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  1. Holiday Scheduling - how to make it fair
    When I worked in the hospital, we had six big holidays that caused scheduling issues- Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (including the eves) for winter and Memoral Day, July 4th and Labor Day for...
    Aug 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How you do that?
    You must have syringes that are sterile that you can drop into the field. When I worked in the hospital, we didn't have sterilely packaged saline flushes so we dropped a sterile syringe into the...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  3. Dealing with a dying family member during nursing school
    My grandfather died (3 days after getting sick) my junior year of college. It was my first semester of clinical. I took a few days off to attend his funeral, dried my eyes, went back to school and...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. My patients would be horrified...
    I can guarantee you that your patients would NOT be horrified because what you do at home is of no concern to them. Most patients barely even understand who the nursing student is or what she is...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Visit Frequency
    I don't see how the frequency necessarily has anything to do with how many medications the patient is taking. I might have a patient who is only on one medication who I see WAY more often than the...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Withholding Pay
    I dunno, I think it goes back to Nursing 101- if you didn't document it, you didn't do it. If you don't do your paperwork in the hospital, at least other people saw you there and know you worked...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Soma or Enclosure Beds... Cruel or not?
    I've known of a few patients over the years (children) who have these beds even at home. They look like cages, but sometimes they're necessary.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Mental health
    This is the kind of stuff I was talking about in the Robin Williams thread. NO ONE would ever come on here and say "I want to be an Oncology Nurse because I think cancer is funny" yet it's somehow...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Nurse shot on the job
    I don't do PDN but do pediatric visits... in the city, in the ghetto. More than once I have had to advocate for a child's removal from the home. More than once I have felt super sketchy returning...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Medical Math Help
    The question that you posted doesn't say what they are looking for. If the question is how many mg/min and you are giving 2,000 mg over 30 min, it's simple division to get to that answer.
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    That was pretty par the course anywhere I worked acute care. I don't see the big deal with nurses doing their own vitals. Even when I had a CNA, I did my own vitals. If I was already in the room...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Teaching about Epilepsy
    Ugh when I was working per diem at a school, we had a student with epilepsy whose mother didn't want ANYONE other than the school nurse to know. I wasn't the full time school nurse and didn't have...
    Aug 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. How does it all work?
    You need to be an experienced nurse before you can be a traveler. Right now, your focus should be on finishing high school and keeping your grades up to get into the college of your choosing. ...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Teaching about Epilepsy
    The Epilepsy Foundation has a ton of programs specifically for this. Check out their website. 6th-8th grade is old enough to understand. Explain to them what epilepsy is, what kinds of seizures...
    Aug 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. Students with Anxiety Attacks
    What is the student's diagnosis? If he/she is having legit panic attacks, deep breathing isn't going to cut it. Does he/she have any PRNs available for severe attacks?
    Aug 23
    Forum: School Nurses
  16. How to take action when a bone mets patient has pain
    Get thee patient on a PCA ASAP. In my experience, these patients typically require heavy doses of pain meds to control their pain. I have a teenager with osteosarcoma who's been on methadone,...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  17. chiropractor employee taking blood pressures
    I don't have a problem with her taking BPs... it's not rocket science, anyone can be taught to do it, but calling herself a nurse is misleading and wrong.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. supervised by non nurse
    How is the Social Worker in a position to judge whether or not taking the patient's BP was warranted?
    Aug 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Question on private insurance home health care payments
    If the agency is an "in-network" provider with the insurance company, they have a contract with that insurance company that determines what the reimbursement rate is. It may be (and likely is) less...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. How is a HHA reimbursed for milage?
    Home Health Agencies are NOT reimbursed by insurance companies for employees' mileage. And they are not required to reimburse their employees for mileage. Doing so is a benefit. Per federal...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. missed visit pay
    For staff paid per visit, they get $15 for a missed visit. The private duty staff gets 1 or 2 hours worth of pay, depending on how long their shift was supposed to be. I am salaried, so I don't...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Withholding Pay
    Redoing the email, no, withholding pay for delinquent paperwork, yes. How do you "redo" an email? It's already been sent.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. New FB messenger,...HIPAA Violations?
    That was my thought too. If it is a company issued phone (as my work phone is) then don't use it for facebook or personal email. If it is your personal phone, don't use it to check work email. ...
    Aug 23
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  24. Taking pictures on nurses without permission
    You can feel violated but there is no HIPAA issue at play here. That you are an employee of this facility is not protected information.
    Aug 23
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  25. Ice Bucket challenge
    In FY'13, the ALS Association's total revenue for the year was just over $19 million. In the three weeks or so since the ALS ice bucket challenge went viral, they have received over $50 million in...
    Aug 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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