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  1. CNA night shift??
    It's not easy. You will be picking up the slack of all the things that the 3-11 shift didn't do. It will screw with your sleep schedule. I haven't worked since Oct and here i am at almost...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Home health problem
    I encounter a creepy old man doing home health. He was always saying things and trying to grab me. Of course, he did none of this when the family would come into the room. When i first called the...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. What do you recommend is a good time or day to go apply at a nursing home?
    Ditto going in person. I would go in the morning. A good time of yr to apply is right around the corner. July/August is considered the best time of the yr to apply for CNA jobs. My last job i...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Terminated from my first CNA job.
    I would totally fight this. Go to the DON and tell them you were put on without your consent.
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Cna test on Monday
    I was nervous too. I only had to do pulse, and ROM (shoulder, arm, wrist, fingers). Good Luck!
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Thinking about going to Nursing School, should I be a CNA first??
    One of the definate pro's to being a CNA first. Nursing homes will pay either 100% (mine did this) or give tutition assistance for nursing school after 1 yr working with them, they usually only...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Anyone gone through or going to go through the Red Cross CNA program?
    Home Health Aide. You do get both certifications.
    Feb 12, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Anyone gone through or going to go through the Red Cross CNA program?
    I did the Red Cross CNA/HHA program here in Massachusetts. Fulltime is days for 4 wks and 2-3 days of clinical. Unemployment may pay for this, you'd have to check. Part-time (what i did, i still...
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Brightstar home health.... Not sure what to expect?
    I worked for Brightstar for a little over a yr. They interviewed me and did my paperwork and then hired me then and there. They are great for being flexible with hrs. You get alot of one on one...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Snow- at what point do you call out?
    My work would let people who either came early or stayed to do another shift stay in one of the apartments in the assisted living building on campus ( 3 buildings total) and pay them too (and feed...
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Hosptial, LTC or Agency...
    I'm doing home health with them. They aren't established enough (new franchise-8 months) to get people into hospitals/LTC yet.
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Hosptial, LTC or Agency...
    Agency. LOVE it! It's much more flexible then LTC. You develop more of a closer bond with your clients. 12.50/hr . I'm asking for mileage this wk. I figured my mileage for back and forth...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. LTCF vs Home Health?
    I'm currently working in home health. I have 5 clients a week, the hours i see them vary. The reason why there are so many HH jobs? Most clients are only 1 hr visits. I was started at...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Can I HHA give suppositories?
    If your allowed to pass med's you can do it. Check with the state board of nursing.
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. CNA classes how are they?
    I think you'll do great! It's helpful to have some experience doing medical things already. I did wound changes, iv's (just running the med's morning/night) and lots of other stuff just for my...
    Mar 7, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. True or False
    False. You get the certification when you graduate. Also, (this depends on the state you live iin, of course) you can work as a CNA before your state test. It's dependant on the facility (and...
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Has anyone done CNA training through the Red Cross?
    I took the training here. I did the 7 wk part-time night class. It was a great experience.
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Help - Working two jobs and nursing school conflict
    Go with H1. If working at H2 is not in YOUR best interest it's ok to burn that bridge.
    Feb 1, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Does my resident have the right to refuse getting weighed?
    Ditto tencat. She must have CHF. I would question if there was an easier way to do it. Lots of places now have the scale built in the bed or have a portable type scale (looks almost like a hoyer...
    Jan 31, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Under staffing at LTC Facilities
    Wow, i just did some research. I thought all states had to have mandated coverage, only 8 states do. http://nursingassistants.net/2008/01/26/staffing-ratios-each-state/
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Has anyone had a pt's family member take pictures of you during care?
    Could this be considered a hippa violation? If nurses taking pic's of patients is a violation it's only right that patients and family members have that regulation too. Personally, i would...
    Jan 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. CNA appreciation (from a new grad RN)
    thank you :)
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Questions about CNA schools
    I would check with the state board of nursing. If there is a min on the hrs you need to go to sit for the state exam the 40 hr one isn't going to work. I would not have alot of confidence in a...
    Jan 19, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. CNA's/PCT's how much do you make?
    $12.25/hr for HH Agency. (Central Mass) Cost of living is HUGE thing to consider. Where we've been thinking about moving to in MN the rate is a little over $7.00/hr.....but you can get a gorgeous...
    Jan 17, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Transfer your CNA license to another state?
    ditto. Check with the board of nursing for the state. Some states it's only paperwork others it's the cna test.
    Jan 12, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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