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  1. Officially giving up
    "Military is even harder than civilian nursing to get into by a LONG shot. The pay and benefits are good and with the wars dying down the services are full. Minimum 2 years experience to even have...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Officially giving up
    Many companies are hiring for flu clinics now. It's not a long term prospect, but better than sitting home and will be something you can put on a resume.
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Just got my RN - can not work in home health due to CA regs
    The agency I worked for did require LVN's who had become RN's to have 2 yrs of hospital experience. The rule applied to an LVN coworker who had worked for our agency for several years, she ended up...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Pay for visit prorate?
    I am so glad to hear this, PPV is a huge ripoff for nurses. I worked per diem for an agency that told me the mileage was included in PPV rate and wanted to send me to an out of town visit. I refused...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Harassment by pt or families?
    I've had similar experiences where my agency sent me to discharge a pt "who was threatening to shoot the nurses." Thanks guys!! I also had a security guard who asked me to pick him up before we went...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. OASIS FUN
    Honestly, the paper system was faster,but no more driving to the office to drop off documentation with the computer software.
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. wound Vacs
    Those are good points. Wound vac's require a lot of practice so, ask if you can do a few of them during your training before they cut you loose. I've also found that using lots of skin prep helps to...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Harassment by pt or families?
    I have made referrals to adult protective services if I have any concerns regarding patient safety even if the patient is being cared for. In the past, I had a pt who was being cared for by a live in...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. wound Vacs
    Here's the KCI website specifically wound vac application videos. It will help you with the steps, but it won't replace hands on experience. Wound Care Education and Training | KCI
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Harassment by pt or families?
    Do you have your social worker and chaplain involved? The situation sounds dangerous, I would refuse to go back for safety reasons, but I am also worried about the patient being exposed to her...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. New grad, new home health job, seeking advice
    I think it's very doable if you're only seeing 3-4 pts a day and they are usually within 5 miles. Most agencies have you seeing 5 to 6 pts a day within a 25 to 50 mile radius. I think you're pretty...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. wound Vacs
    You should ask bayada about their wound vac training also, contact KCI for their literature. Wound vac's aren't difficult, but changing wound vac dressings can be very hard on your back hopefully,...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance
    First of all, I've seen this same problem in California. I mentioned it when I worked for the county, but no one wants to see the big picture - it's cheaper to hire not only new grads, but...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. New Grad Job Market: A Game of Chance
    It wasn't always this way in fact, when I graduated in 1990 the hospitals did "seek out employees". Every person in my class had a job with a local hospital before we even graduated. Of course,...
    Jul 25, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Scheduler
    I've worked for agencies that use a scheduler and I fully understand the problems you're dealing with. I would approach the branch manager in person and tell her the scheduler created a scheduling...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Hospice nurse and bullying manager
    I completely agree with tewdles and EquestrianRN. You need to get out right now, I think you've already stayed too long. Manager's like you describe not only are detrimental to your career, but also...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. How does you agency handle on call responsibilities?
    1. How many on-call shifts do you have each week? I don't do call now, but in the past was required to do call once or twice a week. 2. How often are you required to handle weekend on call duty?...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Please HELP.... Need input for Home care/field nurse job offer
    I'm always leary about salaried positons because with HH you can end up with a lot of overtime that you will never get paid for. You could find yourself putting in a lot of hours on your days off to...
    Jul 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Are all home care agencies a disorganized mess??
    I can tell you from experience as a former case manager that the once a month catheter change patient's did not stay once a month for long. I do think the caseload is extremely important as well as...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Are all home care agencies a disorganized mess??
    Unfortunately, a lot of home health agencies are disorganized. A red flag should go up if a home health agency is constantly advertising for nurses,they are the agencies that give poor orientation...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Home Health Clerical job. Want EMT or LVN experience. What could this be?
    It might be something in the intake department. Many agencies have only LVN's taking the referrals. The EMT might be some sort of assistant.
    May 14, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Difference b/t Oasis-C v. B
    I don't think you'll have any problems making the transition from Oasis B to C. The differences are listed at the following website: About OASIS Answers - Links Choose the Oasis- B1 to Oasis- C...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Phone reimbursmenti
    Absolutely!
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Phone reimbursmenti
    I agree with you, since the cell phone use is business related the agency should cover the cost. I have a cell phone that is 100% paid for by my home health agency. I use it only for patient or...
    May 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Thinking of giving up school nursing position for Home Health... need advice
    I've been in home health for 19 yrs. It's pretty busy even when using a laptop or tablet. The one thing I really didn't like when I worked as a full time case manager was being required to take...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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