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  1. Flat Rate Pay For Sleepovers Question
    I would look into why she is having this change in bladder elimination. It sounds likes UTI. It is not normal to need the toilet that often.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. What should I do now?
    I think you should post this thread on the nursing forum. Good luck.
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Gay male nurse concern about male patient care
    Be professional and do a great job. Thats all anyone can expect or want from a nurse. The rest is none of the patients business.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Do not bother with CNA programs unless you have experience in the field.
    Try home care.
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. First shift as a brand new CNA
    Congratulations and good luck!
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. My client is now unconscious/how to be effective
    Been there a number if times. I take the lead from the RN. When I'm doing cares or talking to the person, I tell them everything is alright, their family is alright and safe and happy. I tell them...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Emotional disorders
    Contact an attorney. This is a situation worth the time and energy to pursue legally.
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. i start class today!
    Congratulations and good luck. The best time saver for me was to take the tests at end of chapters, first, then study what I didn't know. The text books tend to be large and in my class we went...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Home health aide
    It can be good experience for a new CNA/HHA. I always got cases that allowed me to use my skills, not jut companionship or cooking. A lot of my cases were hospice or transitioned to hospice so I did...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. New aide in distress..seeking advice?
    WOW. Having a bad night, are we???
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Bad Practice
    Someone on this board once wrote about a similar situation and was advised to say, 'oh, let me wash my hands first'. This also served as a reminder for the trainer to practice hand hygiene.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. New job
    Keep notes on the residents, including who needs ambulation assist, stand by assist. Whether they have bladder or bowel incontinence. Memory loss, confusion. Dietary, fluid restrictions. Most...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Burnout:  getting through the shift
    Can you talk about this with your supervisor? There may be advice they can offer, or changes. You seem like such an asset to LTC, I would hope you are valued enough to be counseled by an appreciative...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Help w/ Scrubs
    Have you checked Allheart?
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Working in a christian place while being an atheist?
    [QUOTE="tomc5555"]You've gotten some great comments. It reminds me of my last assignment husband and wife were staunch in support of their political party. I never took offense to their praise of the...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  16. Working in a christian place while being an atheist?
    You've gotten some great comments. It reminds me of my last assignment husband and wife were staunch in support of their political party. I never took offense to their praise of the party and...
    Sep 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  17. CHHA looking to become a CNA
    What state do you live in?
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. how to get paid more as CNA when you HAVE the experience
    As a CNA your degrees aren't relevant, which I'm sure you know. A lot of home clients want companionship and intellectual stimulation and seek caregivers with some education. I would look into...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. I think I got fired before I even got to start my new job.
    So sorry that happened to you and the kids. Hang in there!
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Home Health Aide Requires You to Know How to Drive
    Most of my clients preferred we use their car, they liked the familiarity and to run the car periodically. HH agencies advertise for CNA's because the training is beneficial. When a CNA is working...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Rude ED Doctors
    I am curious, did the resident come home or get admitted?
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. CNA frustrated with co-workers!!!
    Many thanks to you and all LTC workers who want to make a difference. I'm sure you have a positive impact on the residents. Whether you stay or leave keep your values strong.
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. CNA in Homehealth
    Visiting Angels is good in Marin. As a new CNA I have obtained a lot of experience working with them including LTC assignments, acute hospital, Hospice and home care. This was my first job after...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Homework
    Take test at end of chapter first. Study/read what you don't know. Your text will be big, learn what you don't know first and read everything else as time allows. I'm sure you'll do well.
    Jul 27, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Issues...
    I'm thinking this is not a factual post. None of it makes sense.
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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