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  1. Ohio STNA Certification - How long is it valid?
    Thanks!
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Ohio STNA Certification - How long is it valid?
    Once an NA has her Ohio STNA Certification (Ohio), how long is it good? Seems to me a person has to work so many hours in the first year, but then what? I guess my REAL question is this: if a...
    Jul 6, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Ohio STNA Skills Test - Question
    The system is not perfect. Ideally, you should probably wash your hands: 1. BEFORE gathering linen from clean linen storage. Otherwise you'd be contaminating the linen you are taking into the...
    Jan 3, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Ohio STNA Skills Test - Question
    I passed. This is what I did. I did the intro thing: knock, call out patient's name ("Mrs. Smith?" e.g.), "Hi, my name is.......and I'm going to assist you with....... First, I'm going to wash my...
    Jan 2, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  5. First day as a PCA nov 10 and im SCARED TO DEATH
    If you aren't a licensed nursing assistant I'm assuming that the facility that hired you knows this and that they are providing all of the training. Is this correct?
    Nov 6, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Any tricks to taking the respirations
    I will tell you what I was told in class. For the TEST to get licensed, absolutely take the respiration rate for a full minute. Elderly people do not necessarily breathe in perfect rhythm so counting...
    Oct 19, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. scared to death
    'Scared to death?' What you're experiencing is normal for anyone who learning a new job. No matter what job you would get that would be totally new to you would bring some anxiety. I recently...
    Sep 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  8. On-site certification question
    I took my nursing assistant classes at a nursing home, took all my tests there and did my clinicals. When I passed the final exam, along with performing the clinicals correctly, I was CERTIFIED. ...
    Sep 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  9. Nasty and mean patients
    To my surprise, I found the opposite to be true. While doing my clinicals in LTC, I was amazed at how appreciative and uncomplaining the residents were. For the most part, the residents in long term...
    Sep 4, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. Skills question
    [quote=kb514;3063063] I realize washing hands is crucial and of course I will do that. But I feel really uncomfortable washing my hands before introducing myself to the resident and explaining the...
    Aug 30, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Skills question
    I was told that it was not as important to do things in the exact order as written, but imperative to do them in the most logical way. And absolutely do all of the required steps because if you...
    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Skills question
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    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Skills question
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    Aug 29, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Mistake?
    I don't think you're crazy for wanting to stay in LTC. LTC benefits from having people like you. But you do seem to be ambivalent about this. Why not at least go for the hospital interview(s) and...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Taking the CNA Plunge
    Congrats on getting the test done! I just finished mine and it felt like a load was lifted off of me. Three days later when I found out I had passed, it was kind of surreal (I really hate that...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Written CNA test question - answer???
    Thanks so much for this link! It has a lot of good info and I've put it into my Favorites folder for future reference. I really appreciate your taking the time to post this. ...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  17. Testing today!
    I guess every state or facility does it differently. I had to wait 3 days to get the results of both my skills and written tests. But I got the license in the mail six days after taking the test. ...
    Aug 16, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Testing today!
    Great on the skills! Did you find out already that you did o.k.? I had to wait 3 days to find out exactly what I got on the skills and the written. Is this just the beginning? Yes. But isn't this...
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. LPN from the underworld
    the nurse should have done it. she expended more energy and time just telling you to do it. some people feel a real need to point out how important they think they are.
    Aug 15, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Stethoscope for CNA class?
    I agree they are fun to practice with. I also think it's a good skill to know. I bought mine before I started my NA class so I had a little experience. When they instructed us in the use of the BP...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Stethoscope for CNA class?
    First of all, you don't NEED a stethoscope and BP cuff unless they tell you and I can't imagine that being the case. For the class, you will get a little exposure and explanation as to how these...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. CNA State Test
    You need a current skills list. I got certified in June and licensed in August and in my state the skills requirements have already been changed and as of Sept 1 there are three more skills. The...
    Aug 14, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Announce that you passed your CNA exam here!
    Good for you! CONGRATULATIONS! Aren't you glad that is over? :yeah:
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  24. Written CNA test question - answer???
    I know I sometimes read too much into the question, but part of my reasoning for NOT choosing "b" was to encourage independence in another way. If the resident is not paralyzed on his or her left...
    Aug 12, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Written CNA test question - answer???
    Thanks for this info. When you explain it that way, it makes sense. I was going back and forth between b and c and think I chose c by mistake. But what you said makes sense. Can a person who...
    Aug 11, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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