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  1. Concussion tx
    I figured this was the best place to ask the question. I'm in nursing school and for one of my classes, we have to make up a scenario for our fellow classmates to read and solve, like a case study. I...
    Jun 6, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Chicago Nursing Schools
    I have been thinking about making a change, possibly moving to Chicago (I live in Iowa right now). I'm a CNA and have only started some of the pre-reqs for the nursing programs here. Are there any...
    Jan 29, '09
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  3. Getting a Job as a CNA when resume is IT heavy...
    I'm trying to get a hospital position as a CNA, so I'm in the same boat to some extent... But right now I'm volunteering there, talking to all of my nursing professors and looking for connections,...
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Male pericare
    I agree, I think male pericare is so much easier. And I'm a female! It's only because, really, who uses eight washcloths to wipe after they use the bathroom? So this whole lengthy procedure involving...
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Inexpensive bp cuffs and stethescopes?
    I want to start practicing VS more often. I work in a LTCF where CNAs don't do VS, but I want to be prepared for nursing school next semester and I'm also applying for hospital CNA positions and I've...
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. pt enjoys pericare too much...
    I didn't read all the responses, so I may be repeating, but this can't go on. What if the resident could call sexual harassment on your sister, which seems like she'd have a case? I'll just say it --...
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. What a life...
    It seems weird that you can't mandate organ donation in your will, as if it's just another property you're leaving behind, hmm. I know that when I die, anyone can have any part of my body they wish....
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. What do CNAs do?
    In an LTCF? Here's the basic rundown of my day as a CNA in a LTCF. 6:30-8:00 - Arrive, dress, check & change, and get-ups for every resident. Make sure they are groomed properly, have their...
    Oct 10, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Med-Surg CNAs
    Hello all, I've got some questions today. I'm a CNA and nursing student, and my goal is to eventually be a L&D nurse. I've been working for about five months in LTC, and I only worked there so I...
    Oct 8, '07
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. immature but true
    My absolute, hands-down worst fear upon starting in a LTCF was skin tears. I thought moving any resident was going to result in a big ol' foot-long tear down their limbs. Because of this I moved so...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. CNA question....?
    I love working in my LTCF, and I've never worked in an ALF. But from what I hear, an ALF is so much easier. The problem with my LTCF is the level of care needed by all of the residents, and how much...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Good Activity Staff
    I love our activity staff. They always have fun things for the residents. We have a really good director who must have been here for a while, because she just knows every resident so well. She knows...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. What a life...
    After being a LTC CNA for only four months, I am officially sickened by people who support this! We had a new admission Friday evening. I'll call him Herbie. Herbie is confused. He has a foley,...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Good site for L&D Info
    Thanks for the sites, guys. :)
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Good site for L&D Info
    I've posted about looking for a job as a CNA in the L&D unit nearby, and hopefully being a RN there, too someday. Does anyone have any good sites on hand that have a lot of info (conditions,...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. TV in dementia unit
    On our locked unit, it's considered "low-stimulation," so I often got chewed out for having some of the TVs on at night when everyone was in bed. I'd turn off a few, but some I had to leave on all...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I failed my skills test.
    You corrected yourself -- it's not like you walked away and left it on for the resident to freeze, or left her naked, or forgot to pull the curtain! Please do test again, skills tests are...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Too many hours???
    As far as I'm concerned -- you want your residents taken care of properly, you keep your employees happy. I'm a CNA, and when I'm feeling up to it, I help out however I can -- sometimes I work 70...
    Oct 3, '07
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. cna's who don't do their job
    OMG, do not worry about being a "tattle-tale." This is real life and this is work, not kindergarten. These people are paying to be taken care of, and it is your job to make sure the effort is being...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Big blowup at work, now I'm miserable
    I would say just the same as others, clock in, do well, clock out. But if her attitude is affecting residents in the place they live and expect good care, I think it's another aide's job to bring it...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. when did you go to work
    I took my class and put it off for a year because I was so nervous, haha. Stupid decision on my part. But I got a job at an LTCF to refresh a bit and then took the test a month in. Did well, and the...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Your best/worst experience.
    I've only been a CNA for four months, but I've had a few good and bads. One of my bests has been with a resident I'll call Maggie. Maggie had COPD and so many problems. She was only an Ax1 and...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. nursing home and state first day on the job.
    From what you're telling us, I say get the heck outta there. You just started, it's early, give them a good amount of time for notice and politely end your time there. You would have GREAT reasons...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Moral support, pleeaaassse!!
    Moral support being sent your way! I was insanely nervous. So nervous I put it off for a year and worked at a low-paying ice cream store where I made just enough to pay for car insurance and gas and...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. I don't like my job :(
    Good job sticking it out, Dreamy. If you have a bad feeling about facility and you've heard the same from around the community, they tell you to go with your gut. The good thing is that you're...
    Oct 1, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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