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ws582 has 7 years experience and specializes in Rehab/LTC, Post OH, Med/Surg, Hospice.

Searching for a specialty which allows you to spend more time with the patient.

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  1. A Dying Persons Tear

    Mothermarie, I am the one who started this thread 4 years ago. It's been a long time since I've logged on, and I just happened to see my thread pop up, so I started reading the comments and came across yours. I am truly sorry for your loss and for w...
  2. Cause of a dried up black uvula?

    Thank you for your responses. I forgot he also has a scope patch on too. That was a good point that the cancer may have spread, but it sure did look like dryness to the extreme. I feel so badly for him and now am scared of over drying patients usi...
  3. Cause of a dried up black uvula?

    I only have 4 months of hospice experience, but today I saw something disturbing and asked the nurses I worked with, but no one had ever seen this. I had a pt today that is actively dying. He's diagnosed with lung CA with mets to his brain. I was ...
  4. A Dying Persons Tear

    I'm very sorry to hear about your mom. Thank you for all your input. I'm new to hospice and love to hear everyone's opinions/advice. I want to do the best job I possibly can and am learning so much from all of you. Thank you.
  5. A Dying Persons Tear

    Very curious about something. I'm new to inpatient hospice and have only had 4 deaths so far. Two of the patients had a single tear. One of those patients, the niece saw her previously unresponsive aunt open her eyes wide focusing on something in fro...
  6. Baby Angel Babcock - have you experience this?

    That gives me chills. It sounds like most of the deaths are peaceful. Is that right? I've been reading a lot of hospice care books and was wondering if it's unusual for people to suffer at the end like the lady you spoke of. I've worried about th...
  7. Baby Angel Babcock - have you experience this?

    Thank you for sharing. Those are wonderful stories.
  8. Baby Angel Babcock - have you experience this?

    What a cool story! Thank you for sharing.
  9. I read the following this morning on Good Morning America about baby Angel Babcock: Angel's mother, Moriah Babcock, 20, father Joseph Babcock, 21, and two siblings Jayden and Kendall were found dead in the same field as the toddler Friday afternoon....
  10. Field Hospice nursing to inpatient unit

    I was hoping you'd say that MissIt :) Thank you so much for your input!
  11. Field Hospice nursing to inpatient unit

    Thank you so much for your responses. I have a better understanding now except for one part. I really long to be able to spend more time with the patients. I know you said you don't have "tons" of time, but compared to med/surg, would you say it's...
  12. Field Hospice nursing to inpatient unit

    Hi everyone! I'm very interested in hospice, and wanted to ask a few questions. My only nursing experience is 6 months at a long term/rehab facility and 2 years currently on a med/surg floor. I love nursing, but the floor is soooo hectic with tons of...
  13. Home Health Hours? Work 3-4 days a week F/T?

    tdrynelle, thank you for your response. I have a couple questions for you. Are the RNs at your company generally the case managers or do some of them do home visits only? Also, how many hours a week would you say you average? I have 6 months expe...
  14. Home Health Hours? Work 3-4 days a week F/T?

    CloudySue and caliotter3, thank you so much for answering so quickly. Sounds great, but I'm confused and I hope this doesn't sound stupid: Intermittent visit work is seeing multiple pts a day and shift work is working at one pt's home for a certain ...
  15. I love the hospital's 12 hour shift, but getting extremely burned out on the med/surg floor. I'm very interested in home health and wondering if agencies allow you to work (3) 12 h days or even (4) 10 hour days? Seems like there would be patients w...