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webbiedebbie

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webbiedebbie has 22 years experience and specializes in OB, Telephone Triage, Chart Review/Code.

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    Would you do this?

    Sorry, I'm "by the book" also. Its too bad the doctor doesn't want to be called for things like this. It is their responsibility to write the orders and I think too many MD's do not "pay attention to detail".
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    Nurses unemployed what is happening out there???

    Well, unfortunately, I am considered "remote" which means like "contractual" employee and they don't have to offer insurance or other benefits that way.
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    Nurses unemployed what is happening out there???

    I was laid off from a full-time telephone triage job 4 years ago. I could only find a part-time telephone triage job. I need benefits! I also was able to collect unemployment. I found a position that I knew I was not qualified for and really didn...
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    Why Did You Choose Telehealth Nursing?

    I have been a registered nurse for 21 years. I chose telehealth nursing because 12-hour shifts were too much for me. I love the work but it depends on the company you work for. I started in a call center and enjoyed everyone I worked with. When I...
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    New at prior authorizations

    Thanks for responding so quickly! I understand your reasoning for using RN's.
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    New at prior authorizations

    I just accepted a position and have been exposed to prior authorizations. I knew about them but never had to do them. Anyone have information that might help me? I was given 4 to do and I felt like the deer caught in headlights. Since there are s...
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    Bad economy effecting triage nursing?

    I was laid off by a major company 04/2009. Telephone Triage can be expensive, so it is one of them to go.
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    telephone triage

    McKesson has been laying off since April 2009.
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    I am so excited about this!!!!

    UPDATE: My dream job was cut last April (2009) due to the economy! Other companies I have looked into do not compare. I am having to do telephone triage with a smaller company part-time.
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    "All I wanna know is What Medicine to take"

    We know, as nurses, it is our reponsibility to teach....but when your company tells you that you don't have time to do that, just get yes or no answers and give a recommendation and end the call within a certain time, it is very stressful and I think...
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    Lethargic a word to remove from Callers vocabulary

    Yep, have to take time to clarify lethargic, which eats into my call time....mostly I say "limp like a rag doll" to give them a better picture of what it means and they come back and say "oh no, he's been laying on the couch and watching TV".
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    Stepford Wife Triage Nursing

    Mike, I agree with you. Protocols are guidelines, but some companies use them as carved in stone. I have to use a book of protocols and have to document which one I used (sometimes, I've had to use 3 depending on the sx) but have been told to use n...
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    I miss L&D

    I, too, miss L&D. I was trained right after nursing school in a small hospital with 4 LDR's. My husband and I moved to another state and I immediately began working L&D in a teaching hospital. OMG! The manager told me I spent too much tim...
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    Vag exams with sterile gloves or regular gloves?

    My daughter is 39 wks pregnant and was seen by her midwife. I was there and noticed that she pulled a nonsterile glove from a box and checked her. I asked her why and she said if she wasn't ruptured, nonsterile is okay. I can see both sides, BUT! ...
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    QA for home based RN

    If you type in Telephone Triage, you should get a listing of a lot of companies. I was laid off from a company 04/2009. Since then, I have found many companies (most do after hours and pediatrics) AND a lot don't offer any benefits! This is very h...