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  1. rochesterRN

    private duty nurse

    Where do I start to get a tax ID #? I am one of those people who just have so much responsibility that any help anyone is willing to offer, I will gladly lean that way. I have been taken advantage of in the past in working for an agency and that is what I was thinking of doing again (the easy way out). Thanks in advance for any words of advice.
  2. rochesterRN

    School should help with boy's insulin pump, mom says

    You hit the nail on the head.
  3. rochesterRN

    School should help with boy's insulin pump, mom says

    re: Suga_junkie When you're a parent of a child, whether they have a special medical condition or not, you do what ever you feel you need to do. Each person is different, each situation is different. At the end of the day you hope you make the best decisions to provide the best for your child and ones that you can live with.
  4. rochesterRN

    School should help with boy's insulin pump, mom says

    You have misinterpreted what everyone has been saying. I have no idea where you saw a statement such as that or anything that even implies that concept. True, to push buttons you don't need a license. A family friend, caregiver, or someone who is willing to take total responsibility for your child's welfare can be taught to do it under the mother's direction. However, I'm not sure but I think managing a child's medical condition is beyond a teacher's scope of their professional license/certification and you have to respect that as they are ultimately responsible and their career/job is on the line. I only mentioned a nurse because that is one of the many things they are licensed to do in their profession. They can properly assess a medical condition and hopefully act appropriately if necessary.
  5. rochesterRN

    School should help with boy's insulin pump, mom says

    You point the finger at the school for shirking "their" responsibility. Then when your child dips into hypoglycemia or a diabetic coma you will point the finger at them again for being responsible when somebody pushes the wrong buttons. Diabetes can be a life threatening disease. If my child was diagnosed with this, I would never put my trust in school personnel unless they were trained in managing diabetes. And then they'd have to prove it to me. There's too much at stake. You never mentioned whether you make the child's lunch, which I'm hoping you do so you have more control over his intake. Some insulin pumps can be programed for certain units at different times of the day. This would seem to be ideal but of course you don't know just how much of that lunch he will actually eat. And what happens on the day when he's feeling a little under the weather for whatever reason (cold, virus, etc.) All bets are off. And even if you got a phone call, would you really know what to do to instruct someone else unless you saw him yourself and assessed the situation? I can relate how he's thriving in that environment but it seems like when you found out that a nurse would not be on staff to manage his pump, you would have made arrangements by hiring a private duty nurse who becomes consistent with your son and his condition. You have consistency, as does your son, the school is happy, its a win-win situation for all involved. You can't ask teachers or administrators who are responsible for many other children simultaneously, to manage your son's medical condition. It's an accident waiting to happen. When your son is old enough, he will be taught how to manage his own disease no matter where he is. So my suggestion above is only a temporary solution until that time comes. My daughter is hearing impaired and she became independent in managing her hearing aides, batteries, etc. when she was 7. I wish you the best of luck.
  6. rochesterRN

    how can I start RN private duty in NY

    Do you know where to get a tax ID number?
  7. rochesterRN

    private duty nurse

    Thanks for the info. Lisa1203. I did go to emedny. It took a little bit of investigating but I finally found some info on how to obtain an NPI#. I couldn't do anything before I figure out how to get an NPI# as Medicaid requires you have one before you fill out any of their paperwork. Supervising aides is a big need these days, especially in my area. I've been approached by 4 different agencies for aide supervisions and training aides and you need to be an RN to do so (the agencies tell me). Unfortunately, these are all per diem positions, do not pay much, and the agencies do not want to pay benefits. These are mainly chronic cases, DD, and permanently physically disabled. I also got alot of information from the other related postings re: registries and forms. Thanks so much!!
  8. I am an RN in NY and have 1.5 year's experience in home care working for an agency. I've read alot of postings on this site talking about being medicaid and medicare certified if you want to go into private duty nursing. I am very much interested in finding out what I have to do to go into independent private duty nursing and wonder if I can start without being medicaid or medicare certified? I'm starting from square one, I do have an accountant and a financial advisor and would love to work with the elderly. I heard from agencies that provide home health aides that there is a great need for RN's to provide aide supervisions. I'd like to work independently but can I start here without any special certifications? Can anyone tell me where to start? There seems to be alot of information but I've been spinning my wheels for the last few hours on-line and don't seem to be getting anywhere (although I did find this site which has been full of information but haven't stumbled upon exactly what I'm looking for). Thank you. Any information would be much appreciated. I can't tell if I need anything more than a current license to do this. Any samples of client contracts, permission forms, and/or forms required to provide care, care plans established by MD's, etc.? Meanwhile, I'll just keep looking . . . .. Jan
  9. rochesterRN

    private duty nurse

    I am an RN in NY and have 1.5 year's experience in home care working for an agency. I've read alot of postings on this site talking about being medicaid and medicare certified if you want to go into private duty nursing. I am very much interested in finding out what I have to do to go into independent private duty nursing and wonder if I can start without being medicaid or medicare certified? I'm starting from square one, I do have an accountant and a financial advisor and would love to work with the elderly. I heard from agencies that provide home health aides that there is a great need for RN's to provide aide supervisions. I'd like to work independently but can I start here without any special certifications? Can anyone tell me where to start? There seems to be alot of information but I've been spinning my wheels for the last few hours on-line and don't seem to be getting anywhere (although I did find this site which has been full of information but haven't stumbled upon exactly what I'm looking for). Thank you. Any information would be much appreciated. I can't tell if I need anything more than a current license to do this. Any samples of client contracts, permission forms, and/or forms required to provide care, care plans established by MD's, etc.? Meanwhile, I'll just keep looking . . . .. Jan
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