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  1. What can they do?
    I wish you all the best. I have 6-7 years of managment/CM/DON experience in home health and hospice. I NEVER want to be in the office again, I am not a paper pusher (although that seems to be what...
    Feb 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  2. problem in home health. mandated reporter issue?
    I know that the "care homes" or "group homes" that are established by individuals in the community have different laws and regulations than to SNF/LTCF/ALF. About 8 years ago I was assigned this...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Male nurses student and skipping OB/L&D clinicals
    RN in training: I am a female with a VAGINA, but foleys go into the urethra of a female, not in the vagina... wouldn' be very effective IN the VAGINA if the purpose is to assist with the elimination...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Do you guys start peripherals at home?
    I've been a home health nurse for a very long time. Yes, we start PIVs. Mostly for lasix protocol for CHF patients, but often we get a short term antibiodic in the home that we will do with a PIV. ...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. I'm trying my best, but seriously stop putting me down on the phone
    This is an example of a nurse in one discipline of practice (ER) thinking she is much better skilled and qualified than another discipline of practice (LTCF/SNF). You all took the same NCLEX or LPN...
    Feb 4, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. instructor says nursing is not for me..
    Why do you have to communicate? To 1) get to know them 2)elicit pertinent information 3) be a NURSE..nurses are treating the whole body HOLISTICALLY, that means the entire person, not just their...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Cornstarch and incontinence care
    I would also recommend barrier cream applied librally and thickly to the skin before going to bed at night and then cleaning as soon as possible in the AM. Using a thick barrier cream with zinc...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. nursing school question: spinal cord injury; sacral vs higher lesion
    I have dealt with many sci patients over the years, some on a personal level and some on a professional level. I can tell you that no matter what you read, every patient regardless of where their...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. What's Wrong With 21st Century Nursing
    I am an old nurse. I went to nursing school before HIV/ AIDS was known, graduated when AIDS was treated by suiting up in a martian like outfit and approaching the patient. We, as medical...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why can only nurses call the MD?
    I don't call for other disiplines or other doctors. If they need information relayed then they need to relay it. I work in home health and do a lot of MD calls, but a week or two ago I was called...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What can they do?
    My supervisor seemed a little "stunned" like she was almost put in her place when I told her about my conditions. I did not mention specific medications that I take, I just told her it was not safe...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. What can they do?
    I have been treated for BiPolar for many years, and have been on and off so many meds that it makes me sound like a pharmacy if I'd list them all. Some meds with terrible side effects then I'd have...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  13. PICC
    Your company should have a policy/procedure about how to manage PICCs in the home setting. For example, our company says to flush unused PICC lines with 5ml of 10:1 U heparin daily, PICC line...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. What can they do?
    I'm a nurse with 20+ years of experience. I have worked at the same home health job for more than 10 years. In that 10 years I once was out of work for 2 months because of my Bipolar disease. I...
    Jan 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  15. Weeding out of nursing students
    I read through this entire thread, 22 pages. I see some people whining, and some people here with some genuine concerns. I want to say a couple of things. To the nursing student that c/o failing a...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Jobs available in the Triad for an experienced nurse?
    Anyone working in the Triad area that has job openings? I've been a nurse for 20+ years, with a variety of experiences. I did the usual 5 years of hospital nursing as a new grad and gained lots of...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  17. Does Your Agency Set a Limit on Visits?
    I am a long time (>10 year with this company and >20 years nursing) employee of a not for profit agency. We are owned by our local "owner hospital". But we are not managed by that local hospital,...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Got citation on my documentation by department of health surveyor...;(
    I've been a home health nurse for a long time and the oasis question deals with pain and/or the ability to perform normal activities. A patient may not have pain when you are assessing them at that...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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