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  1. Lets talk about $$$
    I never GIVE patients my cell number. They get it from caller ID and keep it.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. PTO after resignation
    I have provided my agency with a 2 week notice of my resignation. I just learned that this agency doesn't pay out PTO and that your PTO has to have been taken 2 weeks PRIOR to your resignation (use...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. HomeCare HomeBase users, I would like to start a discussion with you all
    I have used HCHB in the past and now using Kinnser. The thing I miss about HCHB is the Point Care Alert. It's nice to share gate codes and other things
    Aug 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. What does it mean when an agency loses it's "RAP" priviledges?
    RAP is Request anticipated payment. Sounds like they didn't stick to the rules.
    Aug 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Starting a HHCA AND WANT TO DO IT RIGHT!
    It's a "dog eat dog" world out there!!
    Aug 5
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. low diastolic B/P parameter
    That's what I have been trying to tell them!! No way!!
    May 11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. money codes
    Can anyone tell me what the "money codes" on the oasis?
    Feb 25
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. home health diagnoses code question
    Dementia Low Vision V Colostomy status
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. ICD-10 and Oasis C1 (????)
    Just wondering what you all think about this???
    Jan 30
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. 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
  25. 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


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