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  1. Compact license
    Does anyone know if florid has plans to join the other compact states thanks in advance
    Aug 18
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  2. OASIS Certification Exam COS-C
    I am interested also, the class is never offered locally for me either, but can u tell me how u found the local testing center?
    Jan 18
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Who is allowed to complete Transfer Oasis?
    Any qualified discipline can complete a transfer (sn, pt, ot st) and reg state it does not have to be someone that saw the patiet. Ie-- an office nurse/therapist can complete it
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Lab draws off PICC
    Ok, what am i doing wrong,,,,,,drawing labs off of a picc line, the same as i always have, but recently i have been getting called fprom the lab with the dreaded "spec has hemolized" , i get the spec...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  5. Can you have a life AND do HH?
    I have been in HH 28 yrs, and my simple ans to this question is NO! If u cover all the bases this job is basically never ending, you r either finishing up today or preparing for tomorrow. I...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. SOC date and Recertification
    SOC date can not change unless the pt has been discharged. The date u get orders for your recert is the verbal order date, not a new SOC date, If this is new, which i doubt, we have not been doing...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Discharge date
    Date of last visit is last week, date of discharge is the date u do the oasis, visit findings are based on the last vist
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. start if care oasis time frames.
    I did 2 soc today, spent about 1 hr 15 min in the home, 1 hr 30 min on documentation and 30-40 min of travel, so usually 3 to 3.5 hrs per soc
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Going Electronic
    We r also starting with ipads we get ours in october also, i would be interested in responses also.
    Sep 13, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. home health visit time frames
    Medicare requires taht a visit is a minimum of 30 min...if u are making 15 min visists u need to relook at that patient and question urself why u r seeing them! Perhaps discharge is in order. 15...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. start if care oasis time frames.
    We are still,on a paper system, that being said , not including any travel time, it takes me 2.5 to 3 hrs to complete a SOC. and i have been doing this for more yrs than i choose to remember. Lol. ...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Med surg Rn trying to make the leap to Home Health
    HH is hard,,hard enough that to start out being PRN and no exp, is not a good mix. Working it full time it will take u about 6 months to say...i think i understand it. I would not advise PRN for...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Bringing things home from patient's homes
    In my trunk i keek, ant roach flea and tick spray, along with freebreeze!!! Tools of the trade
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Weekend schedule - seeking feedback
    That is a very hard way to start HH u will,be doing mostly admissions, u have to have a very good understanding of the OASIS process, there is minimal supports available on the weekends unless ur...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Is nursing obligated to do blood draw on patient if PT is only discipline?
    The PT is the skill, medicare guidelines state thatbu can do lab work as long as there is a skill service being provided., the one rime visit or complete eval would be up to the agency. But it can be...
    Jun 20, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Computer program
    Anyone work for Gentiva? Wondering if your branch is on the computer yet. If you are, how do you like it, is it an ipad? Any info will be appreciated, we are still on,paper!
    Jun 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. What do you do if a patient needs to go to the hospital?
    You should still,call the MD, you would let him/her know what is going on, that u want the pt to go to the hospital but family wanting to wait, etc.... I have actually had the MD office get on the...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. Difference b/t Oasis-C v. B
    Additional questions is the only difference
    May 18, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Inspector/surveyor wants to observe me!!
    They r also looking to see if every med is on the list, so if ur pt is taking it write it on their list, creams powders etc. remember to include OTC like vitamins. MOM I have been put with many...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Inspector/surveyor wants to observe me!!
    Make sure. U clean ur hands before going into your bag,when u take ur items out of your bag place them on the clean side of ur barrier when done place the, on the opposite side, so put ur bag in the...
    May 9, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Inspector/surveyor wants to observe me!!
    Also remember HIPAA, to keep charts locked in your trunk
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Inspector/surveyor wants to observe me!!
    Remember infection control and bag technique,if you have home folders make sure that is up to date, that patient has your 24 hr office number
    May 8, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Brand New AFib Question
    Good call, i thought A-fib at 100 beats could only be picked up on EKG, but glad u did what u did.
    Apr 21, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Case manager deciding when to discharge rather than the RN seeing the patient?
    I actually think it is a good idea to continue to see a pt 1w3-4 after wounds healed just to make sure it stays that way and. Family/staff continuing to follow plan. Just my opinion
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Ostomy appliance question
    Thank u but what i am looking for is a one piece with moldable wafer, he cant cut the wafer
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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