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  1. How much do you make?
    $24.31 for low tech/adults, $33.71 for high tech pediatrics. No benefits and no taxes taken out (independent). However, I rarely work PDN. I work in ALF as a supervisor making $20.50 with benefits....
    Sep 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. What's your nursing kryptonite?
    Emesis and flying sputum. Emesis engages my gag reflex EVERY time, even if I eternalize it; and adult sputum with the open trachs that they insist on coughing across the room and everywhere...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Random Funny
    I have been prescribed diazepam as a muscle relaxant for some time. I prefer it to others because I don't have a lot of the negative side effects I had on other musculoskeletal meds and I am able to...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Night Shift PDNs....
    Sometimes, if you want good help, you need to go a bit out of your way. If it's affordable, and won't be a major inconvenience to the family. Most things you listed are not major inconveniences to...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. A Father's Tears
    I am a doula and this... this... Just. Thank you.
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How much personal info do you share with parents?
    I really like you SDALPN! You have this PDN thing DOWN! I had a mom rearrange an entire feeding schedule so that the last feed of the shift ended at least an hour before the end of the shift so...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. How much personal info do you share with parents?
    I have been chatty in the past and it has backfired. I knew so much about the family and their lives, their financial struggles, their marital problems, and dysfunctional in-laws, that I felt...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. FB group has me so sad...
    I had to leave the group after less than an hour of browsing. I am on foster parent support groups and one is for foster parents of special needs/medically fragile children. That's going to have to...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. FB group has me so sad...
    I was invited to join a group on FB for parents of children with special needs. This group was back-to-back inflammatory messages about home nurses, LPNs vs RNs vs Sucky NEW RNs, etc. It was so...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Paranoid parents
    There are no supervisors. We're all independents. There is the "Primary" who established and maintains the PA (the day nurse) but she isn't the actual supervisor.
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Paranoid parents
    You raise valid considerations. I can't speak to whether anyone else has addressed these issues with mom. I haven't personally, but I don't know mom very well. When she was venting about the sleeping...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Paranoid parents
    I don't plan on going back on the case but I may. Money is money. It's just really uncomfortable there... even though I never actually saw a camera... She has a bunch of stuffed animals in and around...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Paranoid parents
    Don't you hate it when a bad nurse (or even a few of them) makes the whole profession look bad? I don't know if this family is paranoid or really had some bad experiences, but I kind of think it's...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Have you ever been asked to falsify notes?
    I recall having a parent ask me to be "very detailed" about my interventions. This was some years back. I did as I was asked, as I am always open to constructive criticism. A day or so later she came...
    May 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Have you ever been asked to falsify notes?
    Has a family ever asked you to chart more interventions than required or done during your shift in order to make the patient appear more fragile than than they really are so they won't "lose hours"...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Just a tee-hee moment
    Seriously!!!!! And it took him two attempts for a barely competent job. When I was roomed in ED I was advised the one he got in was kinked! LOL! The otherwise super rad medic said I was a hard...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Just a tee-hee moment
    Yesterday, against my will, my job called EMS because I was having a full blown asthma exacerbation after two doses of albuterol inhaler. I refused transport to ED, and the paramedic (because they...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Well, don't come back
    I sincerely hope she does, too. She actually mentioned going back to reapply with some of the agencies, including the infamous "M" because she has a family to support. However, those who live in NY...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. "Wasteful Nurses"
    I had a mom that counted everything. Think I spoke of her before. ;-) She bought the "select-a-size" paper towels and in addition to counting how many paper towels we used, she had it written how...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Well, don't come back
    Hmmm, this is a new one. At least for me. My cousin has been doing independent PDN for the past 8-9 years. She's very savvy and usually diversifies her cases so she isn't dependent on one client...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I could be wrong but I *think* she relayed everything as if she did it but it was another parent who did it all, including calling the agency. I'm not sure, to be honest. I haven't followed up. She...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I totally deferred to the agency when she called, honestly because I was caught off guard and I didn't want it to go back to anyone that I said this, that, and the third. However, she is a parent...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Meh... I called mom when I got off of work to see how things worked out with the agency staff today and she told me that this didn't actually happen to her, she read about it on a discussion board or...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Thank you. Ok, so here's the story: I get a phone call from a parent who is irate that her child's nurse left on Friday before she got home. The child was left in the care of the uncle, who...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    So, to be clear, you wouldn't just leave the child with the other adult in the home at the end of your shift?
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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