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pnkgirl25

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pnkgirl25 has 1 years experience and specializes in Wound Care.

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  1. So I work in home health as an LVN. I was assigned a pt back in April who I saw 5 times. The pt was then d/c. I submitted my route sheets and was paid. Yesterday I get a call from that pt saying she received her bill from her insurance company and she is being billed for several visits from the PT that were never done. I didn't think much of it and just told her to contact the office as they handle billing. Today I get a call from my office saying that the pt called in and said they neither ME nor the PT every saw her. Now I know this lady is crazy because I have been to her house 5 different times, I have photos of her wounds as well as text messages between us setting up visits as well as photos of documentation that she received from her dr after a dr visits (I took photos for my records so I could chart on the info later). Not only that, but two times when i arrived at her home the PT person was leaving and our paths crossed so while I can't account for all of his visits I know he was there at least 2 times (The PT was from a different company then our agency. Well my boss e-mailed me over my route sheets and asked me to get them noterized/confirmed and send them back to her so she can submit them to the patient and the insurance company to dispute the claims. No biggie I think....until I open the e-mail. They have 5 visits from me 3 of the visits are clearly the pt's signature as they match my records...the last two visit look nothing like the pt's previous signatures and I can't find my copies of my route sheets. Now I am starting to freak out because I can't remember If this was a time I had the pt's mom sign for her or what. Clearly they are route sheets I submitted because my signature at the bottom where the nurse signs and all the writing on the form is mine...but it looks like either someone else signed for the pt or the pt did a different signature all together... I went back and reviewed my charting on this pt and clearly I saw her these two days because I called in report to the office letting them know a medical concern I had with the pt, submitted photos backing up that medical concern and have a phone record of a call made to the pt pcp. My worry however is the signature on the route sheets...if the pt is saying Me nor the PT ever visited I don't want them to come back at me saying that I forged her signature because at this point that exactly what it is looking like... I am so scared I don't know what to do.
  2. pnkgirl25

    Season HHNs, what' in your bag/trunk?

    Whats in my trunk: 2 packs of 4x4's box of alcohol swaps 2 urine collection cups 5 tiger, 5 red, 5 lavender and 5 blue tubes 10 butterflys 20 diabetic needles Rec forms hazmat bags sharps container 2 straight caths 2 bottles spray NSS 2 rolls paper tape glucose meter, strips and lancets (extra set of AA batteries) 2 boxes of gloves 10 abdominal pads 1 tube of Zinc, 1 tube of Amerigel, 1 tube of Bacitracin, 2 packs of xeroform 2 Tegaderm Waterproof Transparent Dressing 5 iodine swabs 2 ace bandages 5 rolls of gauze wraps small folding stool 5 chucks Spanish/English dictionary 2 print outs of the most common dx for teachings (ie DM, CHF, hypertension etc.) extra route sheets 16fr, 18fr, 20fr and 22fr, caths 2 sterile cath kits 20 pack of pins roll of small trash bags 1 box gallon ziplock bags (I usually put all my supplies for each patient in the bag the night before and lable with last name. When I go in to the home I grab that bag, my stethoscope and my thermometer). I try not to take anything else in with me I go to the office once every 2 weeks to refill in supplies.
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    Home Health Nursing and Child Support...HELP!

    @JustBeachyNurse thanks for letting me know that. At the end of the day you are right. I need to sit down with my CPA. Ill give him a call on Tuesday.
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    Home Health Nursing and Child Support...HELP!

    You are correct. I should have clarified. My old job would not keep me as I was now a nurse and they couldn't offer me a nursing job because I didn't have the year if experience, ironic actually since I was already passing meds as a cna but that's a post for another day lol. I have applied for other CNA jobs but I'm guessing one look at my nursing license on my application and it goes right in the round file.
  5. For the record I am from CA I am a home health nurse that is employed as a 1099/Contractor Employee (as a recent new grad it's all I could find). My question is since my job does not reimburse me for mileage and it is an expense for me to do my job am I able to deduct that from my income and have it not factored when determining child support? I drive about 100 miles per day and work 5 days per week. What about my phone, computer, internet etc. Since I am required to work from home for charting and follow up etc. We don't have an office that us nurses can work from so working from home is my only option. I am paid per visit and see anywhere between 20-60 patients per month (depending on census) but since I am a contractor my patient load varies from month to month. Any idea how the court will calculate child support for me. I know my ex will argue that I am "under employed" however nursing jobs for new grads a hard to come by in CA due to the "1 year experience" nearly all companies are asking for. I have documentation of all the jobs (over 400) that I have applied for and been turned down for due to not having the "golden year". He will also argue that I left my last job that was paying me $15 per hour however I had no choice but to leave (I was let go) because in my prior job I worked as a CNA. Once I became licensed as a nurse I would have been working "bellow my licenses" which is a violation of my current nursing license because I would be held to the standards of that license. Anyone go through this?
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    Home Health or Something

    I'm a home health nurse and a fairly new grad (graduation was a year ago come October, License was in March). I have only worked home health and I LOVE IT!!!! My last 10 weeks of school I was able to do a wound care preceptorship and I am 100% sure that along with networking is what got me this job. I don't do shift work I do intermittent care and I love it. Look into it.
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    LVN/LPN to RN...What's your schedule like?

    Now that's a no no nice schedule!
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    LVN/LPN to RN...What's your schedule like?

    Thanks for your input. With schedules like this I should be able to work full time no problem! I'm excited
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    LVN/LPN to RN...What's your schedule like?

    Anyone??? No one has a schedule
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    Door knocking?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I needed that lead
  11. Hey guys, I am a recent LVN grad. I went to an accelerated program that was 10 months in which I was in school Monday-Friday from 7am-3pm for 10 long months lol. It was torture but I was able to work full time for most of the time. Now that I am considering bridging from LVN to RN I'm wondering what the daily schedule looks like. Are you guys in class Monday-Friday all day or is more like a traditional community college schedule where you are on campus 2-3 days a week all day? Anyone willing to share there weekly scheduled with me?
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    Door knocking?

    Hey guys! New grad here looking to get into a wound care clinic or out patient surgical center. I have searched high and low on job sites (indeed, craigslist etc.) and I hardly ever see job postings for these types of places. Would I be better off going door knocking? Showing up and asking if I can fill out an application or drop off a resume? If so do I where scrubs or business attire?
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    Text message for job interview?

    Lol that just cracked me up...but the sad part is that with the kind of luck I'm having lately you're probably right lol
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    Text message for job interview?

    Dr. A gave me no clinic name, didn't even give me his/her full name.. trust me, this is not an interview I plan on attending
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    Text message for job interview?

    So I guess this is not a new thing. I happened to mention it on facebook and had a few people (non medical field) said this has happened to them. One girl said she actually got the job offer via text. The message said "We are happy to welcome you to the team, please come in on xyz day to complete paperwork... " and this was for a $60k a year job. I was beyond shocked!!! I don't think this is something I will ever get used to. Technology is destroying communication!
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    Text message for job interview?

    Well I did some research and from what I found it's not uncommon to have a text message conversation with a recruiter this day and age (Tips for Texting With Recruiters) I'm sorry but I think this is so beyond professional I don't even know what to say. I can't even believe job hunting has come to this. And this is coming from someone in their early 30's that all for social media and texting but this is just over the top. I'm not even responding