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  1. OMG!!! My back.......!!
    You can try pilates and streatching before work. Its very important to have a strong core to back up the body mechanics. When I first started ibprophen was my best friend!!!
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Starting my first CNA job....any tips?
    I work on a renal med surg floor and I get 22 beds all to myself. The BEST way to get through is to perfect your time management. Example: If you are getting vital signs and they are also a finger...
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Is it hard getting into a hospital being fresh out of CNA school?
    Here in Oklahoma they have started using AUAs (advanced unlicenced assistants) they are like CNAs on steroids in the skills department. But as far as the hospital I work at, you dont even have to be...
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Are you proud to be a CNA?
    At my hospital we are called nurse techs but its all the same. I have my CNA and I don't regret every choosing to be one. And to those who try to look down on me for my position... why don't you come...
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. CNAs who work the overnight shift, i need your help!
    Well.... with the lifting thing... it can be easier but not always. You got the patient who actually only wets the bed at night because they are asleep and don't know to get up, the one with...
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. CNA Commandments
    Thou shalt not have a patient with a runny stool colostomy bag and chart "BM X1" Thou shalt not encourage renal patients to refuse their daily weights Thou shalt not assume that the 96 year...
    Aug 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Tossing Your Cookies...
    I can't belive no one has mentioned wound drainage!!! That is the one and only thing that kills me. I had one Pt. that had a pressure ulcer on her foot. We went to change the dressing and I got the...
    Jul 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is my NM whack or is it just me?
    That is like saying "Hey wake up that newborn and see if its hungry." Who in thier right mind would do that??? Patients in general are sick. Sick people in general need rest... duh. :lol_hitti...
    May 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. The Lord Is So Good!
    Look at the amazing Doctors, Nurses, Techs, Volunteers, and other medical staff bettering peoples lives... If you don't think the Lord exists then tell me who the heck did that?! To him we should say...
    May 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. What is your personal nursing mission statement?
    P.S. I'm glad that you posted... That is a question I think we should all ask ourselves.
    May 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What is your personal nursing mission statement?
    I'm a tech but... My personal statement would go something like: I'm here to try my hardest to make people feel better about their situation. So they can see a kind face in their time of illness...
    May 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Anyone else feeling frustrated with their job?
    I know the feeling on that one. I'm out right now because of surgery and the stress of it all took a toll on the way I looked at my job. Before I went out it got pretty negative there and I became...
    May 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Anyone experience muscle pain from work?
    Yes soreness is part of the job but not constant. I pulled my back so bad one time that the doctor said the muscles were roping. I took muscle relaxers and found they were not for me. After that I...
    May 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. New To Night Shift
    I have worked nights for about a year and a half now. I love it, but some of my co-workers have a hard time, so I looked up night shift on Webmd.com. You really should check it out! It is a study on...
    May 4, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Sucking out the fun....
    Oh don't be discouraged!!! Okay so you had one bad experience... a really bad one but still.... if it is your calling you can't let some psyco, strong armed doc suck the fun out of it. Have fun with...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Absolutely FURIOUS!!!!
    I know your mad at your momma but it seems she raised you right if you have that good a head on your shoulders... I'm just tryin to give ya ONE thing to thank her for. I think every thing happens for...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. "Your patient in 520 is in pain!"
    As a CNA yeah it is my duty to report pain.... but if they have asked multiple times and I know the nures is good and busy with another patient, checking the chart, ect. I'm not gonna jump on them...
    May 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Absolutely FURIOUS!!!!
    Its is incredible how nasty people have become. I'm sorry that you had to experience such a thing. Who does she think she is to tell ANYONE you get on peoples' nerves!!! You know what... she gets on...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Why do nurses take the fall?
    Thank you all for posting!!! It does make more sense now. In response to BradleyRN they should be required to take report from the nurse. If they stopped and thought about it that is what makes the...
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Why do nurses take the fall?
    Why thank you. Is there an actual resason y?
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Why do nurses take the fall?
    I'm a nurse tech at a hospital and we do the vitals, I&O's, chart, general patient care ya know. So why is it when a patient hits the floor, I&O's/vitals don't get done and or charted, there is...
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. do you check after your nursing assistants?
    I am a nurse tech at a hospital so its a little different with the wet/dry scenario but we have incontinent patients as well. I'm not going to rip the covers off my patients to see it they have a...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are you concerned about contracting MRSA while working in healthcare?
    VivaLasViejas I just need to say... awsome post and awsome prayer... Thank you
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are you concerned about contracting MRSA while working in healthcare?
    Eh, I'm pretty sure if I got a nasal swab it would come back positive. Lord knows the amount of times I've taken care of a patient for a week and then "boom!" the next day they are on contact. I...
    Apr 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Night Shift...
    i normally work night shift but right now i'm off due to surgery. i don't think there should be a main forum for nights. the day and evening shifts (at my work at least) don't think we do much and...
    Apr 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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