Idaho_nurse

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Idaho_nurse has 18 years experience.

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  1. Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation - Can I be Forced to Work?

    I dont understand how a hospital, which is rated only a cat 2 be allowed to keep patients in the facility under a mandatory evac order. This is putting the staff and all patients who remain at high risk. I wouldnt mind staying either but not at a h...
  2. Patient abandonment?

    Oh my!!! I completely understand WHY you resigned your job. I dont think I would make it a week with that agency before I told them off. Patient abandonment? are you kidding? wow!!! Like others have said, I would contact a lawyer that specializ...
  3. Charting in the home

    For me, it truly depends upon the client and your ability to concentrate. I personally, have been a home health patient before becoming a home health nurse, and it is very awkward to have a nurse just sitting there staring at her device typing away. ...
  4. Any urgent care LPN's?

    I work part time in an Urgent Care setting and part time in Home Health. If you are looking to use your skills, avoid Urgent Care. Basically your duties are that of an MA. Not that they dont work, but compared to your skills in other places, you d...
  5. From the other side...nurses as patients.

    The reason I became a nurse 20 years ago was because I was a patient first and really had some BAD nursing care. Since then, I have been a patient many times in some truly bad situations. I've had pretty much everything from basic procedures to mas...
  6. New grad RN, don't think I can do this

    You are being WAY too hard on yourself. While I cant say all of us, I can say MOST of us have been where you are at. Being that you had ONLY 5 days of orientation and then were basically tossed out on your own (due to circumstances), I think you ar...
  7. I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

    You have alot of compassion and passion for this job which I honestly feel makes you an asset to specialties and you need to find the right one for you. hanging up your hat, imo, would be an error on your part because of your nature. That being sai...
  8. Why Do Nurses Quit?

    I honestly think its due to the high expectation of "customer service" that the organizations place on nurses. we are expected to not only do everything within our scope of practice, but essentially play "cruise director" with family and patients al...
  9. Advice on the bridge?

    I just finished my 3rd week in my bridge program and it is seriously accelerated. its 5 days a week, horrendous reading, workbooks, NCLEX style exams, etc... If you can get away with NOT working, I would advise not to work during it. I have to work...
  10. Is home health that bad?

    right? I have found my niche as well.. I LOVE my job and do have plans to continue my education, get my NP and continue with home health to work my rural territory. There is such a need and many of these patients cannot get the care they need due to ...
  11. What skills to brush up on for home to home nursing?

    I see EVERYTHING. I do ALOT of wound care, including wound vac's, foleys (both indwelling and superpubic) and do lots of blood draws. We also do home infusions as well and manage PICC lines. The most important though is critical assessment. You n...
  12. Does it get easier?

    I just started my RN bridge program and working part time. However, I am working in home health, so there is alot of drive time and management with this. I am struggling big time. I am not sure whether it is because I have taken almost 10 years to...
  13. My phone keeps going off at work...

    I work in a different kind of specialty than a hospital. being in Home health, we use our phones almost constantly, and I dont know how people did it before our current technology of being able to get ahold of patients and doctors on the fly. That ...
  14. Am I wrong from refusing to help a friend?

    Your "friends" grades are NOT your responsibility. I question this "friendship" because of the one sidedness of the relationship. As a friend, you can sympathize with her, but I doubt anything would have changed her grade had you helped her. Your ...
  15. Thank you all for the tips. Although I am not in the market for a new job, I have decided to make a document to highlight both so I have it available should I need to find a new job. This question is always my weakness, lol. It can be hard to stat...