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  1. special treatment for patients/residents with demanding families
    We do have one of those residents in my nursing home. They are a family full of nurses who feel the need to police us daily. Nothing is good enough for them and we hear about it all the time. We are...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How much is too much?? Help?!
    Wow-at my facility if you are mandated, you are not able to be mandated again for 3 months. My facility does not have my cell phone number, and my home phone has caller id. If I don't want to work I...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. New CNA- How to deal with body pain
    I work in the dementia/Alzheimer unit of a LTCF. The resident doesn't really even seem to know what we are doing. The one I was speaking of would not be able to hold a walker, his hands are...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. New CNA- How to deal with body pain
    I use the lifts and stands, but that doesn't help when you are told you MUST walk certain residents, even if 'walking' them means 3 aides holding them up and dragging them down the hall. One of my...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. LTC/Nursing Homes do all the vitals? Do they still exist really?
    I am in Western Wisconsin. Not sure about Medication Aides, my experience is limited to a single LTCF.
    May 31, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. LTC/Nursing Homes do all the vitals? Do they still exist really?
    CNAs don't take vitals at my facility and we did not learn to take blood pressure in my class. I asked why we would not be learning that skill and the instructor said that since we don't take vitals...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Shocked with my CNA clinicals.
    I would say yes, that is how it really is. Sometimes you just have to use what you've got (and I am not saying this is RIGHT, but I am saying this does happen in real life). In my unit we haven't had...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. should i take a cpr class now or...?
    My facility in Wisconsin also doesn't care if we have it or not.
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. CNAs feel about students clinicals
    Everyone I know dreads them. If students are around we need to do things more 'by the book' rather than how things are actually done in real life. We had a group of students a few months ago and a...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. The resident with no family.
    Good for you! We have done things like this at my LTC facility and I have never heard or even thought there could be something wrong with doing so. One resident with long hair had literally one...
    Apr 9, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. New CNA- How to deal with body pain
    Wish I knew. I've been a CNA for only 2 years and some mornings I can barely get out of bed because my feet have hurt since I started. Can't remember the last time my back didn't hurt either. My...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Lazy and disrespectful Nursing Assistants
    I'm a CNA in the dementia unit of an LTCF and I can't imagine behaving this way towards my nurse. I would expect to be fired for yelling at a nurse-no question. If we are having a slow night and have...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. How was the CNA written portion of the state exam?
    My class ended in the beginning of November and I took my test the following January 3rd. I didn't crack my book the entire time and had no trouble whatsoever with the written portion. I focused all...
    Mar 5, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Just passed and can't find my cna license number
    Still not on there? I tested in WI through Pearson Vue and was on the registry the next day...
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Just passed and can't find my cna license number
    Have you looked here? Pearson VUE: Choose your state then scroll down and click 'search nurse aide registry.
    Feb 21, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Nurse and CNA argument at the end of my shift
    Well-I think your mistake was telling the night nurse to have the night CNA do it because you had been waiting 30 minutes...If a nurse asks me to go do something-whether it's an am, pm, or noc-I go...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Interview question
    I don't remember if I was asked about having kids or not, but at my LTCF full-timers work every other weekend, while part timers work two weekends on, one weeknd off.
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Would it be safe to continue as a CNA while pregnant?
    I can't speak from personal experience, but my coworkers who have been/are pregnant work right up until their due date. In fact, one of my coworkers is due this Friday and she is scheduled for work...
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. CNA true Salary?
    LTCF in Wisconsin, no experience, started in 2011 at $11.08 per hour with .50 differential for PMs, and .50 for weekends. One step raise so far and am up to $11.49.
    Jan 14, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
    I'm a CNA in a LTCF and we got $25 Walmart gift cards. We also get double time and a half for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Holiday Gifts for PCT's
    I am a CNA in a LTC facility. Last year our nurse got the 6 of us (all the regulars on her unit) each big bottles of Bath and Body Works lotion and body wash, and a glass snowflake ornament. This...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Body modifications and elderly people.
    Most of the CNAs at my LTCF have tattoos and many have helix or nose piercings, gauges, etc. I've never heard anyone mention them, and they don't need to be covered. I did need to cover my helix...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Need to vent...being volunteered by someone else to do overtime...WHAT?!
    Caller ID ;) I never answer my phone if I don't want extra hours.
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Quick Question..
    They can mandate at my facility(WI). Normally it would be the person with the least seniority who gets stuck being mandated for the next shift, but I haven't seen it happen to much. Normally someone...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Burnout:  getting through the shift
    I've been a CNA for a year and a half and my personality has changed drastically. I dread my job, sometimes I cry when I get up to go in for my shift. It's constant stress. Away from the job I am...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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