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  1. Productivity...groan
    Does anyone in case management or in particular disease management have to meet productivity "numbers?" As in how many assessments per week, contact with members per week, etc... My manager is...
    Jul 8, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  2. titration of cardiac IV drips
    I don't know of anything like what you are asking for. I can only offer that titration should be based on the half-life of the drug, and the effect it has within that time frame. In the CT unit I...
    May 8, '05
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  3. Home Health Care
    I would check with your Ohio State Board of Nursing.
    Apr 15, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Gas prices are killing me, how much does your agency reimburse?
    40.5 cents a mile. It went up 3 cents and gas went up 60 cents a gallon! Not much left over for wear and tear!
    Apr 8, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Basic Home Health Care Charts
    Just do what many of my patients do, they get a notebook, and just write in it. Some family's leave me notes in there, or questions, and I answer them, usually only things like "Please order more...
    Apr 8, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Grey's Anatomy Premier!!! + How to Contact Show Creators
    I find this to be a very accurate portrayal of the attitudes I have encountered. Is it right? Of course not! But why fault the program or writers for doing an honest job? To sugarcoat it is to do a...
    Mar 31, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hedis 2005...
    Ah, rub it in why don't ya! Just kidding, that sounds cool. Are you finding the diabetes and HTN measures very time consuming? I am assuming you are doing these, but I know the commercial MCO's do...
    Mar 30, '05
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  8. any such thing as Male RN's in home health?
    She means Rustyhammer, one of the admin's on this forum, used to do home care. We have several male nurses at the agency I work for. It has never been a problem. It really isn't any different than...
    Mar 30, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Hedis 2005...
    Well, we got our assignments the end of the second week of March, and I got most of the appointments scheduled the following week. I have 4 counties in NJ, a total of 700 charts and over 250...
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: Quality Improvement
  10. Could somebody help me with this test question..I just took!
    I think it's the infant because isn't like 80% of an infants total body weight water?
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Forms
    www.moorestownvna.org I believe they have theirs on line, I have seen many many versions. Try different VNA sites, they may also have them on-line.
    Mar 29, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Advice needed - Should he be fired?
    I empathize with the situation. I agree that he should be let go. Your staff needs to know that you will follow up with your expectations, and it will give them faith in you, that you will not allow...
    Mar 22, '05
    Forum: Nursing Management
  13. I cant keep doing this....
    OMG, your agency is just like mine, except that we only covered one county, and we never had to cover the whole county except for rarely on the weekend. That kind of traveling is too much. I would...
    Mar 22, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Can home health RN's take verbal/telephone orders from other RN's, MA's, etc???
    I plead the 5th.
    Mar 22, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. dreading going into work tomorrow
    I did! Good to see you here. Well, you know, doo-doo happens. We can't all be saints 100% of the time. If they complained to management, I suggest you give them an apology and move on. A...
    Mar 20, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Calling all HH Nurses, roll call
    Welcome to everyone who has posted since my last post, which was too long ago. Good to see you all here. Post often.
    Mar 20, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    I used LOL = Little Old Lady, way before the days of lol on the internet. Just ask, and we'll explain them.
    Mar 20, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Getting the Labs there on time?
    I never had to worry about this much, since I work the suburbs and city and am never too far from a hospital. So I will try to shed a little bit of light, but I am by no means an expert. 1. We had...
    Mar 17, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Responsibilities of Home Health Nurses
    Thanks for the plug Karen. Melissa, feel free to quote me, or print out anything from my site. I PM'd you too.
    Mar 17, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. A new NY HHC nurse....maybe?
    Sounds pretty good to me Kathy!! I think the $65 for admit is low, (Between 75 and 85 by me) BUT, if you don't have to complete OASIS for peds, and well mom and baby, then your paperwork may not be...
    Mar 13, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. What did you need ot start?
    My agency supplies everything, and I won't repeat what is said above. I also do like my own tympanic thermometer, but I also have a digital oral thermometer in case I run out of covers, or I want a...
    Mar 13, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What is that word that I am looking for?
    I am looking in my Estes Assessment book, maybe erythema nodosum, but that name makes me think it is very red, but if you are talking about what I am picturing, it is not red.
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    I don't think you are doing anything wrong at all. I think you must be in a tough area. If you were in NJ, they would eat you right up with maternal/child experience, maybe the areas they will...
    Mar 11, '05
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Would you be willing to do this?
    What is the accountability of the shift super? It seems to me like it is easier to call you than to work at the staffing herself. My friend did what you are doing, and was terribly abused for a...
    Mar 9, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Hedis 2005...
    Has anyone gotten their assignments yet? On the road yet? Are you using laptops or paper tools? This is my first year. Everytime we hear the data is ready, it has to be re-run, so we continue to...
    Mar 9, '05
    Forum: Quality Improvement


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