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  1. Camp Meds... not a fan
    I didn't really have an opinion of CM one way or the other for the first two years as a camp nurse until I used it myself and experienced the parents' side of it. I guess the parents' experience is...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  2. 10 camp lessons.
    Hey! I know this post has been around for a while, but now that I'm deep into week 6, I just needed a little refresher course! I have a mantra... "It's not personal, it's camp!"
    Jul 31
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. FB group has me so sad...
    Yes, I had to leave a trach support group because I would get tangled up in heated debates with parents who were really out of touch. I do think, though, that it's the dissatisfied parents that...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Less meds this year?
    We've noticed that less of our campers are taking meds this year overall, especially behavioral/psych meds. Are you seeing this trend as well?
    Jul 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  5. Camp Meds... not a fan
    We all had a big meeting and decided that we're absolutely fine taking meds in original containers in the Ziplocks, so I'm happy. Our camp is so small (150 campers) that we can handle it. I...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  6. Is Netflix your BFF? What do you watch?
    I finished Dexter recently and that was great too!
    Jul 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. 2014 camp work thread
    We had a bear sighting last week! Before clearing the area, some of the counselors took selfies w the bear! Yikes! One of the maintenance men took the health center golf cart down and used the...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  8. Trip & travel groups
    It seems as though each camp has their own health fixation. We never take temps on a seemingly healthy camper, not even on arrival. My camp is huge on checking heads for lice. They have a check...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  9. Paranoid parents
    "The lady of the house" can often be suggestive or downright inappropriate towards male professionals working in the home. My husband used to do work at people's homes in the daytime (not a nurse)...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Camp Meds... not a fan
    I'm at a camp where there's about 150 campers at any given time. We "require" Camp Meds but at least half of the families disregard using it. Since my camp made the decision to charge non-compliant...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  11. oh, you were just laying down?
    "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." va·pid adjective \ˈva-pəd, ˈvā-\: not lively or interesting : dull or boring
    Jul 3
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Report of Health Center Visit?
    We manually fill out a log and then when we have time, we enter each incident on the computer in this camp nurse database program. Then we generate copies that go home with the child. For the life...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  13. Torn apart in PDN
    Yes, it is hard not to care, to fall in love, to feel like you are part of the family. I always have a corner of my mind remembering that any case can go south in a heartbeat, and families can throw...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. What to look for when interviewing for peds PDN?
    Yes, don't discount LPNs. Every aspect of care that your granddaughter needs is within the scope of practice of LPNs. In my state, PA, the only thing we LPNs cannot do is administer blood or...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Need Nurse ASAP! Please!
    I am already spoken for, but have a lot of nurse friends who always express intrigue in my camp nursing. I just posted on my FB page to my friends to LMK if they are interested, I'll direct them to...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  16. Outgrown PDN
    "Fully certified" in my company just means I've completed the clinical hours and passed their tests and they deem me satisfactorily trained to work with their clients. They don't let any employees...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Girls? Boys? or Co-ed camps?
    We saw very little adolescent drama/cat fights at my girls' camp. However I think a lot of it had to do with the camp culture. There's a huge emphasis on sisterhood, friendship, kindness to each...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  18. Report Boards
    I have a mom that can't be bothered reading the nurse's notes, she insists on us writing down the highlights of the night (how vitals were, how many times suctioned, diaper changes, etc.) but she's...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Getting paid privately?
    In the long run, it might not be worth it to you anyway. Short shifts really cut into the day and can make it tricky to fit in a full shift in somewhere else.
    Jun 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. How much should I charge?
    I wouldn't work a single shift without my private malpractice insurance. Never trust anyone, employer or client, to have your back. Either has the potential to totally throw you under the bus if it...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Ride alongs
    i personally enjoy helping a client w schoolwork, but I feel a mild resentment that the teachers take advantage of a nurse like that when it's probably known to them that it's not what we're there...
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Nasty homes
    I had a mom tell me that they were going to take up the carpet and put down hardwood, because the client was allergic to it. No, he's not allergic to the thick layer of dog hair, it's the carpet. She...
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. Oh, the places you'll go!!
    My one client just got back from a Disney cruise, courtesy of Dream Come True. They were permitted to bring an extra person, ie: a PDN. So for a while I was hopeful, but they brought the grandmother...
    May 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Oh, the places you'll go!!
    One of the great perks (or curses?) of PDN work is going along for the ride, everywhere! Last week, I was a "rent-a-nurse" for an intermediate unit that was going on a field trip to a local AAA...
    May 26
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Nasty homes
    I've been pretty lucky, not too many yukky places for me, and I've been to about 25 homes, by my count. There's one place that's new construction, quite nice, but cluttered and messy. The sink...
    May 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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