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  1. Panic attack before work; now out of work
    Hello ShaynaSmart -- I'm really glad you shared this experience with allnurses. It really caught my attention because I just completed a certification program called 'Mental Health First Aid'...and...
    Dec 7, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Resigned From Long Term Care
    Sometimes CNAs don't realize how difficult a nurse's job really is. The pressure on nurses today is incredible with the unreasonable amount of responsibility that they usually have to shoulder. I'm...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Inappropriate Behavior
    I've never seen a CNA that I worked with ever kiss a resident that we were caring for -- except for one. There was this cutest little gentleman, a dementia-ridden fellow who tended to give the staff...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Sexual Harass of Staff by Residents?
    I worked in a special Alzheimer's unit at the LTC facility that I was employed by. Two of the residents there were men and only one of those two was ever inappropriate with any of the female CNA's,...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Only male in the CNA class; feeling awkward
    Take the class. We had 2 guys in our CNA class and I preferred to work with them because they were just nice without any of the 'female politics' and competitiveness that I sometimes felt from my...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. New cna rant: Being a cna feels so uninspiring
    That's something you will find in most health care facilities. They have an almost hostile attitude toward students, because they know the student is going to put schooling first and their...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Found on the wall
    I especially loved this: "When I push you away when you are trying to help me--a wash perhaps, or getting dressed, maybe it's because I have forgotten what you have said. Keep telling me what you...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. New cna rant: Being a cna feels so uninspiring
    ^^^That comment there by student forever is great!! It's wonderful to get such a personal reward out of knowing you are helping people in such a personal way -- however, CNA's are only able to give...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Sex in the workplace.....what do YOU think should be done?
    You mean slapping the monkey?
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Sex in the workplace.....what do YOU think should be done?
    I'm not much of a Morality Nazi, so if it had been me on the other side of that locked door, I would have knocked loudly and addressed the hospitalist to tell him he was needed and that I would come...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Sex in the workplace.....what do YOU think should be done?
    Yeah, I thought of that, too. Sheesh the noises could have been him taking care of some very private business.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Things we think that we do not say... humorous...
    Dear Lady will you PUUH-LEEEASE just swallow that mouthful of food you've been chewing for the last 5 full minutes so when I assist you with another spoonful it won't just slip-slide out your mouth...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Gossip in the work place!
    Aaaagghhh...anybody who grumbles so much about you sucking probably forgot how much they sucked when they first started out, as we all did at one time. Don't let it get to you!! :loveya:
    May 1, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Has Nursing hardened you?
    Quote from ShelbyRN1: "To all those who have attacked her based on an honest inquiry you must surely be the one's who are the nasty, mean nurses she is speaking of." And... "If you are offended by...
    Apr 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I had no idea... med/surg vent
    Did I hear right? '...the poor techs...' Really? Someone actually acknowledging that the patient care techs/CNA's sometimes get dumped on with tasks that the nurses just don't want to do? I...
    Apr 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Has Nursing hardened you?
    Thank you very much for this sensible response to HouTx. You properly cited your source of information and effectively defended your post and the motivation for writing it without saying anything...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Sick as a dog!
    I was sick with a sinus infection and bronchitis for nearly 3 months when I first became a CNA in a LTC facility. Much of that time I was too sick to work, yet I couldn't afford not to and I had no...
    Apr 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Need advice on which jobs to take...
    The ER scribe job sounds fascinating!! With that position you would definitely learn a lot about the ER environment and the medical experience would be invaluable for your career. It is more of an...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Chasing after alarms. What do you do?
    Any employee within earshot of an alarm should run for it as soon as they hear it and not wait for someone else to get it; at least they may be able to stop someone from falling and just let them...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Accused of breaking resident's hearing aid...
    Nurse_Wretched, I just love your screen name. It has such an 'Eeyore'-kinda feeling to it.
    Apr 12, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Burned out from floor nursing, need advice, please..
    Christ was the ultimate example of self-sacrificing love, nursing is most certainly a career in which one could express such values every day without even being religious.
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. "The Good Ol' Days!"
    When my little preemie son was in the NICU in 1996, an older nurse told me of the days before pulse oximetry. No alarms to alert a nurse to a sudden drop in the baby's oxygen level.....all they had...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Tonight I walked in on my pt...
    Thought you were supposed to knock first. :nono:
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. How much anatomy do CNAs need to know?
    We didn't study any Anatomy at all in my CNA class, mostly just "the knee bone's connected to the foot bone" and stuff. Piece a cake.
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. need help please! thought daughter was bit by something
    I don't think anyone can diagnose this kind of thing on a discussion forum. Best advice is that she see a medical professional who can treat whatever this is, and ASAP!!!
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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