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Newly hired New to hospice

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I am new to hospice as well and as a new ARNP will be taking call. Everyone recommended a resource :Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative Care / Edition 3 but it is super expensive. Does anyone have a used one at a reasonable cost?

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As a new oncall ARNP, this resource was recommended _ Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative Care / Edition 3. It is out of print and priced out of most new grad's reach. Does anyone have one that they could sell at a reasonable cost? What other resources would you recommend?? There are over 750 patients and although I will have MD backup it will be busy with night and weekend calls when the MD's are not in.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. What I have been exposed to so far has been a great group of people with a heart for their patients not see before in over 10 years of nursing.

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JacAn001 has 1 years experience.

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I wish I could find this book for $35 everywhere I have searched so far it is over $200

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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You are not alone.

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JacAn001 has 1 years experience.

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I found it for Kindle on amazon $39.95

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nrcnurse has 13 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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Per diem is the ONLY way to work for hospice. You get paid for every hour that you work. They work staff nurses to death. It's the same everywhere. I work as a traveller, which is the only way I would take a case load. I get paid for every hour I work.

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