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  1. home health nurse, feeling burned out, depressed
    Okay so when I started doing this I loved it... long story short, I've grown to hate it. I work on average, 10-11 hours a day, five days a week. I rarely ever get a real break. When I get off...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Do you have both nursing home and home health experience?
    It's rather hard to compare the two. =) I guess I'll just say, I've worked nursing home and home health and hands down, no question, I prefer home health.
    Mar 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. When the weather gets really bad.....do you still go out and see patients?
    Well, if we call in on a day that the agency has decided to stay open.. it's counted as a call-in just like any other call in. So I guess unless the whole agency closes due to weather, we really...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Morehead University in Kentucky
    I didn't go there for my nursing degree... having said that, I LOVED it there!!! It was a bit of a culture shock at first, being from a big city... it's a small, small town. But, I absolutely...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  5. Would you consider a company car a HIPAA violation
    You know, I work in some pretty bad neighborhoods and I have not had anyone accost me. Of course, I've only been doing this for almost six months now, plus the bad neighborhoods in the city I work...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. What bag/attire/organization???
    Oh yeah, sometimes when I'm on call I'll just wear whatever; a pair of jeans and a shirt. I usually throw my lab jacket on over top of my clothes, though.
    Jan 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. What bag/attire/organization???
    We are required to wear Royal Blue scrubs. I would never wear any of my good clothes into some of my houses. :no: We are assigned bags, Royal Blue bags to match our scrubs. Some houses I do NOT...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. What do you love/hate about home health nursing?
    Well, I've been doing home health now for about 4 months. I LOVED it at first, but in the past couple of months I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with this job. My input: Pros: I...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Getting a meal break
    I'd just as soon eat alone, myself..
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Stuck in LTC
    I felt that way for quite some time and then lo and behold I found myself getting fired from what I'm fairly sure will be my last LTC job ever. I kinda "fell" into home health nursing and couldn't...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Having a really rough time.. paperwork, autonomy...
    So I've been at Home Health for a month now. I love it, but I'm having a very, very rough time. This morning I was handed yet another huge stack of "corrections" and absolutely snapped. The...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Refusing food offered by patients
    I used to have a resident who was constantly offering food; leftover food from her tray or snack, food brought in by her friends, leftover snack, etc.. I would usually just say "oh no, I'm fine, I...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Fired before I even started
    Let it go and consider yourself fortunate. You would be miserable there. Good luck in finding something much better!! Edit: I see you already have found another job. Hope it goes well!!
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Fired after the first month as a new grad! In shock!
    Sorry this happened to you. Doctor was a complete jerk. You did absolutely nothing wrong. Good luck in the future!
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing jobs that primarily involve teaching your patients...?
    I just started Home Health and it truly does involve a TON of patient teaching. I would get a couple of years of Med Surge or work in a Skilled Nursing Unit of a Long Term Care facility, to really...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Unrealistic expectations of nurses.
    I joined ANA as part of my "clinical ladder" when I was working at a hospital that was trying to earn Magnet status. Since then I've been telling myself that I need to just get rid of my...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Sleeping on night shift in LTC
    It depends on just how often per shift this person lays her head down on the table. Like someone said, if it's an ongoing, continuous, persistent pattern, it probably should be reported because...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Is There Something Wrong With This Report?
    Yeah, I'm confused. If I'm a medication aide and I've spent all shift giving medication, I don't know that I can be expected to know who all pooped. If I'm the nursing aide, sure. Did this aide...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Resigning from a job before being asked to leave?
    Most places that I have worked have that same system of "one write up is a verbal warning, two a written warning, three suspension, four is termination...", but they make it clear that they don't...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Smokers need not apply?
    I for one would love to work in a facility such as the one the OP mentioned... and yes I am a non smoker. At the last facility that I worked, people taking too many smoke breaks for too long was...
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. My interview at a Hospital with the lions
    Wow... well, I'd never make it there, that's for darn sure. That interview would have made ME feel like crap, and I've been a nurse for ten years.
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up
    Wow. Just wow.
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. help! boss threatening to charge me w abandonment??
    On what shift????
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Starting HH job in a little over a week... I've got questions/worries
    So as the subject says, I'm starting a HH job in a little over a week. I'm SUPER excited but also I've got many questions and concerns... The insurance stuff... private insurance, medicare,...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Another "Should I Switch to Home Health" Post
    I'm starting a home health position in a little over a week, after 10 years at the bedside in Med/Surge, Psych, and LTC. I'm a bit nervous about such a huge change, but I'm also very excited. I've...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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