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  1. For on-call how do you ....
    Oh and ktwlpn, I do go in on my follow up visits when explaining hospice (and if I'm the one doing the admission) do educate the family that even though we are 24/7 we will try to walk you through...
    May 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. For on-call how do you ....
    Wow! I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole! That really does make sense and I do wonder if we are leaning that way but because it's new leadership they don't want to rock the boat too much, too...
    May 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. For on-call how do you ....
    We don't get extra time off for taking call. Technically if we are out all night, we can come in later but then lose money which for us it's time and a half and we do feel, if you're having us go out...
    May 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. For on-call how do you ....
    Newhospicern I agree! We've been saying that for awhile. Before though, I heard it was worse before we got our evening nurse so they're always telling us how lucky we are that she's there. And we are...
    May 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. For on-call how do you ....
    Thanks! That's just it, we have awesome doctors I mean doctors that I wouldn't hesitate to call, just fantastic human beings that never make you feel inferior, bad etc... I generally can figure what...
    May 3
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. For on-call how do you ....
    Not sure there's an answer for this as all of my co-workers voice the same complaint. But how do you stay "on" for on-call without letting it consume your nerves? I love my job, the first time I can...
    May 2
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Shift Work vs Monday to Friday - Which would you prefer?
    I've worked 3 12's as well as years doing clinical review work with M-F no holidays no weekends. I prefer evenings and weekends off. I absolutely hated 3 12's bc I flipped from days/nights, I was a...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is Hospice nursing "easier"?
    I don't know that it's accurate to say that because they're on hospice, they're dying and you know what you're walking into. We have some pt's that fit that description of days or weeks but we also...
    Nov 28, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Best tips for blood draw on elderly
    I am a new hospice CM and loving it so far! Only been a little over a week. I had my first blood draw which went well but the lady had unusually great veins for her age not to mention a "knot" that...
    Jun 28, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Hospital owned HH experiences
    I am still weighing my options thus far. I have the opportunity for a HH that is owned by one of the mega hospitals in my area. They are all about profit, I worked for them in the past in the...
    Mar 19, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    update: I emailed and she emailed back, I wasn't dreaming about her perception of me and we're moving forward! Odd I had to reach out first as again I thought it was best to wait and not bother them....
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  12. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    I apologize if I came off that I'm arrogant. Far from it. Awed was perhaps not the right word. However in response to my vision of residents and what providing care to them means to me, she said...
    Mar 13, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. DONS q on hiring turnaround for SDC
    I'm wondering from a DON's perspective if timelines are generally adhered to for hiring or not? I interviewed mid-Feb for a staff development/infection control nurse position. The interview went...
    Mar 12, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  14. staffing agency for home health
    Can anyone briefly describe how this works? I have an interest in home health and have some options right now for an actual facility which is what I would prefer for employment but not sure how the...
    Jan 9, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. How could a DON not know?
    Thank you, I understand better. The pharmacy contract did change, they were working on getting new equipment things like IV pumps. I would guess though that the RN's may need to be concerned....
    Jan 6, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  16. How could a DON not know?
    Thank you both. I kind of thought others would go. Even though I understand corporate could get rid of her too, I didn't realize how common that was. She and the ADON are two of the most wonderful...
    Jan 5, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  17. Anybody heard of Care Rite?
    They are supposedly buying many ltcs/rehabs. Based out of New York but buying in eastern midwest states. Cannot find any info on them. I find that weird.
    Jan 4, '14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. How could a DON not know?
    I just got let go from my fantastic new job of Staff Developement RN for a rehab center after only 2 weeks! Shattered doesn't even begin to describe it. I loved this place from the instant I...
    Jan 3, '14
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  19. Koi Kathryn scrub tops, do they ALL run big?
    Ok, Tafford emailed me back. According to them, it was mislabeled from the factory. They're suggestion was to send it back to exchange, but I'd rather not deal with all of that. I can try on the...
    Dec 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  20. Koi Kathryn scrub tops, do they ALL run big?
    Yeah, that's what I thought too. Except for this particular top, seriously it's huge. That's why I wondered if it was the "Kathryn" line, the "Lucky" top in particular, or just a fluke. I emailed...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. Koi Kathryn scrub tops, do they ALL run big?
    I got my usual size small in the Kathryn "Lucky" top and this thing is huge! I want to order a couple other patterns but first do they all run that big in the Kathryn or is it a fluke? I have a Koi...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  22. Anybody a SDC or aka jack/jill of all trades?
    Thank you. Can you estimate how often the days are long? This is 97 beds. When you have to jump in to fill in for someone, is it typically the entire shift or just a few hours or does it vary? Right...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Anybody a SDC or aka jack/jill of all trades?
    Thank you! Did you also need to pass meds at times and jump in where needed? It was clear that both the DON and ADON do this, however they have not had a SDC person they've just sort of been...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Anybody a SDC or aka jack/jill of all trades?
    I have no clue where to post this! I interviewed today and it really looks like an offer is imminent at a SNF. It is for a nursing educator aka staff development. They made it clear it's a...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Who to address in the cover letter.
    I am applying for an outpatient facility connected to one of the mega system's community hospitals. To confuse matters more, in the job description, the 3 letters that tell you the hospital's...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help


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