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Here is an example of a clincal finding narrative for SOC

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paradiseboundRN has 11 years experience and works as a Home Health Nurse.

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Computerized charting was supposed to free up nursing to spend more time at bedside, but as usual we have been and continue to allow our practice to be totally sabotaged. Nurses are either running around like chickens with their heads cut off, or glued to the computer. This is the new normal. I've had older patients patients notice and comment on the change they've seen in nursing. :/

A friend of mine is an RT that does home care, vent set ups, assessments, follow up and CPAP's, makes more than me an hour and has almost no paperwork. She says her paperwork is inconsequential to her day/ like super quick in a couple minutes per patient, not even an issue. So respiratory therapy in the home has figured out how not to strangle the therapists, but nursing can't?

(Sigh...)

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TristleRN has 30 years experience and works as a RN, LMT.

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I agree; I have worked home care and really enjoyed the job... love seeing this side of the hospital... however, the documenting is ridiculous. I tend to write very long narratives that give a detailed story... in addition the time it takes to do OASIS and all the other stuff that are required to be done on SOC. I was told by higher ups that I documented "too much." In frustration, I shrug my shoulders. The physical therapists make a lot more money than I do despite my almost 30 years' experience and their charting is so much better.... minimalistic compared to ours.

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Homecare can at times be the worst thing. Some of these agencies are really taking advantage of Medicare and the poor nurses who have mountains of papers to do FOR FREE while these companies keep getting richer and richer. The worst part is if you get stuck you can't do anything else since you use 0 skills. I blame the nurses who let them take advantage of them.

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