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  1. Best tips for blood draw on elderly
    yes! it is done with gloves and i have done plenty of blood draws in the hospital setting as well as in the home (though MUCH less!), port access etc, always with gloves - However, i have started...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. End Of Life Care
    nicely done!
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Hospice Contract RN Salary
    I hear a lot of agencies will pay per visit, especially off hours; a case load of 15 should be manageable if there is back up if needed; who covers nights/on call? and how large is the area you...
    Jun 22
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Hospice failure
    seriously, the med dir should have talked to the case manager as well as at least one of the family doctors where i worked patients always kept their family physician or other doc as attending, the...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Patient Right to Know
    I have seen similar cases quite a few times. Some times it was denial on the side of the family, some times over-protectiveness, some times selfishness... the reasons are many and for those working...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. This!  Wouldn't it be great if we viewed death as a part of life?
    thank you for posting this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dec 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. So disgusted
    yes it is - or it seems so to you - and me, and many others a regard for people, alive or dead not every one has it laws, regulations and the understanding of death do not make the scenario any...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. How do you know that hospice is right for you?
    Equestrian, i am so thankful for you and nurses like you, the ones with a heart! far too often have i encountered nurses who do not want to get their hands dirty, do not want to be bothered, just put...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. considering hospice on call position
    over the years i have come to the conclusion that yes, the company needs to treat you right, but they are about all the same; the difference ? The colleagues you work with! they are the ones that...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Going from cardiac floor nursing to hospice
    remember why you changed job fields!
    Jul 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Hospice nurse and bullying manager
    seriously what ever happened to nursing care? does an enema in the case you state not fall under basic nursing care? what in the enema is medication? I got out of hospice care because we could...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. "Don't tell her why she's here"
    we live in such a fake world! most patients know very well that they are dying! some may deny that fact, but they know once hospice is involved. Some families try to spare the patient, some...
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Using PPS Palliative Performance Scale
    yes, I was not implying they are no good, they can be helpful, I just think we put too much emphasis on them; I am so sorry to hear about the shortage of beds, but we used to have to pick and chose...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Using PPS Palliative Performance Scale
    I can see that some may take offense at my comment, but it has bothered me for quite some time that nursing, even hospice nursing, has become such a business. We need to fit people into categories in...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Death stories?
    stories like yours "by Marties" just make me wonder! thanks for sharing!
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Hospice and GIP admissions
    we used to have some when i still worked, usually they were in such a state that transport was not feasable or not wanted and death was most often within 24 hrs - we basically made sure the symptoms...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. My first death
    back in the seventies when i was in nursing school, we had a pt who declined over the weeks and was actually exhibiting all the text books signs of dying; the floor nurse took us newbies in and did...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. funny story...
    Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed it!
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Expiratory vocalizations at the end of life
    I too have encountered this vocalization a few times; in one case it was more an expiratory "hummmmmm"; with enough pain meds on board and no signs of pain at rest as well as with care and talking...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Computer charting in hospice
    Suncoast can be what the company makes it! initially ours was dreadful! later on, once we got an IT person who knew the stuff, it kept getting much easier! entries carried over from one page to...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Nursing bag for hospice RN?
    too funny... FYI some banks still give out free pens!! and never mind the free bag! my company ordered bags for the field staff: they are way too small, tip over when you set them down and NEVER...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Nursing bag for hospice RN?
    I don't know about other people, but don't ever come to my house and put news paper on my couch to put your bag down! especially if it is a rainy day..... We are supposed to use news paper as well,...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. this is do-able,  right?
    don't feel bad, most nurses are "suckers" i know first hand! at least you tried and it is not your fault the "project" failed! if the expectations are humanly impossible... i know, it always looks...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. this is do-able,  right?
    good for you! set boundaries! yes! i am still learning to do that myself - if the job eats you alive it is not right, no matter how much you want to do the job! and if you are ON CALL you should not...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Agitated terminal agitation or a hospice nurse's worst nightmare
    there is the saying "we die as we lived" - in some cases may be if we did not finish our clean up jobs we cannot die in peace? and all the pain is partly emotional in origin.... i had one patient...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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