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  1. Needs a Hospice Nurse's help!!
    The general public is so misinformed about hospice care as it exists today. Start by praising him for all of his hard work. Acknowledge his efforts and his wish to keep her home. Tell him that you...
    Feb 3, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Long Acting Morphine for Resp Distress in Hospice Pt
    We are not worried about diversion of lasix (although I have seen some pretty strange happenings in homes with severe diversion issues). Lasix is an alternate option to consider as an alternate to...
    Nov 5, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Long Acting Morphine for Resp Distress in Hospice Pt
    There are a lot of short studies on nebulized lasis, some favorable some inconclusive. Lasix, like morphine works to selectively vasodilate capillaries in the lungs (same as morphine). Some of the...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. New to Hospice Nursing... a bit overwhelmed! Need advice
    Even after 10 years in hospice nursing, I keep a sing up in my office that says... "Being a hospice nurse is....waking up each day knowing your schedule is going to change!" Versitility and...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Antibiotics for URI when on Hospice
    WooHoo, what a touchy topic. Responses are interesting here, even in this column. Interesting response by leslie "infections hurt and need to be treated(as long as it's not related to the adm....
    May 13, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Medicine disposal
    My only concern with returning meds to pharmacies are your local and state laws regarding transportation of medications. In some states, the only time a nurse or other entity can transport...
    May 13, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Southern Care Hospice
    ABSOLUTELY!!! You deserve better!!!!!!
    May 13, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. Advice for a new nurse about hospice
    Went into home based hospice 6 months after graduation but had worked on a busy med surg floor as a student nurse for a year then 6 months as a graduate nurse. Would I do it again----probably not. I...
    May 11, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. I Passed!!!-Ever felt down about NCLEX You Must ReadThis!!!!!!!!!!!
    What it takes to be a good nurse is not the same as what it takes to be a good test taker. I know some co-students I went to school with that passed with 75 questions and 8 years later still have...
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  10. Does anyone know why the Nurse  Licensure Compact is on hold in Indiana ?
    just read an article on www.advocatefornurses.typepad.com if you click on the link and read the article it states that the reason for the hold is that reporting infractions of nurses in the state ...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  11. Obtaining CII meds at local pharmacies questions
    Jimminy, the pitfalls of being a hospice nurse and getting what we need in a timely manner for our patients. I think the pharm laws vary state by state. In our state, the pharmacy has to have a...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. Revocations- how many is too many?
    Google the terms "southerncare" and "24.7 million" and "whistleblower" as mentioned in another post on another topic. Is this the company you work for? If not, the reading is interesting and if you...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. tachypnea symptom.
    Agree with the others although morphine is usually our first chice. Dyspnea, tachypnea, even mild is distressing to any patient, and should be considered a priority. We utilize roxanol 0.25 to...
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. New to Hospice - Continuous Care
    at, My intent was not to gain an argument, but rather to explain the benefit. My apology is sincere. I left a better message on your profile page.
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. New to Hospice - Continuous Care
    What I am saying is that "billable" continuous care has specific guidelines under regional and federal guidelines. NHPCO lists an excellent set of examples in their Hospice Operations Manual that are...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. New to Hospice - Continuous Care
    Very scary that you are describing continuous care hours for "hardly any symtoms or symptoms that are very easily controlled". CMS is very clear in the regs that continuous care is for short periods...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. Motrin PR?????
    Ibuprofen suppositories or Ibuprofen gel has to be formulated by a compounding pharmacy or apothecary but we have had success with both. We tend to use the transderm gel more in hospice to avoid...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Southern Care Hospice
    Have worked for this corporation and won't comment on a public level. I can tell you that even huge corporate companies all function a little differently at local levels, so be sure that the local...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Hospice charting (Neg- Charting) ?
    Never have liked the term "negative charting". I prefer the term "charting toward decline". As a new grad in hospice, this may acctually be easier for you than if you were in some type of previous...
    Mar 2, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Nurses, physicians weigh in on new doctoral nurse degree
    "Your patients probably don't ask you because they're embarassed. I'm guessing that you're not horrible and mean to your patients, and who wants to ask their provider what the heck her position is...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  21. How would you feel and what would you do?
    HaHa, I totally agree with making the grass more digestible! As a hiring manager, this is a difficult area to deal with. I would ask your company for thier pay scales, they should have a published...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Life after  RN school dismissal
    Our local college has a fresh start program as well. If you are out of school for so many years and make a formal written request, they will wipe your record clean of any grade less than a C and...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Motrin PR?????
    Just as an FYI, I am a hospice nurse and our pharmacies formulate ibuprofen gel for us to use transdermally. Hope this info helps
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Hospice and Fund Raising
    We do not practice this concept in our hospice even though we do have a foundation and several of our past patients have contributed (we have used these funds for everything from paying for utility...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. Nurses, physicians weigh in on new doctoral nurse degree
    Go Manny!!!:yeah:
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


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