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  1. New to PDN
    Keep in mind that not every family will have Wi-Fi or be willing to share it with you if they do, so your laptop may not be helpful for research purposes unless you have the ability to create your...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Skype Interview with Cruise Line
    May I ask what line you were on? Was it one of the "major players" or a smaller company? Some of the ones I've talked to are nothing like what you're describing in terms of working environment...
    Dec 16
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. New to PDN
    My car-bag (mine is actually a plastic tote with a lid that I keep in the trunk) also includes non-perishable food items, a cheap stethoscope, and some extra pens (in addition to change of clothing,...
    Dec 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Therapeutic Lying With Dementia Patients
    This is probably one of the sweetest things I've ever heard in my entire life, and I'm a crusty old broad, so that's no small period of time we're talking about!!!
    Dec 15
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Bear Hug Transfer
    I'm always puzzled by the "two people required" lift situation except in cases of morbid obesity... as long as one person can roll the patient to put the sling under / remove the sling, why does it...
    Dec 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Best lotion for dry hands?
    For daily use, I prefer Gold Bond Ultimate Healing with Aloe. I have a tube stashed in my work bag, in my car, on my end table by the couch where I sit at home, and a small tube in my jeans pocket...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Purchasing a gift for your nurse?
    I've yet to see a floor that will turn down a gift of food.... pizza delivery, gift basket, cookies, candy, etc.
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Pay per visit
    I'm trying to wrap my head around seeing 65 patients in 17 hours.... were they all living in the same apartment building?
    Nov 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. To all my non-hospital nurses
    Through home health agencies. I found my first one on Craigslist of all places (yes, it's a legitimate agency, they just use CL to post openings). As for pay/benefits, it really depends on the...
    Nov 20
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Do you know first aid, or even have supplies?
    Yes, this kit is specifically for hockey games -- the rest of the time, it's just stored at home until the next game. And I do have finger SAM splints in the kit. in addition to 9", 15", 18", and...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Do you know first aid, or even have supplies?
    I put together a first aid kit for my kid's hockey team this year.... mainly SAM splints, tape, Ace / Coban rolls, various dressings and bandaids, steri-strips and butterflies, triple antibiotic...
    Nov 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I never would have thought of that...
    I use a different approach for TED hose -- yank the hose up as far as you can like putting on a sock. Then, grab the toe hole and pull that end up and over the foot and heel towards the knee...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. To all my non-hospital nurses
    Another here who is happy doing Private Duty Nursing and Home Health Nursing (no, they are not the same thing). Lots and lots of options!
    Nov 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. cam walker and c diff
    How is this any different than you walking around the grocery store or anywhere else in public? Do you intentionally splash in puddles of poo at work? There are all kinds of germs living...
    Nov 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Rejected..No Facebook?!!
    Not sure what part of the country you live in, but give Private Duty Nursing a try. It doesn't pay as much as a facility (for Medicaid patients, at least), so there are always positions going...
    Nov 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  16. Ways to chart about mucus?
    I figure that PDNs probably deal with more mucus than just about any other specialty of nursing, given that almost all of us deal with trachs on a regular basis, so might as well ask this question...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Where do I get guidance?
    Did you even read the OP's message? This is private pay, no insurance, no Medicare, no Medicaid. Therefore, there really ARE no rules/requirements to be followed, because the only ones dictating...
    Nov 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. That glorious feeling....
    Cracks me up how we all justify clogging our arteries based on the fact that we work hard! LOL
    Nov 8
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. That glorious feeling....
    That glorious moment when you're able to report off on your usually-pretty-stable patient who was completely off the rails all night long..... *aaaaaahhhhhhh* Stopping for a greasy spoon breakfast...
    Nov 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Wow, evidently I didn't learn anything in Pharm class..... LOL
    Nov 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    Your link is for THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA's Medicaid program. Do you have anything FEDERAL to show this is the case in ALL states? And yes, I'd still love to see something that says we...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Medicaid paid company, but company didn't pay me! ADVICE PLEASE!!!
    Okay, lots of stuff being said here that needs to be clarified. First of all, what does "taking a lunch" involve? If you left the home, you needed to clock out and clock back in and not be...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. How much do you make?
    Must be nice to have those kinds of funds available -- your patient is very, very lucky!
    Oct 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. It drives me nuts when....
    Client gets hospitalized on Thursday, but nobody tells anyone. I get a call from the on-call supervisor three hours before the start of my Sunday shift telling me that I've been called off. I...
    Oct 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. What counts as PDN?
    Worker's comp is insurance.....
    Oct 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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