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  1. I'm back! And so far I like it!
    Palo Pinto Home Health. Palo Pinto General is the county hospital and they also run/own the hha.
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. I'm back! And so far I like it!
    Ok, so after taking off a year and a half from nursing I am back in the field again. I started orientation at a HHA this week as a PRN field LVN. I really like the agency I work for so far. It is...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Starting back in nursing
    Thank you!! I had the interview yesterday and it went well. The DON said she would submit my paperwork and salary requirements for approval and call me back. Sounds hopeful, right? :) I am doing...
    Dec 1, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Why is it okay for Doctors to yell at Nurses?
    I have actually witnessed the "yelling" a number of times at the hospital I used to work at. One doc in particular would get ****** about something a nurse had done ( or not done) and starting...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Starting back in nursing
    I am an LVN and have been for 10 years. In Feb I decided to quit nursing because I was burn out...not just because of nursing but a personal issue as well. One week after quitting my job I landed...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  6. Interview for ADON in home health
    Hi! I have not been on here in a while as I took an 8 month leave from nursing but have now decided to get back in it in a limited capacity. I have an interview on Friday for an ADON position with...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Please share your home care nursing tips/tricks with others
    I am an LVN, did HH for about 8 months before taking a "sebatical" However, while I was working, I had a patient that would call me and the CM because she had an episode of bowel incontinence. My...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Nursing burn-out
    Thanks Caliotter!
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Nursing burn-out
    After 9 years working in the hospital I decided I needed to switch to HH because I thought I was just burned out on med/surg nursing....after 6 months in HH it has become apparent that I am just...
    Jan 16, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. LVN sup visits
    Thanks for your input.
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. LVN sup visits
    I am an LVN and have been working in HH for approx 6 months. My question is for the RNs/case managers. Do you actually do sup visits? One of the CMs I work with has never spoken to or seen a...
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Best vehicle to use for visits????
    I am currently driving an 07 Hyundai Sonata and I love it. Gas mileage is not the greatest (21-25 mpg) but it is in good condition. I put around 500 miles a week on it so I am sure I will be in...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. LVN job offer at a hospital
    Good luck!
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Lvn to rn Weatherford college 2011
    Yes I took the TEAS three times, last July and November, and then again in January. Got a little better score each time. I used the study guide they provide in the book store...however I think they...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. Lvn to rn Weatherford college 2011
    Tejas hopefully we will! And most of it should come back after some practice. Good luck with the TEAS!
    Aug 20, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  16. Lvn to rn Weatherford college 2011
    I have already been accepted to the LVN to RN program at WC to start next May! I was actually accepted to the program for this year but had to withdraw 1 1/2 weeks into the program due to personal...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  17. Wound care advice please!!!
    Thank you for all the ideas/suggestions! I will keep these in mind for when the patient is discharged from the hospital. He went in on Thursday for unrelated issues. Not sure if or when he will...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Wound care advice please!!!
    I need some advice! I have an 80 yr old chair-bound patient with what was reported to me as a Stage 2 pressure ulcer. I arrived at the home and found the wound to be more of a severe excoriation...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. need some wound advice
    I need some advice! I have an 80 yr old chair-bound patient with what was reported to me as a Stage 2 pressure ulcer. I arrived at the home and found the wound to be more of a severe excoriation...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  20. Help with isolation precautions for MRSA and C-diff
    At the facility I recently resigned from we isolated everyone with a history of MRSA or C-Diff, regardless of how long it had been since they were first diagnosed. We never did swabs, just isolated....
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  21. Am I asking too many questions?
    Thanks everyone!
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Am I asking too many questions?
    I have been a field nurse in HH for 3 weeks now and I love it. However, I feel as if I am constantly bugging my case managers with questions, either about the patients or about policies, ect. My...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Did I Do Something Wrong?
    If I am giving it IV, yes.
    Jul 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. PICC placement and insertion complications
    I personally would be very uncomfortable having a PICC placed in the patient's home. I have seen way to many complications in the hospital with placement to feel that it is safe. IMHO it is safer...
    Jul 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Diabetic Education
    I am new to home health (less than 3 weeks) and have a patient who has been a diagnosed diabetic for more than 10 years but has just recently decided that it's time to start "taking care of this." I...
    Jul 8, '11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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