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  1. How to maintain my EPIC certification?
    You can find that information on Epic's website. I think it's also in their training companions.
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  2. HIPAA violation or just a bad decision?
    "If I only had a brain..." :banghead:
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Does a CNA have to wipe butts?
    I'm hoping you don't have children. Oh, and you have to wipe not only the butts with poop, but the poop you have to wipe off of YOURSELF when the patient throws it at you or explodes on your leg!...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Socializing after work in your scrubs
    This has been a huge deal for our facility lately. It has come down the pike numerous times something to the effect of "Thou shalt not weareth thy scrubs outsideth the worketh facility-eth." I'd...
    Mar 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. EPIC Application Coordinator
    Yay! I got a position with my hospital as an Application Coordinator! I will be learning EPIC (which means going to Wisconsin in the dead of winter) and will begin an 18 month journey to get our...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  6. What phrases do you use?
    I just got off the phone and made up a new one! SAD: Stupid A$$ Doctors! Grrr... Tell me again why THEY get paid the big bucks?
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Copied documentation?
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess I was having a bad day... :uhoh21:
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Copied documentation?
    Grrr... so frustrated! I work with a social worker, and part of our job is to do initial consultations with potential hospice patients. I was checking some charting yesterday on a patient when...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Don't you hate secrets?
    I am a very strong advocate for telling the entire family the truth. My own mother died when I was 22, and I had no idea it was serious enough to take her life. Nobody else seemed surprised,...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. It shouldn't have happened this way....
    We have had similar situations in our hospital. These patients sometimes seem "forgotten" by nursing staff. "Oh, they're hospice," has been overheard more than a few times, like they somehow don't...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. A co-worker peeve- VENT!
    I can relate. Deep breath... :uhoh3: Hope you don't have to work tonight. Sounds like you could use a night or two off. Hang in there. Just think of it as ignorance. But, you definitely need...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Pinning up long hair
    Our policy simply states, "Hair must be worn in a way that prevents contamination and does not present a safety hazard." Seems rather non-specific to me. But I've noticed that this organization is...
    Sep 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Hospital policy?
    I understand that they must be given a choice. My concerns are when the case managers recommend another hospice or when another hospice solicits within the hospital. Sorry if I didn't make that...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Hi! I have been an RN for almost 10 years, having received my ADN (three years) at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2001. I worked med/surg, then oncology for nine years, and have been...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  15. Hospital policy?
    In your hospital, do they allow another hospice to come to visit patients to solicit hospice? We have hospice services at our facility, and we we do in-patient, home, and nursing home hospice. ...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Clinical Nurse Specialist
    I am a hospice clinical nurse specialist in the hospital M-F 8-5. I admit patients to hospice in the hospital, and do education visits for patients who want to go home or to a nursing home with...
    Sep 13, '11
    Forum: Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
  17. Policies for Application of Heat
    I work in hospice in a major hospital. The only use of heat we can order is the facility heating pads (also called K-mods). We are not allowed to use wet towels heated in the microwave, as I've...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. peer interviews
    I have been an interviewer in one of these peer interviews, sometimes individually and sometimes in a group. They are very helpful in getting a better sense of how the person interacts with those...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. feel like an idiot
    ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? :eek:
    Aug 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Patients "waiting to die"
    I also have a patient like this. She has been anuric for three weeks, unresponsive with respirations about 5-6/minute with morphine 15 mg/hr. I told her family to tell her it was okay for her to...
    Jun 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is your Hospice paying for mileage
    I live in Central Texas (between Dallas and Austin). We get .51/mile plus $60 phone reimbursement. Oh, and gas is ~ $3.60 right now.
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Questions about hospice
    I don't know what a revisit nurse it. We are paid $0.51 per mile.
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Questions about hospice
    I am a hospice nurse and I admit patients to the hospital for end of life care. The reason I did not want to be a case manager was due to all of the driving (because it's incredibly hot in Texas and...
    Jun 4, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. I suck at IV starts
    Don't feel bad. I suck sometimes, too. And I've been at this a while. But when I don't get a lot of practice, I get sucky again. I don't start them often on night shift, especially when I work in...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Can I do this to help me insert a Foley?
    A seasoned nurse taught me this trick: pull the blankets up from the feet so the patient doesn't get cold by being completely uncovered. Take a warm, soapy wash cloth and clean the area thoroughly,...
    Jan 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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