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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Melatonin
    Usually the kids who really believe they need melatonin to help them sleep do come to the HC nightly without fail. We had some other kids who had them HS but never showed up to take them... and they...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  6. Traveling with family
    You're right, I didn't mean it to be a slight, but it certainly doesn't take passing an NCLEX test to do it, nor does it pay nearly as much. That was my point.
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. OMG-OMG-OMG ROACHES!!
    I started a new case last week, an adorable little baby w CF. The parents are young and very nice, but the kitchen is crawling with roaches!!! They were even on the neb and GT equipment that was left...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Traveling with family
    Just a vent here.... I think it's totally stupid that a licensed nurse is rendered impotent in another state if there's no reciprocity. I spent a month in California last month and although I wasn't...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Annual evaluation
    It never hurts to ask! I never did because I thought it wouldn't happen. Finally after my third year I did, and my clinical mgr laughed! She was sure it wouldn't happen, but she said she'd try for me...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. 2015 Current LPN Pay
    $23/hr Pediatric Private Duty nursing, 5 years experience. No benefits. Overtime $34.50/hr. Eastern PA.
    Feb 25
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  11. Advocating for my pt.
    She probably gets mad when they're dated because then it can be proven that she's using the equipment longer than prescribed. Her insurance might not be so great, or she's not prescribed enough every...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Winter Weather!
    If my client is nearby and I'd be travelling mostly major roads which would be plowed and salted, I go. I live in the NE where snow is a fact of life and we all know how to drive in it if it's a...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. RN training pay at 10$/hr?? NJ
    Bayada has always been fantastic with their communications with me. I get responses quickly from customer service managers and clinical managers, and whenever I call HR for benefits or payroll they...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. RN training pay at 10$/hr?? NJ
    I'm with Bayada, and it's a fantastic company! First of all, I KNOW they do not hire anybody without at least one year of professional clinical experience. So that is very weird that they are...
    Feb 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. How long would you commute?
    I don't like to do more than a 20 min. drive. I'm in a fairly populated area with many cases, with good roads and highways and seldom any bad traffic, so that could be 15 miles. I have done 30-40...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. How soon can I start looking for a camp job?
    I'd buy it! BTW, Al is a new proud papa!! ;D Finally he can benefit from free camp tuition!
    Jan 23
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  17. Home ventilators
    I've been seeing the old vents go by the wayside as new vent cases pop up. The Trilogy is the new kid on the block, and it's fantastic.
    Jan 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Nature's Classroom?
    Nature's Classroom is during the school year, right? Is that something you can take a Girl Scout troop to? I'm posting as a leader right now, not as a nurse! ;D
    Jan 14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  19. How soon can I start looking for a camp job?
    It's never too early! Camps love to get their staffing filled early, and you'd get your pick of places. Start googling camps in the area you would like and message their hiring contact. Camps are...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. Receiving report
    You can also look in the chart at the other nurses' notes over the past several days. That can give you clues how the ct has been recently. Even if I get a decent report from the parent, I still...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Why of why.....can nobody actually show up on time?
    My problem is the HHAs that follow me in the morning. All three of them are consistently late. I don't mind once in a great while, but they blow in from 5-25 minutes late with a fresh cup of Dunkin...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Tell me about the shifts you work
    Last year I was the night nurse 6 days/week. My room was in the health center and the other nurses had other housing away from the HC. I was on from 7p-7a. I did the evening meds, any sick calls and...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  23. New Year's Eve - Who's working?
    Hi, Folks, Who's working tonight? I wasn't supposed to, I promised myself and my family I'd be with them for once, but alas, here I am picking up the only hours I could get on short notice. Woe is...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. A new puppy!!
    Yeah, that's what I meant, the client. I'm still in good standing w my employer fortunately. One more thing, last month she had a friend visit from out of town. The friend dropped one of her...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. A new puppy!!
    I'm feeling low about this anyway because it happened the day after Christmas and we did spend this month as if I was actually going to be getting all my paychecks. It's also embarrassing to be...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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