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  1. Clinical Pathways
    I want to add that the clinical pathways section is kind of vague. I think it is to give you a basic idea of assessment/eval/teaching for each visit. I'm sure a lot of tailoring will have to be done...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Clinical Pathways
    I have "pocket guide to home care standards: complete guidelines for clinical practice, documentation, an reimbursement" that I go over many times when doing a SOC. It's has very useful info...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Weekend work
    I new to HH, was wondering if in your HH agency it's common to do SOC on weekends??
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Adding future schooling on resumes and job applications
    Thank you Asystole RN :)
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  5. Adding future schooling on resumes and job applications
    I will be starting school in August for my BSN. With hospitals wanting nurses with BSN, would it be appropriate to add it to job application and my resume? If so, how would I list it? Thanks :)
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  6. PICC dressing chage after placement
    When a pt has a new PICC line placed, does it need to be changed within a certain number of days after placement? Can dressing be changed the following day?
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Per diem question
    Like I said we are all per diem but have full time schedules. I have IV pts that have to be seen daily (I work 5-6 days/wk). I get my schedule weekly with my pts for the day. SOC pts are usually...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Per diem question
    I work for a home health agency where most of the nurses are per diem, but we typically work 5-6 days a week. We are paid per visit. One day I had a personal appt that was made a week in advance. I...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. How physical is home health?
    It can be demanding on the body at times. Like you said, most of the time you won't have help transferring or turning clients. There's been many instances where I've done wound care to lower...
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. No blood return from PICC...is it a problem??
    Thank you all for your tips. I had pt lay flat with extended arm and had pt turn head opposite direction. I was able to easily obtain labs through PICC line. Once again THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!!...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  11. No blood return from PICC...is it a problem??
    I'm in home health and have a pt who recently had a PICC inserted for IV ABX infusion d/t osteomylitis. I tried drawing labs from PICC (singe lumen) but was unsuccessful. I was able to get less than...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  12. Is it possible to make acetic acid solution?
    Thanks mommy.19! Pts wd was infected. Pt ended up seeing practicioner and different orders were given.
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. Is it possible to make acetic acid solution?
    I'm a home health nurse with a pt who has an order for 0.25% acetic acid to be applied to wound. I have had problems with insurance company approving and ordering wound care supplies in the past...
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Pay Per Visit ... Good or Bad?
    The "self employed" does seem kind of strange. Definitely look into that, you can probably contact the board to ask about it.
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Can I make acetic acid??
    I have a pt with wound to foot that requires 0.25% acetic acid daily. My understabding is that it is composed of vinegar and water. Does anyone know how to make it at home?
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Pay Per Visit ... Good or Bad?
    I am new to HH and we get paid per visit as well. Not sure if it's the norm.
    Mar 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Why the Wait????
    I completed my associates in community college as well. From what I can recall, if you failed a class you had to go through a "remediation" period (which was one semester i think) where you reviewed...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  18. Should I do RN to BSN? Or go straight for my BSN? What did you do?
    I think it depends in what state you live. If in CA, I would suggest BSN as many hospitals are looking at BSN new grads, instead of ADN grads. Now i'm not saying they are not hiring RNs with...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. RN to BSN: Online vs On-campus programs
    Thank you nurse2033 and N1colina for your input!
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. RN to BSN: Online vs On-campus programs
    I'm a working RN from So Cal who is looking to go back to school to get my BSN. I have been looking at schools with online programs. I thought it would be more convinient to do an online program,...
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. HELP!!! Juggling career and family...will it get better???!
    Oh man! Well i'm hanging in there trying to get as much experience possible. I don't see myself in this field for too long.
    Feb 27, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. IV ABX by pump...when can I change new bag??
    Thank you IVRUS!
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. IV ABX by pump...when can I change new bag??
    Haha! Sorry I realized I posted question in wrong section the first time. Your response makes sense! Thanks.
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. IV ABX by pump...when can I change new bag??
    I have a question regarding IV ABX administration via pump. I am a home health nurse and a general rule I know we can't change IV ABX times, especially when given once a day. Now, I have a pt on IV...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. IV ABX by pump...when can I change new bag??
    I have a question regarding IV ABX administration via pump. I am a home health nurse and a general rule I know we can't change IV ABX times, especially when given once a day. Now, I have a pt on IV...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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