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  1. How do you make money not working duruing school?

    I took my pre-requisites one or two a semester while I worked full time and did well with that. I also worked full time while attending my LPN program. It wasn't easily and I luckily had a supervisor who let me be very flexible. I got a lot of my hou...
  2. New to HH

    I actually found out this week that we have all the checkboxes, but there is also a narrative note included in the charting for each visit. The charting system is a lot different (I can't think of the name of it right now, but I will not be using OAS...
  3. Is home health that bad?

    I recently started home health and I'm in training now. I can tell you that my agency is one of the good ones. I have talked to a lot of the staff and the feedback that I get is that management is very supportive and as an LPN there is always an RN t...
  4. I could kind of excuse the taking 15 when things get hairy. Although, I wouldn't be happy about it. At all. But hiding in the bathroom when there's a code on the floor? I'd be careful who I admit that to. That could probably land you in some hot wate...
  5. New to HH

    Thank you! I've already got all my own stuff for vitals, a few different sized cuffs, pulse ox and thermometer. I have to see what all is involved in documentation yet, I know it's probably going to be very different than what I'm used to. But I'm ...
  6. I think that when they ban driving, if you were to be stopped, because we are essential personnel, we get a pass on that. I know in a state of emergency were still expected to get to work. I had to deal with that obnoxious snow this passed weekend. ...
  7. Med surg vs LTC

    Better late than never, haha sorry for the delay in my answer. When I have 30 patients, we try to assign med times by clusters of rooms. So one end of the hall will have 8ams, then another portion has 9ams and so forth. We generally follow the 1 ho...
  8. New to HH

    Hello all! I just recently became interested in home health. I'm an LPN with 3.5 years experience mostly working in LTC/rehab (heavy on the rehab) and I'm going to be starting a full time home health job soon. I've read some of the posts already her...
  9. Med surg vs LTC

    That's nice, that the covering nurse would help out like that. See, where I'm working, we have 60 beds in the long term area but they're slowly integrating rehab patients up there. Which is really hard when you have like 20 LTC residents and 10 reha...
  10. Tattoos in Nursing School

    I'm glad it all worked out for you, OP. I just wanted to mention something I didn't really see anyone else mention (I could be wrong, though). The healing process for the tattoo. If you are getting it on your forearm, you may want to get it at a tim...
  11. Med surg vs LTC

    Thank you for the insight. I was wondering what the ratios were like as well. Anything has to be better than 1:18-30. The med passes are what kill me right now. I want to go back for my RN because I want that med surg experience and I also want my j...
  12. Med surg vs LTC

    I'm currently an LPN working in a LTC facility with a rehab unit, and I float all over. I'm also working towards my RN. I was hoping to get some insight on what a med surg position is really like, what the ratios are like, and if you prefer either o...
  13. Habits you picked up from work...

    I was standing in line at the pharmacy of my local WalMart last week, sick as a dog waiting to get my feel better medicine, and no lie, I heard a wound vac beeping and couldn't pinpoint from where. I took two rushed steps before I stopped myself real...
  14. Poll: Nurse and law enforcement couples

    My SO is not a cop, but he works in metal fabrication. He also used to be an EMT. But- half of my family is in law enforcement. And I've got to say, it's kind of funny because I'm pretty sure my family is supplying all these cops and teachers that a...
  15. Nursing School Scrubs Nostalgia

    Me too. We had a white scrub pants burning ceremony after graduation. If you tell me white pants are required, it's a no go.