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  1. Having to quit
    You've never met me, and you can't judge someone by what they say on an online forum. The culture where I work is not an easy one to be in when having to work for two weeks with other people...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Having to quit
    To avoid the politics of it, and people treating me differently because of I'm leaving.
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Having to quit
    My shoulders hurt, sleep doesn't help my fatigue anymore. Anything I've posted on here before about being able to handle this job doesn't work anymore. I don't know if it's because I'm in a hostile...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Is your workplace haunted?
    In my first place I worked at it was haunted for sure. I never actually saw a ghost, but I could feel a presence in one of the bathrooms of a room. I'd worked all three shifts at one time or...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. 11-7 cnas..How are you doing with night shift??Do you love it?
    I work night shift in a LTC SNF. It's pretty busy during rounds, and it depends on what type of Residents you have. For me, they're a combination of alert-independent, alert-dependent, total care...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. What a night
    If the Resident falls, they can't blame you unless you weren't using proper precautions according to their care plan. I don't know what it's like in assisted living, but that's how it is in...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. How hard is it to get a job w no experience?
    I could not agree more. I have worked both acute and SNF, and could tell you that both have their challenges. It irks me that people make blanket statements and assumptions that obviously have no...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. How hard is it to get a job w no experience?
    Being a CNA in a nursing home does not "ruin" them.
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. CNA credentials expired.....retest? or take courses again?
    If they're re-testing you, I don't think you have to actually shave hair off a person. You just have to demonstrate knowledge and "fake shave" them. Look up CNA skills videos and you should be good....
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Quick Question..
    No, not as far as I know. They can ask, but they can't keep you there after your shift is over. Sounds like whoever manages staffing there sucks.
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. CNA that would like clinical experience with less lifting.. back hurts
    Have you tried applying for somewhere that does rehab? Usually the rehab part of a skilled nursing facility has less lifting. The only issue is more time on your feet because the Residents are...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Pervy patients?
    I can't count how many times I've had to deal with this ( CNA Here just in case anyone hasn't seen me post before ) The others are right, be firm but professional. Report it ASAP as well :) Funny...
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Just got a job in the hospital!!
    Congratulations! For me the difference was more vital signs, but WAY better equipment and more of it to go around to get them. Each patient usually has their own BP cuff, and the machines are...
    Sep 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Working in a christian place while being an atheist?
    I have all kinds of people try to talk about religion and politics at work, and to me those are both taboo with people I don't know so well. I just say "oh that's interesting", if they are just...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  15. Weekend Call-offs and Vacations
    I've had issues with that at all of my facilities, except one. That particular facility, you had to call the DON or ADON no matter what time of day or night to call in sick. Then you had to bring a...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Burnout:  getting through the shift
    I get burned out from my job, too, but I have a few ways of destressing which may be able to help: On my last day or on days that I come home sore from head to toe, I take a nice hot bath to...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Stop Whining and Go Away!
    I have a similar one at my job. The others have given some good advice, and I don't feel there's much I could add to it :P Big hugs, we all have a challenging enough job without people whining all...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Being bullied at work...
    I've been bullied at work, but usually float so much that it doesn't cause much of an issue for me. My first job I had to switch shifts because I was being bullied pretty bad by another CNA. I...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. "well I think that nursing is easier than working in a factory"
    I don't think anyone can compare their job to someone else's line of work, especially if it's in a completely different industry, unless they've worked both.
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. CHHA looking to become a CNA
    Go to the department of public health's page for your state you live in and find out what the requirements are. As far as I know, the requirements here in CA are less hours for HHA than CNA, and so...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Feeling really unprepared
    My first job as a CNA was probably the hardest place to work for so far. That being said, I don't think anything will prepare you for being a CNA as much as hands on experience. If you get plenty...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. CNA Instuctor wants students to bath each other before real clinicals
    Yeahhh, that doesn't sound like anything I ever had to do. We practiced our skills on eachother, and did do all of them, but there was never any water or clothes coming off. We learned bedpans but...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. I think I got fired before I even got to start my new job.
    Have you tried applying at registries? Some take CNAs with no experience, and it's easier to get the shift that you like.
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Have YOU trained new CNAs at your facility?
    Room numbers are better than names, and easier to remember. As far as I know, no one has ever gotten into trouble for their cheat sheet getting lost. Don't write down stuff so people will know what...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Pt's/visitors reading Fifty Shades of Grey???
    I'd find it amusing, but as the above poster said, it keeps them occupied. That being said, who's with me on xbox's in all their rooms!!! :P not realistic, but I can wish.
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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