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  1. Where do we draw the line with abuse towards nurses?
    Boy I just had hospital orientation today, haven't worked in a hospital in a while. And they shoved those surveys down our throats! I wanted to puke it back up!
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    I think discrimination against anyone is wrong, unless what you are doing is illegal of course. I'm not overweight, but I am a smoker who is trying to quit. Haven't smoked in 2 weeks. I agree that...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hospital Won't Hire Obese Workers
    One of my nursing instructors was a very large lady...probably 300lbs easy, possibly more. However, she physically could do everything she needed to do and then some. She had already had one...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Where do we draw the line with abuse towards nurses?
    It's ridiculous! Even in home health care families can and do treat you like poo and your suppose to smile and take it and mind you, you are in "their" homes, very uncomfortable! That's just one of...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Happening again
    Not necessarily, a realized the more and more I complained that I was not wanting and not happy with my job anymore! I tried to make it work and it just no longer fit what I wanted for my career and...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Happening again
    I also saw no light at the end of the tunnel....also my company started adding additional stuff to be done by field staff (not patient care related) that just made my day and life harder then it...
    Apr 12, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Happening again
    Today is the last day of my field home health RN position and I couldn't be frinkin' happier! After almost 5 years of late night charting, weekend work, nasty homes, ect.....I'm OUT! And if you are...
    Apr 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Pre-employment physical question
    I went back to have my TB read and they couldn't find my chart....it was in the medical directors office. She came out to get me to have a "chat". After hearing what I had to say she signed off so I...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  9. Pre-employment physical question
    Hi, I'm an RN with Bipolar disorder. I had a pre-employment physical yesterday and the MD stated she "might" put my file on the medical directors desk for review. How do I know if I passed or if they...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  10. Nurse with Multiple Sclerosis hard to find a job
    I don't know if you've found employment yet, but I have had MS for 20 yrs, since I was 21 and I'm 41 now. This is what I wound do in your situation. I would say that you took FMLA for a "family...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  11. Anyone know if Univ Hosp has the same Physical Assessment as CCF?
    So sorry you went through all that for nothing.... What test did they have for knowledge and psych? ...just curious?
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  12. Anyone know if Univ Hosp has the same Physical Assessment as CCF?
    OMG....I'm in shock! What the HELL... That is ridiculous and I'm outraged they can do that....period! What did they tell you? that you didn't try to throw out your neck or back enough? Geessss
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  13. Anyone know if Univ Hosp has the same Physical Assessment as CCF?
    Video? .....What???
    Mar 12, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  14. Home health and family life?
    Csherrn, 11-15 patients???? how long are your days? Sorry but that load is ridiculous in my opinion.
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Home health and family life?
    I have charting almost every night! and I've been doing intermittent HH visits for 4 1/2 yrs., the problem is once the higher ups know you can handle a lot, then you get a LOT or I do. It doesn't...
    Mar 6, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Can't decide whether to leave current job for HH job.
    I also say take a vacation, but also could you step down back to community based disease management, instead of supervising? Whatever you decide hope you're happy.
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Real Nursing
    AMN74, If I didn't know better I'd think we worked at the same company! More and more work is added to a visit that same visit 2 yrs ago would have taken "x" amount of time and now it...
    Feb 24, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. 5 top things
    Hey sorry for my negative post earlier....bad week, bad month.... well you get the point.
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. What is your average case load for Home Health nurses?
    You need to hire another nurse! this is not a "personal attack", however it is not acceptable to give an employee 50 patients if you know the max should be 40 and I think that's high actually. The...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. 5 top things
    1- You will be loaded up with tons of paperwork 2- You may drive 300-400 miles per week (I do) 3- You will most likely not know when your day will be over til' it's over 4- You will be exposed to...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. What can they do?
    I have Bipolar disorder and also have worked in Home care for 4 1/2 yrs. It's tough, tougher then people think. Especially, if you have BP disorder. The change in schedule, the late hours charting,...
    Feb 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  22. How far do you drive- one way?
    My HHA has expanded their territory and I just drove 75 miles one way yesterday. They've expanded in all directions and we don't have territories. I had all Oasis visits yesterday and drove 130...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Marketing Ideas???
    We have an LPN do B/P clinics at Elderly community centers. Also, our marketers do activities w/ folks (bingo, etc.) at assisted living facilities (when they need PT they call us). Also, marketers do...
    Jan 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Need advice on new job offer
    Don't forget what you said above which is a tell tale sign that they just need a warm body, RN license and a car...In my opinion. They were probably going to let you sink or swim... My company does...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. I'm looking for another HH job!....Rant.
    Thanks to you all for the replies. I have applied to another job today as well, figure I'll start with 2 applications and go from there. I want out..now, but I don't want to make an unwise choice in...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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