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  1. Frustrated with Case management
    I've taken a sabbatical of sorts from hospice, but when I was working we had a CM or two who really knew how to " work it" and dawdle with certain tasks to get themselves up in hours. No one was...
    Mar 9, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Revoking and Hospitalization
    Our hospice would tell pt's/families that they could revoke in order to seek aggressive treatment for the hospice diagnosis, and as far as I know they always complied.
    Mar 9, '14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Let's talk $$ for hospice. (Idea lifted from Agency nursing)
    Recently left but it was: RN Missouri 20/hr 2.50/hr on call Regular pay if I had to go out Mileage at IRS rate
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. I'm out
    After 2.5 years in hospice, I'm out, at least for now. I love hospice work, the patients, the families. But the management was so bad I couldn't do it anymore. There was a mass exodus of...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Other Hospice RN's in-put regarding on-call
    That's it right there in a nutshell. Nice and concise, I love this.
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Hospice On Call Compensation Structure 2012
    Where I work the pay is 2.50 per hour to be on call. Regular pay and mileage if you have to go out. Small rural-ish hospice, the CMs take turns taking call. No admissions nurse, no triage nurse,...
    May 3, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. this is do-able,  right?
    See, here's the thing, I thought they'd be nice because they (the administration) really wanted this to work.....we didn't have anyone doing "just call" before I tried this. All the CMs had to...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. this is do-able,  right?
    Update: I plan on throwing in the towel on my life of being the weeknight on-call nurse. Started out doing five nights a week. Too much. Cut it to four. Still too much. 62 hours of call a...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. New hospice nurse first night on call
    Hi! I'm pretty new to hospice also. I've been doing weeknight call four nights a week for several weeks now. We have a voice mail system and all the CMs report off at the end of each day so I, or...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. this is do-able,  right?
    We don't have a triage nurse, and I agree, so often families just want to hear some reassurance. The calls aren't that many, usually, what's making me tired is that I'm doing the late admissions...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. this is do-able,  right?
    They'll back me up, but there is no set plan that I know of. Halfway through the first week of it and it's been ok, but I'm tired. Thanks for your advice! :)
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. this is do-able,  right?
    HI! I am new to hospice, have almost five months under my belt (and love it) I've been an RN for 24 years, had worked mostly in acute care medicine before taking many years off raising children....
    Oct 17, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Uniform color by discipline
    I don't mind color coding, it beats having to wear all white all the time like when I first got out of nursing school. When I did refresher course clinicals earlier this year, the floor I worked...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do RN refresher/re-entry courses cover?
    I took a 10 week refresher earlier this year. I'm in the Midwest and they are hard programs to find around here. I gather though, that the content and the structure vary widely from one program to...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. What is my PROBLEM???
    I was a SAHM for 17 years, recently took a 10 week refresher and now work hospice. I'm at a point now where I don't know if it was the right thing to stay out so long. There are days I've...
    Oct 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. This "us" vs "them" mentality....
    The talk among my co-workers lately has been that hospitals are hiring new grads in large numbers (at the low, new grad rate of pay) and finding ways to rid themselves of much more expensive veteran...
    Oct 1, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. My CNAs dont seem to respect me...
    I've unfortunately found "being nice" doesn't work very well. Sure, be respectful, polite, and considerate of all people, a good leader and co-worker. But don't bend over backwards thinking you...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Why does everyone seem to want to work L&D?
    I've had five babies, appreciate what good l and d nurses do, but I have never had any desire whatsoever to work l and d. :) In fact I've had nightmares about being sent to l and d and having...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Job interview tomorrow...will my clothes make or break me?
    I wore black slacks and nice black shoes, a streamlined white top and a floral print jacket to a job interview in the spring and I got the job. :)
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Preceptor gift
    I had a female preceptor for my refresher course, I gave her a gift bag that contained pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and a woodwick candle. Oh, and one of those silly "hoops and yoyo" cards that...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Obtaining ekits or an emergency 3 day supply of meds
    your ekits sound wonderful. wish we had something like that. i'll have to find out why we don't.
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Obtaining ekits or an emergency 3 day supply of meds
    I don't know the answer yet but I'm new to hospice. I don't know if our hospice has never had them or it they had them and stopped. We're in a relatively poor, rural area with big meth problems, ...
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Obtaining ekits or an emergency 3 day supply of meds
    We don't have ekits at all, and getting medication after hours is becoming a big problem.
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. old nurse,  refreshed
    Hello! I am glad to be here and back in the work world! I took off quite a few years to raise a large family, then took a refresher course, and now I'm working in hospice and love it. Back in...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  25. What kind of stethoscope should I get for nursing school?
    I've always had Littman's and they've served me well.
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear