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  1. Help!! How to document clinical info narrative
    Everyon at our agency charts narrative differently. Most nurses use Word templates, especially for revisits. We are required to use templates to document wounds and ostomies. Remember that your OASIS...
    Nov 25, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. New Oncology Intern RN
    If I can add one thing to that wonderful post....you *will* get close to your patients, it is hard not to, and it is one of the benefits of being in Onc. Never forget that you are not thier friend,...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. How valuable is your OCN?
    I got my OCN years ago when I worked in onc and the test was hard, but I did do really well on it, and I was proud to add it to my educational background. BTW, I have never belonged to ONS and still...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. Question about GBM treatments?
    Great post Kel.....very informative.
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. New Nurse 1 year in...should I change floors?
    I would move to med onc. That is the type of floor I started on as a student for a year and then as an RN for the next five years. I loved it, and you will probably find a great group of nurses up...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  6. Home health SN Safety
    Lol.....this topic reminds me of when I used to take call and sometimes got called out in the middle of the night and never knew exactly what I was heading into. I always took my 110lb Rottweiler...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Week one of orientation done
    With all your experience I am sure you would be an asset to any agency. My agency did not exactly throw me too the wolves, but when I started I was seeing some pts on my own within a week or so....
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Thinking of doing HH per diem but...
    I would never work at a place that pays by the visit. When you have used your time, energy, wear and tear on your car, effort and expertise dealing with the pt, doc and family, amd the pt does not...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Now you all are making me scared!
    I agree with getting more hospital experience, I would aim for at least 2-3 years acute care experience. People who do homecare without that experience will tell you they do fine, but they do not...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. mediport, picc and phlebotomists
    Not in California. Must be an RN.
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Home Health IVs w/new grad nurse
    Depends on the pt. If it is a pediatric pt with a pediport and an emaciated sunken contracted upper torso and the thing rolls, yeah.....you can miss. Really though, I would say in gerenal, on 99% of...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Thinking about making the switch to home health...
    I agree with the above poster....pay by the hour is waaay better. When you have spent 30 minutes round trip driving to a pts house, another 45 sorting them out and then do not get paid for any of it...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Less than 2 years as nurse and back probs force change
    How about home care? Think about it a little and see if it might be for you. A little more acute care experience would be preferable, but I am seeing that new grads are getting jobs in some agencies,...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Documentation altering/tampering...Is this the norm???
    This does not sound like an ethical agency. I have been in HH for 10+ years with the same agency, and my responses would *never* be changed by anyone, not even my director, without my consent. I am...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. The love of home health
    Hi guys.....I am glad to see the interest in home care, but as someone mentioned, I feel that you need 2-3 years of acute experience, preferably more, before coming to home care. I noticed that the...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. I flunked out of clinical today..
    This sounds crazy. I am making the assumption this was in a hospital room....no clock in there, what the heck?I forget my darn watch half the time, I think you had a clever solution to use the cell....
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Will I get in trouble ? ? ?
    I work in home care and we often photograph wounds at our agency. Per HIPPA, and agency policy, the pt must sign consent any time a pic is taken. Additionally, there can be no way to identify the pt...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Refusing to dissect in A&P or Microbiology?
    [QUOTE=Stephalump;7030778]So we should dissect shelter animals! Problem solved. :-)[/QUOTE Actually, my real point was that you do *not* need to do any animal dissection to have a good working...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. hi im a senior in highschool going for an associates degree as an  RN
    I am terrible at math. It does not help that I have had a couple of *horrible* teachers/professors in my lifetime. If the teacher was good, I understood a lot more (wow, strange concept). Anyway,...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Shy, awkward, introverted nurse-to-be! Can it happen?
    Just because you are introverted socially, does not mean you will be so with patients and families. You know how they say actors are often very shy in person, yet they are completely comfortable on...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Palative Care Still Raw
    I worked in palliative care for 5 years as an RN OCN. When people used to ask me how I could stand doing it, I would explain it like this: downstairs is labor and delivery. The nurses down there...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Sac state (CSUS) nursing spring 2013
    Thanks DreamBig. I was reading some of your posts. I was close to your age when I was in the program, I was 23 when I graduated.....am 38 now. I also volunteered at Mercy General.....I was a...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Sac state (CSUS) nursing spring 2013
    Well, it has been 15 years since I graduated. Your question is interesting to answer, I don't remember having any expectations for the job. I know that may sound strange, but I have always been a...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. Refusing to dissect in A&P or Microbiology?
    I attended an accredited 4 year university program for my BSN and never dissected anything. We used complex models, human skeletons, that kind of thing. The med students and pre physical therapy...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Sac state (CSUS) nursing spring 2013
    Hi guys! You all are bringing back so many memories. I got into Sac State years ago in 1995. I remember how incredibly nerve racking it was. In my era, they accepted folks tramsferring in from...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: California Nursing


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