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  1. can you take a vacation?
    Thanks for the advice! I should add that the family covers shifts that are not covered but they do live over an hour away. I know that it is a major pain for them, but like you said...this job isn't...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. can you take a vacation?
    I am not sure if this applies to working for an agency (can you request time off with an agency??) but if you are working as an independent private nurse, how do you ever plan a vacation? One case I...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Pt. wants to go on vacation- needs nurse
    I am surprised the agency only pays for care in the home....clients often go out in the community with their nurses so is there a certain distance from home at which they stop paying? All the nurses...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. getting order changed
    Hi! Sorry it took me so long to respond to your comments! Thanks for the suggestions!! My patient is AOx3 but does not have the physical ability to take his own medications. SDALPN, I am an RN, so...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. getting order changed
    ok so don't eat me alive for this, but if you were an RN on this case and had questions but no agency, who would you direct them to? For policy questions, forms etc.?
    Feb 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. getting order changed
    I don't have one. I don't work for an agency. I am hired by the client and bill medicaid directly. The RN at the MD office said she would get me a verbal order for the route change today. I am...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. getting order changed
    Well, thank you...I think. I don't work for an agency. Yes, lack of training can be very scary...however, you make it sound like I am risking my patient's life. I have paperwork questions. I have...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. getting order changed
    Hi! I am new to PDN so I just have a question about getting an order route changed :-) My client has an OTC cold med that is ordered to be dissolved in her G-tube but she wants to let it dissolve...
    Feb 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Med questions
    Thanks!! I know the other nurses there are wonderful (and so is the client :-)) so I figured they knew what they were doing...but the worrier in me always has to ask :-) The experience and...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Med questions
    Also what do you do if the patient always declines basic assessments....respiratory, GI etc. This is a very stable patient who only used to have CNAs and isn't used to all the documentation and...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Med questions
    Thanks everyone!! I don't work for an agency...so no policy there. I think that working without an agency is more common in WI?? It seems like the PDN nurses I meet are all working that...
    Feb 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Med questions
    Thanks! And as for the vitamin...the order is for 300mg and the one they have is 1000mg. How do OTC things work? Say you are out and about with your client and they want to stop at walgreens and buy...
    Feb 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Med questions
    Hi all! I am new to private duty and had a couple questions about meds...my client only takes a variety of vitamins and has an albuterol neb. The POC doesn't have a dose for the neb...just says...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Trying to decide....
    Where I am from, I believe that NPs can also be hired to teach...at least at the associate degree level. So maybe NP would give you the option to work as an NP or teach?
    Feb 8
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  15. NCLEX results still on hold?
    Did you figure things out?? I took mine today and I am on hold too :-/
    Jan 29
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Thoughts for your NCLEX day :)
    Thanks!! We had always talked about not choosing the "notify MD" answer in school....funny though since I have had several practice questions that the answer WAS notify MD. But it usually made sense...
    Jan 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. How do I become an independent private duty nurse in WI
    Do you have an email? i can email you a a document I have with a list of steps if you want :-)
    Jan 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Passed Nclex-Rn first time
    Thanks! What is the ncbsn class? Just lots of questions? I didn't know they had one....all the people I know did Kaplan but I didn't want to pay for it��
    Jan 11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Passed Nclex-Rn first time
    Congrats!!!! I take mine in a couple of weeks. Did you just do tons of questions or did you go over content too?
    Jan 11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Can a patient be left alone?
    Thanks caliotter! I agree! It jus isn't worth the risk. This patient doesn't have a vent but I anything can happen! I would be so nervous all of the time! I can't believe they were leaving a vent...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Can a patient be left alone?
    I work private duty as a caregiver (not RN). Sometimes the client is left alone with an emergency bracelet on. Is this legal? I have refused to do it in the past but the other staff say it is fine....
    Jan 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Private duty lpn, rn supervisor??
    I see BuckyBadger....so a case couldn't have all LPNs working on it? I also think that as an RN I wouldn't want to sign off as a supervisor of someone that was working when I wasn't actually there. ...
    Dec 26, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. Any Moraine Park Students?
    my group only lost maybe 4 by the half way point and then maybe 1 or 2 after that. But there were some groups behind me that lost more....second semester was tough. If you can make it through that...
    Dec 21, '13
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  24. Any Moraine Park Students?
    No....they phased out the part-time program :-( yes...some worked and some didn't. It all depends on the person....do you have kids or other things going on as well?? We had students with lots of...
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  25. Private duty lpn, rn supervisor??
    yes...I see what you are saying. I really have no idea how the LPNs I know are doing things....who is supervising at their non-agency PDN jobs or how that works if LPNs are allowed to do non-agency...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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