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  1. How do you get over the fear?
    ALWAYS trust your "Spidey Sense" I think I would have asked the State APS that you reported to go with you to this follow up visit. There are TONS of nutty people out there, more than most people...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. I think this might be illegal!
    But if you disagree and the 485 is put on hold, it is like the end of the world if you hold up the process.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. homecare homebase
    Have you tried using the SWYPE option for your keyboard with the Samsung galaxy tablet? It takes a bit to catch on but when you do it is much faster. I can SWYPE so much faster than I can TYPE. ...
    Mar 8
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Favorite Home Health Software
    Kinnser has many applications that may or may not be optional to your agency. Check to see what options are available to you. One agency had Kinnser but required paper patient signatures. Another...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. What if you can't get thru to a drs office??
    I would love to be able to do this but the office would totally freak out. It's sad that Corporate does not see the hassles we face with this. None of those efforts are "productive"
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Tenure
    Yes, I am feeling that too.
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Tenure
    I have been a RN for many years. I lived in Oklahoma and worked at a hospital for 20 years before I decided to follow many colleagues and start Home Health. I had some very special nurses who knew...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. worst, most corrupt agency ever!
    she probably meant TPA
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Do you ever feel like you aren't *really* a nurse?
    You are not only a REAL nurse but a very firmly standed RN. It takes special skills to be out here in the field. There is no one down the hall that can help you, there is no one to hand you any...
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Help-Freaking out- seeing patients on my own!!
    Watch a lot of YouTubes on the topics you mentioned. It is AMAZING what you can learn on Youtube
    Feb 28
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. space between incision and vaginal opening.
    she does have an ostomy. The anal wound was being repaired following removal of a large mass on the rectal muscle.
    Nov 19, '14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  12. drug commercials and inserts
    More and more often I am finding patients that will not take a medication prescribed to them after they see a TV commercial, look up on Google or read the package insert about all the potential...
    Nov 6, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Why HH nurses quit
    I applied for several hospital jobs after being in HH for 8 years. I thought the same as you. I kept getting responses that I "don't have the qualifications for the position"
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Why HH nurses quit
    The Hospital case managers are not doing a good job with this. They should be the ones that KNOW and can TELL the patients what HH is and what HH is not.
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. Time saving tips for HH nurse
    A big time saver for me is to set up lab bags inside the transport bag. One of each tube, a tourniquet. alcohol pads, vacutainer and I also have at least 2 needles. I tuck in a lab req and I just...
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. Time saving tips for HH nurse
    I work in a couple assisted living facilities I don't miss the driving at all but it is often hard to work around set times, All mealtimes, naptime. when "Wheel of Fortune" is on
    Oct 15, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. Lets talk about $$$
    I never GIVE patients my cell number. They get it from caller ID and keep it.
    Aug 6, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. 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, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. 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, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. 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, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Starting a HHCA AND WANT TO DO IT RIGHT!
    It's a "dog eat dog" world out there!!
    Aug 5, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. 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, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. 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, '14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  24. 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, '14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  25. 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, '14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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