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  1. Sharing A Caseload
    :kiss Thanks, I like something that fits in my pocket or waist bag! They gave me a planner but it's notebook sized and I was wondering if I would use it, realistically. I've bookmarked the...
    Dec 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Sharing A Caseload
    Hey... I wanted to know if anyone else has done this. The team I'm on has several "pairs", usually an RN and an LPN, who share a caseload. The RN case manages, and the LPN does mostly revisits...
    Dec 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. What's your caseload number and daily quota?
    Our caseloads are in the upper 20s, generally, and we are expected to see around 7 patients a day. On days I do more than 30 miles I can take one patient off and see 6 for productivity. Some days...
    Dec 14, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Mileage
    They have us put it in our DAR; I'm a full time person, rather than per case, so I guess, yes, it works out that way. They count my road time as part of my eight hours, to a degree... as I said, 30...
    Nov 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Mileage
    I think there is a foul weather policy, and I'll need to look it up. I have already run into what you are talking about, with the patients trying to defer me on yucky days... it'll probably increase...
    Nov 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Mileage
    I haven't been at this long, so I've only worked one weekend (we work a weekend every six weeks). My next weekend is the w/e before Christmas, and I work that this year, so I expect a strange week...
    Nov 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Mileage
    Wowsa... where do you live, that you'd do 200 miles to see that many patients? I am seeing from 5-7, usually. :eek:
    Nov 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Mileage
    Out of curiosity, what is your average daily mileage that you report on your DAR? We have to report mileage and count it as time, as well (so 30 miles is considered an hour of time on the DAR, for...
    Nov 17, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. NY Times Editorial on Nursing Shortage
    Oh, no (LOL) that was back when I was living and working in Louisiana. I'm glad not all managers have that regressive attitude, but I have to say I'm surprised to hear there are so many of them. ...
    Oct 27, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. changing lanes, home health?
    I think there were a couple of reasons I decided, when going back to work, to try HH rather than going back to the floor. First off, I desired more autonomy; as a case manager, there is a lot of...
    Oct 26, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. NY Times Editorial on Nursing Shortage
    I still don't know what that was about... apparently, for her, it was not enough to be clean scrubbed and wearing a uniform (we wore whites there, too). I don't know that it was a requirement,...
    Oct 26, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. NY Times Editorial on Nursing Shortage
    LOL... yes, G-d forbid. I had visions of makeup running down my neck when she was talking to me; I might be able to wear it now, I'm not doing "sweaty work" in HH... but I'd have been a general mess...
    Oct 26, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. NY Times Editorial on Nursing Shortage
    *groan* Don't I know it. I worked several years as an 11-7 Med Surg charge nurse and it was wicked difficult being responsible for the admissions, blood, pushes and PCA's on the LPNs' patients,...
    Oct 25, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. NY Times Editorial on Nursing Shortage
    ~*~*~*~*~*~ Dying for Lack of Nurses A report in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association says that when hospital nurses are given too many patients to care for, the patients...
    Oct 25, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Als
    Als
    Thank you for the info; I just found today that HCFA has lowered the wait time for ALS patients getting on Medicare, and that is something I can pass along to my patient and his wife. I am learning...
    Sep 28, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Als
    Als
    Hi All: I have picked up a new patient who has ALS that I am going to case manage. I've consulted PT and OT to visit him and his wife; he is already seriously disabled, and his home is not...
    Sep 28, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    Kudos for dropping them like a hot potato. They're trying to get you to do the work of six people and pay you for one. That is ridiculous. It seems like to me they are a liability suit waiting for...
    Sep 22, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Palms/pda in homehealth
    WooWoo, globalRN, I looked at StatCoder and that is *rad*. I am going to ask my boss if I can put that in my Jornada, I am at a constant loss with the ICD-9 coding. I'm going to do a google for...
    Sep 22, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    Hi Ladies... OutbackAnnie: Ooh, Parish Nursing. I have wondered about that, too, I got a nondenominational minister's ordination so that I could go in and do energy work like Reiki with people...
    Sep 22, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Jacho wants input!
    "May I take a moment to comment on behalf of my poor colleagues who still work in hospitals. My issue is with this restraint free environment. When was the last time any of you had 10 pt's on an...
    Sep 21, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. follow up to BIpap/Cpap
    I wear a CPAP, and my mask irritated my nose bridge at first. The problem with putting anything on the nose is that it potentially breaks the seal, which causes air to go in the eyes, not in the...
    Sep 21, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What  do you wear to work?
    The dress code says professional casual... I've seen nurses wearing everything from scrubs to shorts and tee shirts. Supposedly no open toed shoes or clogs, but I've seen those, too. Myself, I am...
    Sep 21, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Wound Care Words Of Wisdom
    Thank you! This is very helpful, I'm printing out a copy to put in my ever-expanding accordian file for reference!
    Sep 21, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Intro to Home Health nursing
    Wow, thank you for posting this!! :-)
    Sep 21, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    Hi... my name is Ruth Abreu, but my nickname is Ro and that is what everyone calls me. I am dually licensed in MA and NH and work the Merrimack Valley area, which includes some of both states. ...
    Sep 21, '02
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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