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  1. Disposing of medications at time of death
    Federal guidelines state to place narcotics in cat litter or coffee grounds to dispose narcotics.
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Faxed signatures of physician orders
    Unsigned is the hand written copy of the order that the RN writes per telephone order and then sends this to the Dr. for signature per fax. Then he signs the faxed copy, faxes it back to our office...
    Jul 20, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  3. Faxed signatures of physician orders
    If you (LNC) were reviewing a chart and found only faxed signed orders and no originals, would this be questionable? The organization I work for has started this practice. I really have a hard...
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  4. Faxing orders for DR. signature
    Does any one know a ruling on the legality of faxing the Doctor's orders to him and have him sign and return via fax with the signature. AND then THOWING AWAY the original. I'm refering to a...
    Jul 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Hospice Nurse Transporting Patient Medications
    We have a disscusion at work regarding the Hospice nurse picking up the patients medications (some narcotics). Some feel this goes against Federal Regulation, some State regulations, some that its...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. COP's
    The hospice I work for have been working on updating the way we do things for the past few months. Things are really going to change. Some are good and some will be very difficult to comply with. ...
    Jun 17, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. IDG meetings
    When you find a way to shorten IDG let me know. We average 40-50 pts and takes 2-3 hours and that is keeping to just the basics. Medicare is really starting to look to see that EVERYYHING is passed...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. number of visits per day
    My day sounds like yours. I work three days a week and have had up to eight pt. I felt like I was drowning. Right now I have six and only two at the time are actively dying, so I am OK yet still...
    May 23, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Medicare Nuts and Bolts
    Here in Indiana we are being preped for the Medicare changes coming up for Hospices. Have any of you been through the Nuts and Bolts? One of the things it talks about is going back to the SOAP...
    May 8, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Proposed CoPs and admission process
    Last admission I did took 5 hrs. I am a 13 year hospice nurse. The day we admitted the same day as the referral is over. By the time you get Dr OK/order, set up with MSW a meeting with the...
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Copies of original Orders
    All my orders are written in triplicate. Original to DR, Yellow to chart/MAR, pink for me to remind me to place on IDG note. Works great!!!!!!!!!
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Some questions about Hospice Case Mananagement
    I would recommend being a field nurse first in order to grasp the whole realm of issues dealt with by patient and family. There is also the area of payment that you would need to understand. Example...
    Mar 28, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Tags??What are they?
    I am a Hospice nurse and have pt in LTC. I hear about TAGS, but do not know what these are or where to find how to get information of them. Are they from state or federal. Please help?? This is what...
    Feb 23, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Help How to keep pts IN Bed
    When State Board of Health sets such strict guidlines on safty issues, how do LTC facilities keep the resident safe? I work for a hospice and have pts in a LTC facility, I have three pts for various...
    Feb 19, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. National average for pt caseload
    The LTC I work in as a hospice nurse expects our IDG to do most of the work. Of course, we are in the building maybe a total of 6hr a week. That leaves a lot of hours that the LTC staff must care...
    Feb 16, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Use of an Oxymetor
    What are the guidelines for taking an 02 saturation? Is it no longer considered a nursing measure? The hospice I work for is now saying it must be a doctor's order in order to take it. They do not...
    Jan 24, '08
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Sexual dysfuntion in ALS
    This may not fit this forum but here goes. A pt with ALS, still able to use slide board to get into w/c, is having (how do I put this delicately) finishing what his wife can start. Is there some...
    Feb 7, '06
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. Employer Investigative consumer report
    I work for a company that recently requested all the employees to sign a concent for Consumer and Investigative Consumer Reports. If you sign this consent you are consenting for them to obtain...
    Jan 29, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Vitamin B17
    I have a patient asking about Vitamin B17. She states the only place she knows about that she can buy it is in the UK. I do not know much about this vitamin and its use for cancer. Please, does any...
    Dec 18, '05
    Forum: International Nursing
  20. Marinol/marijuana use
    Patient is asking about marijuana use for his cancer/brain mets pain. His asked me for dronabinol/Marinol and how many he can smoke in a day? How would you persue this if it was you pt?
    Dec 14, '05
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Hospice patient receiving TPN ?
    Picked up a hospice pt 5 days ago that stopped TPN that day. Guess what?? He ate po (few bites) of potatoes and green beans yesterday and had two eggs and toast for breakfast today and is feeling...
    Dec 14, '05
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. 1st signs of passing.
    It is very hard to change the mind set that Nursing School teaches you about how to take care of the patient. While in school, all thought is about keeping the patient alive. But with hospice it is...
    Dec 14, '05
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. in home emergency packs
    Our hospice uses Hospice Pharmacia based out of Philidelphia. They over night meds. Our Comfort Kit has phenergan (tab and supp), Tylenal ( supp), ABHR (supp), Roxinal liquid, Haldol liquid,...
    Dec 8, '05
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Left side positioning
    The thinking is since the right lung has more lobes, it helps comspensate the body working so hard to breath. When a pt is close to death and is lingering placing on the left side causes the heart to...
    Oct 12, '05
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Can non-profit hospice survive high cost of palliative care?
    Great question!!!! The non-profit hospices end up taking the uninsured, non medicare, non medicaid pt. You would not believe how many people fit into that catagory. Persons that are hard working,...
    Oct 6, '05
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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