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  1. That is very interestihng. It sounds as if you like your job. I am now in rehab also. Pm me and maybe we can talk soon, Carrie
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    Isn't pain whatever the patient says it is???

    "..Requested her order for be increased to 30 gm oxycodone TID (now on 20 gm TID) w/breakthru pain meds PRN. " I'm thinking you mean oxycontin 30 mg for continued long acting relief? What are you using for breakthru pain? An addition of elavil o...
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    Foot care training

    All look like great opportunities! Am thinking hard on this one! Thanks to all. Carrie
  4. cargal

    Foot care training

    I don't have a computer at my new house and I ask your understanding in answering my question, as this is a long thread and it may have already been answered. My professional and personal lives are currently in disarray, and my time is very limited....
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    End-Stage O2 Research

    Our acting medical director today addressed a family wish for over 6L for a dying elderly man. The MD stated that MSO4 is the best choice, as someone above stated. He stated that a pulse ox would determine hypoxia verses dyspnea. My thoughts are t...
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    Colon therapy and enemas.

    did anyone see the multiple ads at the right side of the screen for colon hydrotherapy? Is there a 900 number?
  7. to a college student that could pay for college education with a full athletic scholarship vs school loans. FYI, this student is very unhappy in the paying sport. TIA!
  8. Hi renarian, Iam looking for somewhere warm for the winter, near a beach preferably! Have any suggestions?
  9. cargal

    San Marcos

    Awe, passing thru, Right now I feel so shell shocked by my Hospice job and my divorce that I can't even think of getting out of it. I will stick around for a year or so and fix up this house- it is like a big old dog house on a foundation- a tiny ...
  10. I would love to do travel nursing also, but my backround is LTC, assisted living and hospice/homecare. Anyone give any info? TIA!
  11. cargal

    San Marcos

    Found out today that the sales agreement for the house I am buying can not be backed out of- long story, so I am stuck here. Have to look for a new job though cuz I will be committed if I stay where I am. May be able to fix this house up some and s...
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    Update: The pain doc had not communicated with us as a homecare/hospice service. I left a voicemail for the nurse with our recommendations as stated above. Out of the blue the pain doc started her on methadone 60 TID without so much as a phone c...
  13. cargal

    Short Tempered Nurse

    Right now in hospice I have a daughter that is very angry that her mother is dying, and she goes from offering me a soft drink at the beginning of the visit to verbalizing every dislike about her mother's care and things get worse as the visit goes o...
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    San Marcos

    mmm, passing thru, stop it some more! Thanks! Hope it works out for me!
  15. cargal

    Neurontin: "What are you using it for?"

    Used in hospice for nerve pain, most often described as "burning".
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    Hospice and Families

    I was removed as case manager from the pt whose husband expected hospice to "come in and take over everything". He told my supervisor it was because I wouldn't commit to a four hour time period 2x a week. He told me he needed hospice there at the s...