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  1. principessaGG

    Care Manager vs Inpatient Hospice

    I have been an RN working in various hospitals, med surg and med tel since 2006. As a last hurrah, I recently started working in a step down ICU. I love learning new things but HATE how task oriented it is and how NOT patient oriented it is. I am ...
  2. For those of you who are familiar with working with hospice patients and their families, have any of you experienced difficulties or challenges with them accepting hospice cares? There is one example that I can think of is a lady who has been a ...
  3. nursebboop1

    An Honor

    I began my practice as a hospice RN in 1996. At that time the facility was seated in a pocket of the Midwest where "hospice" was not often spoken. I worked for a small hospice that had a census of eight (yes, you read that right-more staff than patie...
  4. The call came in while at work. My mom's brother Steve had been rushed to a hospital. He was dying. I decided to go on the weekend when I was off, as my partner at work was out sick. I flew into Canada and made my way to the hospital. My aunt, a reti...
  5. "To Suction or Not To Suction, End-of-Life & Hospice Patients" is an article I recently published in allnurses.com and the responses were very conflicting. As of today Sept. 13, 2018, there are over 16,000 views of the article and 3 pages of clin...
  6. jeastridge

    When the Patient Refuses Hospice

    George stepped out of the hospital room and shut the door softly behind him. As his Faith Community Nurse, I had just stopped by to check in and asked him if it might be a good time to talk. "She just dropped off to sleep after the pain medicine," he...
  7. jeastridge

    The Hug Heard Around the World

    "After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." John 13:5 I can hear muted conversations in various rooms as I walk down the hospital corridor and knock gently ...
  8. kath<3

    Taking Care of Mom

    I graduated from nursing school, with a BSN, 2 years ago this May. I say nursing school was my mid-life crisis because I graduated when I was 42. I started my job, which has been quite fulfilling and have learned so much. I work on a floor that is an...
  9. Family members of patients in the intensive care unit are an intricate piece in the end of life decision making process. However, families are not always as informed or involved as they would like to be. There are a multitude of articles relating fam...
  10. I've been an ICU RN for 15yrs, so I have dealt with End of Life Care plenty. I was always taught to either oral suction or deep suction with a suction catheter if your patient sounds like he or she needs suctioning. But of recent, I have run into som...
  11. AN recently interviewed Dr Terri Maxwell who is the chief clinical officer of Turn-Key Health where she is responsible for clinical care delivery, competence and quality. In addition, she serves as vice president, Clinical Education, Enclara Pharmaci...