order though. The key is 'follow up' with the parent. Obviously, how we handle it depends on the severity or how critical the situation is. But this is for the parents who are on top of the situation and who like Ventmommy, know what is going on.
Some parents, sadly, don't give a rip and won't follow through. We know who they are and in those cases, we always make the call. They are usually the ones who don't want to be bothered and would rather someone else take the responsibility. Either way, our charting shows the problem was handled by either the parent or our office and was properly followed up on, which ultimately is what any auditor wants to see.
KyasiLast edit by Kyasi on Mar 29, '11
Mar 31, '11I agree, I am stuck in a case now with a very demanding mother, with a wicked control streak. Yesterday the little guy was vomiting his NGT feed out of his nose and mouth, I stopped the feed, informed the mom and wanted to call the MD, because he just upped the rate/hour, mom would not call and turned the feed back on about 1 hour later, I could just hear the congestion building up in the baby's nose and throat, patient is vented, anyway, she goes out at 3 o'clock to run to the store and comes home at 8pm, i have been on this case for 1 week and this happened 4 times already, I am very uncomfortable at this place, Yesterday she ranted at me for about 20min because I couldn't find the shirt she wanted him to wear, this woman is nuts, I am calling my agency at 9 o'clock to inform them of the situation. I am new to home care and am afraid for my license.
Mar 31, '11I'd be afraid too! Leave if you feel your license would be in jeopardy. Don't let this first case turn you off to home care entirely though. My first case (25yrs ago) was awful but I've had many wonderful cases since.
Apr 1, '11Quote from KyasiI'd be afraid too! Leave if you feel your license would be in jeopardy. Don't let this first case turn you off to home care entirely though. My first case (25yrs ago) was awful but I've had many wonderful cases since.
Thanks so much, thats exactly what I did this morning, this was too scary,