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  1. You may want to consider looking at less desirable career options such as a nursing home o
    The skills I learned working in the acute care setting have really assisted me in the home health setting. It's the charting and insurance regulations that have made this job a challenge. I enjoy my...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Who gets visits once a week?
    I started HH a few months ago. Most of my patients are 1-2x a week for 4-6 weeks. I generally see them twice a week and either d/c on the last scheduled visit, or earlier if they are ready. Most are...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. What do I need?
    The only supplies I needed of my own were my stethoscope, a pen, and a penlight. My company provided the bag, the trunk box, the draw kit, and the teaching materials.
    Nov 30, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. New to Home Health # 1 Pet Peave so far...
    Trying to schedule appts with elderly pts that are HOH, and do not own an answering machine. Phone just rings and rings. Emergency contact is hubby, same darn number!
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. advice on changing jobs
    That sounds better than the LTACs I'm accustomed to. Is there a way for you to tour the floor for a few hours, and maybe ask the staff questions?
    Oct 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Epic Charting System
    I used Epic in my last hospital position. Large system, but user friendly once you know where everything is.
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. advice on changing jobs
    IMHO, if you really want a hospital gig, go into med surg. If you want something a bit more challenging start out on a Tele floor. I would stay far, far away from an LTACH. If they offer techs, that...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  8. advice on changing jobs
    ICU pt's on vents are typically sedated, only there for a short time, and you get a 1:2 ratio. Stepdown a little less critical, but typically a 1:4 ratio. You can get LTACH pt's on the stepdown unit...
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  9. Are physicians that thick?
    LOL, that's definitely a different story! It was only half an hour late? Then he needs to chill. Most of the time you won't get regular draw results back before 30mins anyways.
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Flu Vaccines. A Hassle?
    Oh no, not this again!!!
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Are physicians that thick?
    I agree, but ultimately we are responsible for missed orders and labs. Even in the best hospital, most physicians don't grasp the concept of juggling multiple pt orders/labs/care/I&Os/ etc...
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Are physicians that thick?
    I would suggest a PICC line on a pt that is a difficult draw that has a necessity to get frequent labs/possible blood. Getting q 6 H&H's is not enough reason to warrant a CCU. Med/Surg nurses are...
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Patient Satifaction survey scoring
    Join the club. Has ANY hospital received top scores on this. Just think hotel. These are the same type of questions asked during hotel surveys. Ridiculous if you ask me. You cannot run a hospital...
    Sep 30, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Home Health...good option for RN with bad back
    Home Health Case Management is a pretty good option if you have a bad back. There are a few times when I need to roll or assist a pt. ambulating, but this is very infrequent.
    Sep 24, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Low Morale
    One major reason I finally left the hospital. Giant leap for a nurse that has only done acute care. Low moral, low wages/no raises, increase in workload and patient ratios, no techs, etc. Nearly...
    Sep 8, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Home Health Pay Per Visit Missouri
    I work in Missouri, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they are paid for SOC and Regular visits? What do you receive for gas reimbursement? Insurance? How many visits do you typically...
    Aug 20, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. On "dumbing down" résumés
    Maybe they are afraid you will not stay. With all your experience, maybe they consider you a hire risk since you are applying for a job below your credentials. That you'll get "bored" with the...
    Aug 9, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Kansas City agency/traveling question
    I know Supplemental Healthcare has a good reputation, and they have jobs from KC to STL.
    Jun 16, '14
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  19. Am I Only one who is irritated by doctors and medical shows?
    Scrubs and Nurse Jackie are the only two worth watching that don't irritate the heck out of me. Nurse Jackie is the most realistic, and even it has unrealistic moments (like going out to eat...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. The Hardest Day, The Happiest Day
    Thank you for sharing this story with us. I cannot imagine the pain your family is going through right now. I am grateful that he was able to give the gift of life for so many fortunate people. I...
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. A month into my first it's going so far.
    Received and thanks!
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. A month into my first it's going so far.
    Kc87t I wanted to thank you for all the info you added. I have a few questions about travelling myself. I plan on traveling when my youngest daughter is out of high school (about 5 years from now)....
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Where to get the most experience an a new RN?
    The best ER nurses started out on the floor, learning the big pic, and the reasons why we do what we do... IMO.
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. Boy, did I mess up :(
    This is not as big a deal as you are making it, lol. You are going to be fine. Like you said, slow down, and make sure you have everything together before you make calls. Good luck!
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  25. Frontier Nursing University Bridge Class 111
    Quick question for you Frontier students. I'm a little confused on the required math for this school. It's not covered anywhere on their website. With an ADN, college level algebra was not needed....
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)

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