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  1. What can I do or say???
    Family refused chaplain services. Called the MSW to come STAT.
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. What can I do or say???
    The son called me again today. Tearful begging me to visit. I always visited on Fridays. I had 5 other patients to see, but I stopped by quickly. He was still so sad and crying inconsolably. His...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. What can I do or say???
    I got him a speech consult. Had the social worker talk to the family (she is useless though). He passed away last night. It was the saddest death I've yet to encounter. His son was hysterical on the...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. What can I do or say???
    That is an awesome phrase...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. What can I do or say???
    I have a patient 94 yo, patient. Cannot walk. If he could he would sleep himself into oblivion. However, his family insist on dragging this poor man for half the day. They force feed him breakfast...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Guidance for a new case manager?
    Been in hospice for 3 months now, coming off 3 years of LTC experience. I go back and forth with what I wear. I have my business casual clothes for days that I have care conferences, meetings,...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Hourly rate for RN in LTC Bay Area
    I started as a new grad in a snf three years ago at $32/hr. Now they are starting nurses at $33.50. I ended my time there making $35/hr. It was considered one of the higher paying snfs
    Aug 25, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. How long was you orientation traing when you started in LTC?
    When I started I was offered 2 weeks orientation with the "option" to extend if needed. I shadowed with several different nurses. Some ignored me because they just couldn't multi task. Some used and...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Fall incident?
    In our facility if a knee hits the floor it's a fall. Whether it is in slow motion or assisted. It is a fall. What you described did not qualify as a fall in my opinion. I hate falls.
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. State is coming, random medication questions
    Ive been through two state surveys. The first one I was clueless. 4 months into my first job. Terrified but luckily they did not try to follow me. They did nitpick one of my patients though on edema...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. New Grad and New Hospice Nurse
    I'm not a new grad I've been working in ltc for two years and will be starting orientation for hospice next week. What do you find overwhelming? How's the day to day? LTC and supervising is really...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Do hospice nurse visit the patient who passed away at night?
    I've never seen a hospice nurse come after a death in my snf. I've always called the hospice to let them know, they call the physician, family, and mortuary...but never come out. Which is fine.
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. How are hospice nurses paid? By visit/hourly??
    I was offered hourly office base pay, per admission, per visit: facility visit, home visit, death visit each have their own rate. Mileage and cellphone usage is paid. On call has an hourly rate plus...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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