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  1. I live in MA and we are about to vote whether to pass a safe staffing law. Nurses are so divided. The vote "no" people have been saying it didn't work in CA. I just wondered if that's true? Can anyone give me some feedback? Thank you.
  2. Thank you so much for your feedback. I am just worried because I resigned only because I was about to be terminated. So, it was because I did not want to be walked out of the building. That would have been humiliating. So, I resigned last minute. It wasn't like I gave my notice or anything. So, as far as I know, if a potential employer called HR where i worked and asked if they would be hired again, they would say no, I'm not eligible for rehire. I was actually told that. I only worked in on dept and the nurse manager is gone. I'm hopeful that it won't be an issue to get hired someplace else. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my post. I appreciate it so much.
  3. I'm going to try to keep this short. I have been a nurse for almost 24 years. Worked at one hospital my whole career. I was at the top of the pay scale which I really do feel made a difference on how things went down. Suddenly I found everything I did was under a microscope and was written up several times and before I knew it was about to be terminated, so I resigned. When I handed the resignation letter to my manager she made it clear I was not "eligible for rehire". My decision to resign was to avoid potential humiliation of being walked out. I was and still am devastated that I am where I am after all these years as a nurse. This happened 3 years ago and 3 months after my job ended I got a job in home care through a connection with a friend. So, my question is, do I ever have a chance for a decent job again? Does my almost 20 years at one facility mean anything? The nurse manager who was there is long gone. Who should I put down as a reference? I had other part time and per diem jobs during my 24 years working at the hospital that I used as references for my current job but it felt odd to use them because they were all over 10 years ago. I am a good nurse with instincts that come with 23 years experience. I would like to think I'm still eligible for a good job. At an interview, what should I say? Should I be honest or not try to explain and roll the dice? Please, I would really appreciate any advice you are willing to give! Thank you!!
  4. RN94

    Hate Home health job

    I know this post was from over 2 years ago but I'm just seeing it now and would like to know what state you work in?
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    Home Health Rates

    what state is this?
  6. RN94

    Home Health Rates

    What state do you work in?
  7. RN94

    Lets talk about $$$

    although this post was over 3 years ago, I was hoping you could tell me what agency this is for? I live in the Boston area and am looking to work for a diffierent agency.
  8. RN94

    Lets talk about $$$

    I realize your post was from 2 years ago, but would you mind telling me who what agency you were/are with. I'm in the Boston area and I'm looking to work for a different agency. Thank you.
  9. RN94

    Lets talk about $$$

    Hi, I know this post is from several years ago, but I'm curious to know what agency you work/worked for? I work in the Boston area and just went per diem or per visit and it's only $35 per revisit and not sure about the rest but don't think it's as much. Also, no benifits and not even sure if I will get mileage reimbursement doing per visit which is same asper diem. Would you mind telling me more and what agency. Thank you.
  10. Thank you for commenting. I will look into them.
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    Med management

    Anyone have any advice regarding med management? My toughest patients are the ones that are forgetful due to dementia and either don't take their medications at all or miss some days etc.... My boss and one of the NP's I work with recommend getting meds prefilled by the pharmacy, but this does not help the forgetful pt because even if it's filled correctly, the pt doesn't remember to take them or they could forget they took them and take more than one day's worth. Lifeline has a dispensing machine that will alert ppl (i.e.: family member) if the pt didn't take the meds but even that is not foolproof and some families/pt's can't afford it and don't want it. So, I guess my question is, if I've identified the problem and notified the MD and educated the pt/family on options to safely deliver meds, can I leave it up to them and discharge the patient? I just feel with some pt's nothing is going to work. There may be a slight improvement in compliance but I don't know what more to do. I can't go everyday to give the meds myself and if I've notified the MD and educated the family, referred SW, etc... etc.... That's all I can do right? I should discharge right? If I've done all the forementioned things and I continue to go in and find that medication is not being taken or extra meds are in the pillbox, there's not a whole lot more I can do about it. It's my understanding that if I'm just going in and checking a pill box and taking vs, that's not really skilled nursing that insurance will pay for. Is that right? Any advice comments would be appreciated. Thank you.
  12. I live on the South Shore and I work for vna care network. I don't like them much. The office is disorganized, the pay is not great and there's nobody available to help you if you have questions etc.... Anyone work for an agency they love?
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    pleurex drains

    I am a homecare nurse which is new territory for me and I have never had oncology pt's before either. I was just wondering why alot of oncology pt's need fluid drained frequently from lung/abd etc….? What is the pathophysiology? May seem like such a basic question for an experienced oncology nurse. Believe it or not I've asked this question to multiple colleagues who were not able to give me the answer.
  14. RN94

    Hate Home health job

    Wow, that's great! So, you are making a decent living there? a little ahead of the game?
  15. RN94

    Hate Home health job

    Libby 1987 RN, BSN -What state do you live in that you can make that much at home care? Are you working more than 40 hours per week?
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