Poochiewoochie 4,633 Views
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However, many of the nursing students I know prefer the Penrose Health System because it tends to have nicer facilities, better funding, and better technology.
Memorial Central is a Level 2 trauma center that is planning on seeking Level One status. It will be the ONLY Level one trauma center in southern Colorado when it happens. Penrose Main is Level two. St. Francis and Memorial North are NOT Trauma centers.
Penrose-St.Francis is also a Catholic hospital. The food there is pretty good but so is Memorial's.
Would never even think about looking for a job on Craig's list.
Where I live the market is so oversaturated with CNA school graduates. Most places want a years experience-with so many CNA's they can be picky.
How much is the online program and who is offering it?
If you are not hands-on I do not suggest working as an MA. MA's do basically everything CNAs do and more. Maybe look into medical billing and coding or in patient access in a hospital...
I had surgery a week ago tomorrow. I told the nurse about my valve problems in the top of my hand yet she sticks me there anyway then proceeds to tell me , yes, you are pretty valvely. A few seconds later the site is all swollen and she says she doesn't like how it looks and takes it out. Stick number 2 is in the place they usually draw blood. The lidocaine made the vein roll so for approximately 10 minutes she keeps digging in the spot hoping it stops rolling causing me immense pain. She eventually takes it out and sticks it in the other arm in the spot I originally told her usually works fine. Guess what? She gets an IV in the first try.
So besides my swollen eyes from the surgery I also left that day with 3 IV insertion sites that hurt like heck and were badly swollen. Almost a week later all 3 are still bruised. Maybe the next time a patient tells her what I did she will take their word for it instead of deciding the patient is full of it and she knows best because she is the nurse.
The OP's thread has discussed what she & her husband felt was poor communication and rudeness. It serves no purpose to attempt to elevate this to "abuse" or "mistreatment".
I also wanted to add that if standing up for the abused and mistreated in any healthcare facility makes me a "chronic complainer" than I am proud to wear that label. No one deserves to be lied to, abused or mistreated regardless of the personal feelings of those who are doing the treating. When the nurse doesn't do her job by advocating for those she is treating then someone has to do it.
It's very condescending and rude for someone to imply that because I am a "constant complainer" I must not work in healthcare. I guess it's just hard for some people to grasp that maybe there are people in the industry who do care about the patients they treat and won't put up with abuse.
The OP is lucky-in my state you can not take the CNA test unless you take a CNA course.
From many of your previous posts it is clear to me that you don't like people who work in healthcare and that you are a chronic complainer. I just want you to know that simply making a phone call and complaining about a nurse or doctor does not mean that nurse or doctor will get in trouble. Maybe they'll look into it if it is a severe enough complaint, but there are chronic complainers in this system and most of us know it. Most of the time when I have come across family members who did nothing but complain and try to get staff in trouble absolutely nothing came of it, other than us being glad to see them go as well as administration.
Just to be clear for everyone else, I'm not talking about the rare cases when someone actually does do something warranting being disciplined. There is no excuse for treating a patient badly for real, but I know for me, I've had many patients perceive me to treat them badly when all i was doing was my Job..... I'm talking about "she didn't fluff my pillow" "she had an attitude" or "she won't give me information about my Dad over the phone" kind of stuff that family member's think is a big deal, and to them probably is, but in the scope of things is small potatoes.
Honestly I'm just hoping that my good rapport with the staff at the hospital will give me a leg up. I'm already familiar with a lot of the policies and procedures there and they know me and my work ethic. All I can do is be honest about my situation and do the best I can under these circumstances.
I do appreciate your honesty, thank you.
Patients need to be their own advocate too
Thanks for the tips, I'll look into a staffing agency. I've also been looking into LTCF as well.
Are there any nursing homes in the Dallas Texas area that provide CNA certification and training?
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