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  1. Charity wound vac option
    There's also a fairly new SNAP Vac that's disposable you might check into. Not sure about charity availability.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Medihoney as debrider?
    Many of our patients use medihoney in place of santyl. They aren't the same, but similar & medihoney is much more affordable for our patients.
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. New to HBOT...
    Look at Healogics. They have HBO units all over the states, might come in handy if you transfer often
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Hyperbaric Nursing
  4. What to do?
    I've made several reports to APS. They've never done anything to help. And if they interview the lady & she denies the treatment to them (like she does the doctor) they won't help her either.
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. New nurse / new to HH / tons of questions
    You are in a very dangerous situation & I would get outta there YESTERDAY!
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Interview for Home Health, input please
    Some people are under the impression that patients in their home are safe & stable, which is not always the case. These days hospitals are pressured to discharge patients too soon. Which means home...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Now you all are making me scared!
    I worked in physicians offices during nursing school as a float nurse & my very first official job as a RN was with home health. I haven't had any problems whatsoever with my clinical skills. Now the...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Tired HH nurse
    I'm tired of working 10-12 hrs/day for 8 hrs of pay. I never have time to get it all done & they just keep piling it on! At this point I think I'd work anywhere that I can go home to my family at a...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Patient refusing Hospice
    Yeah, that's not even close to being the case. I went to every supervisor I had AND consulted with our sister hospice company. My supervisors told me that we could not provide the "hospice care" he...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Wound Care
    We use unna boots frequently & they work well for most of our patients. Clean well with cleanser, apply unna boot wrap toes to 1" below knees, then Kerlix wrap, then coban wrap. Change 2-3 times a...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Patient refusing Hospice
    He passed tonight. Maybe he can finally get some rest.
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Do hospice nurses usually get benefits?
    The home health agency I work for has all benefits and pays more than the hospital. I know our hospice dept also offers benefits, but not sure what they pay.
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Patient refusing Hospice
    I'm not really a fan of sticking around per se. But, seriously, if I tell him I won't ever see him again once he chooses hospice...he will NOT choose hospice. I discussed it with my director & she...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Patient refusing Hospice
    Ok. Here's an update. He has agreed to have hospice come talk to him tomorrow. I hope he will agree to let them help him. He said he wasn't going to like it if I wasn't going to be his nurse. His...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Patient refusing Hospice
    This was the reason for my original post. I'm not a hospice nurse & don't really know the info she needs for end of life care or about available resources. For me, in the home health field, calling...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Patient refusing Hospice
    I don't think I'm trying to force him to be on hospice, it's just that I know his wife is struggling & I do not have the resources (or know what resources) she needs that are available. I know she...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Patient refusing Hospice
    No. Just me! He got so upset that she won't even discuss any other disciplines.
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Patient refusing Hospice
    I have been a home care nurse for the past two years, prior to that I worked in the clinic setting. I am not, nor ever have been a hospice nurse. In my area, we come in and help the patient on a...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Leaving a non-ambulatory client alone overnight
    I would not feel comfortable leaving that patient alone either. You could discuss it with your agency, or even make a call to the local Adult Protective Services.
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Quit or keep on going?
    oh my gosh..these past few days I feel like saying "DITTO" to everything you just said.
    Aug 4, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. The Home Care Dialysis Patient
    I have recently admitted two patients with ESRD. I have NO IDEA what to do for them. Any advise would be extremely welcomed.
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Home Health Nurses, how many opens and visits do you have a week?
    I'm salary and I'm required to have 20 visits per week, but an intake (new pt visit) counts as 2 visits. I do fairly well as long as I don't have more than 2 new pts per week. When I have 3, I tend...
    Jul 28, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Retake NCLEX RN
    Lots of nurses don't pass nclex the 1st time. It doesn't mean you're not a good nurse; just that you had a bad test. Hang in there, you'll do better the next time.
    Apr 21, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Retake NCLEX RN
    don't you know how to "trick" the computer into telling you whether or not you passed? log back in to pearson vue and go thru the registration process again. if it lets you go all the way to the...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Home Health Burleson/Joshua/Godley area?
    Does anyone here know of a home health agency that can provide wound care visits in the Godley area? ~jammycakesRN
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: Texas Nursing