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  1. Home Health to NP?
    i agree with the above post,,,get some good med-surg under your belt, home health is a whole different ball game., you have to have the skills, knowledge base before you can start. there are so many...
    Apr 6, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Anyone had this situation? Geez Louise
    can you get your MSW involved?
    Apr 2, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Pay per Visit
    WOW!!!! that's excellent pay compared to our per visit rate of regular visit anywhere in the 32-35 range, add $50 to that for admission! what area of the country are you in, was wondering it that...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Work ethic question in home healthcare?
    that caregiver needs to be educated, she needs to know about infection etc.
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. how many on computers
    just wondering how many of you are on a computer system if so , what program do you use, could you share the likes and dislikes thanks in advance, our agency is "soon" to be going paperless and...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Is this legal?
    i know i couldn't sign a doctors order that i didn't write,!! i imagine MD offices have med-tech that do this often, but i have never heard of it in HH, whether or not it is legal, i don't know, but...
    Mar 13, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. What kind of car should I get?
    i agree, if you are looking for a new car, get one that is comfortable!!!!!!!!!! in HH we spend sooooo much time in the car it needs to be comfortable, at one time i bought a car because i thought it...
    Mar 10, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. vac question, and xcell question
    can you direct your question to KCI,,,i do believe you can't put the vac directly over bone, you have to put adaptic first then the foam.
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  9. Home health in DFW area
    how about just applying for PRN and when you interview tell them your preference to do admissions?
    Mar 4, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  10. Infection after admitted to home health
    Hi all,,,,confused about something and though someone might have an answer: if we admit a patient from hospital or facility say on monday, and on tuesday they develop an infection, is it considered a...
    Mar 3, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. per-diem visit rates
    SC--32-35 a visit plus $50 for soc if roc add $25 to visit rate not bad not great
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. Tracking devices?
    sorry if this comes up as a repeat, you know how your computer just sends things!!! ok...what i was saying is that i have heard that amedysis has this system in place,,,now i am NOT trying to cheat...
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Falsification of records?
    i believe the regulations state that if a patient can't be d/c'd with a visit the oasis is completed based on the information from the last skilled visit.
    Feb 28, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  14. Home health in DFW area
    i don't have any direct info on your question, but i can tell you that if you go and interview you may find that they are sssooooo very happy to have someone that wants to do admissions only....give...
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  15. pt compliance in home health
    how are the patients blood sugars? is what he is saying making sense that the dose is too high? how about trying to get a sliding scale order from the MD, would that help? document, document,...
    Feb 24, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  16. How does this job look?
    i would of already started orientation!!!! sounds great!!!!!
    Feb 21, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  17. New to HH Nursing, I need help with charting
    we don't have "field charts" , the only thing we will find in the patients homes is a copy of the med sheet 99.9% of agencies are on computer so when the admission nurse completes the oasis that is...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. call pay
    i agree, equal pay for equal work,,,getting paid more because you get called in more makes NO sense!!!!!!!!!!! sounds like a HR issue!! on call is on call---lucky ones that don't get called in...
    Feb 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Getting into HH after a termination
    Home Health is not a "slow pace" environment,,,here was my day today, 8 visits, 103 miles finished up with paperwork at 8pm, took approx 10 minutes to eat to bed soon to start it all...
    Feb 10, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  20. Getting into HH after a termination
    the best advise i could give you at this point would be as you are a new nurse with minimal experience, i would recommend you getting some good med-surg under your belt, HH is a whole different world...
    Feb 10, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  21. Competency Test
    i can remember one time on one of these type tests having to know if certain meds were compatible with NS, questions about PICC dsg, not sure about the verbal never had one of those, but you can be...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  22. Keep my patients out of the hospital!
    sometimes what i have done is when i call the PCP with a situation that you are describing is i make them an appointment, hopefully within the next day or two....some patients you will never keep out...
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  23. Homebound status Medicare vs. Insurance
    i have only found that medicare patients need to follow the homebound criteria,,,private insurances are different, some require it some don't, medicare HMO follow the medicare guidelines. never heard...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  24. Framingham Union Hospital
    i used to work at the milford VNA and absolutley loved that job,,,only reason i left was to relocate to another state, there is alot of longevity there, people just don't leave,,,best home health job...
    Jan 21, '09
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. Dealing with apathetic doctors
    sad attitude isn't it!!!!! i find most docs like HH as it decreases the patient phone calls they get,,,none of us likes the paperwork and i do believe the MD's get a stipend from medicare for...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: Home Health Nursing