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  1. Just beginning
    We have a policy in our office that we do not go into any of the more dangerous neighborhoods for visits after certain hours. During the day? Secure your vehicle. Keep your head held high and...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Have you ever cried in front of the relatives?
    I honestly cannot say that I've ever cried in front of a family, patient, etc... I think I've come very close a time or two but no I've never truly cried like that. I have always tried to remain...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Joint Commission had me for lunch.
    I would HATE to be a state surveyor. Could not do that job, nope.
    Sep 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    Yeah... all I want to do at this point is be an illustrator for children's books and magazines and such. But like you say, gotta pay the bills. I'm doing home health right now and I actually...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Is Job Hopping the Norm for Nurses?
    I've been a job hopper. I stayed at my first nursing job for seven years altogether. Left that job in 2006 and since that time I've had seven different jobs. I've left all of those jobs for...
    Sep 12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Professional Edge Nursing anyone know about them?
    So could I conceivably land a full time visiting job with benefits through this company? A job in which i would set my own hours?
    Sep 10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Can a patient be forced to diet?
    If the staff at the group home has orders to only give the patient a certain diet then they are going to follow those orders. The patient probably doesn't have much family coming in and bringing him...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Professional Edge Nursing anyone know about them?
    I mean, the website makes it sound more like a staffing agency?
    Sep 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Professional Edge Nursing anyone know about them?
    I am intrigued by this and would like to know and understand more. The website doesn't give enough info.
    Sep 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Withholding Pay
    Yes, if paperwork is not completed and sent through, I don't get paid for the visit. The email issue that you describe is pretty dumb. One of the reasons I quit my first hospital job is because...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    I've been a nurse since before Daisy my cat was born. I've been a nurse since before my favorite team went to the Final Four in '05. I've been a nurse since before smart phones. Before Obama was...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I used to love home health..
    Sounds an awful lot like where I work, which is why I'm getting the heck up out of there.
    Aug 2
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. I quit my Home Health Nursing job!
    I really wish I could quit my job. Unfortunately I'm the breadwinner. I feel like my choice at this point is: keep living like this, because it really has become my whole life... or go back to...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. How long have you been at your current facility?
    Almost 11 months. I've been a nurse for 11 years and have worked for about 8 companies so I'm a chronic job hopper... not always by choice unfortunately. :( I'm very hopeful that in the next few...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. leaving HH... am I doing the right thing?
    I've read so much about people in here who love HH so much... heck I work with people who love HH... I loved it at first too, but in almost a year that has really changed. I am required to see at...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Time spent on charting
    Wow my day generally consists of 7 to 8 visits, usually at least two of them are oasis visits, one of them may be a SOC. A SOC does not bring my visit number down. Whomever works for the company...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Declining new patient soc
    You did the right thing. Kudos to you. I don't envy you. One good thing about my HH agency is that we do not see peds and I am glad.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. home or back to the office?
    We have to go in in the morning, but we get to go home after seeing all of our patients.
    Jun 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. is it nurse's week?
    Well, right now I love my patients and I love what I do so much that it doesn't bother me that much, my company not acknowledging nurses week. I've just worked for companies that have done so much...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I was fired today
    I'm so sorry. I am the breadwinner and I've been fired twice. I now have a, well, pretty good job that pays well. You will be fine, keep your head up. Nursing is a very very hard job and...
    May 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. if you hate nursing, what would you rather do instead?
    I have given up... hating nursing. :) After 11 years I have come to realize that I'm kinda stuck. But, I've always wanted to do something artistic; write children's books, be a cartoonist. I...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. is it nurse's week?
    I saw an old coworker of mine post "happy nurses week!", on Facebook, addressed to other former coworkers. I'm just interested to see if my company even bothers to acknowledge nurses week. I like...
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Unrestrained pittbull
    I agree, I feel like it is certainly reasonable to ask the patient to restrain their dog, especially a dog as territorial as the pit bull. Most of my patients' dogs are delightful but I dread...
    May 2
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. please outline for me, a "good" home health agency
    I have no real flexibility. I'm expected in the office at 8am sharp every day. I'd like to find a better company but don't know where to look.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. please outline for me, a "good" home health agency
    It doesn't seem like I really have the option to get my patients independent; my company keeps them as long as possible and we have little to no real input as to who to keep and who to ask for...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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