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  1. When to refer to social worker?
    Hi everyone! I was wondering if I could get some advice regarding when to refer a patient to a social worker. I currently do the admissions, just started home care in June. I'm struggling when it is...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. Another recert?
    Hi guys! I have yet another question with recerts ..... so I called the doctors office to let them know that I was keeping their pt on services and explained why. The assistant/secretary or whatever...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. recertification
    Thanks for responding :) I think im ok now, I guess I just wasn't sure what to expect but after getting through the first recert I see what's expected now. In addition to doing the revert oasis I...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. recertification
    So I was wondering if anyone could give me any pointers or suggestions for my first recertification tomorrow. I am meeting with the educator but I wanted to see if I could get a head start!
    Jul 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Medication Reconciliation
    Thank you! That was so helpful, especially since I am going to be doing admissions!
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Safety- in HH vs. Hospital
    I recently left the hospital that I worked at for 5 years, and I have to say I never really felt that safe! The detoxing patients that spit at you or attack you, confused people determined to get out...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Medication Reconciliation
    Thank you! Ill do that.
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. Medication Reconciliation
    I am just starting in this field and I am kind of confused when it comes to reconciling meds. What exactly is med reconciliation? It is the meds that the next pt has, that don't match my list? Or...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. What does denuded mean?
    Thank you! I will def be looking for that book
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  10. What does denuded mean?
    Hello all. I recently started at a home health agency and have found myself doing a lot of wound care. I have come accross a few terms I am not too familar with. Could someone please offer a good...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. Am I the only nurse
    Wow, that sucks. Why don't you just say no? I think I'd get burnt out pretty quickly in that situation :(
    Jun 15, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  12. An all time low for a new night shifter
    hahaha about the pizza comment... anyways, I know how you feel. I was a CNA in the ICU for 4 years part time, and nights wasn't too bad then, once or twice a week an 8 hr shift. When I graduated with...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Per Diem Question....
    I am looking to leave the hospital I have worked at for the past 5 years to become a home care admission RN. I am going to have to give my two weeks notice, however I would like to stay per diem if...
    May 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Traveling in hospital with the patient
    Any tips on how to make traveling to CT scan/IR/Nuclear Medicine within the hospital with an ICU patient who's vented and on all sorts of gtts? I have been a nurse for 1 yr, and have been on nights....
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Swan Ganz
    I have a question: With a swan, when obtaining a CVP reading, you turn the stop cocks up and down ( left up, right down).. Why do we move the stopcocks? I guess I'm just looking for the rationale...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Graduating in 2 wks - terrified!
    I graduated in 2010, and I know EXACTLY how you feel! I was a CNA in an ICU/CCU while in nursing school and as soon as I graduated, they hired me in the ICU as a new grad.... I have never been so...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. night shift depression
    I have the same problem! I've been working night for four years now and I am currently looking to get off this shift. I've been getting pretty depressed and I sleep forever sometimes! And it sucks on...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion