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  1. Partial bedbath/procedure
    I like one wash cloth that starts with the face, goes to hands, and then underarms. Another one for genitalia, and another one that does the rear. In the past I have placed a chux pad on the...
    May 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. CNA's Applying heat
    Depends. Where I work we have no such thing as OTC treatments or meds, everything must be by doctor's order or be covered by a protocol that's been reviewed by my supervisor. It's a company policy -...
    May 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Is it illegal for a private duty caregiver hired by a family to administer insulin ?
    I was about to say this. I could tell you, roughly, how nurse delegation works in Oregon that allows me to work as a caregiver and perform certain tasks for my clients - like giving insulin, epi-pen,...
    May 19, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Why cant i feel content? Career advice please!
    I feel your pain. I'm at a job I don't particularly care for right now because I need the health insurance. It sucks to feel stuck some place you don't like. My advice would be to stick it out *if*...
    Apr 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. FMU?
    Could be Fetal Medicine Unit? Just guessing from a quick Google search.
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Pregnant ER nurse
    I had an instructor once who was filmed by a local news crew performing CPR on top of a gurney coming out of a helicopter into the hospital while 8 months pregnant with twins. I wouldn't advise such...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Roll call *****oregon folks
    Not a LPN or RN, but I looked into the ITT program. It seemed like they were way more interested in getting my money than giving me information so I could make a decision.
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  8. Passed my CNA exam!
    Good job! You earned it! :D:yeah::balloons::clpty:
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. If I can't sleep NOBODY CAN!
    I work one 12 a week, which gets me 3 days off a week. It's just about perfection, haha!
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do part-time hours typically follow a regular pattern?
    Depends on your employer, although a totally sporadic job would probably be described as "on call" rather than "part time"
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Trying to avoid being disabled, career advice.
    I can't believe this doesn't fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act! :( Very sad that they don't see the value of your knowledge and experience. To that end, is there a nursing school near...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Should a CNA make more than a PCA?
    depends on the type of facility and what the delegation laws of that state are. in my state, aides pass meds in assisted living after receiving on-site med training. after working as a med aide for...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Home health Vs. LTC/Hospitals...
    Uhh, I'd say she's dead wrong. Home health can be very high level of acuity. Hospital patients can be very stable. It depends on the patient, your experience, and where you're working in the...
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. What Would You Do?
    You only get one body, why abuse it needlessly? That hospice job is just a-callin' your name.
    Apr 14, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. If I can't sleep NOBODY CAN!
    There's a reason I like swing shift - I don't have to get up early, and I don't have to go to bed early. If we went to a 12 hour schedule at work, I'd probably start a riot.
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Thinking about ditching the job search for a while...
    I'm not sure if this is as true in nursing as it is in some other fields, but international work can show that you're adaptive and flexible enough to handle anything - even working in a foreign...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Have you ever worked with other CNA's that shouldn't be CNA's?
    Well, it's true, don't kill yourself for anybody. BUT! There's a lot of quality care to be provided between not killing yourself and doing your job! Besides, you don't do anybody much good if you're...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Male Nurses and Female Doctors
    That leaves lots of other options though! :clown:
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. would you even attempt this?
    Yesyesyesyes! What's it going to hurt?! If they decide to hire the new grad, you know you tried. If they decide to hire you, you get the job you wanted! What're they going to do, put you on some...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New CNA no job..Should I take fastfood job?
    One of the best things I got from my school wasn't my certificate or the education - although they're essential! - it's the letter of recommendation from the program director. I think that paired...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. What would you be if you weren't a CNA?
    If I'd stayed in college the first time around, probably would've been finishing my BSN by now and be a RN. Now I'm coming at it from the other direction, and that's just fine with me!
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Nurses-How to be a blessing as a CNA?
    Medication Aide, definitely. In LTC of any kind med pass is gonna be a primary duty on any shift for the person responsible for it.
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Nurses-How to be a blessing as a CNA?
    Not a nurse, but I am a CNA.. At my last interview they flat-out asked me why they should hire me at one point. I said, "Because it'd be a mistake not to. I'm hard working, I want to become one of...
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. nurses dating nurses?
    Not sure if I'd ever date somebody who worked in the same field - it'd be like living in an echo chamber where all you hear about is the same kind of stuff all the time. In this case, nursing. On...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Weirdest nursing thing you've done in "real life"?
    Like when some of my fellow CNA students and I were discussing the BMs we had seen before lunch that day in clinicals...While ordering our lunches at the teriyaki place down the street! The guy...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes


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