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  1. LVNs say they are equal to RNs...how true is this? much more schooling...
    Hint: When you stop thinking of nursing in terms of tasks performed, you will have a much better understanding of the differences in scope of practice.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Who do I notify at state that I am resigning as DON in 2 weeks?
    Check with your state's home care association as each state has different rules.
    Sep 8, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Assaulted while working
    1. Do NOT talk to your supervisor first. 2. Contact the Employee Assistance Program and request an immediate evaluation by a psychiatrist. 3. File a work comp claim if you haven't done so...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Using HH computer software
    That's like asking "how long is a piece of string." Not all software programs are created equally and what one does well, another may not. Sorry, I just can't answer your poll question the way it is...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. What type of volunteering do you do?
    I volunteer at a free clinic at the mosque that serves indigent and uninsured people. I adore it and really feel like I've made a difference. I don't think it's helped me find a job, but it has...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  6. Thermometers and stethoscopes--any opinions?
    I use disposable thermometers and a Littman stethoscope. I see no need for an electronic steth unless you have some serious hearing problems. I've had every manner of thermometers known to man and...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. How Hard is Home Health Nursing on the Body?
    Definitely much easier on the body. I don't want to get into my physical issues on a public forum, but that's one of the reasons that I stick with home health--that and I love it!
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Home Health Nurse Marketer -- How do I prove to my boss that I need clinical training
    Wow, there are so many reasons that a clinical background is helpful for a marketer. First, just understanding how nursing works is a big step. Being able to talk to the nurses at any facility or...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Drug Book for Kindle?
    I was thinking that it might be worthwhile to load a drug book onto my Kindle Fire and not have to carry around an actual book, but reading the reviews on Amazon, they don't seem to be user-friendly....
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Coag Machines
    Agree with above. In terms of user friendliness, I prefer Coagucheck, but I don't have any idea what the cost of the strips would be.
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. First day on my own and feel like a failure!
    And Kinnser is absolutely tedious in terms of documentation, which does not help with your time management. Part of being new to home health is learning to be independent with what you're doing. ...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Patients that made you go "How are you even alive?!"
    The guy who drove himself to the ER in VT because he didn't think his wife was a good driver. I was there when the VT was replicated in the EP lab. As my jaw is dropping to the floor, the guy is...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New grad in HH $20/visit no mileage.... is this right?
    First, what kind of agency is this? If this is a Medicare agency and you are doing Medicare visits, then the pay is way too low, no matter where you are. Plus, you should be doing more than blood...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Weekend work
    Yup, most SOCs happen Fri, Sat, and Sun. Medicare gives the agency 48 hours from the time of the referral to do the SOC, so if it comes in on Friday, SOC is happening by Sunday unless you get a...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. What degree do  agencies prefer?
    Asalaam aleikum, UmmNasim. I agree with above, but just wanted to say hello. Ramadan Kareem and Eid mubarek, a little early. :-)
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Gentiva job offer, but lots of bad reviews from nurses. What do I do?
    Be aware that Gentiva is a national company which is under investigation for Medicare fraud. They have already paid a large amount in fines.
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Help!! How to document clinical info narrative
    I think I managed to get it sent out to everyone who requested. It's hit and miss how often I make it to AN due to work schedule, kids, and general mood, so feel free to email me with questions. ...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Accountable Healthcare Staffing in Lake Mary Florida
    Be very careful. Staffing agencies rarely hire new grads as the agencies generally don't provide any type of orientation or skills training. Generally, they only hire experienced nurses with...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. home health books?
    I suppose it depends on what you mean by "doing 485s." In addition to the stickies, also check out the home health section of the cms.gov website and your state's home care association for...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Any nursing students with small kids?
    It was a long time ago, but I went through nursing school (ASN program) during my daughter's preschool years. I was a single mom, no family nearby to help, only a couple of really good friends who...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Bed Bugs
    Check with the elder services networks in your area as well as professional bed bug exterminators to see if there are resources in your community if you don't have an MSW to do these things. Check...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Another recert?
    Technically, you should be asking for a verbal order to continue to see the patient/recert. Many agencies just recert and send the paperwork, but the correct, by-the-book way to do it is that any...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Clinical Pathways
    Ha! Never found any but have toyed with the idea of making my own for several years. I worked for one national agency that used them but they were so badly written in terms of grammar, speclling,...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. How do you check a pulse? Nope I'm not a student
    Maybe I'm an overachiever, but I always check an apical pulse, even in clinic setting. Not sure why, just the way I do it.
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. heartbroken needed to vent
    *warning -- harsh words ahead* I'm just taking a guess, a wild shot in the dark, but by the comments of the preceptor that you posted (eg "So you still think you can handle it?") that you might...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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