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  1. Old wives tales
    I also worked in a home w onions "to remove germs". It was a Mennonite home. They replaced them once a week or so and they really got rank. The room reeked so bad and I was working 12 hour shifts, so...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. It was only 3 weeks
    Many camp nursing jobs ARE only for three weeks, or less. I've met nurses who just spend one week of their paid vacation from their real job to provide their own children with a week of camp. You...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Lice more prevailent?
    We had an extraordinarily large amt of lice cases come to camp this year. Fortunately we started with a contracted lice company who has been taking care of checks and initial treatments, so we have...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  4. Walking into a mess
    Am I being picky, or does anyone else get annoyed when they start a shift and the parents don't do any cleaning maintenance? For example, the enteral pump bag still has remnants of the last feed in...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Legal issues and other topics in private duty nursing
    No, an LPN would not take $10-12/hr for lower level tasks. We are nurses too and command better wages. We are not glorified CNAs.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. I got subpoenaed
    I had a phone interview on Friday w the client's parents' lawyer, with the clinical supervisor and office director in the room w me. It went quite well, just straight questions/answers to clarify...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Employee benefits we don't get in Pdn
    I went through ACA coverage because although what my employer offered for single employees was acceptable, it got crazy expensive for my husband and kiddies. But now I got a flyer in the mail this...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Mantoux question
    Are you in the US? I was under the impression that all new hires had to have the Mantoux test everywhere, unless they provided proof that they've had it in the last two years. I thought that was a...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  9. Mantoux question
    Hi, Gang, Every year the counselors who arrive without proper Mantoux documention get shuttled into town during pre-camp for their tests and subsequent checks. Our head nurse is no longer with us...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  10. I got subpoenaed
    Hi, everybody, I'm not saying too much right now because I have no idea if it'll come back to bite me in the butt. I am, however, following everything said and grateful for the responses. They put a...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Employee benefits we don't get in Pdn
    In PA, all kids going through ACA must go through CHIP. They ALL qualify, but not necessarily for free. It was a sliding scale for income, thus the 61/mo per kid. It maxed out at 81, so still pretty...
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Employee benefits we don't get in Pdn
    Woah! That just doesn't seem right. My family of 4 is paying about $6000/yr for a silver plan. The deductibles aren't great for the adults, but the two girls were required to go through CHIP and...
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Malpractice Insurance
    I was required to have malpractice insurance from day one of nursing school. I've kept it going ever since.
    May 29
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  14. I got subpoenaed
    Fantastic. I've been subpoenaed by the lawyer of a client's parents who recently had their child removed from the home to testify on their behalf. I'm supposed to meet w their lawyer, the other...
    May 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Employee benefits we don't get in Pdn
    I'm oriented to about 12 cases at any given time. I see 3 different cases on a regular weekly basis, but I get mixed around by the client services managers quite a bit. My office has most nurses...
    May 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Employee benefits we don't get in Pdn
    I got a $4 raise when I went from being a F/T employee in a nursing home to PRN PDN nurse. The difference was because I had no health care benefits, but I didn't take them at the nursing home either...
    May 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Curse you, Pulse Ox Machine!!!
    I hate pox machines. The client I'm with tonight has one that was already a relic when I started here over three years ago. Every shift (2-3x/week) it frequently and randomly decides to sing to me...
    May 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Role during school settings
    I don't have too much experience w going to school w the client since I only worked day shifts for half a year once, but every teacher had a different expectation. The head start preschool had all...
    May 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. My choice or required
    This past December I lost an entire two weeks of work because I refused to do post op care on the client's dog after her spaying. It was the client's dog, so of course they assumed all care was part...
    May 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Letter to parents re: lice policy?
    Hi... I was wondering if your camps sent any such letter/email to parents ahead of time to remind them all of your lice policy, what you do if someone comes to camp with it, what you use, etc. and if...
    May 16
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. My choice or required
    Retts Syndrome, I believe, is particularly misleading. These girls seem catatonic but I feel in my heart that they are alert and oriented, just locked in. I briefly took a 12-year-old girl w Retts...
    May 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. My choice or required
    I worked w a 20-yr-old woman once who was really unable to do much of anything, and was partially blind. The mom expected me to play with baby toys with her all afternoon, just hold the toy, guide...
    May 2
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. New to PDN, please lend your wisdom
    I wanted to build on Brillohead's thought about having all that down time at work. I need to point out that although third shift jobs can be quite easy, third shift life is hard. I am constantly...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. OMG-OMG-OMG ROACHES!!
    I spoke to the mom, she says the people below have them. (Never mind that the same dishes that were in the sink 10 days ago are still there, in the same position.) I told her that her landlord should...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Meeting 1st Client - NERVOUS
    Even w a year's experience in a facility, I still felt woefully unprepared at first in private duty. I started w an agency that gave me their client w the highest acuity because they couldn't keep...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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