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Eagle2110

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    How to Become a Wound Care RN

    Hi Star! I sent you a PM.
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    Wound Care Nurse Practitioner

    We have both in our clinic. Everyone are able to perform the same tasks; however, our wound management center does require that all providers attend their wound care course. Our PA and NP writes home health orders as well, our medical director just signs behind them.
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    Wound Vac Requisition

    Hi! I work out an outpatient I wound care clinic, located inside a hospital. KCI vacs are used on the inpatient side, I think they are rented. The inpatient nurse normally orders a KCI vacs for home use. However, if the patient will be seeing us after discharge, I typically use another DME company. Two common problems : 1) getting a good seal on a vac located near the anus. This can often be solved by creating a smaller "windowpane" or by using a hydrocolloid (Duoderm) on the edges. 2) untrained personnel applying the VAC improperly. Change the cannister when almost full. Most patients can do this part themselves. Medicare only pays for 15 per month if I'm not mistaken. Insurance vary from state to state. However, most VAC suppliers will release an indigent VAC; don't utilize KCI often but know they are generous with this, at least with our hospital. Hope this helps!
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    Foot Care Nursing Business

    I really really wanted to attend Dr. Overstreet's class but it isn't feasible for me at the moment. However, I have purchased some of her materials, which are truly helpful. She breaks down everything, including tips on how much to charge depending on the setting.
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    Foot Care Nursing Business

    Sorry to be so late with my response. I'm in Mississippi.
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    Foot Care Nursing Business

    Good morning! Im also interested in getting out on my own! I'm very much in the baby stages but have connected locally with a wonderful RN who has been doing it for years! However, she only does foot care once a month on average because of her other endeavors. I'm currently a wound care nurse so foot care is not foreign to me, but I don't get to focus solely on foot care while in clinic. My state laws doesn't state that a RN needs a physician's order for foot care; however, I've decided to contact the board to be sure about that. Will you have a clinic or only be mobile?
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    Acceptance Email from Mcc Yet?

    Has anyone received an email from Meridian Community College regarding acceptance/rejection yet?
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    BONUS: Nurses Week Meme Contest

    While playing Dirty Santa during the lunch break Christmas party:. "Stain resistant scrubs!!!!!!!"
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    Doctors Say the Darnedest Things

    Had a male patient who would be very anxious about the physician touching his wound. One day he asked for more lidocaine before the physician even got started. So the physician says " Lidocaine is for pu**ies, are you a pu**y?" The patient never asked again.
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    Create Your Own Meme

    When you work in busy, short staffed wound care center and all your patients have either a VAC, Total Contact Cast or 10+ wounds and your new hire states "No sweat, I've done this all before!"
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    Caption Contest

    Lights on but is anyone home?!
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    Fill In The Blank...

    " Do you want me to get naked now"....Stated by a smiling inmate convicted of rape who didn't have to get naked for what was going on. And yes, he proceeded to get undressed😡
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    Favorite Motivational Quote

    "I'm coming for every thing they said I couldn't​ have".....Said an obviously extremely motivated person ( name unknown)☺
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    FSCJ Summer 2017 Hopefuls

    Wrong thread! Sorry!!
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    Pseudomonas treatment

    Topical Gentamicin covers pseudomonas but he really needs to get his edema under control. If he cannot care for himself, then maybe it should be suggested that he goes somewhere with around the clock help. Also may need more compression than what the unna boot is giving. Hope this helps. Edited to add..... Reread your post. If the goal is to keep him at home, is a sitter feasible?
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    EXTREME Wound Odor Hospice, please advise

    I second the Dakins 0.25% BID
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    Single mom nurse//opinions??

    Good morning!! From what I know of home health, it can be a great option, as long as you are mindful of finding a company with steady numbers. Not sure of where you live but some of the home health companies here don't get as much business as others. I work in a wound care clinic, Monday-Friday, 8-430. I'm a single mom also, works great for us!! My daughter turned 4 a couple of months after I started my first nursing job, also a Monday-Friday job. We too live a bit over an hour from family. She's 6 now but goes to an afterschool program at the same place that she attended daycare when we first moved!!
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    What's it like working in wound care?

    Hi!! I love wound care!! I'm a case manager in a busy outpatient clinic. Patients are usually there less than an hour unless the patient is having an acute problem or being scheduled for surgery. I love the pace. I'm also a single mom so this is perfect for me and my ladybug: no weekends, no nights, off during holidays, 8 hour days ( sometimes less). 1) Patients check in, a nurse assesses the wound. 2)The physician sees the patient and debrided the wound if indicated. 3) He then lets us know what dressing to apply. Patient leaves, the end ....Until the next week, we see patients weekly. My only suggestion is to go in there eager and willing to dive into healing some folks!! The only complaint I have ever heard from our hiring department is when a interviewee admits that they're are "curious" about wound care but not sure if they can stomach it. Hope this helps!! I'm excited for you!!
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    Wound Clinic for new grad?

    What is your main interest? Do you know what you want to do next? My first nursing job was as a treatment nurse for a year plus, I had no problems landing offers in other specialties after. I now work in a wound care center and i still use skills not always directly related to wound care ( IVs, Trachs, Foley's, medications); many of our patients are complex and/ or bedbound, which means we may have to address other issues while they are in our care.
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    Wound Care Documentation

    Hi and welcome to the world of wound care!! Woundconsultant.com has some useful information. I once was a treatment nurse in a nursing home and pretty much had to educate myself. I now work for a wound care center and they provide an abundance of training. If your facility does not have their own established policy and procedures regarding documentation, or no one in-house who's very knowledgeable, maybe they would allow you to spend a day at a wound care clinic in order to learn enhance your documenting and wound care skills. Just a thought. Hope this helps!
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    Need help with wound supplies - Medicare Insurance

    Hi. Do you know if private duty nursing is the same as home health? I work in wound care and if the patient has home health then home health is required to provide all supplies since Medicare is paying home health. If not then yes there are DME companies that you can order supplies through. TWS and Prism are two companies that come to mind. If he does have a wound care center that he goes to then they probably have certain companies they use or may even provide patients with supplies directly. Hope this helps.
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    Measure epithelialization as part of wound?

    Sorry for the late response, no I don't measure it. I only document that it is there
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    Inane scripting

    Hilarious!! You made me laugh. I'm from the south, and "showed his/her a**" is definitely a common phrase when speaking of a child misbehaving:roflmao:
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    Measure epithelialization as part of wound?

    Hi! Does your company have a file for policies and procedures regarding wound care? I've worked for a nursing home before that didn't specify and use to wonder the same thing! But anyway, to answer your question......at my facility, we only measure what's open, not healed. Hope this helps!!
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    New to wound care.... Several questions

    1. I have had physician's instruct cutting the sponge either way depending on the nature of the wound. 2. Misty may be right. I can't say either way because all of VACs are set to constant. 3. RNs do apply TCC at our clinic. Our patient's sign forms consenting to be treated and knowledge of their patient's rights; one right is the right to refuse any part of treatment. TCC is part of their treatment, but of course, they can refuse. 4. May have to look at your facility's policies and procedures. We go from 12-6 for length and 9-3 for width. I attended a training class for my company and heard other nurses speaking against this due to training they've received elsewhere. I have also had physician's go in after nurses and frown upon measurements because they did not agree. I politely say, " Our part is the nursing assessment, completed by a nurse. Feel free to chart your measurements under your notes." ( I know you did not ask for that tidbit, but reading that part made me think of a couple of our docs!)
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