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  1. 24 hour shift as a CNA
    I used to regularly do 24 hour shifts when I worked in disability services. I did the 1400-2200 then the sleepover, then the 0600-1400. The majority of these shifts were looking after clients who...
    Aug 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Is This Bullying?
    How hard is it to get into nursing school with a previous history of Jelly (jello) addiction? I did lines of crystals throughout highschool and lived on the sugar high. I think I'll be able to...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    We've done a couple of midnight trips with the small one for croup, when the redipred isn't working and he's got stridor and starting to cyanose, I'm sorry but I don't have an o2 tank at home so ED...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I have the company I work for, but that'd be like an english nurse putting down NHS or an american putting down say kaiser.
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Lying to Dementia Patients
    Just remember not to do what I did when I first started out. I told a resident that had dementia that their mother wasn't with us any-more and they got very upset. After lunch that day, a community...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  6. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    I was 6 when my grandfather died, mum took us kids down when he was sick so she could help my grandmother look after him as he wanted to die at home. I remember just sitting with him on his bed...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Have you been in a public situation where you had to use your nursing skills?
    A couple of times now as a CNA. I've lived on main roads at times and the two that come to mind were a kid who totalled his car and walked away unharmed, I was off work that day and just sitting on...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Any CNA's out there want to answer a few questions?
    What state do you live in? Queensland Australia How long have you been a CNA? I've been an Assistant in Nursing or Disability Support Worker now for about 14 years How long did it take...
    May 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Color coded uniform vent
    I find this really interesting as I've worked for 4 different companies over the years that have had compulsory uniforms. All of them you've only been able to get from one or two places as they are...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. Wedding rings at work
    I don't wear my engagement ring any-more but that was a sapphire with 2 diamonds on it and they were all inset. My wedding ring is a plain 9ct gold band that never leaves my hand. My husband used to...
    May 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Weather Policy
    I've made it to work in inclement weather, but I have called out once due to refusing to drive in the middle of a category 5 cyclone, I then volunteered to stay at the evacuation center afterwards...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    Yep a few, years ago, when I was an agency AIN down south, they varied from local celebs to international aussie celebs.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Embarrassing/Clumsy Moments!
    I have no idea which was the most embarrassing, probably either when I was asleep in the staff room, I was working a double shift and about 8 months pregnant at the time and I rolled off the couch...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Reports of virgin pregnancy at 0.5%
    We had fairly extensive sex ed classes as well that went from about age 9 which was 4th grade up until the end of year 10. These covered everything. I remember in year 7 so at about 12 being given a...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Lidocaine Spray
    I got it otc in Australia in the form of "Paxyl" spray when my son had a balantis and we had to retract his foreskin to apply the a/b cream. The pharmacist knew exactly what it was being used for as...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  16. Residents and bathing
    Would something like this Whiteley Corporation | Dermalux Soft Towel Lotion work for her? I have also "threatened" a resident once when they wouldn't shower with stripping them down and chucking them...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. two people for hoyer lift-why?
    Every facility I have ever worked in has required at least 2 people for all hoist usage. I have worked with an AIN who ended up with criminal charges laid against them after a resident fell out of a...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    As someone who was an obese CNA, (BMI 36) to now just overweight (25.28). I can see where the original poster is coming from. We have several CNAs at work who carry extra weight and it doesn't affect...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Food in the ER
    The only time I've ever been fed in emergency has been when my son was there with either croup, a temp that just wouldn't drop or d&v and he was exclusively breastfed. They offered me food regularly...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. CDU vs CSU for Bachelor of Nursing
    I'm currently doing the bridging course through CDU to start my BNUR next year. For my maths exam I was given a time and a date that I had to turn up to my nearest exam center as I live within 80km...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Australia Nursing Programs
  21. Slashing budget to pay for nursing school
    One subject at a time, use summer semester, have a frequent flier card connected to my store card so I get points for buying groceries, buy my textbooks second hand/off ebay, pay for mum's flights up...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Wearing Rings
    I wear a plain gold wedding band and that's it. I used to wear my engagement ring as well, but stopped wearing it when I started doing more patient care, and not just running meds.
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. any cnas ever catch anything from their residents/patients
    I've managed to get influenza A, ringworm and several colds from work . I've been a CNA or the equivalent now for 14 years and apart from the ringworm which we think I caught at hydrotherapy when...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    Well no, because I don't know who did it, but management tore strips off of all care staff because of not following policy for the safe usage of wet razors.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    I've had 2 sharp injuries, one was after drawing up insulin, I was pulling the syringe out of the vial and managed to stab myself (I still have no idea how that happened). The second one was on a...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion