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  1. A Day in the Life of a Private Duty Nurse
    Walk in, greet parent(s)/caregiver full assessment, full set of vitals- assessment and vitals will dictate any priority intervention. Check if patient needs changed/turned/ toileted. Am/Pm cares,...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. The Scarlet Letter Nurse
    Look into getting your record expunged. Any rehabilitation efforts in addition to the time that has passed would help also. Usually the biggest hurdle is the state board seems like if they granted...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  3. New job working nights in Home Health - looking for advice in setting up schedule
    Do which ever works for you. I usually prefer to go home and go straight to sleep to be awake with my kiddos in the afternoon (after school) and early evening and even tuck them in before I go to...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Frequently changing a scheduled med's schedule
    Yes on the consistent schedule. The only person that can change the schedule would be a Doctor's order. Check with your nurse practice act and/or state board. Ours states that we have one hour before...
    Oct 22, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Vent: Difficult Case
    When in a situation of mandatory reporting as nurses are it's not an option to report, hence "mandatory reporter". You can tell them (if you so choose) that you need to report because you are a...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. How do you do nights?
    I used to be able to flip back and forth. After 4-5 years, it's much easier to stay up during my nights off and continue my regular schedule even on my days off. Sometimes I end up watching tv by...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Taking away chairs from nursing station
    Yes, the lack of professionalism is appalling. They expect us to act like professionals, I expect to be treated as such ie) regulating how much time is needed to sit at a desk and chart and how much...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Vent- Client's Mom Stabbed Me in the Back (not literally)
    I've had the same thing happen to me, I know the feeling. It also creates a very sour work environment. It seems sometimes they are never happy and I've been chalking it up to trying to deal with the...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. No Experience Necessary
    Thank you!! I've been wondering what else would be out there for someone who "shouldn't be a nurse." But then it's not so easy to just quit. Especially when you are the sole supporter of a family. I...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  10. Tattoos are taboo at work.  Yes? No?
    Yes I agree. Tasteful, tattoos shouldn't be a problem. Now the letters that are vulgar on the fingers, distasteful things I would probably have a problem with. My patients have asked me about my...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  11. Nurses aren't maids!
    Thank you to the OP for posting this and getting completely flamed and standing your ground. I know I'm not alone, but I usually can not come up with the right words and certainly not as articulate...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Home health pediatric...demanding parent tips??
    I know the feeling, but in my own mind... I didn't go to clown college. Although I'm sure it would have been a lot less expensive. I would have told them well if you promised to do it... be my guest...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Fired for the second time... by THE SAME DON.
    The way I see it, was you chose not to deal with it. While you admit that was your mistake, maybe in the future realize the fatigue is not worth the extra hours and burnout. While working in LTC,...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. "Doing too much"
    You are already know you're not like your neighbor I think somewhere deep down inside. Just like you, I got pregnant at as a teen 18 (but still a teen) I've been working and going to school off and...
    Aug 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Night shift/inservices
    I understand when they have a "special speaker" or something and it's mandatory and they can't schedule another time, however, they should at least try to give you the day off. If not, I would call...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Legal to have 2 patients to one nurse in home care?
    I have only heard of two patients = two nurses. A friend of mine told me about a situation where she was in need of feminine products and went to the corner market and came back and was fired from it...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Do you work full time?
    I work full time, per diem. usually 4-5/ 8 hr. Noc shifts. Usually all on one pt. If my patient is admitted they scramble to catch me a couple of days. I think it usually just depends on what they...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Working Weekends
    I work per diem and had to sign that I would work 4 weekend shifts per month, in the beginning that was fine since we used to get weekend differential, but since they took it away there's no...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Rate your nurse? Check out this can of worms...
    I get that there are some nurses who try to please people and do more of the "customer service" role. But this is ridiculous I went to school for Nursing not customer service. If I wanted to kiss...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Annoyed with nurses at PDN case (vent)
    Coming from personal experience if the supervisor doesn't catch these things obviously they don't care. You telling/informing them isn't going to make one bit of difference until it comes time for...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Trachs/Vents - How much training?
    My best advice would be to ask for a patient who can sprint off the vent for at least a few minutes at a time to get comfortable with the vent/trach/suction equipment and alarms to learn what they...
    May 5, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Why did she pick on me?
    The same thing happened to me, I was brand new in a nursing home, at night, by myself. I called the doc to report 200/100.. the doc actually said, "you think that's high?" I said yes I certainly...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Love my fellow nurses!
    Well that was dumb, they just pointed themselves out to be a liar. Not only do they smoke which will get to the child one way or another, it would not be a good situation. Kudos to the nurse who...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. What would you do ROOKIE?
    Yep! Been there, done that! Stayed nearly two years while I looked for something else several times a week. As soon as something else came along I was gone. Edit: Forgot to add that I was never...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Not affectionate enough???
    I personally have a problem with this also. I have heard of and see other nurses do so, I just personally think that it is unprofessional and yes, an unnecessary way to spread germs. Most of my...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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