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  1. mg2312

    home care advice please??

    Around Boston, or up to an hr away
  2. mg2312

    home care advice please??

    Thanks!
  3. mg2312

    home care advice please??

    thank you! I will look them up tomorrow!
  4. mg2312

    home care advice please??

    Thank you!
  5. mg2312

    home care advice please??

    I'm looking for private duty home care. Sorry for the confusion!
  6. mg2312

    home care advice please??

    Does anyone know of private duty companies in or around Boston?(other than PSA). I have been trying to look it up, but am mostly finding home care agencies that do visits, I need to find a private duty agency.
  7. I'm having the same problem!! I kind of feel like a fool applying to these positions due to my address being so far away! This certainly doesn't help you, but hopefully someone will have some good advice! Good luck!:)
  8. mg2312

    No need to be upset at the truth! Change careers

    Wow, this thread is interesting(with the varied views from actual nurses to prospective nurses)! my opinion: you do have to be passionate about nursing to get into it. otherwise you will be miserable at your job which will affect the quality of care you give to your patients(yes, I realize this is an assumption). HOWEVER, it is just a job and people need to realize that. to claim you're fully passionate and will continue to thrive on passion alone as a nurse is very naive. (my opinion) you need to look at it as "a job" and leave your work behind at the end of your shift or else you will get burned out very fast. I don't mean to sound rude with this: but it seems as if the "future nurses" on this thread are a little judgmental and unrealistic. Pre nursing, nursing school and actual nursing are very different worlds!!
  9. mg2312

    Question regarding ACLS course...

    I just took ACLS in may with no previous ECG experience(other than nursing school). you definitely DO NOT need to spend more money taking a class! Prior to the ACLS course i read through the entire manual and just looked up any information I was unsure of. reading the information prior to class was a huge help! I took a 2 day course(AHA) so after day 1 I reviewed the material from that day and went briefly went over what was to be covered the next day.
  10. mg2312

    job market by state???

    nrskaren & zookeeper, thanks for the advice, I'll have to look into those areas
  11. mg2312

    job market by state???

    not much:( I have 7mos experience in pedi home care
  12. mg2312

    job market by state???

    Hii, I'm just curious to know If anyone knows what states/cities are good for finding nursing jobs? I realllllly want to relocate to Boston, but I'm finding the job market in MA isn't that great. I'm not giving up on the dream but I'm starting to realize I might need to have a backup plan and gain a year or 2 of experience in a good hospital. I'm currently in NJ and probably could land a new job if I try hard enough, but I don't want a new job in NJ, I want to get out of here!! haha:).
  13. mg2312

    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    After you take the NCLEX go to Pearson vue And try to register to take the test again(pick a different date). if you passed it should say you're already registered. if you failed it'll let you continue to register. good luck!
  14. mg2312

    I Don't Know My Role!

    For a situation like swimming the way I see it is if the parents are allowing this child to swim, they are going to swim regardless if I'm in the pool or not - so either way it's my responsibility to make sure the child is safe, as I'm the only RN on duty. I am very protective when it comes to water(even while bathing the child.) This kid(4y/o) will make comments in the pool like "let me swim by myself", that's when I nicely tell her I'm going to stay right by you or you don't swim - this way she really doesn't have a chance to go under because I'm right there. Also when I'm there she has to have one of the swimsuits with a built in float. Like cali said make sure it's within your agency guidelines and document that you had the conversation with your agency. Some nurses suggest to be by the pool and watch over, that situation makes me totally uncomfortable, esp with siblings in the pool. God forbid she started to go underwater it would take me a lot more time to jump in and go under to get her than if I'm standing next to her the whole time with my hands right there just in case. I've never been to court for any nursing issues so I don't have experience on the issue, but my thinking is as a PD pedi nurse we are 100% responsible for the child through out the shift, no matter what happens(and as you know these kids manage to get in to a lot!!) So as long as we're there and act within reason I don't see a problem. Without having extensive water rescue training, as nurses it is within our scope of practice to know how to handle any emergency that happens on our shift. CPR/911 etc.. I personally don't see how swimming/water rescue knowledge is different from reacting to any other emergency that may arise in the home setting.
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    Trachs/Vents - How much training?

    When I did my orientation to my first case with a trach I just pulled the nurse who was with me aside and told her that I had no experience with a trach. She was very nice about it and explained everything to me and let me watch her do everything first. That was a huge help. Also, she knew not to ask me to do something on my own in front of the patient or family members. Of course I also reviewed how to do trach care before arriving to the home. That was enough for me to feel comfortable to go back and care for the patient. It mainly depends on you're level of confidence and how quickly you can think things through. As far as vents: either take a class if they offer it or I would demand a minimum of 2 fulls shifts of on the job orientation.
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    I Don't Know My Role!

    ventmommy, I couldn't agree with you more!! sadly, this is a Medicaid cAse - with the case I mentioned, I do give meds often throughout the day and Tube feeds (for whatever reason the family isn't able on keep track of meds/feeds and administer them on time) but it does seem like abuse. on the other hand I recently had a pt. with a trach, gt, ostomy, cath, wound vac, you name it, he had it..now this case Medicaid decided did not need nursing care so the family had to struggle to pay for around the clock care on their own. it really is ashame how our system works! care doesn't always go to the right people, and there's no reason for that to be happening
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