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Home Health   (4,183 Views 5 Comments)
by pat8585 pat8585 (Member)

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Hello

I am researching Home Health Nursing.

Would like to know the positive things about it from those who are home health nurses.

Would also like to know some Negative things about it,,,to get both sides of the spectrum.

Thanks!

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clemmm78 has 25 years experience as a RN.

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Hi,

I find home health nursing very hard on my back. It's not always possible to use good body mechanics in a home environment so that, to me, is a negative. It's the only one that I could come up with.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Reading through Typical day for a HH nurse... will provide you with plenty of info

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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POSITIVES NEGATIVES

+you're not stuck in an office - you are stuck in traffic

+more autonomy - no one to ask in an emergency

+fewer patients - more paperwork

+less acutity - harder to get docs to call back

+cute little puppies - big scary dogs

flexible schedule - hard to get organized with

patients cancelling

- your car is your office

-in and out of your car 15 times

a day in rain and snow

-dangerous situations

-filthy houses

++++YOU make a huge difference in someone's life

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DutchgirlRN has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN.

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Great Post Mermaid!!

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