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  1. Who's right? Verbal order versus fax order
    New nurse here w question: Earlier today i could NOT get ahold of a doc on the phone for my new ltc pt. so i sent him a fax w standard admission orders, asking him to add anything else he wanted or...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Home health or hospice RN rate of pay in DFW area?
    In process of moving to Lake Dallas and currently looking for home health/hospice position in DFW area. Can anyone share their general rate of pay for SOC and revisits in the DFW area so I can have...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  3. Discontinue tube feeding
    Yeah I'm really starting to have my doubts about this nurse's credibility... It's hard when you're new and can't trust your "very experienced" coworkers advice. I have to look EVERYTHING up - but I...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Discontinue tube feeding
    In your experience when a patient has entered end of life phase and family decides to dc continous tube feedings,is it completely dc'd at once or gradually the rate is lowered? I would think that...
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Morphine neurotoxicity
    Thank you so much for posting that link! I had found it a long time ago and loved the Fast Facts but lost the address in my bookmarks. I need to print that whole website out. Thanks again!
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. Morphine neurotoxicity
    Thanks Tewdles I have quite a few of them and can't wait for my core curriculum from hpna to arrive any day! :)
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  7. Morphine neurotoxicity
    Thanks for the insight! The other nurses I've talked to have said the same. I guess I need to go with the flow of hospice instead of focusing on my textbooks and the internet. Unfortunately I'm...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  8. New grad nightmare...
    I went through the same exact thing as a new grad. After I had one terrible, horrendous night I called the don and said I was never coming back. She was actually really nice and wrote me a letter of...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Morphine neurotoxicity
    I should also note that the pt I have in mind has no history of pain other than some arthritis and was receiving it for pulmonary edema and dyspnea. I'd be much more aggressive w morphine in a cancer...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  10. Morphine neurotoxicity
    I'm reading a lot about neurotoxicity seizures and hyperalgesia occurring due to morphine being administered around the clock even after a patients kidneys have stopped putting out urine and pt has...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  11. Medicare Surveyors and Contact Precautions
    Hi I'm new to home health and just found out I'm being followed by surveyors tomorrow and have a question. When you have a patient with CDiff that is on contact precautions, I know you are supposed...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. New grad in hospice = doomed?
    I'm a new grad who just started working in hospice as a case manager three months ago. (I worked in a SNF for 3 months before I took my license and RAN to hospice.) I see that a lot of people on...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  13. No dnr
    I emailed my board of nursing and got a reply yesterday pretty much saying follow your company's policy... Not really the answer I was looking for. Their policy is no CPR but it really feels wrong to...
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. No dnr
    If a patient is admitted to hospice but does not have a dnr and they are actively dying in front of you what do you do? I answered I'd call 911 and start CPR because by not signing a dnr patient is...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  15. Conflict of interest?
    yeah i thought so :( bummer i could have used the extra shifts. oh well.
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  16. Conflict of interest?
    I'm a new grad who has a per diem position at one hospice and just called in to an interview at another hospice. I'm wondering if it is a conflict of interest to work for two hospice companies? I...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. $23/hr office nursing
    Hi! I'm a semi new grad ASN RN with 1 month SNF experience who just got an offer in the Sacramento area doctor office for $23/hr with the possibility of topping out at 26/hr after a year or so. Am I...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Hurst Review Q Test Score
    Why did you choose Hurst over Kaplan? I didn't think I meshed well with the instructor teaching Kaplan at my school. I'd also heard great things about Hurst and really enjoyed a Hurst demo I saw at...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Hurst Review Q Test Score
    Congratulations!!!! (Wow 23 SATA, that's painful!)
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Hurst Review Q Test Score
    Hello! I'm doing the online Hurst review and just did my first QTest. I scored 101 points (or 80.8%). All of my classmates are doing Kaplan, so I have nothing to compare my score too. Any input from...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Mental Health Interview
    Thank you very much Davey Do!!
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  22. Mental Health Interview
    Hello! I'm taking psychology this summer and one of my assignments this summer is to interview a mental health worker. One problem: I don't know any mental health workers and all of the ones I've...
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  23. Prioritizing Nursing Dx's
    Hello! I am working on my first care plan right now and for part of it we are to prioritize all of the nursing diagnoses we came up with from our assessment. Well I found a ton of abnormalities with...
    Nov 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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