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  1. Acute First time alone!
    Don't try to hurry. Take your time, think through each step as you do it, picture yourself in training with your preceptor if you need to. Believe in yourself! This is critical. Do not think,...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Solutions for Acutes?
    Amen! With my new job, I can go home after a long day (with scheduled hours! What a perk!) and go to bed without having my phone next to my head. No more on call for me ever again! :)
    Dec 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. What do you think of 11 am- 7 pm shift?
    Honestly, I think it sounds horrible if it's five days a week, but not as terrible if it's, say, three days a week. It would be almost impossible to get anything done outside of work on any day that...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Is Hospice nursing "easier"?
    Right, and our case managers did a phenomenal job of teaching patients and their families, so it wasn't like families were calling us just for incontinence issues, which is the impression that I...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. My First Night Shift in a Long Time...
    Thanks to all of you. Right now it is 3:30 am and I am up typing this, lol, so hopefully I will be able to sleep later today. I am going to take a large travel mug of black coffee to work with me...
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. My First Night Shift in a Long Time...
    Thanks so much for the tips! I will apply them tomorrow night and in the future.
    Nov 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. My First Night Shift in a Long Time...
    is going to be this Sunday, 9:30 PM-7:30 AM. I accepted the night position because it is at a much sought after retirement facility that rarely posts nursing positions because the nurses that work...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Rinse back amount
    When I was employed by Fresenius recently, I was taught 500 ml total for prime and rinse back.
    Nov 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Help for the new hospice nurse please
    Well, I understand it to work like this: If a patient lives in a LTC and is not eligible for Medicaid (which pays their room and board regardless of if they are on hospice services or not) Medicare...
    Nov 26
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Is Hospice nursing "easier"?
    I've done both inpatient hospice and home hospice nursing. Inpatient is easier in the sense that it is much like working LTC only without the ridiculous med passes and everyone is at the end stage of...
    Nov 24
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Solutions for Acutes?
    This is exactly why I had to get out. Acutely ill patients who require dialysis are way too fragile for a nurse who has been working for 14+ hours to be responsible for, and I also got tired of...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. How do you staff your Fresenius?
    We did not have a charge nurse to cover those other duties, although there were four chairs in a row, meaning the the RN had four of her own and four more to oversee, and then yep, all of the other...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Doing away with Scrubs
    I can remember when I was an after hours on-call hospice nurse working for a company where we had to wear business casual, even in the middle of the night. How many times did I do post-mortem care,...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. dialysis nursing...i want to run fast and far away
    That's all you can do. I wish you well and I'm glad you were able to leave a situation that was making you so miserable.
    Nov 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. How do you staff your Fresenius?
    The chronic FMC unit where I worked was also starting to go to the model where the nurse takes a row of patients for herself and is still responsible for another row. I didn't get that. I mean, a...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Burned Out and Have an Interview at Dillard's This Week...
    I don't know how that works, but i once asked if it would be possible for me to get hired as a unit clerk and was told that I couldn't because as a licensed RN, I had the obligation to fulfill my...
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  17. Burned Out and Have an Interview at Dillard's This Week...
    Thanks, all. My interview is tomorrow, so I guess I'll see what they have to say. Do you think they'd let me wear scrubs to work? ;) That's one thing I will miss about nursing if I do decide to try...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. Burned Out and Have an Interview at Dillard's This Week...
    to work in retail sales. I know that it won't be all fun and games, that I'll make much less per hour, and that the holiday season will be very crazy and busy, but the very idea of working somewhere...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. If you accept a job, stay at least a year
    No new grad here. I've been an RN for over 24 years. I recently accepted a position with a home health/hospice company that lied to me in the interview so that I would accept the salaried position....
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. dialysis nursing...i want to run fast and far away
    That's a good point, because in my experience, while I avoid at all costs that tired, judgmental cliche' that, "They did it to themselves", it does seem that the overall unhealthiness of the American...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Cut Throat Competition Makes Me Sick
    Well, here is a sample conversation from our office this past week: Marketer: "Okay, so go out and do the evaluation today, and then we can schedule the admission for this evening or first thing...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Cut Throat Competition Makes Me Sick
    Hahahahahaha...yeah...NO! :eek:
    Nov 4
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Cut Throat Competition Makes Me Sick
    A lot of hospice nurses are under great pressure to find a way to recert a patient, even if they don't meet criteria. So, somehow they find SOMETHING that qualifies them, even if they have to...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Cut Throat Competition Makes Me Sick
    I have seen marketers and management personnel in my company dig into a patient's medical record and if they don't have most of the obvious indicators in eligibility, they will twist words and...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Cut Throat Competition Makes Me Sick
    I had been out of hospice nursing for a couple of years until recently, and maybe I had just forgotten or it has gotten worse, but I'm finding it very sickening to watch hospice companies circle...
    Nov 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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