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  1. Wow, if you think you are drained now, wait until you work on a hospital telemetry unit as the only aide for 15 patients...
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    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  2. I had just gotten a job in an assisted living facility. I was getting dropped off and I couldn't walk in there. I got warm,...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Perhaps, you are right and this is not for you. Most people I knew in school were dedicated and passionate about their work...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. I think when they figure out the staffing ratio at LTC facilities, they figure what are the maximum number of residents a...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. I realize this is a very old post but there is a huge point missed here, the reason the RN yelled at you (which is...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. For me ABSOLUTELY. The longer I am in it the more I love it. I am glad that I did med/surg then ICU , CVRU etc..and then...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  7. Yes, but not a strong yes. The work does take a lot out of you. Co-worker problems are not unique among nurses. That...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  8. All I can say after 27 years of Hospital Nursing............Absolutely not!!! The bad so outweighs the good now. I love...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Try working jobs that dont require people skills, see if you like it. Ive worked as a mechanic, framed houses, even worked...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Hi, y'all. First time posting a new topic, and I hope you don't mind a little burnout vent. I'm having a hard time...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. The first day on the job is usually very stressful! Make sure to ask lots of questions on things you don't understand. :hug:...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. It takes time. There is just so much to learn and most of it you only learn from experience. You have so many patients and...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Healthcare workers have hand hygiene drilled into their brains, but most people do not. You can go to the grocery store and...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Melodiereshon. During nursing school I worked almost every Friday Saturday and Sunday 12 hour shifts and almost every "paid"...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Wow! I've worked in customer service for the last ten years. My current employer I have been with for the last 7 years. I've...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. This is a total late post to this thread but I am going to post it anyways. I have worked as a CNA at a hospital for the...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. The OP really touches my heart. I've been a CNA for over 8 years, and I've struggled for the past 2 1/2 years or so...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Do not let a nasty preceptor ruin your spirit. She should not be allowed to precept.Hang in there.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. That nurse that responded to you that way was rude, period. Unnecessary. At some point (better sooner than later), you...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Holy crap CNA's have one of the hardest, most physically demanding jobs on earth. And they make *****. You are correct,...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Working as an RN at a nursing home was physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually stressful. Demands are high, meds...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. I could write something nasty, but I will not. However you don't know what you don't know. I thought the same thing as a CNA...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. It sounds like there is some misunderstanding on both sides. RN's in LTC are one of the the most overworked, understaffed...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. I'm sorry your unit culture is such that you feel the need to post something like this. I can assure you it isn't always...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. After two weeks and three interviews, I was offered a job on Friday evening! I am so excited. I am very hopeful as I...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  26. Yes, you were very much put in a tough spot, and it sounds like you handled it the best that you could, so kudos to you my...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  27. In my opinion, if all you have is a piece of paper that says "DNR," then you treat the patient as you would any other until...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  28. I'm baffled. What caused the patient to decline so quickly? Was the patient in the process of quickly declining when...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  29. Crying shows that you are human. I would seriously quit worrying about what others will think and stop dwelling on this...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  30. I agree, but if the rules of class state everyone is required to do it, they should follow the rules. I also agree this...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  31. I don't see why it is totally necessary to take a ride in a hoyer in order to demonstrate your competency in using it. And...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  32. Thank you Glenna. I can't believe I was even put in that situation. The lift we have can lift 400 lbs, I think the ladies...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  33. You learn something new everyday. That sure does sound like a roller coaster of emotions. When you are working in LTC/SNF...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  34. Hello almost, Thank you very much for your encouragement. The road I have chosen to become a nurse has been an...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  35. You are entitled to feel that way. I mean, let's be honest, wiping a** and smelling urine on a consistant basis is...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  36. I could not work as a CNA in LTC for a long time. You could try for hospital positions; there is still a lot of poop and...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  37. I hate to tell you, but you don't get to get out of cleaning patients, bathing them, and cleaning up bodily fluids when...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  38. I would say it is definitely in your scope. Again, EMTs do it all the time, and ER techs are pretty much just EMTs minus the...
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    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  39. I'm curious if you have any training or experience as an EMT. As an RN you have a lot more training than me, but stabilizing...
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    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  40. I guess it makes me mad when people think that's what a CNA does (in general). I mean, don't we do ENOUGH? Yes, I COULD do...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  41. I work in an LTC. You gotta love families that only see grandma once a year. Daughter of resident: "Why are her feet so...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  42. HAHAHAHAHA too funny!! I'm an LPN and my job is precepting student aides in their clinicals. Students are SO easy. :devil: ...
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  43. You will feel the same wayno matter what career you do, especially if this is all due to inability to separate from your...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  44. you need to see a doctor asap. if you're that depressed and anxious, you may need some medication until your mood...
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    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  45. mama said there will be days like these, my mama' said.... :cool:
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    Forum: School Nurses
  46. Oh honey, 1. yes a re-swab is needed for the gloved finger, provided the nurse didn't swab the gloved finger with...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I'm a nurse in a nursing home also with a history of childhood sexual abuse. I'm also in therapy to deal with trauma...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  48. Holy Megaparagraph, Batman.
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    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  49. "I finished CNA clinicals". I didn't even know there was such a thing as a CNA clinical. "There is absolutely no...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  50. Well, I worked as a CNA for 3+ years, and then a Med Tech for 2 years. I'm hoping to start nursing school in August (waiting...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student


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