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  1. Revoking and Hospitalization
    You can fill out the revocation paperwork on a different date. There is a line that says revocation effective.... And you insert that date, however when signed, the date is when the form is filled...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Empty the foley they said...
    I haven't had any problems emptying them, but my very first foley on a woman was not so easy........I was a GN, had only put in a foley on a man, but I knew how in theory....thank goodness I asked...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Hospice Case Management question
    Industry standard for case load for full time case management is 12-13, not 18pt, so they are already overloading the regular full time case managers. It all depends on where these pt's are located....
    May 21, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Mandatory meetings
    I don't go to mandatory meetings. I work the weekend and they don't pay me to show up during the week, so I don't go. No pay, no play. If it is that important, they will give me a print out on...
    May 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Question re: FT on call and small case load
    I think they are wanting you to work 2 jobs and paying you for one. A normal on call position, at least where I come from, is either Monday thru Thursday 5p-8a. OR Fri-5p-Mon 8a. not both. ...
    May 11, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. How Not to Die - new article featured in The Atlantic
    Yes I do see hospice care be "all about the money". In recent years, I have seen services cut, supplies decreased, medications covered decreased. We used to do the right thing for the patients and...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Non Funded Patients
    Does your hospice take non funded patients? I have worked for 3 in my 11 years in hospice, 1 non profit and 2 for profit. All 3 took non funded patients, but I am ashamed to say, that one...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. PAY rate /FOR HOME HEALTH SERVICES with Hospice Agency
    as a new grad, I started out at 14.75 an hour, but that was in 2000, so I'm sure the amount is much higher now. What I do not understand is why home health is going to give morphine?? If he is on...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Most shocking thing you've seen another nurse do?
    Sorry, my last post is in reference to this question.
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Most shocking thing you've seen another nurse do?
    I have no idea, He was the charge nurse, I was the only other RN or actually I may have been GN at the time on the floor at night. I knew nothing about it until morning shift came in and everything...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Let's talk $$ for hospice. (Idea lifted from Agency nursing)
    RN Texas= 67,600 visit=60.00 admit=100.00 mileage=44 cents $2.00an hour to be on call.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. On call calls
    If they actually say "i want a nurse visit" I have to go, which I don't always agree with, because like everything else, people learn the system and some abuse it. I got a call this weekend "I dont...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Most shocking thing you've seen another nurse do?
    during my first and only hospital job, my charge nurse hung blood on the wrong patient. He didn't follow protocol, or it wouldn't have happened, but when he did realize what he did, he took it down...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. NP in Hospice?
    We don't have a regular position for an NP. Maybe the larger hospice companies do, but we contract out and all they do are face to face visits for recertification.
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Admissions coordinator job questions
    I am not one, but ours is pretty stressed out, it is a very fast paced job, but so is nursing home work most of the time. I would still take it and once your inside the door, you can always ask to...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. hourly paid hospice job
    I would take hourly. It seems with salary, they take advantage and the nurses always work more than 40 hours. At least you will be getting paid for the work you do. However with hourly, they can...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Safe patient handling/transfers in homecare
    it sounds like this company is not standing up for their employees. I do Home Hospice and when I am doing an admission, I flat out tell the family if the patient cannot bear weight, or help in any...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Discontinue tube feeding
    We let the patients body tell us what to to. If there are no bowel sounds or pt is congested, that is telling us she cannot process the feeding and it has to stop, not taper. Usually by checking the...
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Continuous subcutaneous infusions
    We do not do these I don't know if it is the region I am in, but in 12 years and 3 companies I have seen it done 1-2 times and only in an impatient setting.
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. no provision for continuous home care
    you are writing exactly how I feel. We used to have crisis care, but when we were bought out by a corporation, the team we had died. We then started using agency for cc, then we got a new director...
    Feb 6, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Does anyone carry a Care Kit/emergency meds?
    Sometimes when we know there is a pain issue, the nurse that does the eval will call the physician and get an order so it is at the house when they get there. If we call in a stat order, they have 2...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. employee rewards/appreciation programs
    Just make sure it is not always office staff recieving the rewards. Maybe it is because the field staff do not get a chance to vote, but it seems everywhere I have worked, the office gets rewarded...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Does anyone carry a Care Kit/emergency meds?
    we have a pharmacy on call 24/7 and they will deliver all meds anytime. We are not allowed to carry medications with us in our cars, for safety.
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Which states do not cover hospice under medicaid?
    Jean Marie.....really? this is when I wish there was a "do not like" button.
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Forced wearing of nursing cap.
    I would not wear it, I would not go. Luckily, we did not have a pinning ceremony. I wore a cap and gown to my graduation, walked across the stage, received my BSN and that was enough. I don't...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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