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SDALPN specializes in Peds(PICU, NICU float), PDN, ICU.

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  1. Office staff issues

    Big agency. Agency is great, its the current office staff.
  2. Office staff issues

    Uugghh. Nothing like a bad group of office staff to ruin things. Had a great set of staff for years. Here and there a bad apple, but they didn't last. Now we have the staff from ****. The shady stuff, favortism, game playing, etc are really frustra...
  3. Bring Your own TP

    I've seen this a few times. Same with the hard chair. I blame the agency. The agency needs to speak up. If all agencies did this, families would have nowhere to run and there would be less nurse turnover.
  4. Lack of professionalism

    I think it depends on the school/teacher.
  5. Advice on working with CP patient

    Weekends are typically hard to staff. Especially weekend nights. Being that we tell them when we work, most nurses don't want to work those shifts.
  6. Private Duty Schedulers: Why are they so deceptive?

    So does anyone have suggestions on ways to prevent the schedulers from manipulating?
  7. Lack of professionalism

    I think that PDN is better for nurses with boundaries. I don't think it is a good fit for those that have trouble saying "no".
  8. Advice on working with CP patient

    It sounds like you have experience to handle the case. Sounds like the pt will be fairly easy. But sounds like there is a reason the case is wide open. Typically agencies put new hires on the worst cases because that is all that is available. Nobody ...
  9. Advice on working with CP patient

    If you are a new nurse, PDN isn't for new nurses. You will be putting your license at risk. Some states require a minimum of a year of nursing experience. Agencies will overlook it, but if you get caught you could be charged with fraud. Sounds like a...
  10. Lack of professionalism

    It's typical. It sets up nurses with boundaries for failure. The agencies only care about the money. So if the family is happy, the agency turns their heads. I've lost plenty of cases for keeping boundaries.
  11. New Nurse, need advice

    New grads don't belong in private duty. Ask your supervisor. Your supervisor should be aware of the areas that you need more training in.
  12. Bored during home care!

    If you are bored, it may not be the right job for you. There is downtime on most cases. Most of us bring stuff to do for those times. The nurses that complain of boredom never last in the job.
  13. I'm not a babysitter!!!!

    I have been in that situation. The agency doesn't care what is on paper. They will tell the families one thing in writing and do another. When this happened to me, I called the agency. They told me that if anything happens to the pt to the point I ca...
  14. Confronted about charting at patient's school

    Don't get in the middle of it. The nurse always gets thrown under the bus. Let the supervisor handle it. Keep doing your job. Your documentation covers you, so keep documenting as usual. You may lose the case, but at least you won't be burned. They w...
  15. How to stay awake during NOCs in PDN?

    Give it time. If its not working for you after a couple of months, it may not be for you. Oh yeah, avoid caffeine so you can sleep when you get home. I'd have a soda when I got to work. After that, no caffeine so I'd sleep when I got home. Good luck...