comments from another thread got me to thinking...
what do other nurses think we do? do they even know what hh nursing is? do they think we have any skills?
i know that initially i thought i would lose a lot of my clinical skills. it's funny because i actually improved my assessment skills. you have to be really good when you don't have machines to look at!
so what do you all think?
Jan 30, '07
I was in the hospital for 31 years. I never considered HH because I didn't think I was smart enough knowing that I would be making decisions without the use of machines, lab tests, etc....I'm like you Cas I think my critical thinking skills have only gotten sharper.
Jan 30, '07
Quote from dutchgirlrn
me too. i know i'm much better at assessing and even giving the docs a heads up at what's going on :d with their pt's. sometimes before they realize it.
i guess when i worked bedside, i never realized the huge world of hh nursing, visiting nurse, hospice, in home nursing, etc. in the hospital, the view of nursing is very narrow.
and i know i shouldn't let it bother me but the cruddy remarks made in the general discussion did get under my skin. incompetent indeed:trout: pfffttt. i really hate when nurses do that to each other. we should have each other's backs, not be disrespectful. especially here on a nurse's site!
i always think that those that make remarks like that will one day eat those very words:chuckle ...
i was in the hospital for 31 years. i never considered hh because i didn't think i was smart enough knowing that i would be making decisions without the use of machines, lab tests, etc....i'm like you cas i think my critical thinking skills have only gotten sharper.