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  1. Charting in hospice IPU
    Hello I'm a inpatient manager and I've done homecare and inpatient nursing. I did not rewrite anything that was already some place else...I didn't rewrite the prn meds given in my narrative because...
    Nov 5, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. electronic charting
    Thanks for the info. We did a demo with them and it looks promising.... they are a small company and are willing to work with us to provide what we need or currently use...they are a pay by the...
    Feb 26, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. electronic charting
    We are exploring different software programs. .one that we are definitely considering is Elara. Has anyone else used this? Was it difficult. ..some of us are not computer savvy but from what I've...
    Feb 17, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Order sets?
    Our medical director will not sign for pts comfort kit (crisis meds) anymore. Said she must have a "pt relationship"to write for c2 meds. She will do it in the occasional emergency but then she must...
    Feb 17, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. new grad in hospice
    Hi Would your hospice hire a new grad RN? We are a small nonprofit hospice with a hospice house facility. I'm considering hiring a new grad RN for the hospice house...thoughts??
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Top 3 admitting terminal dx
    My company hasn't allowed us to use debility in over a year. We were also told AFTT would have to stop being used over the next few months.
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. fundraising
    Hi Everyone I work for a not-for-profit hospice,and as most do, we struggle with funds/money. I was wondering what type of fundraisers your hospice does? We currently have an annual butterfly...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. employee rewards/appreciation programs
    Hi Im wanting to start some type of employee appreciation/reward program at my Hospice. Hospice can be very rewarding when dealing with our pts and families but I would like to find creative and...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Pay Increase ATO PTO how does your company treat you? .
    Located in SC. no pay raises in 3 years not even a cost of living raise. Medical insurance has tripled over 3 years. I expect that it will increase again in March. (open enrollment). accrue PTO at 12...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Help me here!
    Absolutely nothing wrong with perfering one kind of nursing over another! Some nurses dont think hospice nursing is "true" nursing (because you arent saving lives) but I say "its the absolute best...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. No dnr
    Where I work pts in the home setting are not forced to be a DNR because pts/families know that 911 is a life line and they will call even if they have been told to call hospice first for anything. In...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Guidance for a new case manager?
    Your welcome!! I actually went back to nursing school to do hospice. (Not a LPN anymore but a RN just cant figure out how to change that on here;) You sound like you already love hospice! Hospice is...
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Guidance for a new case manager?
    1. Where I work we wear scrubs. Everyone doesnt keep a nice clean house. 2. Worst part is taking call especially after you have worked 8+ hours that day. Paperwork for the visit isnt too bad....
    Sep 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. LPN's in hospice?
    Im mostly wondering about LPNs working in the field. (seeing pts in their home) giving meds is usually done by pts or family members.....was considering if they could be used for on call or seeing...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. LPN's in hospice?
    Does your hospice use LPN's? The hospice I work for doesn't. Im wondering how we could utilize them since they can't assess for death?? We have 2 fulltime RN case mgrs that work mon-fri and take...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Do all hospice patients now have IV's?
    been in hospice for lil over a year and none of our pts have had iv's. im in south carolina
    Sep 25, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Some advice on morphine admin
    i agree!!! bone cancer can be one of the most painful cancers there is. you sound like a hospice nurse in the making. thank you for being there for this man. appropriate orders totally. and yes, in...
    Sep 21, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. social worker visit?
    in our facility social workers have 5 days to do initial assessment
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Did everyone flunk their college writing courses? writing courses were required at my college???:clown:
    Jun 27, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. nursing Is So...
    awesome rewarding hard and so NOT like nursing school!
    Dec 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New Grad SNF work... I am just exhausted and shocked
    Just wondering.....During nursing school did you guys go to nursing homes for clinicals?? During those clinicals did you work with a facility nurse and her patients or just your preceptor and your...
    Dec 13, '09
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. If you have rec' d the H1N1 vaccine - please report
    My grandson and I both go our H1N1 IM about month ago. My arm was sore the next day but within48 hours we were both sick. Nasal drip till we lay down then nasal congestion...coughing,sore throat, ear...
    Nov 28, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Which Field of Nursing Do You Love and Why?
    I love Hospice.....I get to give my patients one-on-one nursing care. I never feel that I have to leave a pt. "right now" for the emergency down the hall. Also get to do alot of teaching which I...
    Nov 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. How long will he last?
    when faced with the "how much longer" question re: calling in family I always tell the family to go ahead a call because sooner is usually better. We only can go by the clinical signs of impending...
    Nov 22, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Hey!!  I did it!  I am an RN!!  WooHoo!!
    Feels great doesn't it!!!!:dncgbby::hpygrp::prdnrs:
    Oct 26, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum

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