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  1. a new PDN case for me!!
    Thank you for all the well wishes :) For me, living in Northern Wisconsin, I had to travel four hours one way, to Madison, Wisconsin, for my vent class and spend extra money to spend the night the...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  2. a new PDN case for me!!
    I have been searching and searching feverishly to find a new PDN case to work for. They are so few and far between where I live, and what I've been looking for just kind of fell into my lap tonite :)...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  3. opinions please?
    Irresponsible of that nurse to let her certification lapse if she is gainfully employed. Our continuing education is OUR responsibility, not the agency's. Bad....bad....bad.....
    Feb 23
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  4. 2014 camp work thread
    What is a "GOOD" salary to expect from being a Camp Nurse?
    Feb 23
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  5. 2014 camp work thread
    Hi All!!! I am a brand NEW Camp Nurse this year. Just accepted my job offer with a camp in Northern Wisconsin, where I live. I must live at camp for 9-1/2 weeks and cannot commute. It will be...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  6. private duty nurse
    i have been working pdn in wisconsin for several years now. i can help you with what you need to know. :nurse: its quite an easy process. the only hard part is finding steady work, at least in...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  7. Finding RNs
    why is it so gosh darn hard to find rns to do pdn on my case? we are so short staffed on my vent patient's case it isn't funny. i do the scheduling and am the case coordination. i have ads everywhere...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  8. Things you'd LOVE to tell coworkers...and get away with it!
    For the love of God, PLEASE put on a bra and wear it under your too-tight scrubs. We CAN see everything. What message are you sending to the patients???
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. New to Private Duty Nursing...
    What's your email? I can email you the forms I use.
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  10. Pediatric patient- home nurse situations!?
    wow. my best advice would be to remove yourself from the case asap and really contemplate whether your relationship with the dad is in your (and the child's) best interest. both of you know you were...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  11. Hearing impaired RN wants to work but------
    I am not HOH but I work with a vent patient (private duty) who cannot speak and must read his lips to communicate. Just a thought!
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  12. Source Program and Hospice at the same time???
    i'm not sure what "source program" is but i work private duty for a patient who has medicare/medicaid. he receives 24/7 pdn care funded by the state of wisconsin. he was just placed on hospice a few...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. Ever get spooked on night shift?
    honestly, i have never gotten spooked working night shift....not yet anyway! my patient is a night owl who sleeps all day and is up all night so even tho i work night shift, he's not asleep and...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  14. Can I delegate this to a LPN?
    Thanks for the help so far. I am in Wisconsin and work private duty nursing in the patient's home. We have no agency to abide by. Any thoughts on these additional details?
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Can I delegate this to a LPN?
    I have a dilemma. Patient with PortACath and one LPN on the case. Can I delegate to her to administer the IV abx? Or must I find an RN to work during IV dosage time?
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Current Political Uproar
    does anyone know how the recent "uproar" about the wisconsin budget and gov scott walker may affect private duty nurses who work for the badgercare/medicaid program? i can't seem to find anything...
    Feb 22, '11
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  17. Question about LPN scope of nursing
    this should be such an easy question to answer but i just can't get to the bottom of it!! even the state hasn't called me back yet. i work private duty nursing with a handful of rns and one lpn. ...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  18. Wisconsin LPN Scope of Practice
    living in wisconsin, i work private duty without an agency. i work with a handful of rns and one lpn. our patient recently underwent surgical insertion of a port-a-cath for extended iv antibiotics....
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  19. LPN Scope of Practice, esp Wisconsin
    i just can't find an answer to my question. i even called the state and they never called back. i work private duty with a handful of rns and one lpn. the patient recently received a port-a-cath to...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  20. Liar Liar pants on fire!!!!
    i can understand your frustrations, however what do you do when you discover that one of the private duty nurses you work with lies about everything? there is no supervisor to talk to. this rn tells...
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  21. Can anyone offer general advice for this pediatric homecare nurse?
    I'd love to help you out if I knew more of what you wanted to know. My peds patients have G-tubes and one is trached but not on a vent. My adult patient is on a vent.
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Does HH just have to practice foley incertion?
    omg! did you file a police report for assault and battery? you need to. what she did was just wrong!! if you are a cna, i can see that its ok for you to insert foleys if you were inserviced on the...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. How to handle this...is it neglect or stupidity?
    what does your patient's plan of care say about wearing and using the p-m? i feel for the mom's wanting control but really you need to follow the poc. i agree with you in that its probably harming...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. RN told she will now get LPN wages
    i am a private duty rn in wisconsin working for medicaid/badgercare. for the last year, we have been hearing rumors of budget cuts. they already cut out the few hundred bucks extra a month for the...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  25. What's ok and what's not?
    never do anything without a doctor's order. patients will tell you anything to make you believe it is "ok" because they want what they want, but without an actual order, it is not ok. shame on that...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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