Lacie

Lacie BSN, RN

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Lacie is a BSN, RN and specializes in jack of all trades.

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  1. I currently work FT for Senior Bridge (not under other agency contracts as some others have mentioned) and have for 2 years now. Senior Bridge occasionally contracts with an agency if for some reason we are down on staff. If FT then it is a salaried ...
  2. Face-to-Face Rule

    We've already implemented it and so far seems to be doing ok. Some tweaks needed of course. Marketer has one form they must get and if they individual hasnt been seen then we make the appt for them in the home on the SOC with our form. Also ensuring ...
  3. staying organized with hh

    My office is all paper also. I place on the facesheet who I am assigning for PT/OT, the CM RN name, along with any other ancillary services they may be getting. I either fax or put in the nurses box copy of the IE from PT/OT. I keep my calenders well...
  4. Recent Federal Background check for your job maybe? I know mine is coming up 2011. I have never been asked about my military service with exception on a job application if I ever served. Unless there were criminal charges either civilian or military ...
  5. I left dialysis to return to clinical areas and found it was very difficult (at least in my area). Most of the hospitals didnt consider dialysis as "bed-side" experience therefore wouldnt even consider an interview. Although I have almost 30 years ex...
  6. How much per mile??

    My agency pays .41 cents/mile so consider yourself fortunate:rolleyes:
  7. Handovers - Dialysis

    We had a Ledger as you suggested and wrote out daily any abnormalities, changes or specifics related to any pt that was out of just the routine daily "conveyor belt" tradition lol. Problem usually is having time to do it as most chronic dialysis unit...
  8. RN jobs outside of bedside nursing

    Workers comp case management companies; home health case management, check also as previously mentioned research nursing such as Covance and others in your area.
  9. If it's the first time I have seen a pt I usually inquire who and how they have been doing a particular procedure - first to determine what they already know and if being done properly by the caregiver. If I see teaching is needed then that's where I...
  10. How do you sign?

    Just for the every day stuff I sign my name and RN but with official reports or 485's (medicare stuff lol) I sign with my BSN. I also sign my BSN with any chart or legal reviews I do. I'm old school and did the generic BSN so worked my tail off for i...
  11. Would you do this???

    Wow, we have a 9-10pm cut off for all visits.......if later than that they go to ER if needed. We dont allow our nurses out after 10pm at latest, even the on-call. If we get a pt who needs it that frequently and it's medicare well it's out of pocket ...
  12. IV/Venipunture "Decorative Board"?

    And your right. The whole thing is childish and just trivial to me. I got better things to do that repeat kindergarten activities. Actually getting out into the field lowers my stress level. I am fortunate to have a great group for my team and love e...
  13. IV/Venipunture "Decorative Board"?

    I'm limited on supplies as they dont keep IV tubing or fluids in our supply. I have butterflys with some short tubing and venipuncture supplies such as vacutainers. That's about it. Most my patients have to pay out of pocket for anything IV if given ...
  14. IV/Venipunture "Decorative Board"?

    Thank you so much!! Ideas for the board is the thing they are pushing on for the moment but I'm just overwhelmed with the "mom" issue at the moment that I cant even think straight .Any ideas for the board would be great. Something quick and to the po...
  15. IV/Venipunture "Decorative Board"?

    Already did that course. Didnt get me too far (reason for this post). Yep definitely have the grey hairs and ulcers on the way lol. After 30 years of being an RN think sometimes people have completely forgotten what "help" means withing the work plac...