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  1. When you have a minute
    I work with a wonderful staff of nurses who are team players. I am only shift tech on 25 bed floor , when the nurses overwhelm me with tasks, I simply let them I'm unable to do it right now that...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  2. New PCT on Med-Surg Floor, Need Tips!
    Wow, is this place short staffed? For a nurse to allow you to start a IV, do a blood transfusion she is allowing herself to be responsible for your mistakes along with you. Is this always the same...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  3. Did being a CNA make you NOT want to be a nurse anymore?
    I am currently working as a PCT and have no interest whatsoever in being a RN. Sure they make good money, but the responsibilities of nursing are not for me.
    Jul 20
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Client's daughter too pushy
    I quit a Homecare job because the patients son and daughter in law did not like me to assist with their elderly fathers walking. He had a history of falls according to the family. (I was told by the...
    Jul 6
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Is there a possiblity of a drug test on CNA first day orientation
    That interview wasn't for a healthcare interview, but hair strand testing is a reliable method that any employee can use, healthcare or elsewhere. And yes, they are looking for drug use past or...
    Apr 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Is there a possiblity of a drug test on CNA first day orientation
    Well heck they can take a hair strand and test for drugs because it can detect drugs from longer back in time then urine one interviewer told me.
    Apr 29
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. invisible Nurse tech
    Don't let working in this unit stop you from becoming a nurse. This is only the start of your nursing career and eventually you will find the perfect unit to work for. I am a nurse tech in...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  8. Student Nurse with a poop problem
    Next time it may be your patient and you will have to deal with it professionally and with or without help. So yes i agree with the above posts of what helps. Take the Vicks, pepper mint in your...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  9. PCA vs CNA
    I would like to also state that I used to work in Homecare and had the title of Patient Care Assistant because I didn't have my CNA yet, all that was required was that you pass CNA knowledge test...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  10. PCA vs CNA
    A PCT has more training then a CNA, the hospital I work at will not hire a CNA unless they have a PCT certificate to verify additional training skills that are required
    Apr 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  11. Did I bomb this interview/job?
    They might be doing a background check first in HR. I also waited awhile to get my job after interview at local hospital . I also called the interviewer and was told after background check I would...
    Apr 15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. 2nd Semester Student Looking for PCT
    I had no PCT experience when I started my PCT job, although I have worked different aspects of healthcare for 15 years, such as CNA home Health, Opthalmic Technician, special needs instructional...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  13. 2nd Semester Student Looking for PCT
    It took me 4 months to get my PCT job once I started applying after getting my PCT certificate. . I finally got noticed after I redid my resume. I was told Human Resource runs resumes through a...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  14. Is the RN--->BSN push a clever way to get older nurses out of the way
    Many reasons have been given as to why hospitals are moving towards BSN's in nursing. From what I read many years ago it stated that there was a higher incidence of mistakes with ASN's compared to...
    Apr 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  15. April 2014 Caption Contest: Win $100!
    Nursing student, are there any specials today, separate checks please cause I'm saving to pay student loans.
    Apr 7
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  16. Night Aides keeping me late
    Glad you finally talked to the night nurse, she absolutely said the right thing, in my opinion your duties are done at clock out time, the other aide I'm sure tries to pull this on all new help,...
    Mar 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. peeves
    Friggasdistaff, I'm a PCT in Ga. I was told it is also a requirement to have CNA first before nursing school. My Instructor who has been a nurse for many years told us she believes the rational...
    Mar 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. forgets her friend died
    Ruby Vee, I think it is individual personality that determines how they handle the truth of said situation. My mom also had Alzheimer's and would of probably of reacted just like Rosť in the ops...
    Mar 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. What should I pick between PCT or CNA?
    A PCT is a CNA with additional training. Such as EKGs, Inserting or removing Catheters, Blood draws, glucose checks, etc. The pay depends mostly on facility. But pay should be slightly higher for...
    Mar 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. forgets her friend died
    I agree with brillohead. When my mom had Alzheimer's I always made sure to speak or answer her questions to her in a manner that didnt upset her. I Make up something to ease their mind, like, .....
    Mar 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. peeves
    I agree Future RN, also other then that one nurse who is nice but tends to just blurt out whatever she's feeling periodically, I still like her and work great with her otherwise. I must say other...
    Mar 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. peeves
    Yesterday one of the oldest nurses on our staff got snappy at me while I was doing vitals and said " Are you still doing Vitals" she always does this same saying if we work together at least once a...
    Mar 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Starting my first job as a CNA...offered two jobs. Need help deciding! :(
    When I first started working three days a week, 12 hour shifts I was so exhausted by my day off that I slept allot on my days off lol. I now split my three days by working one, off the next day then...
    Mar 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. how many patients
    I'm a PCT on mother/baby unit in Ga. . One PCT per 12 1/2 hour shift. 25 beds on floor almost always full of patients or about 1/2 full, if all beds full then I'm usually doing 50 sets of vitals each...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  25. L&D NA/PCA What do I need to know?
    I work mother/baby unit as a PCT. We have only one PCT per shift on a 25 bed unit. We do vitals every 4 hours on 12 1/2 hours shifts. I do mom vitals am while nurse checks baby vitals in am. During...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)


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