Kaisu

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Kaisu has 4 years experience and specializes in Hospice.

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  1. I got a phone call at 1:15 this morning from ****** County Jail. My daughter has been arrested for possession of meth amphetamine. I am devastated. I live 2000 miles away on the other end of the country. We graduated nursing school together and s...
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    Morally Conflicted

    Did the patient have a living will? Who is the POA?
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    Where to go from home health?

    I personally went from home health to hospice. Please do not refer to SNF nurses as drug monkeys. I know intelligent, excellent nurses providing care for SNF patients. They are specialists in their areas and deserve tremendous respect and more su...
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    Reduced to part time and then ghosted

    We are not attorneys... to find out if you have a legal case you have to ask a lawyer.
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    Reduced to part time and then ghosted

    I know it doesn't feel like that now, but this is a good thing that has happened to you. A company that complains that you have made too many visits is a red flag. As a professional, we make the visits the patient needs. It's hard to look for anoth...
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    How does hospice care determine there is no coming back

    Bless you for being there for your grandmother. I know how truly difficult that can be and you are making wonderful decisions for her. Being with her, talking to her and caring for her will make processing the grief after she moves on so much bette...
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    Should I recertify this patient?

    Do you not have case conference with your peers to help you decide that?
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    Home Health Per Visit Rate

    Not for my agency. I got paid by the hour and driving time was included.
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    Hospice Nursing ?

    I started in home health and transitioned into hospice. There was a learning curve for sure, mainly in hospice medications and a good understanding of what is covered and what is not in terms of DME, etc. Not withstanding, I was better prepared tha...
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    Help! PPV versus Houly HH visits

    The agency I worked for started everyone on an hourly rate because they wanted quality over quantity, especially when the employee was new. Within months, employees were offered a PPV option. I think that was very fair. Productivity was very r...
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    New to HH/ Rant/ Advice

    Sounds like the appropriate response to an abusive employer....
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    New to HH/ Rant/ Advice

    I got paid by the hour, so documentation time was paid for. I was given the option of going to PPV, and would have made a lot more money, but I transitioned into hospice where pay by the hour is standard. Most of the nurses are salaried, but I pref...
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    Was I wrong? Advise please.

    Gotta say - Love your attitude
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    Was I wrong? Advise please.

    I think you made an error in tact. When they said as often as they like to, that is where I would have left it. It's subtle and not a huge error. Learn from it.
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    New to HH/ Rant/ Advice

    Way too many points. You are a valuable employee. Say NO.