Quote from CandAmommy
It is interesting to see such differences between the hospitals and LTC.
The difference was the training. I worked in hospital and LTC.
In hospital, I did many 'technical' tasks such as glucose readings and EKG's, but had specific training for it that was overseen and checked off (as opposed to just taking a class and having a written exam). For example, I had to do 10 EKG's, with another person present, before doing them on my own. Each session I did was signed off and was checked. Similar with glucose readings too --- not nearly as much prep but same idea.
Other things such as removing/putting back suction, oxygen, heart monitors you learned as you went. There was training in wound treatment too, but you needed some amount of experience in the facility, and a good review, before being considered for training in that.