racing-mom4's Nursing Blog

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Joined Jan 23, '08. Posts: 1,511 (49% Liked) Likes: 1,954

The patient I "slept" with.

Working 3rd shift as a CNA on the Med Surg floor was a great introduction to nursing for me. It had taught me many valuable lessons I was not able to learn in school. I learned the benefit of a timely med pass, that a complete assessment at start of shift is essential. I learned it is better to call the Dr at 2200 vs. 0200. I learned how important team work is and how good working relations with your peers can make your night easier. Another important lesson I learned is that if a patient is... Read More →

Being The Best CNA While On The Road To Becoming An RN

CNA on the road to Nurse. Lets begin with you are the nurses eyes and ears, you are probably spending more time with your patients than the nurse assigned is. Listen to a good report; if all possible listen to report along with your assigned nurse. Make sure you read the Kardex, know your patients diets and up coming procedures. If a patient is going down for x-rays at 0730-then this patient needs assessed first. As soon as report is finished, make your rounds. Introduce yourself... Read More →

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