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  1. New CNA
    Once you get on the floor you will realize that the classes don't prepare you for the potential *** moments you will see/encounter. If you are a hard worker, can roll with the punches (sometimes...
    Sep 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Take CNA Exam without going through the course
    It depends on the state. From what i have heard, unless one is a nursing student, it usually doesn't happen. In my area, most colleges make nursing students take the class before being accepted into...
    Sep 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Weirdest thing...
    "can i have some scissors so i can clip my pubic hair?" Although i have had a resident request a banana split at night. One night a kma actually managed to give some od the guys some from...
    Sep 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Muslim Nurse aide
    What are the sort of restrictions a muslim nurse aide would have? My facility has hired one. I have no problem with it. Except now there are rumors going about that no man can touch her unless...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. My First Alzheimers patient and incontinence
    Also, have you noticed cues that he is giving off before eliminating? I have on resident that will start tugging at his pants and you can usually guide him to a toilet. There was another one that...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Piercings & Tattoos?
    I'd say check your facility but I'm sure that piercings are a no-no, especially with mental patients that may be combative. I have a wrist tattoo and just waiting for it to heal on a total care unit...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  7. Eastern State Hospital
    That sounds like my job at an LTC working nights!
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  8. What do I have to do to get a CNA job!!!?
    Where in Kentucky are you? Do you have a state veteran's home near your area? I know the one where I live is always hiring and they will hire fresh off the bus!
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  9. Water Pitchers
    I work at an LTC as an aide. On the 4 regular unit, you have to give ice. They are 64 oz jugs that are washed once a week. The people on thickened get 8 oz cups of thickened water. Most of the...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. If I can't sleep NOBODY CAN!
    My husband does that. I go to sleep around 10 or 11am and sleep till 8. He'll talk to his friends like all I do is sleep and I'm a lazy bafoon! I work 40 hours plus mandatory overtime plus...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Updated Norovirus Outbreak Management and Disease Prevention Guidelines
    I got this a year ago at work. I thought at first I had ate something funny cause after emptying my stomach, I felt fine and I had overate. Until I got to work and started to walk. Vomit-city. It...
    Mar 14, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Tattoos and Appearance
    Funny enough most of the men I care for have more tattoos than I did when I started working. Although I work with army men. If I write on my arm, they ask me, "Oh you have a tattoo?" I now have...
    Jan 25, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. The new CNA requirements
    Actually in most places, it depends on the facility. I know one local ambulatory center only hires CNAs that can do sticks since there is not a huge amount of staff.
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. I'm an RN but thinking of applying as PCT.
    I'm pretty sure that even if you were to be hired as an RN, unless catheter was in a PCTs scope, you wouldn't be able to help. You would be operating under the scope of practive of a PCT, not RN. ...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  15. CNA - Chain of command/organizational structure question
    Depends on the place. During day shift they have NASR II but the other shifts don't have them. NASR II will do precepting and "take charge."
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Another Vent...About a Frequent Faller!
    Those are great questions. Ask your CNAs if he has a wet brief during his fall. A lot of our fallers, especially our biggest risk, always falls after he pees. This man though holds it and holds it...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Advice for ER nurse starting in LTC
    I agree with the person who said to get to know the residents. Go to all the units and meet the fall risks. Most likely you will be seeing them quite frequently and it really helps if you know...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. med tech?.....
    I've never heard of a med tech but it could be a regional name like KMA/Kentucky medication aide. There is a Med Tech college in some places that has classes.
    Jan 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Newly Certified Nursing Assistant Seeking Advice
    Long term care facility. I'm in Kentucky. Yes, i'm under 50 but what does that have to do with anything? I know my facility hires many 50+ year olds.
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Tell me about your LTC on 3rd shift
    My dayshift is really busy. Most of what I remember from orientation was just walking/fast walking around. Although we have a large facility. Now they are thinking of experimenting with our unit...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. what does a night shift NA do?
    Depends on your facility. We do: baths, rounds, vitals, get ups (about 50 total care residents up), cleaning rooms, do mechanical lift checks, wanderguard checks, watch fall risks like hawks,...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Skin and Handwashing
    What lotions or creams do you use for your hands? I'm sure if you work as a CNA, you know how dry your hands can get. Since I've started, I noticed I'd rash out on my hands. It got better when I...
    Dec 30, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Aides being "nurses"
    I'm an aide and I talk to our doctor if she is around and I've been noticing something about a resident's mental status that's causing combative/dangerous behaviors. I mean most of the nurses...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Anyone done a Hybrid CNA class?
    Why do you need CNA? CNA is not going to help further your career as a EMT. I've had EMT training and it's completely different. I remember one of the jokes one of my EMT instructors said was...
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Newly Certified Nursing Assistant Seeking Advice
    It took me a year. I think I only finally got a break was when I started to apply to LTCs. I started on 11-7 and love it. I think I applied to the hospital[s] 200 times.
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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