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  1. PD is like the armpit of nursing
    Welcome, bb... please don't lurk any longer, I'm sure you have more insightful and awesome things to say here!
    Oct 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. Christmas ethics?
    I do the same thing w my girls' outgrown clothes. I used to work for a family taking care of a little 2 year old w a trach. She had a 4 year old sister. I would come to their home with a trash bag...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. Regulating Feeding Times When Pt has PO and Continuos Feeding
    The big red flag I see here is that the parent is doing the PO feed, not the nurses. Why is that? Is there an actual order on the MAR permitting the child to take formula PO, and the mom administers...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. Diaper Changes
    Changing a diaper doesn't have a timed criteria. For example, my kids could go all night without a change. That said, I used a decent diaper (Walmart's White Cloud brand was cheaper and still quite...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  5. It drives me nuts when....
    When the day HHA comes in to work with a upper respiratory infection after she had been told never to come in w any sort of respiratory illness d/t client's compromised ability to cough up secretions.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Attachment to patient and vice versa
    Even Mary Poppins made a clean break at the end. It was a job, nothing more.
    Sep 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Breaking up is hard to do
    I stopped working w a little boy when I switched from days to nights. A couple of years later I googled his name and found his obituary from about 6 months before. :cry:
    Sep 21
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. It drives me nuts when....
    Question... what exactly is a "senior" nurse? Is that a term used by the agency, or do you mean you just have more seniority within the company or with the client? Or are you merely referring to...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Co-Worker gave expired prescription med
    The med will not expire until the last day of 9/14. So you are good!
    Sep 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. How do I report fraud and neglect?
    One more thought... going on the theme of assumptions here, I can also assume that the OP might be a young person, and perhaps started working w this client right out of high school. A young person...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. How do I report fraud and neglect?
    Just playing devil's advocate here, perhaps the OP didn't even realize that the situation was really that bad until she learned more about everything in nursing school. Perhaps a series of "aha"...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  12. How much do you make?
    Since LPNs make $17-19 an hour around here, as an LPN I find my $23/hr to be quite tasty. Especially since I'm working 55-60 hrs a week. The overtime is sweet. My agency realizes that paying OT to...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  13. LPN/LVN salary for 2013/2014
    Eastern PA - Started in LTC in 2009 for $18/hr, went to pediatric PDN a year later for $22/hr no benefits but 1 wk PTO and overtime available. After 3 1/2 years, I got a dollar raise. The real $ is...
    Sep 2
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. A new puppy!!
    Well, if she were an able-bodied person she'd get up on her own, shower, do her own hair, makeup, brush teeth, feed her own dog, and play with it. Those are her regular activities of daily living. I...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  15. A new puppy!!
    My ct recently got a teacup-style puppy! I'm not a dog person normally but I can handle a kitten-sized puppy, it's been a lot of fun and very therapeutic for my ct. Since she's an adult now and...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  16. Camp Meds... not a fan
    I didn't really have an opinion of CM one way or the other for the first two years as a camp nurse until I used it myself and experienced the parents' side of it. I guess the parents' experience is...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  17. 10 camp lessons.
    Hey! I know this post has been around for a while, but now that I'm deep into week 6, I just needed a little refresher course! I have a mantra... "It's not personal, it's camp!"
    Jul 31
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  18. FB group has me so sad...
    Yes, I had to leave a trach support group because I would get tangled up in heated debates with parents who were really out of touch. I do think, though, that it's the dissatisfied parents that...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. Less meds this year?
    We've noticed that less of our campers are taking meds this year overall, especially behavioral/psych meds. Are you seeing this trend as well?
    Jul 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. Camp Meds... not a fan
    We all had a big meeting and decided that we're absolutely fine taking meds in original containers in the Ziplocks, so I'm happy. Our camp is so small (150 campers) that we can handle it. I...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. Is Netflix your BFF? What do you watch?
    I finished Dexter recently and that was great too!
    Jul 22
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  22. 2014 camp work thread
    We had a bear sighting last week! Before clearing the area, some of the counselors took selfies w the bear! Yikes! One of the maintenance men took the health center golf cart down and used the...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  23. Trip & travel groups
    It seems as though each camp has their own health fixation. We never take temps on a seemingly healthy camper, not even on arrival. My camp is huge on checking heads for lice. They have a check...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  24. Paranoid parents
    "The lady of the house" can often be suggestive or downright inappropriate towards male professionals working in the home. My husband used to do work at people's homes in the daytime (not a nurse)...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. Camp Meds... not a fan
    I'm at a camp where there's about 150 campers at any given time. We "require" Camp Meds but at least half of the families disregard using it. Since my camp made the decision to charge non-compliant...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing


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