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  1. PRN and e-kits
    Based solely on the information contained in the question; I would say no as you state that there are no refills. So technically you have no order for the prn medication. I would say you need to call...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Can nurses have artifical nails?
    It is possible to have your nails professionally manicured and buffed to have a kind of a sheen without having artificial nails. I am terrible at shaping my nails so they are more or less uniform so...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. Revoking and Hospitalization
    However, if the patient has not revoked hospice, the hospital may not be able to bill Medicare for their treatment of the patient's exacerbation of the terminal diagnosis as Medicare will not pay for...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Should we teach unlicensed caregiver . . . . .
    I have taught many skills to FAMILY caregivers who are willing to learn, however, I would never attempt to teach nursing skills to unlicensed paid caregivers. That is an entirely different matter...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Hospice Resources
    Check with your supervisor or the education department to see if your company offers ELNEC training. Also find out if they offer any sort of computer based education. Also if you are in a position to...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Hospice nurses required to take marketing territory?
    I have been a hospice nurse for 10 years and have never heard of anything so outrageous. This was never a part of ANY clinical position I have held in ANY setting. (LTC, Home Health or Hospice)
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Facebook: Should I Just Give in and Join?
    I love my facebook for the free games! It is a great free stress buster! Posting anything private or work related...not so much!
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Comic relief...
    OP, On going back and rereading your post and your follow up comment, I will say that if your intent in the post was to highlight your immediate reaction to the way you were set up by your...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Comic relief...
    I hate to be "Debbie Downer" but I find it very disturbing that a) your co-workers found this so amusing that they thought it deserved an audience, b) that your co-workers care so little about his...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Is providing continuous home care required?
    Continuous care is a level of care which may be provided in either of 2 ways: 1) in an inpatient setting such as an IPU or 2) in the patients home. In an IPU coverage is guaranteed as there is always...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. How to deal with bad odors
    Try some perfume on the inside of a mask. Also a strong mint or cough drop may be helpful. Also there are special odor control dressings that the wound care nurse could consider using.
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Dear Hospice Nurses, I beg you for a moment of your time, please.
    CP - Just for clarification, it is correct that you do not need a physicians order for an information visit; however, admission to hospice care DOES require an order. So it is very important to be...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Burnt out and struggling emotionally
    If it is available get a company cell for patient calls and turn it off when you are off duty. If no company cell is available, look at getting a cheap cell (like Net10 for example) for work calls....
    Mar 22, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Today's Hospice. It's not what you think
    The attending physician may elect to maintain full medical management and allow the Hospice MD only to weigh in on the recertification process so the family may not have any meaningful interaction...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Bending and Breaking the Rules in Nursing
    The only reason the hamburger was "forbidden" was because she was in a LTC facility. Had she been at home with hospice or in a hospice residential unit she could have had a hamburger or any other...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. PEG tube replacement
    Back in the day we replaced them all the time using catheters if we didn't have replacement feeding tubes. No xrays just obtaining residual to check placement. Then a few years ago we were told we...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    All our beds have only half length rails at the head of bed. No rails of any kind at the foot of the bed. 2 half rails at the top is considered a mobility aid not a restraint. Older beds with full...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. New Grad for Hospice
    First off, invest in a phone with caller ID if you don't already have one and don't answer for work unless YOU want to. You need your time off to re-energize yourself. Secondly, see if your job...
    Jan 25, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. HIPAA violation???
    Did his family not know he was there? If they knew he was in your hospital, on your floor in that room without your telling them and you gave out no medical or financial information then I don't see...
    Jan 11, '13
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    @rn2b73- When I worked in long term care (AKA nursing homes) I loved CNAs like you. I never had to ask for what I needed more than once and my patients were always clean and dry. Sorry you aren't...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. witnessing a DNR
    In FL the official form for DNRO valid outside of a hospital is signed by the patient or the legal representative (POA, HCS, guardian) and the MD/DO. No other witnesses needed.
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. OK Managment you win. Nurses are leaving on time now.
    All I have to say is that I may lose my job for excessive OT but I may lose my home, car, license if there is ever a question about the care provided a resident if I have no documentation to support...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. When patients discharge... transportation
    @K+MgSO4 They are killing several birds with that stone. Freeing up patient rooms for new admits, emptying same day areas and decreasing workers comp payments by adding "light duty" spots. Some...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Pay raises?!
    Definitely look into evening or night shifts for differential pay and OT (if it is available). Not sure how taking on more student loan debt is going to help your situation esp. since many employers...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Nurse Signatures, matching names
    I had the same problem once. The person who was hired first was M. Smith, R.N. and the new person was M.A. Smith, R.N.
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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