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  1. Hospice nursing for a nurse with depression and anxiety....mistake???
    I think for nurses with depression/anxiety, it is most important to find the speciality that is the best fit for you. I, personally, find hospice to be much less anxiety producing than other places...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. How do you know that hospice is right for you?
    I am so glad he had you. I would suggest volunteering for a hospice, inpatient if you can because then you can see what the nurses do day in and day out. Hospice is a beautiful thing and it...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Burned out already
    It sounds like it is your particular facility. Are there any other in-patient hospice and/or palliative care options?
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. What can I do to prepare for a hospice job?
    Or maybe consider taking an RN refresher class (ours was at the local community college). You get a med-surg refresher and a brief med-surg clinical rotation. I found it very helpful.
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Would inpatient hospice be a good fit for me?
    In my experience, inpatient hospice is a lot more like floor nursing. Our ratios are 1 nurse to 5 for days. From reading posts on here, it seems like 4-6 is pretty normal for days. Our patients...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. CHPN Exam
    Mine was the same last month, you needed 101 to pass. I used the core curriculum and the study questions and felt I was well prepared. It's been a long time since I've taken a long test like that,...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. very confused about my hospice job- need advice
    Tell them you are going to leave if you don't get help. The office will collapse without you. As long as you're willing to work this much, they won't be as serious about finding you help. Give...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Loving Hospice
    How often you're on-call depends on the company. We have after hours nurses who do the visits, so our case managers actually don't rotate call. At other companies, the case manager nurses do rotate...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Nursing and being a mother....
    I took time off when I had my babies and, honestly, I wish I had at least done something part time. Being able to work as a nurse, even if I ended up not doing so, makes me feel better because I...
    Feb 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Grad RN wanting to be a Hospice Nurse-Advice?
    If you can't get an inpatient RN position right away, another thing to consider is finding out if the hospice company has any contract beds at local hospitals and try to get a position on that floor....
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Day in the life of inpatient hospice RN
    I work inpatient 7a-7p. Our facility is a mix of acute care and EOL. Mostly, we have patients who have been at home or the hospital and who have acute symptom management needs. I like it because...
    May 21, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Pain med PRN ATC
    I agree. You don't have to give meds just because they are there. Some people will even prefer to have a little discomfort over the meds at times. Did he sleep okay, seem restless? If he had a...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Options for using my RN in Hospice
    I agree that hospice inpatient would be a great place to start. After that, many hospices have nursing positions in things like quality assurance, infection control, IT, etc.
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Could I get scabies by taking pt's blood sugar?
    You get scabies from skin to skin contact. So, it is possible, if your skin touched hers in a place where she is infected. Watch your wrists because it seems like that would be the most likely...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is this really what it's all about?
    It might be useful for you to see if there is an inpatient acute care hospice unit around you. Maybe you could do a few days of your rotation there or at least shadow a nurse and see what that side...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. What to do when seeking greener pastures?
    What I've usually done when I was trying to decide "what next" has been to find someone what I want to be doing and see if they'll let you shadow them or at least talk with them about how they got to...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. I Need Another Job ASAP!!
    Our public health jobs are on our county website. Just google X county jobs and search all the surrounding counties. Another way to get to know the health department and see what it is all about is...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  18. I Need Another Job ASAP!!
    Is there anything in particular that is stressing you out? Is it the time management, uncertainty about medication administration, rotating shifts, working so closely with patients? When I started,...
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Realize I'm lucky, but still struggling with 12 hr day shift
    I drank half a mountain dew and had an energy gel (like runner's use) at 1400 yesterday and was much better, still tired and able to sleep just fine last night, but not struggling during my shift. ...
    Apr 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Realize I'm lucky, but still struggling with 12 hr day shift
    Thank you , guys. It makes me feel better that I'm not the only one!
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Realize I'm lucky, but still struggling with 12 hr day shift
    Thank you both for your ideas. We definitely get most of our admissions later in the day. Hmmm... maybe staggered start times would be something management would consider. Thank you for the idea.
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Realize I'm lucky, but still struggling with 12 hr day shift
    I do realize that I am lucky to be able to work straight days and not have to rotate shifts, that really throws my body for a loop. But, I'm having trouble with the 12 hour days. First, 7a is just...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. any tips on comfort measures for a hospice pt??
    Very good point about increased respirations with anxiety. Somehow I missed that the respirations were increased.
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. any tips on comfort measures for a hospice pt??
    It's very common to see high temps, sometimes there isn't anything you can do to get them down. It sounds like you did a lovely job trying to keep your patient comfortable. I guess for the...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. looking for a clinical site in public health
    I did mine at a school health clinic. It was great! That will be through the health department. Also maybe try free clinics in the area.
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing


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