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  1. DME
    DME
    I've used them with several different hospices, and I really like them. I agree about your contract and also have a good contact person you can reach 24/7 cause things do happen.
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Inpatient center patient load
    Always have two nurses minimum-one is RN. 9-12 patients 3 nurses except at night.
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Non Funded Patients
    I work for a not for profit hospice and we take regardless of payment method. That said-we have to pick and choose, cause there are way too many patients that need you and we couldn't keep the doors...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. How Not to Die - new article featured in The Atlantic
    I have worked for nonprofit and for profit. I currently work for a company that while we are aware of costs, we do not compromise care for the patient or family. I manage an IPU and we take charity...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Which states do not cover hospice under medicaid?
    Just the other day, Lousiana decided to drop the hospice benefit for Medicaid.
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Bowel regimen
    I agree, Senna-S is our staple. I am also a fan of Miralax or in a pinch with new onset constipation 30mL MOM in 6 oz warm prune juice. Works like a champ!
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. What is your personal philosophy of nursing?
    My philosophy: I am in hospice so it is more directed toward that... Educate and support the patient and family of their choices and options, Return control to the patient-can't do that without...
    Jan 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Seeking hospice experiences from nurses/aides
    Feel free to pm or e-mail me.
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Heartland Hospice or Seasons hospice
    Ask around at some facilities... Heartland (if we're talking about the same company) is a for-profit company-nothing wrong with that. Here in the DFW area in Texas-I can give you info if you want to...
    Nov 8, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Need to interview an RN for a report at school!!! Help Please!!!
    1. What drew you to this profession? Having the opportunity to be able to make a difference. 2. How much education did you complete and where? I have an Associate's Degree from Clovis...
    Oct 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Continuous Care for unMANAGED symptoms?
    i would do CC for education. Have SW or SCC been brought into the equation to assist the family? Also, you might talk with the HHA and see what insight they have into the family dynamics. Often their...
    Jul 25, '11
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  12. What is the best temporal thermometer
    I like the temporal one you can get at WalMart. Works great!
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. To Odyssey or not to Odyssey, that is the question.
    Vista Care used to start out at 6 weeks PTO...nothing to sneeze at.
    Dec 26, '10
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. Who will care for the patients?
    Thank you and well said. Here in MN the nurses are probably gonna be striking in July. I follow the MNA on Facebook and some of the terms describing the replacement nurses are harsh. I WOULD consider...
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Hospice traveling?
    I am thinking of traveling and I am CHPN certified. Any suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated.
    Jun 23, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. Largest Nurses Strike in US History - Replacement Nurses Arrive - Your opinion
    Just got an a-mail saying "For those of you who are not aware - the one day nursing strike in the twin cities is set for June 10th. We are looking for nurses to work June 10th and train June 9th. ...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Potential MN Nurses Strike?
    I live in outstate MN and just received an e-mail stating" For those of you who are not aware - the one day nursing strike in the twin cities is set for June 10th. We are looking for nurses to work...
    Jun 3, '10
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. Having a hard time finding a job
    It sure is not just you! I am up in MN and I can't hardly buy a job. I moved here from TX and was used to being recruited all the time. I am an ADN nurse and the employers have so many wonderfully...
    Mar 1, '10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. House Dr. doesn't allow hospice in facility
    Pancreatic CA is painful!!! I have actually seen palliative sedation have to be used for a case because of the pain. Please, oh please advocate for your patient. Is there family available? Hospice is...
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Confusion About Morphine  - Not Available?
    Roxanol was difficult to get for a bit and still is in some spots in the market. In hospice, we live and breathe with Roxanol, so we had to scramble there for a bit. You should be able to get it....
    Aug 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Narcotic management in the home
    When I worked in states where I could deliver medications, I always had the family sign stating what they had received. It protects me and verifies what is or should be in the home.
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  22. Follow up to Narcotic question
    I counted the narcs every visit. I only had the family keep a log of when it was given if there was a question of diversion or if there were a lot of caregivers in the home so that everyone would...
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. needing some advise
    You can also treat the wound once it opens with Flagyl...open the capsule and spread it over the wound. It will not smell and attract the flies. HTH Cheryl
    Aug 12, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  24. Asera care anyone?
    http://hospice.aseracare.com/home.aspx AseraCare Hospice is owned by the same company that owns Aegis Therapies, AseraCare Home Health, and Golden Living Centers along with a couple of other...
    Aug 1, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  25. hospice care plans
    We are switching over to blank care plans and the idea is to forgo the "Nursing Diagnosis" type care plans, we are using real language and real interventions and outcomes. I think that the thinking...
    Aug 1, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing


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