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  1. "Don't bother talking to residents with dementia.....
    That's a horrible and completely inaccurate thing to say, especially to someone who is just starting to train as a nursing assistant. Did you mention this to your instructor? They need to know so...
    Nov 24, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. CNA's-What do you think nurses should do about lazy uncooperative CNA's?
    Here's the thing. I'm a CNA working my way through school (not nursing school). I work hard every shift. I do everything I need to do and often I do more. I have worked with other CNAs who are lazy...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Advice for a future CNA student? :)
    Learn from the class, but know that it's an entirely different beast to be working as a CNA on your own. I've been working as a CNA for long enough now. I barely remember class. You will need to...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. fired for fall right after training? what to do?
    I need more info before making a statement. It all depends on if the patient had a PA of any kind, what you were told (or if it was common sense to stay, or if anything was implied), etc. Somebody...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. Working and taking CNA class?
    No, it's not too much. I was working full time, going to university full time, and taking my CNA class all at the same time. NA class is a breeze. Being a CNA isn't.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Would it be safe to continue as a CNA while pregnant?
    I have worked with several women who stayed until they couldn't any longer (bed rest, labor, etc). It totally depends on your personal pregnancy. You could work up until you go into labor, or you...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Wanna be in NOC shift
    It all depends on your facility's rules, like Jaynie said. At my facility, you don't have to wait for an opening to change your schedule hours, but you have to work whatever has been scheduled...
    Feb 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. Starting my first CNA job tomorrow, I'm very nervous. Questions, please help!?
    Being nervous is a good sign! Trust me. You will get all of these questions answered on site. Ask a lot of questions to the CNA(s) training you. Usually, facilities choose CNAs with a good amount...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Considering becoming a CNA?
    I live in central WI and previously worked LTC as a CNA. It was a county job and paid $12.89. I just began working at an ALF as a CNA and I earn a little over $10. Just my two cents. I didn't...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. CNA Instuctor wants students to bath each other before real clinicals
    This seems inappropriate to me. I don't think you should have to strip to finish your CNA course. Have another discussion with the nursing admin or someone in a position higher than your teacher who...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. CNA: Day vs evening shift- which is better?
    Evening is way harder than days at the LTC where I work. It's not just answering call lights and roses and naptime for CNAs. I work evenings and nights. Our facility seems to have a lot of "shift...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. CNAs that take extended breaks
    CNAs at your facility get breaks? Sorry to hyjack the thread, but seriously, how do they even have the time? The LTCF where I work keeps a bare minimum of CNAs per shift, almost to the point...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  13. Self injury scars on arms and patient questions.
    I wear long sleeves under my scrubs, but roll them up all the time during cares or if it's just way too hot in the facility. I've been asked about my visible self-injury scars and I just say, "Oh,...
    Jul 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Selecting which nursing homes to work at?
    There aren't many options by me, so I was about as picky as I could afford to be. I applied everywhere I could, only had three interviews (two at the same place), then ended up at the county LTCF...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. CNAs "making up" vitals.
    I work in a LTC facility as a CNA. We are not responsible for vitals. However, we are able to take vitals as it is within the scope of practice--usually it's only done if a nurse asks, but sometimes...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Do you feel that patients look down on you because youre a CNA/HHA?
    In all honesty, most of the residents don't really know about CNA training, work limitations, etc. They just know you're the one who comes running when they need help. They know if they need...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. CNA hourly pay rate?
    I work for my county in Wisconsin. My starting pay: $12.89/hour. My mom worked at the state-level as an RCT and it's about $14/hour.
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    @Duskyjewel You felt the need to quote me, why? Those aren't examples of good nurses. My point exactly.
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. What does PSSX mean in a careplan?
    Prefers Same Sex...uh, Caregiver? Haha, NO IDEA, don't listen to me. That's just the first thing I thought of. Please let us know when you find out. Be very careful of places that use their own...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Certified Nursing Assistants - The Nurses think we have it so easy.
    The OP sounds frustrated with their personal work situation. Good nurses appreciate and respect good CNAs, and good CNAs appreciate and respect good nurses. It's all about creating an environment...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Advice I'd give to New CNA/MA's
    Well said. There are many coworkers I would like to say many of these things to.
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Please tell me this isn't normal
    Dangerous and unlawful!
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. CNA in training
    Yep. Real life is not like the book. Welcome. A lot of people say they aren't putting their parents in nursing homes, but have to anyway. There are many CNAs and other staff that do work hard...
    Apr 17, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. C.N.A extreme lower back pain 5 months pregnant.
    I agree with the others. I have not been pregnant ever, but if you're in pain, you should be seeing the doctor right away! When I did my clinicals, there was a CNA who was at least 7 months along and...
    Apr 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Chasing after alarms. What do you do?
    You're alone on a wing with 26 residents, with no nurse's station in sight? It not only sounds illegal, but it's an obvious safety hazard. And the nurse that came to write you up couldn't help...
    Apr 12, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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