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  1. Computer charting in hospice
    The program's name is laptor. It was developed by our company (first mistake).
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Computer charting in hospice
    Now before some may see this thread and think "another nurse, not computer savvy, complaining of computers..." think again. I've worked with computers all my life and charted with computers...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. No bm in over a week and half??
    Yes her bowel habits obviously changed, but most of the time she can't take her meds. Can a body stop making stool of it's only clear liquids they're taking in?
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. No bm in over a week and half??
    If a patient has only been taking clear liquids for several weeks +, should u still be having bm's?? I have a 74yo ovarian CA that hasn't had a bm in over a week and a half. She's not impacted,...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Colon cancer and diarrhea
    Yikes, with 8 feet of colon it doesn't seem like there really is much to do. I wonder why they just give her a colostomy? What does your medical director suggest? Maybe u just need to play with...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Destruction of Narcs/CS
    Not a pharmacist or a chemist, but wouldn't the narcs being excreted through the urine be broken down into simpler forms, as though they pretty much no longer take the form of the drugs themselves? I...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. "younger" CA hospice patients
    I'm struggling in general with therapeutic communication... Especially younger patients and their families. I've found myself in those awkward silences where I NEED to tell the families what to...
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. IVF excessive?
    Eh?...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Vita; signs and infections...
    I think it's really dependent on the situation.. Remind yourself what are the goals? In a perfect nurse world, that patient would have been turned q 2 hours BUT this is hospice. The goals are...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Lifting in hospice?
    Haven't been a hospice nurse very long, but I will say I do MUCH less lifting than in the ICU, for example. I understand, however, that I must be prepared for the occasional 250+lb body that needs...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. IVF excessive?
    Funny, I had no idea that I developed such an awesome debate issue ;-) Please, take my title to another thread. I'm sure it would be helpful there too :-D
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. IVF excessive?
    I've been reading a few posts on iv therapy with patients on hospice and I'm a bit confused.,,,why? Our company considers it "aggressive" but too me it's not so much aggressive as it is another thing...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. A Time to Die
    "the specter of death has a way of distilling what’s important in life" Wow, couldn't of said it any better
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Glucose control in hospice
    Those are great responses. I often find it isn't the patient obsessing over the sugars, but the caregiver. Teaching (over and over again) about the hospice objective is imperative.
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Above & Beyond....Special Touches?!?
    I too have only been in hospice for several months and I like using humor... Very light hearted and even a little goes a long way.
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Glucose control in hospice
    Hi, I just wanted to see if anyone had a few words of wisdom in regards to glucose control in hospice patients: what's considered appropriate and what's not. I sometimes have a difficult time...
    Jul 3, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. How many patients do you see each day?
    Feeling very overwhelmed.. New hospice nurse with about 3 years icu experience and I have 17 patients. I've done 2 admits in the llast two days and take on call once a week. This is my 3rd week on...
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  18. Pain management: CA pt mets to bone and '20%of kidney function left'
    Thanks everyone for the input.
    Jun 19, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. Pain management: CA pt mets to bone and '20%of kidney function left'
    She is a new patient to hospice (1 1/2 weeks) and the pain is constant and an achy pain in her hips and down her legs. Strong 7. Increases with mobility... I sincerely appreciate the advice. Going...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Pain management: CA pt mets to bone and '20%of kidney function left'
    'm totally at a loss with a new hospice patient of mine. Hx: breast CA with mets to bone, lung, liver. She was given the wrong chemo and it messed up her kidneys and hearing. She states she has 20...
    Jun 16, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Has there been a legislative change?
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is not a legislative issue at all. Hospitals run like businesses and the timing of employment is based on a supply/demand. They know that at the end of the semester there...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. heamoglobin of 6 and pt  got iron only
    He must be chronically anemic and lives in a low Hgb state. What is his admitting dx? I guess if they can find no active bleed, the patient is sufficiently oxygenated, and perfusing then there is...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Nurses and Lawsuits: How often does it happen?
    Hello, I've been a nurse in the ICU for a couple of years now and I've recently moved from Texas to Maryland. I've noticed quite a difference of atmosphere, however, I've been drawn to the...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Electronic Tracking of Nursing Activities
    Wow, my brain is spinning thinking about the possibilities and at the same time, liability... So, scary, but honestly, how often are nurses in lawsuit situations?? Like really, how many nurses have...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Preceptor bases care on moral judgements of patients.  HELP!!!
    I agree with a lot of these posts- you need to take this up with your clinical instructor first to prevent this nurse as a future preceptor to nursing students. To answer your question on if this is...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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