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  1. mileage issue/home health issues
    Nope, no scorching from me, only a hearty agreement.:up: It's why I just left nursing. Our central agency was offering our company everything that came down the pike and our company accepted...
    Sep 6, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. the "non-adherant" patient question
    "It is too bad that agencies "give up" on these patients and will not allow nurses to continue to try and educate their patients." Hi Anna, You can only do so much with the time you have. For...
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Meds in TPN bag?
    Arwen, Well said. I couldn't add any more than what you stated. Sue
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Do you get paid
    Hi Cookie, You have to be careful and really watch for burnout. I didn't catch your age, but those kinds of days can wreak a toll on your body. I did the same till I came down with pneumonia and...
    Aug 9, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Vent: Bad day
    Uh, I think you're right about the CG not wanting to leave the little cabin in the woods! :rolleyes: The body could be days old and she'd still be saying the poor thing was just sleeping! OMG! Let us...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Vent: Bad day
    Ya know, I tried to pick just a paragraph to quote in order to save space, but that whole situation was just too much! I couldn't pare it down anymore:eek: What a horror story! Is she still with...
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. shoes, shoes and more shoes-and those darn heels
    I've got to check in on this topic. Since I'm not a spring chicken anymore, I have to pay a bit more attention to the tootsies so..... I paid a visit to the orthotics store next to the hospital....
    Aug 4, '08
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Do you care if they want you to remove your shoes?
    Hi, I always take my shoes off in my house, and therefore, I take them off in client's houses. It's a long standing habit from when I had horses and also had a mud room outside the kitchen in...
    Aug 3, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. What do you eat while on the road?
    I never thought I'd wax poetic about a PBJ, but with Fieldberry jam (Smuckers), and the crunchy style PB, OH MY! Sooo good. I try to make it a bit more nutritious by making it with flax/sunflower...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    Yes, Ontario. I do think home health is the way to go, but there has to be some consideration to the amount of work one can do in one day. I'm past wanting to do 60 hour weeks anymore and that is...
    Aug 1, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    Hi Os, Nope, not prn. Regular part time. Our company doesn't offer benefits. We were promised a new contract by July 1 that offered 8 hour shifts, comparable pay to hospital nurses and paid...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Please Help Me Figure This Out!!
    Hi, If you figure on 8 visits a day at $21 a visit, that's $168. Adding the $48 in mileage for the 100 miles (hypothetically) gives you the $216. Of course if you live in your area and only do 20...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. Typical day for a HH nurse...
    Hi all, I've been in HH for 4 months, started full time and am now part time. Even at only 3 days a week it's burning me out more than anything else ever has and the kicker is that I love this...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Hi Cariboujenny! That was a great letter! I wish I had the chance to work with you; I think we'd have fun! I always felt privileged to have a student or a new orientee assigned to me. It...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Please Help Me Figure This Out!!
    Well, I think it comes down to what you'd enjoy doing. Company 1 will probably offer more diversity but longer, fewer visits. Number 2 offers a more stable roster of patients, but less time on each...
    Jul 29, '08
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Share your funniest patient stories...
    Oh. My. Goodness! But as the late, great Mae West said, "Goodness had nothing to do with it!" :rckn: Sue
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  17. Do Nurses Eat Their Young?
    Ahh, you nailed it, Nanacarol! :yeah: Sue
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. What Would you Do!!!
    In this case, no, I wouldn't call 911 but you now have a baseline with which to compare. He has edema and crackles so you know the heart isn't working at its maximum capacity. If he's up and feeling...
    Jul 6, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Visit Equivalents
    Hi Anticoagulationnurse, And welcome to the crazy world of HH nursing. I've only been in the field since April, and it's a steep learning curve. You basically have to forget what you learned about...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. What Would you Do!!!
    Hi, more from me. To monitor a client is to use your assessment skills. The symptoms you see allow you to make decisions regarding your client. Symptoms of extreme hypotension are: urine output less...
    Jul 4, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. mileage issue/home health issues
    Whew, first I had to convert from Kilometres. Taking 1Km to equal 0.63 miles, my .36 a Km comes to .57 a mile roughly. I think I did that right! :smackingf Ontario, Canada not-for-profit HH agency. ...
    Jul 2, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What Would you Do!!!
    Hi, I'd just continue to monitor, and notify doc if BP falls below stated parameters, and/or pt becomes symptomatic. Some people seem to live in these ranges, but I'm sure glad I don't! :uhoh3: ...
    Jul 2, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. New Home Health Agency Needing experience
    Hi Jessica! Back in 2000, I lived in Tucson and took a summer contract at the Casa Grande Regional in the ICU. Great pay for a summer's work! Anyway, will your company be associated with the...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Disease Management Program
    Sorry I can't give you any advice right now, but I'm a HH nurse with a Canadian not-for-profit company. We're looking into ways to circumvent the gas situation, as is everybody I'm sure. Our manager...
    Jun 26, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. I've had it!!!  Need to vent again
    I've been working full time and my day usually started around 8 AM. With faxing, travel to, from and in between clients, chart work (paper) and at home processing of admits for the next day, my days...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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