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  1. Where Can A 17 Year Old Work?!
    Most facilities want you to be 18 also due to the fact that you cannot legally operate lifting equipment until you are 18. Some facilities will probably still hire you but limit you to what you can...
    Mar 16
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. How is teamwork where you work?
    There are always going to be the people who don't pull their equal weight, the people who want to be SuperAide, the people who work hard and get the short end of the stick, and the people who know...
    Mar 15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Spring Forward
    I may or may not. Census is low enough I'm currently marked as on call for tomorrow morning. Yippee!
    Mar 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Work Smells
    The c.diff patients....yes! That odor will infect the entire hallway! We had one recently and once you experience it, you never forget it. I think I might start keeping a jar of coffee beans in my...
    Mar 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Work Smells
    Nope, not a typo in the title. I know over time you get used to the smells you encounter at work. I know all the tricks of the trade when I feel like gaging when cleaning up a particularly difficult...
    Mar 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. CNA Hospital Patient Responsibilities
    Mind you, I work at a small hospital, but we do admits, discharges, vitals, I & Os, ambulation, assist PT as needed, pass hall trays, set up telemetry, take patients down to the attached clinic for...
    Mar 4
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. CNA questions
    I made myself a "brain" sheet. It's difficult to describe but I have it set up to record patients' names, room numbers, whether they have vitals that need charted and how often, if they are on i&o,...
    Feb 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Orientation for a job
    Orientation usually occurs after you have the job secured. They didn't tell you about pay and benefits then? If you're actually on the floor, you need to have scrubs on and shoes that will be sturdy...
    Feb 15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Firing employees who refuses to come into work.
    My dad still has one in his basement. It's a lovely avocado green.
    Feb 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. anyone has suggestions on passing the compass test for CNA in Kansas?
    The Compass test is a test of your basic knowledge level and is often used to find the best entry level classes for you when starting at a community college. They probably are going to look at your...
    Feb 9
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Cna instructor:diarrhea of the mouth
    You're right; we only have one side of the story. We cannot give an objective reflection or assessment based on one side of the story. We can only reflect hypothetically and based on what facts, if...
    Feb 7
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Firing employees who refuses to come into work.
    What about a rotary dial phone? *giggle*
    Feb 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Fired for posting on face book
    Don't count on it. Nothing put on the internet is ever truly private. There are always ways of finding so-called private information. If people want the information bad enough, they will find a way...
    Feb 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. STNA OR CNA??
    STNA and CNA are the same thing. Some states call them STNA and others call them CNA.
    Feb 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Cna instructor:diarrhea of the mouth
    A wise person once told me that anything worth doing requires effort. Even the most successful people in the world, regardless of their income, had to fail multiple times before they found success....
    Feb 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Catheter care
    Yep. I am feeling the same way. To the OP, if you're going to work in healthcare, proper terminology is a must. If you were to use slang terminology like that in front of a patient, the patient...
    Feb 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Fired for posting on face book
    All of this is why I don't post anything on Facebook about my job. I don't even list where I work. Any reference to work is so vague or completely objective that no one could look at it either in...
    Feb 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Question for CNAs
    One of the best CNAs I ever worked with was 4'9" and probably weighed 99 pounds soaking wet. Size generally doesn't matter. Ability and willingness to do the job to the best of your ability does.
    Feb 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Fired for posting on face book
    Facebook, Twitter, or elsewhere (even here), you have to be careful what you say and how you say it. Merely deleting a post will do you no good; neither will pleading you did it on your own time....
    Feb 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. No lunch for lunch break?
    I generally work 1st shift, 7a to 3p, with two other CNAs. The first one takes lunch at 11a, the next at 11:15, and the last at 11:30. This way, there is always one person on the floor. Works well...
    Feb 4
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Hospital CNA - What is your day like?
    It depends on the shift. If I work day shift, we get report and whoever is designated the "D" gets the vitals while the rest of us get patients up for breakfast (we also have an intermediate section...
    Feb 2
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Hospital Lift Test
    Not sure about the lift tests as each of mine were different, but the respiratory fit test will be for a N95 PPE mask since there is a chance you could be exposed to TB while working.
    Jan 31
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Ever have...
    One of those nurses who is never happy with anything that you do even if you've gone above and beyond the call of duty to match the patient/resident's wishes? I have to work with one and clearly I am...
    Jan 31
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Is it possible???
    No. You must be certified by your state. Going into the test without formal training would be highly discouraged. In my experience, most hospitals want at least a year of experience. The work in LTC...
    Jan 30
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. The Joys of CNA Work
    I have to find some humor in work everyday otherwise I'd go crazy. :-) And sometimes it isn't the patients; it's the providers!
    Jan 30
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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