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  1. abuse allegations
    I agree with everything you've stated. Particularly that people on All Nurses need to be careful. Especially with the tags added! For example, in this post we know the OP is from Indiana, and under...
    Aug 11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Throwing away briefs in the trash
    Honestly, in my experience proper disposal protocol has varied from facility to facility. I would ask your Nurse Manager or whoever is the head of your unit what the procedure is. Every...
    Aug 10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. abuse allegations
    I'm having trouble reading your post... It's hard to understand what happened and what you are asking us.
    Aug 10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Violation of labor laws- looking up pts prior to clocking in
    Why don't you ask the person who told you not to do it why exactly you can't?
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Day in the life of a 10p-6a Nightshift CNA please
    One word about the difference in noc shift: sundowners.
    Aug 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. CNA training/vaccines...ADVICE:)
    You won't be able to do the clinical portion of your CNA at a nursing home without your vaccines done...
    Jul 13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Starting CNA Classes tomorrow :)!!!!
    Go in with an open mind and open ears. Take notes, pay attention. The class goes fast and there is a lot of info to absorb. I was surprised at the amount of older women in the class. (I'm referring...
    Jul 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Holiday Pay-- Anyone else heard of this??
    For example, if you come in the night of the 4th at 2300, technically you were only working the "holiday" for an hour. Then it's the 5th... Those who worked the 3rd at 2300, were there for 8...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. What would help you love your job?
    Adequate staffing with nurses and CNA's. Last night we had 6 nurses and 6 CNA's. I thought I was dreaming. Not only did the night go smoothly, but I was able to bathe every single pt who needed to...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do Nurses Get Traffic Tickets?
    Yes they do. At my hospital they pull you over in the parking lot for "speeding."
    Jul 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I understand the HHA is the same as CNA so what the next step
    Anything you want can be after RN... NP, CNS, nurse manager, you can get your Master's degree, ADN, etc. Whatever you'd like. You can leave nursing altogether and be a fireman, a lawyer, work at Taco...
    Jun 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. How to get EKG training?
    Google "EKG and Phlebotomy Training" Usually the Red Cross offers the two courses together. For a fee of course.
    Jun 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. I understand the HHA is the same as CNA so what the next step
    I wouldn't say HHA is the same as CNA...
    Jun 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Open up....Spoonfed report
    Ah, there's always going to be one of these at every job...:writing:
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Walkie Talkie
    I don't find it offensive. Sometimes in report with a particularly difficult patient (like a 1:1 or safety care pt, or someone who sundowns intensely, etc) I'll say to my coworker, "Well... They...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Walkie Talkie
    It's no more offensive than saying someone is a "total." (Total care pt)
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Job offer, background check/drug screen done..then "crickets"
    Call them, email, do something. Don't just wait, waiting is painful! You'll go mad :arghh:
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. I feel her pain
    The pt may not have been due for their meds till the 30 minutes was up. Or the nurse may have been handling an emergency with another patient. Or the doctor may not have had pain meds ordered for...
    Jun 17
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Difficult resident and charged nurse
    So that's it? You've quit? I hope your decision was well thought out and not based purely on impulse or emotion. Sometimes in life it's best to let things sink in first and take some time to think...
    Jun 15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Difficult resident and charged nurse
    We have a "no gloves in the hallway" policy.
    Jun 14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Hospital CNA job listing disappeared after 6 days?
    Even if that position is filled, or being interviewed, you still have a shot. Plus they can put it on file for another opening
    Jun 5
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Nurses and Lunch Breaks in NYC
    What's a lunch break??
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. That one resident
    There will always be one of those. She may be the first, but surely won't be the last. Lol :eek:
    Jun 4
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Doctor insists I use expired Dilaudid on patients
    And now they're trying to pin stuff on YOU... Great. Get out now.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Where can I get some free study materials for cpct exam
    The library, online, You Tube (just be careful of which videos you chose). Amazon has used books and DVD's for fair prices. I like Quizlet to study when I have time to kill on my cell.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)


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