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  1. What is and isn't allowed on Hospice?
    Thanks Westieluv! Your comment was good and helped put some pieces of that puzzle together in figuring how the Medicare/Hospice system. Thanks! :)
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. What is and isn't allowed on Hospice?
    Thanks!! Yes, that does help! It sounds like it varies quite a bit from agency to agency. I always thought Medicare rules were pretty black and white when it came down to what was covered. I guess...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. What is and isn't allowed on Hospice?
    Hi there. Relatively new RN to hospice here and I had a question about Medicare guidelines for Hospice. What is technically allowed under Medicare Hospice? Certain labs? Xrays? CT scans? Labs and...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Share your best tips and tricks for patient comfort
    Hi all! I'm relatively new to Hospice nursing and I am eager to learn what tips and tricks related to patient care and comfort you have gained over the years. Are there any that you would be...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Has anyone heard from the John Muir New grad program?
    When I went through the new grad program at JMMC about 3 years ago there were around 45 of us! It has dwindled so much and many of the floors are way overstaffed as it is. I did hear it's only...
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. "How much time do they have left?" How do you respond?
    I'm a new hospice nurse and seem to always get asked by family members how much longer their loved one has before they die. This question obviously gets asked more frequently when they start to go...
    Oct 24, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Is this normal for HH nursing?
    Thanks for your reply! The license thing is definitely forefront in my mind! It IS totally MY responsibility if something goes wrong with these LVN's seeing my patients! That's another big reason I'm...
    Aug 2, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. How do you respond when you tell people you are a hospice nurse?
    When I mention I'm a hospice nurse, people usually reply with a wince and shudder and remark about how hard that is and how they could never do it. I never quite know how to respond in these...
    Aug 1, '09
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Is this normal for HH nursing?
    I'm new to home health and been with a home health company for about 6 months, Amedisys, and initially really enjoyed it. Lately though we've had a lot of staff turn over and I'm one of the only RN's...
    Aug 1, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. John Muir New Grad training program - huh?
    I heard they are not accepting outside applicants for the New Grad program. Just internal applicants. They have really pared down how many new grads they take! When I went through the program 3-4...
    Jun 6, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Would I enjoy working in the ICU?
    I'm looking for some advice. I've been working on a busy med/surg floor for about 2 years and have lately been thinking about transferring to the ICU. My hospital has a nice orientation program in...
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Need advice: moving from med-surg to ICU?
    I need some advice. I have been working on a busy medical unit in a hospital for about 2 years. I just graduated, so this has been my first nursing experience. At first I really loved it. I loved the...
    Feb 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Do you carry liability insurance?
    Anybody have it? What do you have? I keep getting mailed all these letters that give me offers to protect my license and/or getting sued and I'm wondering if I should get some. I work in California...
    Jan 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How much patient information to give family members?
    I recently just transfered to evening shift from working night shift for on a busy med/surg floor in a hospital. There are many differences with evening shift, one of the primary being having a whole...
    Dec 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. blood products question
    Thanks for all your help! :) I'm still curious about FFP and Platelets fast do you usually run these in? Thanks :)
    Aug 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. blood products question
    Hi, I'm a new nurse on a busy medical floor and have a question about giving blood products. I've heard so many different answers when it comes to at what rate to run blood, FFP, and platelets. I...
    Aug 14, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Me vs. the charge nurse
    It was an ischemic stroke. I gave cozaar I think?
    May 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Me vs. the charge nurse
    The patient was 98, with less than 24 hour old CVA. I can't remember what med I gave...sorry. I have less than 1 year experience.
    May 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Me vs. the charge nurse
    Was I wrong in what I did? I need some other perspectives. I was working a few days ago and had a conflict with my charge nurse. It was basically about whether to call the doctor about something...
    May 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Name hospital and salary--everywhere
    I work as a new grad at a San Fran bay area hospital and make $43/hour. Plus $7 night shift diff.
    May 20, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Co-workers doing your work behind your back?
    Ok, this is a part rant, part question. I work on a general medical floor where I am fairly new. My problem is that I often feel as though my co-workers will go behind my back and do my work! The...
    May 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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