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  1. You know you're tired when...
    I fell asleep on the bus on the way home from work one day and had to find a payphone to ring my parents as I had no idea where I was and no rides left on my bus pass.
    Sep 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. 24 hour shift as a CNA
    I used to regularly do 24 hour shifts when I worked in disability services. I did the 1400-2200 then the sleepover, then the 0600-1400. The majority of these shifts were looking after clients who...
    Aug 24
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Is This Bullying?
    How hard is it to get into nursing school with a previous history of Jelly (jello) addiction? I did lines of crystals throughout highschool and lived on the sugar high. I think I'll be able to...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. I never, ever went to ER when I was a kid
    We've done a couple of midnight trips with the small one for croup, when the redipred isn't working and he's got stridor and starting to cyanose, I'm sorry but I don't have an o2 tank at home so ED...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Do you "tell" Facebook where you work?
    I have the company I work for, but that'd be like an english nurse putting down NHS or an american putting down say kaiser.
    Aug 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Lying to Dementia Patients
    Just remember not to do what I did when I first started out. I told a resident that had dementia that their mother wasn't with us any-more and they got very upset. After lunch that day, a community...
    Jul 31
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  7. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    I was 6 when my grandfather died, mum took us kids down when he was sick so she could help my grandmother look after him as he wanted to die at home. I remember just sitting with him on his bed...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Have you been in a public situation where you had to use your nursing skills?
    A couple of times now as a CNA. I've lived on main roads at times and the two that come to mind were a kid who totalled his car and walked away unharmed, I was off work that day and just sitting on...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Any CNA's out there want to answer a few questions?
    What state do you live in? Queensland Australia How long have you been a CNA? I've been an Assistant in Nursing or Disability Support Worker now for about 14 years How long did it take...
    May 23
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Color coded uniform vent
    I find this really interesting as I've worked for 4 different companies over the years that have had compulsory uniforms. All of them you've only been able to get from one or two places as they are...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Wedding rings at work
    I don't wear my engagement ring any-more but that was a sapphire with 2 diamonds on it and they were all inset. My wedding ring is a plain 9ct gold band that never leaves my hand. My husband used to...
    May 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Weather Policy
    I've made it to work in inclement weather, but I have called out once due to refusing to drive in the middle of a category 5 cyclone, I then volunteered to stay at the evacuation center afterwards...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Has anyone taken care of a celeb?
    Yep a few, years ago, when I was an agency AIN down south, they varied from local celebs to international aussie celebs.
    Feb 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Embarrassing/Clumsy Moments!
    I have no idea which was the most embarrassing, probably either when I was asleep in the staff room, I was working a double shift and about 8 months pregnant at the time and I rolled off the couch...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. Reports of virgin pregnancy at 0.5%
    We had fairly extensive sex ed classes as well that went from about age 9 which was 4th grade up until the end of year 10. These covered everything. I remember in year 7 so at about 12 being given a...
    Jan 3
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Lidocaine Spray
    I got it otc in Australia in the form of "Paxyl" spray when my son had a balantis and we had to retract his foreskin to apply the a/b cream. The pharmacist knew exactly what it was being used for as...
    Dec 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  17. Residents and bathing
    Would something like this Whiteley Corporation | Dermalux Soft Towel Lotion work for her? I have also "threatened" a resident once when they wouldn't shower with stripping them down and chucking them...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. two people for hoyer lift-why?
    Every facility I have ever worked in has required at least 2 people for all hoist usage. I have worked with an AIN who ended up with criminal charges laid against them after a resident fell out of a...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Extremely Overweight Nurses
    As someone who was an obese CNA, (BMI 36) to now just overweight (25.28). I can see where the original poster is coming from. We have several CNAs at work who carry extra weight and it doesn't affect...
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Food in the ER
    The only time I've ever been fed in emergency has been when my son was there with either croup, a temp that just wouldn't drop or d&v and he was exclusively breastfed. They offered me food regularly...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. CDU vs CSU for Bachelor of Nursing
    I'm currently doing the bridging course through CDU to start my BNUR next year. For my maths exam I was given a time and a date that I had to turn up to my nearest exam center as I live within 80km...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Australia Nursing Programs
  22. Slashing budget to pay for nursing school
    One subject at a time, use summer semester, have a frequent flier card connected to my store card so I get points for buying groceries, buy my textbooks second hand/off ebay, pay for mum's flights up...
    Aug 4, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Cartoon Series
  23. Wearing Rings
    I wear a plain gold wedding band and that's it. I used to wear my engagement ring as well, but stopped wearing it when I started doing more patient care, and not just running meds.
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. any cnas ever catch anything from their residents/patients
    I've managed to get influenza A, ringworm and several colds from work . I've been a CNA or the equivalent now for 14 years and apart from the ringworm which we think I caught at hydrotherapy when...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Has anyone ever been careless and gotten stuck?
    Well no, because I don't know who did it, but management tore strips off of all care staff because of not following policy for the safe usage of wet razors.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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