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  1. Teaching CNA-1 classes & Std Precautions
    I'm in NC and the entire process is just ludicrous. It does nothing to help ease the nursing shortage either! I had to complete EMT hands on skills testing at a state testing site back in the late...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Teaching CNA-1 classes & Std Precautions
    That's what I told my students. They are the ones that will be standing in front of the examiner. The CNA text is inconsistent as well. Three skills state gloves "if indicated", then when it comes...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Teaching CNA-1 classes & Std Precautions
    I agree with GDiFiore. Gloves don't prevent the spread of infections, handwashing does. I told my CNAs, if you walk into a patient's room and it is wreaking with feces or urine, that's an...
    Jun 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Teaching CNA-1 classes & Std Precautions
    I found the answer to my question and I was right after 15 years of nursing. This is from the WHO website, the watchdog for infectious outbreaks, so I trust this information. If you'll look at page...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Great link for ce for case management!
    I worked in long term care insurance case management and care planning. I have applied at several big name insurers like United Health, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield and AARP, for geriatric case...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Great link for ce for case management!
    I took the ANCC Case management exam back in Dec 2011 and passed it on the first try. The ANCC study guide was very helpful. However, even with certification and 8 years experience in Geriatric...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. Teaching CNA-1 classes & Std Precautions
    I've been a nurse for 15 years in all kinds of settings-long term care, acute care, home health, geriatric case management. I recently went back to teaching CNA-1 classes and I'm confused about how...
    Jun 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Wear gloves to take oral temp?
    I'm confused too. I've got a CNA-1 manual out and it states to wear gloves if measuring an oral temp with a glass thermometer, but to use gloves if likely to come in to contact with secretion when...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. Abolishing the Pinning Ceremony
    When I went to ADN school we had a very big to do- separate nursing graduation ceremony and pinning= very moving. When I entered an RN to BSN program at the University, the pinning ceremony was...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I was yelled at by my nurse yesterday
    Yes the only dumb question is the question not asked that kills a patient. There is a right way and wrong way to speak to a coworker or nursing students and that nurse's behavior was uncalled for...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nursing Documentation
    You can also expand on the SOAP format by making it a SOAPIER note. subjective, objective, assessment, plan, intervention, evaluation, reeval if needed. And DAR-data, action, response keeps you...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Any tips about memorizing drugs for Pharm?
    We used to make puzzles or anagrams (?) out of the words. For Example Lomotil: Loose stools, observe bowel function, monitor electrolytes, oral drug, toilet, intestinal distress, little analgesic...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Examples of Nursing Documentation
    Check out this website. I too was wanting to refresh on nursing documentation since I have been using pre printed forms for the past 8 years. This looks really good: a nursing documentation...
    Apr 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New Student Nurse Advice
    I would recommend you get a good care planning book, such as Doenges or Mosby's and a book I used a lot was Saunders Pocket Reference for Nurses ( 0-7216-4459-7). I also use quite frequently on my...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What is keeping New Grads/less experienced Nurses from being hired and solutions?
    We nurses get paid more because we paid more, e.g. took out more students loans and gave up 4 years of our lives to get that BSN. It wasn't a cheap education. Who would graduate a BSN program,...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. What is keeping New Grads/less experienced Nurses from being hired and solutions?
    It's not just nursing-I heard the dental hygiene programs at community colleges were really hurting. They have started accepting less students and even those students are not being placed in jobs. ...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. What is keeping New Grads/less experienced Nurses from being hired and solutions?
    When I worked in a hospital, I always said that I was willing to take a pay cut for the hospital to hire more nurses, so we would be overstaffed as opposed to barely getting by or worked half to...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Med Surg and miserable...:(
    I always worked in SNF. Nursing home is a specialty. Every venue you work in will have its own ropes you have to learn. None of it is easy.
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. Med Surg and miserable...:(
    Hospital nursing is a stepping stone. Don't get depressed. Network first of all. Be busy making friends with your coworkers, so that when you do get ready to make a move to another field of...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. What do you wear to an interview?
    If the weather is cold to cool, try a skirt and a pull over sweater over a blouse or sweater by itself with a jacket. The skirt and jacket do not have to be the same color or pattern either....
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. First New Grad Job In MD Office Advice
    I noticed your post. I have always worked in geriatrics-assisted living, SNF and flu clinics. Currently I work as an independent contractor in long term care planning and care coordination. Just a...
    Jan 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. MDS courses through AANAC
    I too was taken aback by the comment "I wouldn't hire you....." We need to be building each other up as nurses, not tearing each other down. It's a difficult field to work in as it is. I don't...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. MDS courses through AANAC
    That's it=thanks!
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. MDS courses through AANAC
    I too am wanting whatever affordable exposure I can get with MDS. I found a link for a free MDS 2.0 interactive website, but had a severe computer crash, had to wipe everything off my hard drive an...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    Not in nursing school-we were not forced to take the HepB series or the flu vaccine. You signed a delination form understanding the risks to yourself for not taking the HEBB vaccine. It had nothing...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Pandemic Flu


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