MurrR 3,628 Views
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I like one wash cloth that starts with the face, goes to hands, and then underarms. Another one for genitalia, and another one that does the rear. In the past I have placed a chux pad on the bed/table and dropped the dirty washcloths there after I use them. I don't put dirty washcloths back into my clean/soapy water.
Depends. Where I work we have no such thing as OTC treatments or meds, everything must be by doctor's order or be covered by a protocol that's been reviewed by my supervisor. It's a company policy - regardless of the legality, I'd probably lose my job for doing it without an order/protocol.
Legally, in Oregon at least, a CNA can apply heat and cool - as long as they're not a total moron about it and leave their patient sitting on a heating pad for more than 20 minutes without checking/removing it. Ditto for cool. It has less to do with the OTC nature of the treatment and more to do with how smart/educated is the aid applying the treatment.
I think this is a question for either your board of nursing or health dept - whoever regulates CNAs in your state.
As you can see, there are differing opinions.
I feel your pain. I'm at a job I don't particularly care for right now because I need the health insurance. It sucks to feel stuck some place you don't like. My advice would be to stick it out *if* you can and transfer, because that sounds like a solid track and even if you learn nothing else you learn what you can do when you're put in a bad work situation.
Otherwise I'd be tempted to take the Per Diem position if I were you. Gets you your experience, you get cross-trained, you'd get good support and training, charge nurse seems awesome. Who knows, could work out into a full time job on its own or open doors to other positions you wouldn't be considered for now. If you're not getting enough hours, you could hire on with a per diem agency to fill in the rest of your schedule. A lot of per diem nurses do that - and agency pay is frequently higher than standard pay.
Could be Fetal Medicine Unit? Just guessing from a quick Google search.
I had an instructor once who was filmed by a local news crew performing CPR on top of a gurney coming out of a helicopter into the hospital while 8 months pregnant with twins. I wouldn't advise such a thing, but I think it just goes to show that if you want to do something you can find a way!
By the way, the hospital got angry letters from locals about it to which they issued a public resonse: "Let her? You think we let her do that?! How about you try to stop her!" :lol:
Not a LPN or RN, but I looked into the ITT program. It seemed like they were way more interested in getting my money than giving me information so I could make a decision.
Good job! You earned it!
I have to admit, I'm a sucker for 12 hour shifts, the four days off per week just really works for me. I have worked five 8 hour shifts in the past per week and I had a really hard time balancing home life with my work life. My hat is off to those that are able to do it and enjoy it!
Depends on your employer, although a totally sporadic job would probably be described as "on call" rather than "part time"
If I had my way, hospital nursing educator is high on the list. The hospitals I've talked to all have the same attitude, "we don't need no sick people." Blanket policies like "we don't have lite duty work here unless you're workmans comp." Grrrrr. Thanks all.
they should have the same job discription however, cna is certified through the state. imo someone who is certified should make more money than someone that is not. also cna/pct should not be passing medications, you are not trained in medication administration. that is the job of the lpn/rn. your facility could get in a lot of trouble for having untrained personnel handing out medications.
Uhh, I'd say she's dead wrong. Home health can be very high level of acuity. Hospital patients can be very stable. It depends on the patient, your experience, and where you're working in the facility.
LTC can be so varied because theres' such a variety of LTC facilities. ALF is very different from SNF.
I'm sure she meant to be helpful, but it sounds like she's oversimplifying things for the benefit of making a dramatic statement. :s
You only get one body, why abuse it needlessly? That hospice job is just a-callin' your name.
There's a reason I like swing shift - I don't have to get up early, and I don't have to go to bed early. If we went to a 12 hour schedule at work, I'd probably start a riot.
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