Great managers and coworkers, Cardiocom usage in home to monitor weight, B/P, Pulse, O2 Sats
Pros: challenging patients with interesting disease processes, flexibility during the day
Cons: long hours, detailed documentation on the computer
Typical day was traveling to patient homes , patient education and teaching on disease process, medications. Contacting MD's for orders or problems with patient.
Skills: anchor catheter, venipunctures, ostomy care, wound care, tube feedings.
Co-workers were very helpful with suggestions to assist patient with their needs.
The hardest part of job was traveling on ice covered roads this past winter,which created longer working hours . Computer documention was lengthily.
The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting patients to remain in their home with knowledge of their disease , safety and awareness of their medications.