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  • Jun 16

    We had a funny and charming gentleman who was bopping his way up to the nurses' station. On his head was a sharp fedora hat.
    The charge looks up and exclaims, "Well, look at that hat! Hey, are you a detective? You Dick Tracy or something?"
    The pt grinned from ear to ear, slapped his hand down on the desk, leans in and exclaims, "Well, I don't know about Tracy but I have the ****!!"

    We all split a gut!

  • Jun 12

    Quote from CrzyNrsBSN
    I am on a kick right now so please bare with me.
    I LOATHE nurses talking $h*t about CNAs. I LOATHE nurses and administrators acting as if the job of the aide is ignorant, monkey work. I LOATHE that they are still being called nursing assitance. Lets take a stand for our CO-WORKERS. Reform, reform, reform. Start 1st with title change. I like Patient Care Technician. Or maybe Nurse Technician. Opinions?
    I'm not sure how a title change will make a difference... you'll still be doing the same thing and still will be viewed the same way by ignorant people.

    What's wrong with being an assistant to the nurse? After all, what you are doing is actually the most basic of the nurse's job. CNA's save the facility money and free up the nurse for duties not just anyone can do. CNA's assist the nurse. No shame in that.

    "Nurse Technician" is not a good term. Around here it is already reserved for nursing students working in a hospital setting. It is a special role for students. Also, "Nurse Technician" implies that the tech is a nurse... which they are not.

    I've only ever saw one nurse treat the aides badly and she didn't last too long. Just for a visual, I still remember her stupid little pointy cap on her oddly small head, which was attached to an enormous pear-shaped body. She behaved as ridiculously as she looked. When she delegated, she'd throw a condescending smirk with a swift cock of her head and actually point to her cap!!! Anyway, I didn't let her make me feel like a monkey because the problem was her's-- not mine.

    I will be bold enough to question if you exude a cocky or negative attitude that you are having such a hard time with the nurses. I seem to being seeing more and more ignorance on what the role of the CNA actually is. I hope they are stressing in CNA class that aides are actually doing part of the nurse's job and are expected to do that job with out having to be begged to do so... as with any job.

  • Jun 12

    Scrubs really are the best way to go on a geri unit.
    They usually cost less than street clothes and they can usually take a good wash in hot water better than street clothes.
    The elderly women, especially, love the bright and pretty designs that are available.

    I would also recommend good shoes that are non-slip and can be wiped down with Sani-wipes.
    You will deal with bodily fluids on a geri unit.
    I have had my shoes piddled on more than I care to think.

    It seems like you can't go wrong with nice clean, ironed and well-fitting scrubs.

    I know that scarves are really popular right now, and I do love them, but leave that fashion statement at home.
    I see this waaaaaay too much and it's foolish to supply a weapon to an angry pt!

    Skirts... never.
    Our bodies are in some pretty awkward positions when we are in codes, fighting w/ a combative pt.
    Some of the male pts also seriously lack boundaries and social skills, so if you don't want some "creepy" man commenting on your gams, then you'd be wise to stick to pants.

    Just use your brain:
    Is there anything I'm wearing that can be used as a weapon against me?
    Is what I'm wearing going to keep me from "getting away" from someone in a hurry?
    Is what I'm wearing practical?
    Do I look professional?

  • Jun 10

    Quote from CrzyNrsBSN
    I am on a kick right now so please bare with me.
    I LOATHE nurses talking $h*t about CNAs. I LOATHE nurses and administrators acting as if the job of the aide is ignorant, monkey work. I LOATHE that they are still being called nursing assitance. Lets take a stand for our CO-WORKERS. Reform, reform, reform. Start 1st with title change. I like Patient Care Technician. Or maybe Nurse Technician. Opinions?
    I'm not sure how a title change will make a difference... you'll still be doing the same thing and still will be viewed the same way by ignorant people.

    What's wrong with being an assistant to the nurse? After all, what you are doing is actually the most basic of the nurse's job. CNA's save the facility money and free up the nurse for duties not just anyone can do. CNA's assist the nurse. No shame in that.

    "Nurse Technician" is not a good term. Around here it is already reserved for nursing students working in a hospital setting. It is a special role for students. Also, "Nurse Technician" implies that the tech is a nurse... which they are not.

    I've only ever saw one nurse treat the aides badly and she didn't last too long. Just for a visual, I still remember her stupid little pointy cap on her oddly small head, which was attached to an enormous pear-shaped body. She behaved as ridiculously as she looked. When she delegated, she'd throw a condescending smirk with a swift cock of her head and actually point to her cap!!! Anyway, I didn't let her make me feel like a monkey because the problem was her's-- not mine.

    I will be bold enough to question if you exude a cocky or negative attitude that you are having such a hard time with the nurses. I seem to being seeing more and more ignorance on what the role of the CNA actually is. I hope they are stressing in CNA class that aides are actually doing part of the nurse's job and are expected to do that job with out having to be begged to do so... as with any job.

  • Jun 8

    If our patients' families get too intrusive, we kick them out.
    Sometimes they even get banned.
    Psych has a few good points, anyway.

  • Jun 6

    Quote from marie.rn2419
    If it weren't against TOS, someone might tell you to pull your head out of your bum and stop trolling...
    Huh? How is OP "trolling"?

  • Jun 5

    I was an inpatient psych nurse. Yes. We allowed the patients to keep their head coverings for religious reasons. If there was any concern about their immediate safety, they would be put on a 1:1... as would anyone that had special reasons (whatever they might be) that required an allowance outside the norm.

  • Jun 3

    I was an inpatient psych nurse. Yes. We allowed the patients to keep their head coverings for religious reasons. If there was any concern about their immediate safety, they would be put on a 1:1... as would anyone that had special reasons (whatever they might be) that required an allowance outside the norm.

  • Jun 3

    Quote from LadyinScrubs
    When working pvt duty or hospice you don't have the luxury of another person. When working alone one learns how important the Hoyer lift can be.
    This is true.
    Good point.
    I was thinking of a facility wherein one would be working with others, hopefully as team.

    I would still hate to use one alone.

  • Jun 2

    Quote from marie.rn2419
    If it weren't against TOS, someone might tell you to pull your head out of your bum and stop trolling...
    Huh? How is OP "trolling"?

  • Jun 1

    Quote from marie.rn2419
    If it weren't against TOS, someone might tell you to pull your head out of your bum and stop trolling...
    Huh? How is OP "trolling"?

  • May 31

    Quote from DocWorkaday
    Do you realize that this thread has been going since June of 2005? This thread is practically twelve years old.
    This thread was actually started in November of 2000. It's going on 17 years. I think that's pretty cool!

  • May 29

    I was an inpatient psych nurse. Yes. We allowed the patients to keep their head coverings for religious reasons. If there was any concern about their immediate safety, they would be put on a 1:1... as would anyone that had special reasons (whatever they might be) that required an allowance outside the norm.

  • May 28

    Quote from marie.rn2419
    If it weren't against TOS, someone might tell you to pull your head out of your bum and stop trolling...
    Huh? How is OP "trolling"?

  • May 28

    Quote from marie.rn2419
    If it weren't against TOS, someone might tell you to pull your head out of your bum and stop trolling...
    Huh? How is OP "trolling"?


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