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  1. cargalrn

    Miles on my car

    Here's an idea. Take the money you get for mileage and put it in the separate savings account for car expenses and a down payment for a new car when you need it.
  2. Hi I'm new to hospice and and I work on call. I did do hospice years ago. My question is... After arriving at a death in pronouncing and wasting medications call the funeral home called the doctor and call the coroner. How many nurses wait until the funeral home gets there? When they're coping appropriately and the family needs private time at that time is it okay to ask their preference? Thanks for all your input
  3. cargalrn

    Triage and on call

    I just got a new seven day on seven day off on call Hospice position. What are typical reasons why and RN would go out other than intractable pain or a death. I understand admissions, death visits, and routine visits. For example would one go out to a facility for a skin tear on a Saturday? Can you give me a picture of what your typical calls and visits are? Thank you very much
  4. cargalrn

    On-call hospice nurse

    Hi hospice on call nurses I have a question I just started that on call position and I am not clear on what I need to go out for. ITriage myself. Should I go out for a skin tear in a facility?
  5. cargalrn

    On-call hospice nurse

    I'd like to update this thread. Any on-call hospice nurse is out there? What do you go out for? I understand there's some routine visits and admissions. You would go out for deaths, intractable pain, but what other issues would you go out for? Would you go out for a skin tear? If a patient is in a facility and you triaged and felt the situation was under control would you still go out for that situation?
  6. cargalrn

    Weekend program in home health

    They're telling me I have to go to the office to complete the charting and my anxiety is out of the ballpark about this. They're threatening to report me to the state. I really don't know what to do. If I could finish the charting from home I would but I can't. So are charting deficiencies reportable to the state? If you work in a facility and had not completed charting and had to leave and never came back what would they do about that?
  7. cargalrn

    Weekend program in home health

    So I almost had a nervous breakdown about this job. I put in my resignation via email on my iPad that they issued. I offered to meet somebody to pick up all the equipment in my computer my car stock Etc and the human resource manager is insisting I go 30 miles to the home office and have an exit interview and finish charting. Which he says it's not a lot but that's how they lie. I really can't even sit down to the computer and chart. I don't want to go to the office 30 miles away. We have a local office where I can drop off the equipment and I would not do an exit interview. I don't even want to look at these people. Do I have any legal right to ask them to meet me somewhere to surrender the equipment? Do I have any legal obligation to finish charting that I cannot finish due to extreme anxiety?
  8. cargalrn

    Weekend program in home health

    I resigned today.
  9. cargalrn

    Weekend program in home health

    Thank you. I'm new to home care. There also should be incentive for working the weekend program and 12-14 hour days isn't one of them
  10. cargalrn

    Weekend program in home health

    More... I asked at the interview if they were eight hour days and she said yes and some charting. But now I'm told that I may be doing up to four start to care a day. If every started care is 3 hours that's a 12-hour day and I know it's going to be more with charting and follow-up phone calls even flowing over to Monday. Not to mention the night before on Thursday I'll have to make anywhere from 4 to 8 phone calls to my patients to let them know I'm coming. I have no problem with working hard but I do have a problem with putting in long hours. I think a 10 hour day would be reasonable but it looks like it's going to be a lot more.
  11. cargalrn

    Weekend program in home health

    I'm looking into a weekend program in home health and I was wondering what the time commitments would look like. It would be a Friday Saturday and Sunday. Are these realistically 12-hour days?
  12. Hi there! I will be moving to Parkersburg in the near future. As an RN from PA, there is no reciprocity, and as I become aquainted with the area, I wonder if I should obtain a license from Ohio as well as West Virginia....how do nurses from this area view this?
  13. cargalrn

    Psych Nursing: A unique field of nursing.

    Thanks much for your response. So, it depends. LOL. I know it can bite you in the butt, but why is a hospital different from communtity nursing?
  14. cargalrn

    Psych Nursing: A unique field of nursing.

    I enjoy psych nursing also. I work in a locked unit. When is ok to keep in contact with former patients? I have alot of questions on boundaries and ethics. Can anyone point me to a good source? Thank you for this article.
  15. cargalrn

    Are oral contraceptives healthcare?

    We are both divorced and our children are already raised; between the two of us, my three dtrs and his one dtr, are grown women, employed in good careers, college grads and are all probably on birth control. Without it they probably would never be where they are today. Some are choosing not to have children, but may change their minds later. I support oral contraceptives as a necessary healthcare need.
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