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  1. upcoming interviews
    I have two home health job interviews this week. Both are pretty big home health agencies but I would like to learn other opinions of these companies. I have an interview with Brookdale Independent...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. space between incision and vaginal opening.
    RMy patient initially had a skin graft to cover the anal opening. The incision goes down to about 2mm above the vaginal opening. I have been spending a LONG time on home health visits to this...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  3. Wound vac seal in toe space
    I have a pt who had 2nd toe amputation and is on wound vac therapy. Anyone have any ideas how to get a good seal for the wound vac when the toe space is narrow and toes curled under ?
    Jul 13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  4. New Grad Home Health Possible or Impending Doom?
    In home health nursing, you have to have STRONG clinical skills and the ability to work with minimal resources and no one down the hall to give you a hand. I personally believe you need to become a...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. low diastolic B/P parameter
    That's what I have been trying to tell them!! No way!!
    May 11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. low diastolic B/P parameter
    When and WHY would a LOW diastolic B/P be a problem? I usually set a HIGH parameter of 90 but leave the low parameter blank. I had a visit returned to me for a low diastolic pressure of 58. I...
    May 10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. money codes
    yes but I have since found out 250.0 401.0 .... at least for now until ICD 10 takes over
    Mar 4
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. money codes
    Can anyone tell me what the "money codes" on the oasis?
    Feb 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Medical Coding ICD-9
    There will be no more ICD-9 by Oct 2014. I hear that for ICD-10 you have to FORGET everything you have ever known about ICD-9.
    Jan 31
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Am I being taken advantage of?
    give her a list of tasks, each with a dollar amt. Let her check off accordingly. May not want to spend another 3.00 for the cat box.
    Jan 31
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. SOC date and Recertification
    "5 day window" days 55,56,57,58,or 59 of a 60 day episode.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. New Grad RN got a job offer for homecare nursing but only 1 day orientation?
    I started out this way and it is NOT FUN. You have to have very strong and independent skills There is no one down the hall to help out. It took me at least 3 years to get it.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. What will electronic charting do to all our man hours
    You MAY trade those hours for sleep, time with your family and a few "me" hours!!! I know I have done handwritten charts a long time but I swear, I will never to back to all than manual writing.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Time saving tips? Please?
    No, it's everywhere. But you truly have become a full fledged Home Health Nurse.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. HHA with lower acuity patients?
    The ones that area breaking the rules. Let me guess.... all Medicare?? Home Health is for ACUTE illnesses.
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Visit Pattern Frequency
    Front load your visits then decrease as necessary. There is nothing wrong with decrease SN frequency to.....effective week of....., pt responding to treatment. May need to HABN, that's...
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. home health diagnoses code question
    Dementia Low Vision V Colostomy status
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. ICD-10 and Oasis C1 (????)
    Just wondering what you all think about this???
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Is it me? Is it the job? Why is my confidence so low?
    It reads as though you have obtained all there is from this job type and it signals a definite need for a change. Now that you have experienced that potpourri job, you will be refreshed with what...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Realities of stress and dissatisfaction in nursing.
    total agreement, "nurses can do it" "don't worry, the nurses will take care of it"
    Jan 25
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. going for interview but starting to seem shady
    Your gut rules. I am now on my 4th job since moving to TX 4 years ago. Whereas before in OK, I had 2 jobs in 30 years!!! I have been promised the moon and then kicked in the butt.
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Late or missed appointments
    How do you give your patients a range of time? I work about a 30 mile range. A lot of days I have times all set up to coordinate with the least driving time. (0% of my route is under construction...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Nurse with anxiety/depression
    Are there any Home Health nurses NOT on SSRI'a??
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Nurse with anxiety/depression
    DON' T stop!!! I have been though this twice and IT IS FIXABLE!!!! Meds all need adjusting and TIME! Get RID of your doctor. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what you are going through. ...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Minimally invasive spine surgery
    I have been having pain in my left hip for years. Likely from getting up and down from floors doing wound care, I have been to 5 different Drs. An ortho, 3 spinal pain Drs and now an appointment...
    Oct 13, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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