hours changed at any given time, infusion was a lot different in the earlier years, mainly PIV starts, not a lot of PICC lines Patients were discharged from the hospital, I became PICC line and Midline certified and was educated on Chemo, and organ transplants. I gave blood transfusions in the home. I trained ne nurse coming into Apria. Took call , I would have to travel long distance, sometime to Brandson to teach nurses how to hook up TPN for long term/ lifers going home on Total parental nutrition. the hardest part was taking call, because if the PIV stop working I had to make a visit no matter what time of day or night it was and I was a single mom with grad school children. Most enjoyable was learning how to place PICC lines and Midlines.
Going to Brandson to teach nurses TPN