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  1. Let's talk $$ for hospice. (Idea lifted from Agency nursing)
    RN in an inpatient unit, not on call. in Ohio. 27 an hour, one dollar shift differential which makes it 28 an hour. I just started last week, came from a rehab facility.
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    last night a patient died right in my arms as I was holding him. that is one I need to give myself permission to move on from.
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    tewdles, I wanted to say thank you for giving the advice of "it is your loss professionally, not personally." that mantra is one i repeat over and over and as a result, the deaths have become easier...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    My second death was Wednesday, but I wasn't there for it...and for that I am thankful. I had been taking care of a man with leukemia for 2 weeks who was transfusion dependent before coming to me, and...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    you know, I've never really questioned why we don't take vitals.
    Nov 22, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    thank you for the insight everybody. the nurse before me put in a subcutaneous port because all of the meds were subQ and he didn't want to poke the patient more than once. I gave one dose of...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    Marcy, I am in an inpatient unit in a VA hospital. the general name of it is the Community Living Center, which is mostly rehab patients, but we have 14 palliative/hospice beds, depending on the...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    after typing the last response I feel like I should explain why I said "these residents are idiots." we are primarily a rehab unit, with one hallway of palliative and hospice. the residents generally...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    I forgot to add, our residents are idiots this time. we get new ones every 2 weeks and I have no idea where these people came from. this morning, myself and my charge nurse FINALLY convinced them to...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    I came in yesterday and to my utter shock, my patient was still hanging on. I was with him 16 hours yesterday until this morning because one of the night shift nurses called off, and I couldn't...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. I need help processing my first hospice patient experience.
    Hi Guys, I'm a new grad RN who was hired into a palliative care/hospice unit at a VA hospital. I have no prior experience with hospice (or nursing in general) and was given very limited training in...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. How did you handle your first patient dying?
    My first as a RN was last week. I took care of a gentleman who fought in WWII next to general mcarthur. he was holding on so hard, he had so much anxiety about dying. all the anxiety complicated his...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Funny things patients say !
    today I was taking care of an end of life patient who is a 90 year old WWII vet. I was trying to make him comfortable, and as I leaned over him grabbed my boob and said "I'm sorry, I had to grab a...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. When it rains, it pours.
    The above poster is correct. I work at the VA and it takes months all the way up past a year to get hired in. the paperwork is outrageous, and background checks/references take them months to...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. new grad RN reporting patient rights violation..
    update: raising this issue to my manager went nowhere. in addition, the patient's daughter is his legal guardian and was called into a family meeting where she decided that he is to have surgery in...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Future Shortage in Bedside Nurses
    I have my MSN, and I am a bedside nurse. my education cost me 65,000 dollars, but I love my job thus far and certainly don't think it was a waste. I have the option to continue on, but I'm going to...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. new grad RN reporting patient rights violation..
    Thank you for the replies. I should have made my original post clearer. This patient will usually take his medications for me, and if he doesn't, I go back and ask him a few times. He has issues with...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. new grad RN reporting patient rights violation..
    Hi guys, I wanted to get your opinion on this. I just took my boards in June and was hired on a sub-acute rehab floor in a large hospital. one of my patients has been there for months and is...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. heartbroken needed to vent
    OP, I have been there and I know how big of a blow it can be to your self esteem. during my last semester of school I precepted in the ER- I was in the direct entry MSN program. my preceptor and I...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Patients hitting on nurses
    Once, when I was in nursing school, I was shadowing the wound nurse for the day. The first wound-vac dressing change I was to do was on a man's scrotum. When he asked who would be doing the dressing...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  21. Verbal Abuse...I Gave What I Got...
    hi folks, this is my first time posting here :) I precepted in a public hospital ER, where we were the safety net and often last resort for many patients. I once had a patient who was probably 18...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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