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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Eastern State Hospital
    That sounds like my job at an LTC working nights!
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 (PCT/PCA)
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Back in KY after moving....
    If you live near Thomson-Hood, they are always hiring nurses.
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: Kentucky Nursing
  24. Would high education background be a burden for employment?
    Evidently not at my LTC. The last two guys they hired for our unit were flippin insane and abusive. They were both "near" phd level and one actually rudely argued with a KMA by saying, "you may...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. New CNAs have questions or need encouragement?
    If they are there all day,they probably know what you will be doing and probably know the schedule and might excuse themselves. Also there are some residents families that will want to stay there...
    Dec 6, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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