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  1. Seriously thinking about quitting
    Are you paid per visit, hourly, or are you salary? I used to work salary at my first HH company and it became a nightmare! I worked 60-70 + hours per week. We had 17 RNs on staff at the time and...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. New grad, new to home health - overwelmed
    T your concerns sound a lot like mine have been except I have outstanding support behind me and the lpns I work with r great. If ur in Oklahoma email me. That's where I am too. Would love for u...
    Aug 9, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. new grad with unknown HH agency, complicated pt case
    I don't think you are giving yourself much credit. Will you be nervous? Sure, everybody is when they are new and there has to be a first time for everything, no matter if it is the hospital or in...
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Wet-to-Dry Dressing
    When I was working med surg, we were taking care of a guy who had thick scabs and appeared to be infection underneath, so they were tx with wet to dry in order to debride.
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  5. Wound classification?
    Taking care of a man who has had weeping BLE distally from knees to toes and covers almost the entire leg surface, area red, edematous 3+, hard, endurated,bronze brown, looks like skin peeling around...
    Jun 12, '10
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. New nurse OVERWHELMED
    When I read the OP thread, I thought it was me posting......my floor is too fast, too busy, not enough time to teach a new grad.....guess med surg isn't for me. :( I gave it my best. I like all the...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. Leaving an agency, giving report
    This isn't advice but I know I have been to several hospitals where report was taped for the next nurse coming on duty. I have also seen on several occasions where a nurse had to leave but left...
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. People think you are rich because you are a nurse
    Some cell phones have the option to reject the call automatically, yours might as well. ;)
    May 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Transferring total assist clients, how to?
    We need more training in transfers.
    May 18, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Have u ever??
    That's horrible! I had a bad experience, too but not as bad as yours. I was in my last semester of nursing school, doing my ICU rotation. My mom was sent to the ICU and I had stayed up with her...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Good idea to take micro and anatomy together?
    That depends.....did you take anatomy in high school? If so, and you are already familiar with anatomy, you have an advantage and can probably handle them both at the same time. On the other...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So frustrated. Need advice!!
    Hi, this is advice coming from a newbie, too but it sounds to me like you are doing a great job. :up: Learning how to manage heparin drips takes a few minutes and when you are working under pressure,...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. HELP...2 wks left of orientation and I'm still SO slow!!!
    Thanks for the suggestion, I actually almost got one, but in my last week, I really picked up the pace....don't ask me how cuz I don't even know. :lol2: I have been off of orientation for one week...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Did i handle this situation correctly???
    What do you know.....was just reading in my Med Surg Text (Lewis) and it states that "ideally, regimens should be mutually selected by the patient and the health care provider." Now can we just get...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Did i handle this situation correctly???
    That's what makes me mad :devil: about docs sometimes.....there are a few that act like they are the only ones with critical thinking skills and that the patient (or the nurse) doesn't know...
    May 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. is nursing fun for you?
    Locolorenzo, that's my favorite part of nursing, too...:) knowing when something is not right, acting upon it, and helping to save a life. It does make it all worth while. I've had to send 3 patients...
    May 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. is nursing fun for you?
    I know what you are talking about. I HATED my position in the beginning and I was SO hard on myself. It took me FOREVER and then some just to pass meds. I don't think anyone was as slow as I was in...
    May 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Resignation Help
    Congratulations on your new job. I totally agree with spacklehead. If the new employer isn't gracious about you starting in 2 weeks, I would also question the new employer. It may turn out not...
    May 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. May be silly questions...
    Lol....when I was a student, I didn't know it was the nurse's responsibility either. I found out when I became a nurse, and then I found out it was our duty informally. Of course, I don't mind...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Lowest BP?
    That's a good question. Wow! With a BP like that, her MAP would be around 50 ~ just barely under what it takes to get adequate perfusion to the vital organs. I wonder how she can endure that long...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Employment Dilemma
    Thanks for the heads up. After reading everyone's posts, I'm thinking about just doing PRN to gain some exposure in home health while keeping my hopsital job. I've been told that the PRN is just...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What would you do?
    Not cool, don't know what I'd do. I know I'd be really mad. I think it would definitely be considered assault.
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Employment Dilemma
    I did not know that an NP required a couple of years of acute care. Thanks for the heads up. It's good to ask and find out before making a mistake. :)
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Employment Dilemma
    Thanks to all who replied and your input. I wish one year had already passed by. I definitely don't want to be labeled as being undependable.
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Employment Dilemma
    Dilemma Iím a fairly new grad, graduated in Dec. Took a job on a med surg floor where I worked as an intern. Iím still on a 3 month orientation which will end in a couple of more weeks. I...
    Apr 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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