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  1. How many do this?
    We cover 7 counties, my territory is at least 20 miles from the office, but I get paid milage. I see between 6-8 pt's per day (but last week hit my all time high of 12) we are on call from 4:30pm...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Medication Reconciliation
    Our Med Rec is done on admission, recert, DC, and when a new med is added. Ours is like this: How we reconcilled (using hospital dc sheets, ect) allergies look alike sound alike (are they on...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. New grad in HH $20/visit no mileage.... is this right?
    wayyyy too low of pay to deal with this! I am hourly, get paid more than $20/hr, and get 55 cents per mile. This is the norm for my state.
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. How many do you Case Manage in a Certified Home Health Agency?
    I case manage probably 25, my standard day is between 6 to 8 visits, does not matter if these are every 2 week supp visits or all SOC's. My manager really tries hard to make sure we nurses (there...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. recertification
    I know I'm a little late, but what exactly did you want to know about a recert?
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Need reassurance
    I injured my back as an aid back in 2003 just carrying something down the hallway... I have horrible back pain everyday and need surgery to correct the pain, which the MD says will never completely...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Several questions from a new HH RN
    I'm a nurse with LTC and M/S experience about to start my first HH position. I do have a few questions for the experienced: 1.) My company states that we should wear "Business casual" to our...
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Iowa RN pay for hospitals, clinics, home care, long term care, nursing homes, hospice
    As a new grad LPN in LTC: $17/h. Same facility when I got my RN: $21/h. This is in Johnson County.
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  9. NHRMC
    I currently work at NHRMC.... pay SUCKS (about 3$ less than where I moved here from), I love the facility though. They just did a huge renovation, and it is beautiful, all private rooms, ect. LOTS...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  10. Wilmington NC Area Salaries & UNCW FNP Program
    I'm interested in what you found out about WIlmington area salaries? I am a recent grad with LPN experience and I was just hired in Wilmington with a base pay of 19.95/hr. A little bit of a pay cut...
    Apr 21, '10
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  11. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    Yes, however the exceptial part of the story was the dramatic spiking of the beer bag IV!:) Actually, this happens quite often. The treatment for delerium tremens due to alcohol withdrawal is...
    Feb 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Interviewing rules, how not to freak out?!
    I FINALLY had my first interview today for an RN position. I am a new grad, but I have my current LPN license and work in LTC. I have been applying like crazy to one hospital in particular where my...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. Stupid things said by your non-nurse significant other
    My sister-n-law swears up and down that some guy she knew that is an alcoholic was on the verge of death in the ICU, when his wife came running in and yelled "he's not dying, he needs a beer!" so the...
    Feb 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. How many residents do you care for Per Shift?
    I would tell any new grad to stay away from LTC. Not that I don't love my job, I do. However, especially for a new nurse, LTC is the worst place to start (believe me, I know, it's where I've...
    Jan 24, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. How many residents do you care for Per Shift?
    See, my issue is that we can't do that at our facility.... Say I work 1400-2230. Our meds are labeled and scheduled as "1430" "1500" "1630" 1700" "2000" "2100" and "2200". You can only pass pills 1...
    Jan 20, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    "Go ahead, move back in with your irresponsible family that will end up killing you!" after my LTC res threatened to move make in w/ her daughter when I told her I couldn't give her 4x the laxitive...
    Jan 5, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. How many residents do you care for Per Shift?
    Exactly! That's what got me so stinkin' frustrated tonight at work! I had a re-admit (a resident of ours went to hosp for 3 days and came back), and the paperwork that I as her nurse, am expected...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. How many residents do you care for Per Shift?
    I work 1400-2230 as an LPN (soon to be RN as soon as I take boards). I work in a LTC facility that has 68 beds that are always full. So, each night, on second shift there is always myself and 1...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Questions for those who Don't Pass Meds in the DIning Room
    Our facility is talking about moving towards this...we are all frantically trying to stop it... 99% of our evening pills are scheduled at 1700.... so we can pass them between 1600-1800. I work...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    I am currently an LPN in iowa city and will have my RN by december, and I am not even considering them as a potential employer. First, they are on a total hiring freeze and the nurses that do work...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  21. Mercy Iowa City
    My family has gone to mercy for years, and I am a nursing student in my last semester doing my preceptorship there. In terms of nursing work, this is the hospital where I've noticed that the...
    Oct 7, '09
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  22. Current LPN finishing RN, moving to WA, need help please!
    I am currently an LPN working in LTC in Iowa. I've had about 5 years experience in geriatrics (not due to interest, just where the jobs were) however all but the last few months of this experience...
    Aug 11, '09
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  23. Relocating:  when to find job
    How long before you relocate should you start contacting hospitals/sending resume's? I'm finishing my RN in december, hoping to relocate to Corvallis/Albany area, and want to hopefully have...
    Jul 4, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  24. New  grads: hows the job hunt going?
    UGHH that is really frustrating to hear! I am a nursing student in Iowa and for the last 3 years my husband and I had planned on moving to Corvallis once I'm done with school in December! I get...
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  25. CNA or LPN? What is the difference in Iowa?
    LPN's go through 2+ years of school to get their degree and then have to take Nursing Boards to get LICENSED. CNA's go through like a 3 week course of how to scrub dentures and then take a test. ...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: Iowa Nursing


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