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  1. RSD Opinion????
    Also be very careful before you assign these patients as having "psych components" to their conditions. If you had pain so severe that even a gentle breeze blowing could send you into screams of...
    Apr 18, '07
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  2. Is a DON position realisitic?
    I don't think that every RN who has excellent clinical and assessment skills makes a good DON but I do think that every DON should have some experience out on the floor and needs to have good...
    Nov 30, '06
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Pay per visit or Salary? Which is better?
    Patient acuity seems to be increasing. I have done per visit and salary and would prefer hourly then per visit and then salary. I have had WoundVac visits take several hours, complicated IV visits...
    Nov 30, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Anyone else thinking of leaving home health?
    After doing home health for six years for two different agencies I just turned in my 30 day notice last Friday with mixed feelings. I am burned out and I don't want my patient care to suffer, ever,...
    Nov 21, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Pay per case
    I hope someone here can give me a little guidance. I have been offered a job to do some part time cm. This is for patients in a relatively large geographic area who would be receiving services in the...
    Nov 21, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. It felt like a slap in the face and oh yes I told them all !!
    It sounds like the norm in hh to have messed up paychecks. When I started with the company I'm with now 2 years ago I was paid per visit. Should be pretty simple to figure out right? Not, the checks...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Average # of visits
    I have been with my present agency for 2 years and have almost 6 years in hh. The field nurses are salary and we also are the case managers for our load of about 25 patients. The cm takes additional...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. What's Vanderbilt like?
    I live in East Tennessee, but spent about a month at Vanderbilt with my 11 year old daughter this spring. Obviously we were not in the NICU and I can't speak as a staff member, but as a parent. The...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  9. I feel like I'm always working...anyone else?
    I have been doing home health for almost 6 years now and still love it although I too experience some of the drawbacks that you were talking about. It is hard to separate work from home, especially...
    Sep 24, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Case management certification
    I am interested in hearing from those in the field which case management certification I should look into obtaining. I did a quick search on the Internet and see that there are several out there....
    Sep 18, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  11. University of Phoenix MSN Program
    It is hard to double up on classes, but I did do it with some of my BSN classes with UoP. I always participated in the teamwork and was usually one of the two on the team that did most of the work-...
    Aug 24, '06
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  12. University of Phoenix MSN Program
    I finished my BSN in March of this year and it is a hard program. I overlapped classes for about the last 6 months of the program and actually finished while staying in the hospital while my daughter...
    Aug 19, '06
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges
  13. RSD Opinion????
    This is one that means a great deal to me. My daughter had several sore throats on and off until Feb.11 of this year when her voice was gone and the pain was severe. The doctor noticed a goiter to...
    May 19, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  14. Genex Services - does anyone work for them?
    How much of your time is one the road and how much work do the cm's for Genex usually do at home? Are there regional meetings, etc? Does Genex compensate for home office expenses?
    May 19, '06
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  15. Upset!!! write up and patients marijuana
    I truly understand what both sides are saying. I have been into more than one pt's home who were using marijuana for medicinal reasons- both had end stage cancer. They always put it away when I came...
    Feb 23, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. NP's in their own practice with no MD
    I thought Florida was one of the more restrictive states about scripts, etc.
    Feb 22, '06
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  17. Upset!!! write up and patients marijuana
    I don't think you were out of line for reporting it. I believe more from the perspective of legally protecting yourself. If there is an illegal drug at a patient's home, you don't need to be in there...
    Feb 22, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Pay scales and benefits
    Health benefits just depends upon your needs. There are lots of plans you can purchase for your family if there is nobody with pre-existing conditions. BCBS, Humana, etc. There are many. HSA's are a...
    Feb 19, '06
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  19. new nurse graduate's concerns about Nclex
    Relax! Don't set yourself up for failure before even taking the test. You said you just graduated and so you should be well prepared. The schools are in business to prepare their graduates well to...
    Feb 19, '06
    Forum: Tennessee Nursing
  20. Abbreviations!!!!
    Have all of the changes in abbreviations sent anyone else over the edge? In the "old days" we took a whole class on all of these crazy abbreviations, finally got used to them, and now we can't use...
    Feb 16, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Hours worked? Just curious....
    If you are on call you may be seeing patients any day of the week and any time of the day or night. Depending upon the agency's coverage area, it may be a patient you have never seen before and may...
    Feb 16, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. What tax breaks do HH nurses get?
    If you itemize deductions, it comes under schedule A misc. ded. (anything above 2% of AGI). You can deduct anything used for work. My hha doesn't supply tympanic thermometer covers so I buy those,...
    Feb 16, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Question regarding alternative therapies
    A cell phone is really a lifeline in hh. If you are taking call you really have to have one. This is even necessary where we are- in about 75% of the area we cover there is no cell service (rural),...
    Feb 16, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Your Safety
    There are some great threads about this that have been discussed before. Of course safety is always something that you need to be vigilant about in hh. You are going into stranger's homes and you can...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Home health versus LTC.  Oasis vs MDS
    I have been doing home care for 5 years and prior to that was MDS/cp coordinator. The two are similar in the purpose. Of course they are totally different forms and that will take some getting used...
    Feb 9, '06
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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