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  1. Don't want to work ER as new grad.  What should I do?
    If you're asking which you would rather work as a new RN, I cant really say because ive never been an RN and I don't know what its like in the ER you work in. When I worked as an EMT I know there...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  2. Don't want to work ER as new grad.  What should I do?
    I can only speak from the tech side of things, but I found the ER a lot more fast paced and chaotic than the ICU. The ICU is kind of boring from the standpoint of a tech. Not that you aren't busy,...
    Jun 15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  3. I need an orientation ?
    Learning to be a PCT on the job can be very challenging. From what Ive seen, new RNs in orientation are often spoon fed how to do skills they probably already learned in Nursing school, while new...
    Jun 14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I agree with this statement, but I have also seen some RNs(and techs) new to the ER choke badly in a high pressure situation in the resus room attempting some of these monkey skills, or working a...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  5. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I'd love to see the fireworks fly if an RN referred to an lpn as "my lpn", or told another rn, can I borrow your lpn? Many lpns are a little touchy as it is about their second tier status so this...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  6. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I don't think this has ever bothered me, but it does sound kind of unprofessional. You are the patient's tech, not the Nurses. Where I work we are assigned to rooms and patients, not Nurses. The...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  7. What Are The Differences Between CNA/PCT? Different PCT Certification?
    Every hospital has their own hiring criteria, so look online at some local hospitals and see what they require for their PCTs. As long as your CNA is still valid that's probably all you need on...
    May 30
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  8. Just got CNA, going for LPN soon, which CNA job for best experience?
    If you have serious back problems I would steer clear of Nursing homes for sure. Nothing is worse than a crippling back injury that leaves you unable to work, so I would check with a physician to...
    May 26
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. CNA and CPR
    Exactly, that is going to be one tired RN when EMS gets there, they might wind up having to do CPR on her/him as well.
    May 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Trying to get hired as an advanced tech with no professional experience.
    What is an "advanced tech"?
    May 23
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  11. CNA=Poop cleaner?!
    Its part of the job in most cases, although how much varies depending on where you work. JUst keep in mind if you want to be an RN that Nurses have to do it too. For some people that alone defines...
    May 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Help! What to wear for CNA State test?!?!
    They had you use soap and water to make sure you got the soap off them and to make sure the sheets weren't a sopping wet mess when you were done I would think.
    Apr 12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Nurse aide student working towards becoming a PCT in Colorado
    It all depends on where you work. In some hospitals PCTs do no phlebotomy and about the only thing they do with ECGs is put someone on a monitor or telemetry, no actual interpretation required....
    Apr 7
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  14. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    How many patients do your techs have? If its like 12 or more patients the tech is really stretched way too thin and to an individual Nurse they are working with it will seem like they hardly see them...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  15. CNA or EMT
    As someone else said it depends on what you like to do. Emt school is a little longer and harder than cna school, but as an Emt you can sort of br captain of your own ship, even if your ship is a...
    Apr 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    I'll also add another thing about exclusively using LPNs instead of techs. If you think getting some techs to clean up your code browns all shift is difficult, the RNs will be in for a rude awakening...
    Apr 1
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  17. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    A couple responses. First off about LPN's. I have seen zero evidence of LPNs replacing techs in hospitals, quite the opposite actually. It could be a regional thing but where I am LPNs have all...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  18. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    This brings up something else I should mention. Your common theme seems to be that techs have a sense of entitlement, but it seems to me its you, and many other RN's sense of entitlement that is...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  19. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    Here's the problem. RNs like Sierra Bravo are BSN's. BSN implies you went for some extra schooling to learn management skills, and at one time that's actually what BSN meant. Not any more. Now its...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  20. Are PCT's replacing the LPN
    I've never heard of LPNs working in the ER instead of Paramedics. The two have a completely different scope and training. Almost all of the skills required of an ER tech are already things a...
    Mar 29
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  21. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    So basically you don't want techs on your unit doing anything medical, you just want someone to clean up code browns all shift. Great learning environment for the techs im sure, particularly if your...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  22. Is Nursing the hardest job out there?
    Im not a Nurse, but Ive done a lot of different things in my life and have worked with Nurses for several years, and im married to one. My take is that Nursing is one of the more stressful jobs out...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. EMT-B to CNA
    I've been an EMT, CNA, PCT, phlebotomist, and unit clerk. PCT and unit clerk is something I just learned on the job, the rest I went to some type of school for. Im not in Nursing school but Im almost...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. I am NOT a Nurse...
    Ok, I was wondering whether the term nurse rather than lpn, lvn, or RN had some legal basis. Again not that I'd ever call myself nurse or want to. Guess we better stop calling Clara Barton and...
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I am NOT a Nurse...
    Correct me if im wrong, but would they even be breaking a law if they called themselves a Nurse? If they called themselves an LPN or RN yes, but there is no license that just says NURSE, its kind of...
    Mar 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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