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  1. resources for hospice medications?
    Joining hpna can be a huge help.
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Guidance for a new case manager?
    We use allscripts and as it was not designed for hospice use, we are getting a huge revamping of it. I haven't seen my boss for weeks because she is locked in with the software developers redoing it....
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Guidance for a new case manager?
    I am an rn case manager, home care only, no admissions. Last week was an aberration; I had 18 pts but lots of help from my colleagues. I wear business casual always, and I drive anywhere from 30-60...
    Oct 28, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. A nursing student at 48. My journey could be yours...
    I am 53 and i have been a nurse for 2 years. I am a hospice nurse. I got a BSN in 14 months and made the national nursing honor society, sigma theta tau. I love my career and I am so glad it chose me...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  5. How many patients do you see each day?
    I see 4 sometimes 5 pts a day, I work m-f and rarely take or have to do on call. I work about 12 hours or more a day when you add in documentation time and I drive 40-60 miles a day. And I love my...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Please tell me best analog manual BP cuff?
    I have worn out 2 $25 ones from specialty medical. I'd love to hear if the ones from the Hopkins catalog are any better.... I am a hospice home care nurse and I use mine all the time. And a durable...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  7. Good or Bad Luck with Hospice Pharmacia?
    I loved hp when we used them! We switched to one point and they just stink. I know hp was more expensive but honestly!
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. lpn as supervisor?
    Glad this is addressed by this forum. My hospice has an LPN doing night triage via phone and I wondered if this was out of the scope of practice.
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Hospice Care Plans
    Actually hpna has an awesome flip book that helps with care plans and recerts. Message me privately if this is Greek to you. I struggle with care plans every day. We mainly use alt. in resp status,...
    Feb 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    I saw a picture of all the new folks who participated in this program on facebook. Interestingly they were all young, pretty and white. Interesting, huh?
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  11. Hospice and Assisted Suicide
    This is really well put. As a hospice nurse, if I do my job well and teach effectively, not only am I able to mitigate the pain and suffering at EOL but also empower my patients to make the best...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Lasix use in CHF?
    Here's what you need to remember about CHF and hospice. This comes from a colleague of mine who heard it a conference but it is wonderful. The goal is to have a metabolic death, not a congestive...
    Jan 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Few questions on starting to apply
    Don't bother with lpn. You won't get a job. Get an associates RN at a minimum
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. Should a New Grad RN consider a staffing agency?
    Stay away from family lives agency. They will hire new grads and the next thing you know, you will be working with a little sick kid on a vent. Not the. Way you want to start
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  15. Best watch for clinicals?
    oh--can so totally put my 2 cents in on this one!! a timex expedition diving watch--has ordinal (regular) numbers, a lumiglo backlight, a sweep hand, a dial around the outside you can twist and time...
    Sep 3, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Questions about hospice
    wow--that consideration of patient acuity is HUGE. I am a CM and I am on my way to having a full caseload of 10--now I have 7 and one patient in transition or a pain crisis can destroy your whole...
    Jun 11, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. new RN and new hospice nurse-need help!
    the throughlifeand death link seems to be broken
    May 28, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. What is your Hospice paying for mileage
    just went to 0.51/mile plus tolls parking etc
    May 7, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Boston New Grads Who Got Hired...What Helped??
    working as a CNA during school totally helped me get work after I passed the NCLEX. I had a high GPA, Sigma Tau, etc. But I was able to work as a private duty nurse for the same agency that I did...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    I don't feel that I had nearly enough time in clinical or skills lab. I did an ABSN program. I think this also puts me at a distinct disadvantage to those who did 4 year BSN degrees. You guys have...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    hey, it's me, canary in a coal mine--haven't heard from MGH yet. I just read this globe article and it is giving me PTSD as I did my immersion on Ellison 4. And I know ALL the nurses including the...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. NG: Got a job after 3 months (experience & tips)
    congrats on your new position. Your tips are great and just by doing this, I can see you are a team player. That will be a wonderful asset to you in your new position. I am a new grad nurse but...
    Feb 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. MGH is offering new grad ICU internship for $11.44 an hour?
    So here’s the deal. I am fortunate enough to be the canary in the coalmine for this debate. In fact I logged on to allnurses to see if the topic had come up (YES! And then some ;-) and read what...
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. Nursing Diagnosis!!!
    knowledge deficit related to impaired airway clearance? Try focusing on teaching regarding cough and deep breathing, repositioning. I have a great exercise where you have a pt put their hands just...
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Finally got a job in a Boston Hospital!!!
    what a nice post!! Congrats to you! I agree, Craigslist is great--I check it every day and I have to say that I just got an offer from a posting I initially saw there. Please send me info about a...
    Feb 10, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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