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  1. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I could be wrong but I *think* she relayed everything as if she did it but it was another parent who did it all, including calling the agency. I'm not sure, to be honest. I haven't followed up. She...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    I totally deferred to the agency when she called, honestly because I was caught off guard and I didn't want it to go back to anyone that I said this, that, and the third. However, she is a parent...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Meh... I called mom when I got off of work to see how things worked out with the agency staff today and she told me that this didn't actually happen to her, she read about it on a discussion board or...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    Thank you. Ok, so here's the story: I get a phone call from a parent who is irate that her child's nurse left on Friday before she got home. The child was left in the care of the uncle, who...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    So, to be clear, you wouldn't just leave the child with the other adult in the home at the end of your shift?
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. WWYD: Caregiver not home at end of shift?
    You are on a 12 hour shift. Primary caregiver has an emergency at 2 PM. Your shift is over at 7 PM and PCG is not back, no nursing coverage is expected until 11 PM. Another competent adult is in the...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Vent to/about my "coworker".
    Very often it's the parents, too. I've seen a caregiver come in, check the nurse's communication book (that's intended for the nurses, only) check the MAR/TAR and mark up the book with question marks...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Chances are the parents on those support sites and those we are talking about are one in the same... It takes a certain kind of crazy to paint ALL nurses (and doctors, RTs, HHAs, etc.) with the same...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    What made it most uncomfortable was I was trying something new at the urging of my sister, it wasn't even a regular thing. So.... yep. I really explained that to her and then she had me go online to...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    Well, I had the OCD mom who counted everything. From the number of times I filled up my water bottle (from the tap, mind you) to the number of paper towels I used when I washed my hands, to the...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Do you think there's a power struggle?
    Being both a nurse and a therapeutic foster parent has placed me in a unique situation. I hear a lot from both special needs parents and nurses-- each with their own perspectives on private duty home...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. what do you wear on your job?
    I don't have a specific dress code per se, but usually I wear scrubs. They are comfortable, and being that I work at a preschool/early head start building I don't mind picking up the crying,...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. What do you like least/most about private duty?
    I love the pay, the patient, the 1-on-1 time/attention/care. I appreciate the ability to get to know my patient and her needs, I love that I am able to care for the entire family and leave each day...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Peds private duty nursing experience
    SDALPN has a lot of great advice! I would only differ in mentioning that it depends on the area, whether hospitals will hire LPNS. Our area hospitals certainly do, and in fact, one of our hospital...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. Is 21$ an hour for new grad (ADN), home health too low?
    Medicaid reimbursements are categorized into high-tech and low-tech, and the reimbursements are relational. There should be an LPN reimbursement rate and an RN reimbursement rate, but $22-30 per hour...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Do you work full time?
    I work independently and I could work enough hours to be considered full time, but of course there are no benefits with that and it would be foolish to put all my eggs into one basket; for both the...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  17. Job Description, Head Start Program Nurse
    How did your interview go? I am also interviewing for this same position title in NYS soon and I have no idea what to expect. As you mentioned, there is not a lot of information available, either.
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Sleeping Nurse = No Agency?
    Ultimately, because she was my foster daughter I was responsible for her safety whether we had nursing coverage or not, which is why when we caught her sleeping the initial time we became more...
    Jul 19, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. odd case
    I had a case where the baby was kept on blankets on the floor. Mom said Baby had spent most of their life in NICU in a crib and she wanted Baby to have a sense of unrestricted movement and freedom....
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  20. Vent...lying families
    I am so sorry that happened. Something similar occurred a few years back when a family reported that I had come to their home no less than 3 times smelling of marijuana. I was like "really? Why would...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Sleeping Nurse = No Agency?
    I signed back up with an agency yesterday after spending some time away doing the foster care. I already have a case because my experience gives me a unique perspective that they believe would be...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. Rate your nurse? Check out this can of worms...
    Oh, Ventmommy... that made me LOL! I'm on that site, too, because of when I was doing medically fragile foster care and I hadn't given it a second thought. I had to make a trip back there yesterday...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  23. Rate your nurse? Check out this can of worms...
    The whole concept seems libelous. I mean, seriously, if a parent likes or even tolerates a nurse-- and that nurse is filling adequate shifts on their case, then the likelihood of them logging on to...
    Jun 18, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  24. Sleeping Nurse = No Agency?
    And it is patient abandonment. But in practice, unless a complaint is made to the BON, it is very rarely seen as such. In theory these rules are logical and ideal, but in practice companies are...
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Chamberlain College of Nursing in Atlanta, GA
    Nurse2b7337, thanks! Lol... Prettyplay24, the loans through Dept of Ed are not credit based, however, any private loans you get through a third party (Sallie Mae, WF, PNC, etc.) are credit-based....
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing Degrees


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