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  1. Can you have a life AND do HH?
    I tried to "reply" to a comment but it comes out as a new comment...stupid
    Apr 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Can you have a life AND do HH?
    Just following up since something came in my email from this thread. Above comments are right on: organization is key, having a system for keeping track of your to-do and done. Also, a key part of...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. New home health nurse. Advice/tips needed.
    Let's be clear, home health is not private duty nursing. I can only speak to home health. The admitting nurse meets with the patient and/or family at SOC, and there is no "good fit" discussion, it's...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. What bag/attire/organization???
    I work in home health, not private duty. I see several patients in a day. Our agency requires us to carry various things and have a clean and dirty side. I don't have a favorite bag yet, though I do...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. What bag/attire/organization???
    WOW cool idea, fishing stool, I am going to look into it. In many of the homes I visit there is no good place to sit down or it is filthy. Thanks for this idea!
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. How do you do it? Pt satisfaction and ease of scheduling visits?
    Agree with Kel above. Don't give the patients so much of a range. Give the patient a choice, morning or afternoon? 8 am to 10 am or 10 am to noon? In our agency RN sees the patient every 2 weeks...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Can you have a life AND do HH?
    Here's my perspective, after one year of working in home health. I was a new grad just 2 years ago, spent my first year in a nursing home. When we graduated the eight positions open in our rural...
    Nov 15, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Certification for RN not BSN?
    Thanks, Lynn. Yes, I've looked at two that advertise on this site. One is either onsite or online training, with required (recommended) reading from about 8 books. After taking the 5 days of hands...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. I've decided to go into nursing at 32.  Is this a good choice?
    I am 56 years old next month. I graduated from nursing school in June 2011. It was the most difficult challenge I've ever faced, but so worth it. Not only do I make a nice income, but I grew...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Certification for RN not BSN?
    Hello nurses, Anyone have any experience with wound certification training for RN with Associate's Degree? That is, not a Bachelor's in Nursing? I see a couple advertised on alllnurses site. ...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. skin tear stings, decubitus does not?
    Laughing out loud! Of course, pressure ulcer, not decubitus. I must not have been fully awake!
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. skin tear stings, decubitus does not?
    Thanks for your comments, ladies. I've been thinking about it, and I am going to seek more clarification tomorrow. I am sure that certain decubiti have extensive damage to the nerves and are...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  13. skin tear stings, decubitus does not?
    While doing field orientation for home health, my preceptor quoted our team leader as follows: When the skin opens over an old, formerly closed, Stage II decubitus, the defining factor as to whether...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  14. Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,
    Steeleworks, thanks to your prompting in one of these columns, I went back to my old copy of Your Body's Many Cries for Water by Dr. Batman. Over 3 weeks I have healed the edema in my legs and feet. ...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  15. Suggestions on RN starting up as a Holistic Nurse,
    Steeleworks, you are an inspiration. I've commented on this subject in another thread somewhere in this specialty section. Just to add to the conversation here, I'd like to introduce myself. ...
    Aug 28, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  16. I had no clue!
    In my state of Washington, massage therapy has been a licensed profession since the late 1980s. I've been an LMP since 1993, with either a full time practice, or part time during nursing school. At...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Massage Therapists
  17. I had no clue!
    Anyone interested in incorporating massage therapy into their practice should check out the website of the following organizations: American Massage Therapy Association National Association of...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Massage Therapists
  18. Can a nurse make massage therapy a full-time career?
    These threads are all three years old but I thought I would put some info in here. I am an LMP, RN with 15 years of experience as a licensed massage practitioner and one year as an RN. The...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Massage Therapists
  19. IMO A Nurse just needs an order!
    Check out the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists, or the American Holistic Nurses Association.
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Massage Therapists
  20. IMO A Nurse just needs an order!
    I'm a Licensed massage practitioner with basic training in massage therapy of 750 hours, and over 300 hours of continuing education in related manual therapy CEUs, and more than 15 years in practice...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Massage Therapists


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