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  1. Paranoid parents
    There are no supervisors. We're all independents. There is the "Primary" who established and maintains the PA (the day nurse) but she isn't the actual supervisor.
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Paranoid parents
    You raise valid considerations. I can't speak to whether anyone else has addressed these issues with mom. I haven't personally, but I don't know mom very well. When she was venting about the sleeping...
    Jul 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Paranoid parents
    I don't plan on going back on the case but I may. Money is money. It's just really uncomfortable there... even though I never actually saw a camera... She has a bunch of stuffed animals in and around...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Paranoid parents
    Don't you hate it when a bad nurse (or even a few of them) makes the whole profession look bad? I don't know if this family is paranoid or really had some bad experiences, but I kind of think it's...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Have you ever been asked to falsify notes?
    I recall having a parent ask me to be "very detailed" about my interventions. This was some years back. I did as I was asked, as I am always open to constructive criticism. A day or so later she came...
    May 9
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Have you ever been asked to falsify notes?
    Has a family ever asked you to chart more interventions than required or done during your shift in order to make the patient appear more fragile than than they really are so they won't "lose hours"...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Just a tee-hee moment
    Seriously!!!!! And it took him two attempts for a barely competent job. When I was roomed in ED I was advised the one he got in was kinked! LOL! The otherwise super rad medic said I was a hard...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Just a tee-hee moment
    Yesterday, against my will, my job called EMS because I was having a full blown asthma exacerbation after two doses of albuterol inhaler. I refused transport to ED, and the paramedic (because they...
    Apr 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Well, don't come back
    I sincerely hope she does, too. She actually mentioned going back to reapply with some of the agencies, including the infamous "M" because she has a family to support. However, those who live in NY...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. "Wasteful Nurses"
    I had a mom that counted everything. Think I spoke of her before. ;-) She bought the "select-a-size" paper towels and in addition to counting how many paper towels we used, she had it written how...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Well, don't come back
    Hmmm, this is a new one. At least for me. My cousin has been doing independent PDN for the past 8-9 years. She's very savvy and usually diversifies her cases so she isn't dependent on one client...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I could be wrong but I *think* she relayed everything as if she did it but it was another parent who did it all, including calling the agency. I'm not sure, to be honest. I haven't followed up. She...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I totally deferred to the agency when she called, honestly because I was caught off guard and I didn't want it to go back to anyone that I said this, that, and the third. However, she is a parent...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Meh... I called mom when I got off of work to see how things worked out with the agency staff today and she told me that this didn't actually happen to her, she read about it on a discussion board or...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Thank you. Ok, so here's the story: I get a phone call from a parent who is irate that her child's nurse left on Friday before she got home. The child was left in the care of the uncle, who...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    So, to be clear, you wouldn't just leave the child with the other adult in the home at the end of your shift?
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    You are on a 12 hour shift. Primary caregiver has an emergency at 2 PM. Your shift is over at 7 PM and PCG is not back, no nursing coverage is expected until 11 PM. Another competent adult is in the...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Vent to/about my "coworker".
    Very often it's the parents, too. I've seen a caregiver come in, check the nurse's communication book (that's intended for the nurses, only) check the MAR/TAR and mark up the book with question marks...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Chances are the parents on those support sites and those we are talking about are one in the same... It takes a certain kind of crazy to paint ALL nurses (and doctors, RTs, HHAs, etc.) with the same...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    What made it most uncomfortable was I was trying something new at the urging of my sister, it wasn't even a regular thing. So.... yep. I really explained that to her and then she had me go online to...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Well, I had the OCD mom who counted everything. From the number of times I filled up my water bottle (from the tap, mind you) to the number of paper towels I used when I washed my hands, to the...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Do you think there's a power struggle?
    Being both a nurse and a therapeutic foster parent has placed me in a unique situation. I hear a lot from both special needs parents and nurses-- each with their own perspectives on private duty home...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. what do you wear on your job?
    I don't have a specific dress code per se, but usually I wear scrubs. They are comfortable, and being that I work at a preschool/early head start building I don't mind picking up the crying,...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  24. What do you like least/most about private duty?
    I love the pay, the patient, the 1-on-1 time/attention/care. I appreciate the ability to get to know my patient and her needs, I love that I am able to care for the entire family and leave each day...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Peds private duty nursing experience
    SDALPN has a lot of great advice! I would only differ in mentioning that it depends on the area, whether hospitals will hire LPNS. Our area hospitals certainly do, and in fact, one of our hospital...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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