Zippy83

Zippy83

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  1. I have been a nurse for 10 years, I’ve done hospital (med/surg and DOU), LTC, subacute, home health, and hospice. I started out as a new grad employee and has to go through the whole orientation process before being let out in the wild. Then...
  2. CNA's Are Tired Of Laziness

    Just did a registry shift where two CNAs didn’t show up and they couldn’t find replacements, and several of the nurses were already pulling doubles. An additional LVN stayed on a double just to help with CNA duties since there was a nurse for each ca...
  3. You show up for work and there is no one there. What to do?

    This conversation came up on a night shift where a fellow registry nurse shared an experience from last year during our regional Covid surge. They only had two nurses, one RN and one LVN, show up at a 120 bed facility. No CNAs. Multiple covid positiv...
  4. CNA's Are Tired Of Laziness

    First off, I agree that CNAs are both overworked and under appreciated. I have always tried to show appreciation and respect to EVERYONE on staff, CNAs, kitchen staff, secretaries, maintenance. Everyone is critical to providing care. I also sometime...
  5. That's the thing though, the agency pay is still significantly higher than what places are offering to staff employees. It's just that agency pay is stagnating at pre-covid levels and the job offers I see on job websites are frighteningly low. ...
  6. I’m an agency nurse, and while some places did offer pay boosts during covid (while others had no pay incentives and you were lucky if they had any PPE), I have noticed in the last month, the hourly rate both through agency and on job offers through...
  7. I’ve been a hospice nurse for about a decade now, and had good coping skills related to death and dying, but there was definitely context involved. Now that we are having this insane surge in my area, for the past month the majority of the patients a...
  8. When your partner doesn't get it

    I said something casually about a hobby I’d pursue if time and money were no object, and my boyfriend of 8 years went off on a topic that has come up many times: if you really wanted to do it, you would make it happen. Why didn’t you do it last night...
  9. Home health nurse working as a maid?

    Isn’t this private duty, rather than home health? I don’t mean that you should have to do housekeeping, etc. But it sounds like you are there for a whole shift everyday, rather than intermittent visits to multiple patients?
  10. Famous person as patient?

    I’m a hospice and home health nurse in a city with many celebrities and I’ve had patients ranging from fairly well known to notable in their field, as well as family members of celebrities. I can’t think of any of them who were rude or snobbish. Actu...
  11. New to HH/ Rant/ Advice

    I have done up to 9 visits a day if all were follow ups and relatively simple, and not too far apart. However that would be one long day in a week with other days being 4-6 visits. There’s no way I could sustain that. And of course the documentation ...
  12. Dealing with Pets

    I can see why HH would seem like a better option while finishing school, but just FYI there are scarier things in HH than dogs and cats. The flexibility can definitely be there in terms of your hours. But as a nurse who is just about to burnout and ...
  13. Scheduling drama

    To clarify, if I did see her first thing in the morning it would be Monday/Thursday, or on Tuesday/Friday I can see her with that other cluster of patients in the area. Those were the options I gave her, both of which she declined. I just wanted to c...
  14. Scheduling drama

    Since I started in home health and hospice it’s gone from patients being OK with just knowing the day and whether it would be an a.m. or p.m. visit, to giving a two hour window, to now at best convincing them to allow a one hour window, but many pati...
  15. Don't yell at co-workers in front of people

    Also because it’s traumatic for patients and families. When I came in as a hospice nurse to see a patient at a SNF, the charge nurse there had some kind of beef with our hospice agency and was saying things in front of the patient like we didn’t se...