Typical Day For A Home Health Nurse - page 23

Not a bad day today... started back per diem today. 6 cases, all in the same township. Not my usual zip codes though, so I did waste some time and scheduled visits akimbo, instead of in a line... Read More

  1. by   CathyRNMD
    Thanks for your feedback. I have already been interested in hospice care and I thought it would be in an inpatient setting. The idea of home hospice care is all new to me. I've only been a RN for a little over a year and part of me is unsure about being on my own so soon...but I really don't want to let go of an opportunity I have always wanted because of my fear.
  2. by   Santaularia
    I have a question: how do you move from hospital until the cases? You go with all you need in the car?
  3. by   Dun1203
    Here's my vent- today I was sent to a motel next to a topless bar (parking lot for thw bar is shared with motel) saturated with drugs and prostitutes and when I complained they made it seem like that type of environment is normal and I was told all the other nurses are going and do not have an issues. Feeling blah today. Then I was asked to open a noncompliant patient that is on drugs and refuses to follow any medical advice.
    Last edit by Dun1203 on Apr 12, '16 : Reason: typo
  4. by   aloevera
    Comment to original post ;
    enjoyed your post !! But Never expect thanks for a job well done, they just give more work for you to do !
    That has been and continues to be my experience !!! Took me years to finally decide to slow down & say NO once in awhile.
    Last edit by aloevera on Apr 20, '16
  5. by   hmlawrence0729
    I'm thinking about transitioning into home health nursing. I'm an RN, however I'm concerned because I have severe allergies and asthma and I'm worried that going into home with so many potential triggers will further exacerbate my illness. Any thoughts?
  6. by   nurseypants328
    This is such a wonderful thread! You always wonder what a day in the life is for different jobs and this really helps! I am interviewing for 2 home health jobs next week and I wasn't sure how I felt about it until I read this post. I am thinking of leaving the hospital and looking into HH and CM, this really was a fantastic way to learn about the flow and what to expect. Thank you!!