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  1. how to peacefully resign from clients' homes without awkwardness?
    That's the truth! Hrtsnstrs, those same families/personalities end up at the hospital too. The only difference is you work with a team of people that can help you. The environment/atmosphere at...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Nurses aren't maids!
    Because then the parent expects it. And it puts other nurses in a bad position. The rest of us hear "nurse supernurse does it". Its not our job and it takes away from our job. We are there to monitor...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Old wives tales
    I've done stuff like that before. When the room becomes intolerable, things temporarily get moved from the room. I love air freshener. But there is one that smells like cheap mens Cologne. I've...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Am I a bad nurse?
    That's why experienced nurses tell new grads PDN isn't for new grads. They don't listen until its too late. You signed a year contract? I haven't heard of any reputable agency requiring this....
    Jun 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. Terrible Twos?
    Can you imagine going to court explaining that? Your honor, on that day I was busy doing laundry and making lunch for the patient while watching the patient play. The trach fell out and the child...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Terrible Twos?
    Omg. Locked you out? That's messed up! I've had my share of the terrible twos. They turn in to terrible threes and so on. Its usually bad parenting. The parent feels guilty or bad for the kid and...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Old wives tales
    Agreed. I think she was just mentioning some off label, stuff we don't see often kinda things. I wish we could write a book for these parents explaining everything. But the book could have a...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Old wives tales
    I've seen that and even Pepto bismol used. Makes sense though.
    Jun 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Old wives tales
    I was also told that if the kid has a rash to let them sit in the sun for a while. They said it will even out the rash on the skin so it goes away. I'm thinking it just makes them sunburned and the...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Old wives tales
    I was taking with a parent who insists that the things she was taught about healthcare are correct. All of this parents "knowledge" comes from old wives tales. The things I've seen/heard are just...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Walking into a mess
    I disagree to an extent. Parents should be parents. But as parents, they accept that they must meet the needs of their child. If they are leaving milk in the tubing and then using it hours later,...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. Walking into a mess
    Yep, that aggravates me. It is annoying when the parent does it. Its worse when a nurse that knows better does it. I work with both now. The parents are messy and figure we'll clean up after...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. How do you quit a case, and do you feel guilty for it?
    I never tell the family. I work for the agency, not the family. And if you tell the family why, they may retaliate. Just recently a nurse left a case I'm on. She told me it just wasn't a good...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. THAT kind of nurse
    That's typical in this environment. Its also possible that the parents are playing the nurses against each other. Or the parents want to see how you react. If you are sure its the nurse, let your...
    May 30
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. I got subpoenaed
    I've been in your shoes. I was called as a witness. Nothing more. It was about what the parent did, not about me. I was very scared at first, but once I found out I was just a witness I felt better.
    May 28
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. PDN Vent
    Nurses should come with a skills profile that the parents see prior to meeting. Maybe they would base more decisions on nursing skill/experience. All it takes is one mistake.
    May 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. PDN Vent
    This is why PDN isn't for new grads. Notify your supervisor of your concerns in writing to CYA. That is all you can do. You could also scare the nurse with horror stories do she thinks twice...
    May 25
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  18. Curse you, Pulse Ox Machine!!!
    Exactly.
    May 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. My choice or required
    It will never happen. They want the money from these cases. As long as another warm body with a license walks through their doors, they will send nurses to those type of homes and make what they can.
    May 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    I've seen where nurses document when they aren't there. Yep, that's crazy. And just because something is policy doesn't make it right. My company (and others) say they won't pay until they get...
    May 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    How to document initials correctly could be the difference between winning or losing a lawsuit/license. I can see it now. A nurse in court getting questioned. The nurse is asked why they...
    May 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Initial and circle means the med wasn't given...period. That's different. And yep, we always document when another person gives meds or something.
    May 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. Question about med administration
    I have seen some nurses pre pour meds for school. However, that's asking for trouble if something gets mixed up. Its best to bring the meds. Most schools require meds to be locked up so other kids...
    May 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Not all agencies use "pcg". Some write "f"for family or write "mom" if they witness the parent give the med and pour it. Each agency policy is different.
    May 15
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Probably should have started a new thread. I know this type. Run. Run fast. And the meds thing...you are responsible for every med given. Documenting that you don't know what you are giving is...
    May 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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