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  1. New to chemotherapy...concerned about exposure risk...
    Use your PPE. On most units I've worked on, when you start trying to conceive or become pregnant, unit manager will change your assignment so you aren't administering chemo.
    Mar 23, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. Hospital access to full text online journal articles
    We only have "UP to Date" and Mosby's Nursing Skills. I love "up to date"!! the doctors like it a lot too.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Staff Development
  3. Pressure ulcer staging
    IN most settings, it's now considered a surgical wound.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. 3 most important things to know for an oncology nurse
    Know the oncology emergencies - pulmonary edema, spinal cord compression, sepsis, pneumo, superior vena cava syndrome.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Pediatric Home Health Supplies
    I find everything on amazon - the best prices too and good selection of bags!
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. IC in home health
    anyone doing IC in home health? My administrator says we do no have to keep an IC log of infections in home health. Anyone know if this is true?
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  7. Help from Home Health Managers
    you could try some of the quality topics defined by CMS like preventing rehospitalizations, depression in home care clients and is it addressed, infection control in the home, preventing falls, etc.
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  8. House Resource Officer
    I had that position for a while but went back to the unit because it paid less than bedside nursing. They want to see that you are well-rounded with med-surg background and have great IV skills. ...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  9. Help!! Nursing management salaries...
    We use salary.com to determine what to pay people in my agency.
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Nursing Management
  10. New Grads Training in HHC
    Thank you all.
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. New to LTC, does signing off MD orders mean something different here?
    Most of the facilities I've worked at had the noc shift nurse transcribe all the orders to the appropriate place. The last two facilities I worked at, the rule was if you received the order, you...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. Turned down due to nursing probation
    Try applying to home health care. I have taken nurses on probation. I just don't have them on hospice cases. Do understand that your supervisor has to submit reports to the state every 3 months (at...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. I got my first job!!! But I am worried...
    That seems low, especially for California, but I hear it's hard for new grads to get jobs there, so you might have to take what you can get.
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Excited and Scared!!
    Well it is tough. You have to wear a lot of hats! Infection control, QA/QI, orientation, hiring/firing, practice models, wound care consultant, policy nd procedure development, care planning, risk...
    Mar 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Working for 2 agencies at the same time
    About half of our nurses work for other agencies as well. Your manager may not like it, but she really can't keep you from doing it. My administrator doesn't like it because nurses then choose...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. New Grads Training in HHC
    I am a DON at a HHA that has never used new grads before. As a favor to the administrator, I must hire a new grad RN. I am used to training/orientation, but the nurses always have some experience. ...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. OASIS questions
    In my agency, we do OASIS for all clients over 18 y/o. OP - OASIS for Mcr PPS are complex and there isn't a lot of training out there, so I have newer nurses just complete an assessment and I do the...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. understanding my new position
    I feel your pain! There's not a lot out there as far as info on our positions. I was a CM at my company for about a year and was then made DON. I was given a key to my office, a password for the...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. What are the benefits and disadvantages of home health nursing?
    Downsides: you do a lot of paperwork and quite a bit of it comes home with you. Try to work for an agency that gives you a laptop and has EMR. If you work for a large agency, you won't have to...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Teaching Case Managers Role In Home Health
    I have been putting an "article of the week" in their boxes. Subjects have been fall risk assessment, mini-nutritional assessment, signs that your patient could benefit from therapy, documentation...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Psychiatric home care notes
    Document if mood is stable, presence of mania or depression. free of hallucination, delusions, suicidal ideation. why do they need services - h/o non-compliance, cognitive defecits. how does their...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. New nurse / new to HH / tons of questions
    I am a DON of a small mom and pop agency and we are not much of hand-holding when it comes to orientation because we lack the time and resources most of the time. But sheesh! I would never put a new...
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. ADN or BSN
    I also hire RN Case Managers, and we require them to have a BSN if they only have a few years experience, If they have many years of experience in a clinical area, we will take an ADN. You will not...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  24. How do experienced nurses do it to memorize everything?
    I carry a clipboard with me with my patients reports on them. I've devised my own reports sheets over the years and at the end column I have a little room for notes for my charting and the next...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. Someone please help me, new to LTC!!!
    I went to LTC after 17 years of acute care. Your experience sounds just like mine. They've cut the RN's in LTC to just a supervisor. I moved to a small town where there was only that nursing home. ...
    Feb 26, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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