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Switching from Long term care to private duty.

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by Davyd0322 Davyd0322 (New) New

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There may already be similar post regarding this subject and if so I am sorry, I just rarely post on here. I have worked as an LPN in long-term for the whole decade of my nursing career and for the majority of it I have enjoyed it. However, in the last few months my job has literally about ran me to death, I feel like some shifts it is non stop, most of the time I have 30 or more residents so my 1st medpass normally takes around 4 hours. After that I spend several hours charting just to start another medpass, some shifts it is so bad I work through my lunch break and just snack. Besides the stress of work, I am also in my last semester of LPN to RN transition, but I feel work is making me so tired that I can't even focus on school on my days off from work. So my question is, how is private duty nursing? I have had several friends tell me they love it. I guess my biggest fear is not knowing what to expect, I'm just not sure how I would handle going from 30 patients to taking care of just one at a time. Has anyone reading this post made the transition from long-term care to private duty nursing? If so what is your advice? Any tips or suggestions?

 

Thanks David

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There is an entire forum on extended care home health called “private duty” where your questions are discussed . You can also find some pertinent information in the home health forum (more tuned to “intermittent visit” type home health).  

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