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  1. Can you take a family member from a LTC to visit a different Physician?
    Unfortunately, my sister isn't very hands on when it comes to my mother's care. I did get a resolution though. I called the P.A. who comes to the Nursing Home and she totally understood my...
    Mar 19
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Another topic about all 3 shifts. Not just Day vs. Night
    I was reading the post about Day vs. Night shifts and have a question, between 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. My Certification expired and I have to re-test and was going to ask the same question....
    Mar 18
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Can you take a family member from a LTC to visit a different Physician?
    Thank you very much! My sister is her "Power of Attorney", but honestly, never questions anything. My mom made my sister POA in the 1980's. I'm the one who questions when things don't look...
    Mar 18
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Can you take a family member from a LTC to visit a different Physician?
    As the title says: Can you take a family member out of a LTC facility for an appointment with a Physician of your choice? My mom is in a Nursing Home (long term) and I rarely, if at all see the...
    Mar 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Night shift or day shift ?
    Curious, as it is generally 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift. Not just day vs. night. My Certification expired and I have to re-test and was going to ask the same question. :) I haven't yet...
    Mar 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Scared!!
    I assume they didn't require you to have a Drug Screen as well?
    Mar 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Age Discrimination?  What is your opinion?
    I'm a *young* :) 54 yr old and have been trying to get into some of the local Hospitals for ages... I've applied for Cleaning (Environmental Tech) positions, Transport Tech, everything that doesn't...
    Feb 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Does your facility ask you to sleep over when it snows?
    I live in Connecticut, and people called out at the slightest amount of snow, burdening the rest of us with an extra workload. My former boss finally said, "You all live in New England, get...
    Feb 28
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Can I Survive Off Of CNA Salary?? Opinions & Stories Please!
    tiffinij, do you work in The City? That's a very good salary! I live in CT. and could never, ever live off the average $11-$13 that most CNA's make around here. Even being married, it would be...
    Jul 17, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. CPR certification in okc
    Would your current employer pay for it?
    Jul 12, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Home Hospice CNA ?   Salary Question.
    Duskyjewel, Thank you very much for the information. I never heard of Glassdoor.com , but I'll certainly check it out. I see you specialize in Hospice Care, so I'll probably have more questions if...
    Jul 12, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Home Hospice CNA ?   Salary Question.
    I'm hoping someone can help me decide on a career path. I was Certified, but expired as I choose to work somewhere else in the Health Care Field. Checked with my State and can re-test to become...
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Has anyone ever been a self-employed CNA?
    Thank you Tom... I would not employ anyone and would be doing this solo. My husband also has a side business (LLC) and has to pay State Income Tax. He is the sole employee of his entity. He also...
    Oct 8, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Has anyone ever been a self-employed CNA?
    Has anyone ever started their own LLC Company (self-employed) as a CNA/Senior Helper? I'm 51 and graduated from the American Red Cross CNA program this summer. After working at companies for 20...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Do hospitals fail to take down filled positions from their website?
    Thank you for the explanations. :) I guess it is time to start sending out resumes. :)
    Aug 15, '11
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  16. I take my state boards friday any advice
    The Testers didn't tell you if you passed or failed before you left the testing facility??? I'd be on pins and needles if I had to wait.. Good luck. Hope you passed!
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Problem with taking Blood pressure. grr.
    As CarolinaGirl said, follow a line from the pinkie finger. And you do have to press harder than you would with a Radial Pulse. Although, my Instructor said you may not always feel it. So, put your...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Passed State Exam today - Thank you Fuzzy!
    That is what I was hoping for. At least get my foot in the door, and/or gain experience. It is only 15 minutes away and a beautiful "5 star Hotel" kind of interior. All residents have their own...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Passed State Exam today - Thank you Fuzzy!
    Thank you everyone for all your advice! I know I asked a million questions lately. It really helped! Instead of thinking "Dress strong side first, etc." Your tip popped into my head when I...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Taking my CNA exam tomorrow 08/04/11
    I just took mine yesterday and was so nervous all weekend. We were given a list of the Skills from our Instructor, with a step by step explanation on how to perform them. I do better with short...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Passed State Exam today - Thank you Fuzzy!
    Finally the day had come to take the State Test and I passed.... :) Studied and studied the skills portion all weekend. :bugeyes: A thanks to Fuzzy for an easy way to remember dressing from the...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Fired from first CNA job
    Look at it this way.... If someone was purposely causing problems behind your back in the first month, would you really have wanted to work at this place long term? :twocents: I don't see any...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. NOC Shift
    I worked 3rd shift for a year. After a year, it was enough.. But some people love it and would never change to first shift. It may take a little adjusting to figure out when sleep time is best for...
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Fired from first CNA job
    No, you're not done :)... Did they cite a specific incident? Were you not given a warning when this incident happened?
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. State Exam tomorrow 8/2 a few more questions. Sorry.
    Sorry to drive everyone crazy with more questions, but my State Exam is tomorrow - 8/2. Due to taking care of my elderly mom, who was recently diagnosed with early stages of Dementia, Dr. visits,...
    Aug 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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