Help! Suggestions needed.

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by dhwilson506 dhwilson506 (New) New

I am only 43 yrs old, been a LPN for 11 years. I also worked in EMS for about 8 years. The doctor put me out of work for back problems in August of this year. I am too young not to work, and miss my job. I am trying to figure out what area of nursing I can do that does not involve alot of heavy lifting and walking. The more I walk, the more I hurt.

Please, suggestions needed.

AirforceRN

AirforceRN, RN

611 Posts

I don't know about the states but in Canada there is Telehealth...phone in advice. No lifting, no walking.

AnnieNHRN

AnnieNHRN

Specializes in med/surg, ER, camp nursing. Has 10 years experience. 101 Posts

Doctor's office?

Super_RN, BSN, RN

Has 12 years experience. 394 Posts

How about Case Management / Utilization Review? I've done that before and the only lifting I did was a clip board or chart. :D

Ruthiegal

Ruthiegal

Specializes in LTC, Disease Management, smoking Cessati. Has 28 years experience. 280 Posts

Advice nurse, telephone triage nurse, insurance companies use RN's for many areas disease management, case management, discharge planning, to name a few... good luck with your search!

UM Review RN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Utilization Management. 7 Articles; 5,163 Posts

I work for an insurance company doing concurrent review. It's a complex job, but one I can do at a computer and doesn't involve strain on my overworked body. (15 years as a CNA, and 10 as a floor nurse.)

hrasch

hrasch

1 Post

possibly a unit clerk? i working in a nursing home and they hire LPN unit clerks. no heavy lifting. mostly desk work. good luck hunny.

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