how many recerts in one day do you do

  1. i was wondering how many recerts, dc, admits, regular vistits and asv do most hh nurses do in one day. last thursday i had 1 dc, 4 recerts and 5 asv's. on friday i was still working on paperwork and they asked if i could do 3 recert, 4 asvs and 1 resume. no i cant!:angryfire . so i ended up with 1 recert, the resume and 3asvs. is this the norm in most hh agencies? if it is when do u do the paperwork and have time for family to?
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    Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Medsurg, home health, ob and rehab

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  3. by   iamarn
    Yes, this is the norm for me, but I am the only fulltime RN working out of the office. It is getting really old too. Since I paid per visit, the money is good for all the OASIS but I am beginning to feel as if it is not worth it. I usually drive over 100miles in one day and almost am never done before 4:00p.m. (even starting at 08:00a.m.) due to drive time (which I am not paid for). By the time I pick up my kids and come home it seems as if I only have time to do paperwork. My poor husband and children feel so left out. I really enjoy home health but all of the time it is consuming is really starting to drag me down. I guess I feel the same as you.
  4. by   Cattitude
    I work in Long Term Home health. I do approx. 20-25 visits per week. Out of those I usually have about 3-5 recerts, maybe 1 resumption. I do maybe 1-2 new admits every month.

    Some days are worse than others. I may have a day with 3 recerts, and admit, and a resumption. Then the next day have just revisits.
  5. by   runrn
    You are getting the shaft. No way around it. Continue to say "NO" when you are bogged down. If they get upset with you, don't even acknowledge it. They know better and you should not have to explain such simple things to them.
  6. by   JentheRN05
    I feel your pain, I have either developed an ulcer (most likely) or contracted botulism (had corn beef hash the day that is was stated it was recalled). Anyway - I started with really REALLY bad symptoms, slept for almost 36 hours, wasn't able to think, scared out of my mind (blood sugar probably almost nothing - didn't eat). Now I have traditional ulcer symptoms, on top of what appears to be IBS.
    I attribute this to constant 7am - 10pm days 5-6 days a week. It's getting old and I've only been doing it for a month. I'm already ready to start sending our resumes for nursing home (which I swore to myself I'd NEVER do) but I'm desperate to get some time for my family which I rarely have these days.

    I love the time with the patients, that's why I thought I would love this field, but the hours are way too much and I just can't continue. I feel like a failure. Only been a nurse for 2.5 years and been through 6 jobs, not finding one I like (well I like home care, just the hours is killing me physically).

    Next month (supposedly) I should start my NP program, so I am praying that that is somewhere I'll be happy. I can't continue feeling like a failure, I have even thought of the worst possible thing. I've never been suicidal, but I tell you, after 2.5 years of being miserable, I have considered myself a failure and have considered it for the first time in my life. I am just so disappointed with my life.

    Sorry to ramble, none of this is your problem. I just think Im on the verge of a breakdown and I have to find some stability. Unfortunately I don't believe I will find it in this agency. *sigh* back to finding another job, yet again.
  7. by   cookie102
    i can't imagine that workload, i have done HH for 20 yrs now,,,,1 d/c, 4 r/c and 5 visits is the equivlant to 15 visits!!!!!!!! that is impossible to do....what in the world...the worse i have had is to be working 12 hrs 5 days/wk as were all my co-workers,,needless to say we all quit....not all agencies are bad...sure we need to pitch in if someone is out sick or a last minute referral comes in,,but it should not be the norm!







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    i was wondering how many recerts, dc, admits, regular vistits and asv do most hh nurses do in one day. last thursday i had 1 dc, 4 recerts and 5 asv's. on friday i was still working on paperwork and they asked if i could do 3 recert, 4 asvs and 1 resume. no i cant!:angryfire . so i ended up with 1 recert, the resume and 3asvs. is this the norm in most hh agencies? if it is when do u do the paperwork and have time for family to?

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