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Seeking job outside of inpatient due to severe hand dermatitis

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by Nicurn345 Nicurn345 (New) New Nurse

Nicurn345 specializes in Nicu.

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Hi all,

I have severe hand dermatitis due to hand washing, I need to leave hospital nursing, I have even tried different soaps but nothing helps. I work in a NICU so its constant hand washing. Do you think working in home health, its less hand washing? Just due to the break of patient care from driving from home to home, and less machines constantly beeping .. I don't mean this in any bad way I know home health is a lot of work. Thanks, if anyone has any insight.😊

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How are you with gloves? You are not getting away from hand washing in home health. You wash your hands when you enter and leave the home, before and after assessing the patient, before and after providing patient care, when handling anything soiled, all the same as if you were in an inpatient setting. If you find yourself in a nasty setting, you may wash your hands more. 

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DallasRN specializes in ICU/ER/Med-Surg/Case Management/Manageme.

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Perhaps you (and your hands) might be more suited to an office job - insurance/case management/workers comp, health coaching.  I loved telephonic health coaching!   You can use all your nursing knowledge/expertise in those areas while eliminating patient care and constant need to scrub.  Best of luck to you.

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Home health agencies also hire nurses to do administrative duties in the office such as auditing documentation, maintaining charting, that part of case management involving calling doctors for orders, acting as telephonic liaison between nurses in the field and the clinical supervisors who may be out in the field or otherwise out of the office, obtaining staffing for call-outs, etc. In rare instances this nurse may be asked to provide emergency staffing on a case, but pretty much this is an office job that benefits from having an employee who is a nurse. Something to consider.

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