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  1. Emergency Department Technician
    The ER is generally a lot easier than the floors with a couple exceptions. If the ER techs start IVs and draw blood, you HAVE to be good at that. Most people can become proficient with practice, but...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  2. 12 patient assignment
    How heavy a work load depends on the shift. For night shift this is a typical load for a tech, maybe even a little light. For days it's a heavy load because you have to add baths into the mix. its...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  3. Any EMTs or Paramedics
    I'm going to guess that English might not be your first language and you probably aren't American, but in case you are thinking about becoming a Paramedic in the US I'll comment. In the US becoming a...
    Jan 22
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  4. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I work as an RT now, but I was a tech and CNA for many years and I wont lie, the experience has left me somewhat bitter and dismissive towards RNs. I view many of them as being inherently difficult...
    Dec 22, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  5. Patient sitters ratio...
    I think patients or their families should have to sign waivers on admission that state they either accept being put in restraints if deemed necessary to ensure safety, or accept that they might fall...
    Oct 28, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  6. Patient Care Technicians of Atlanta Ga
    Patient Care techs Of Atlanta sounds like a reality show.
    Oct 25, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  7. cna/pct cardiovascular intermediate unit
    The same as any other unit except your patients will almost always have a cardiac problem and be on a cardiac monitor, either telemetry or hardwired. Whether you will be trained in ecg...
    Oct 25, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  8. Frustrating job hunt
    I guess you could just check off the box that says year of experience, then explain what you did to the ED director. Either that or you know, actually work as a CNA for a year.
    Oct 2, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  9. Patient tech test??
    If you were a CNA for 5 years you are probably overqualified to be a tech. Many techs suck at the stuff techs are actually supposed to be better than Nurses at(the CNA stuff), because they have no...
    Sep 29, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  10. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    At the end of the day just treat coworkers like you would want to be treated, and you'll be fine. It really is that simple. An RN that talks down to or tries to use their title to bully a tech is...
    Sep 19, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  11. Don't want to work ER as new grad.  What should I do?
    If you're asking which you would rather work as a new RN, I cant really say because ive never been an RN and I don't know what its like in the ER you work in. When I worked as an EMT I know there...
    Jun 15, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  12. Don't want to work ER as new grad.  What should I do?
    I can only speak from the tech side of things, but I found the ER a lot more fast paced and chaotic than the ICU. The ICU is kind of boring from the standpoint of a tech. Not that you aren't busy,...
    Jun 15, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  13. I need an orientation ?
    Learning to be a PCT on the job can be very challenging. From what Ive seen, new RNs in orientation are often spoon fed how to do skills they probably already learned in Nursing school, while new...
    Jun 14, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I agree with this statement, but I have also seen some RNs(and techs) new to the ER choke badly in a high pressure situation in the resus room attempting some of these monkey skills, or working a...
    Jun 4, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  15. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I'd love to see the fireworks fly if an RN referred to an lpn as "my lpn", or told another rn, can I borrow your lpn? Many lpns are a little touchy as it is about their second tier status so this...
    Jun 2, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  16. "My Tech" or "My Aide"
    I don't think this has ever bothered me, but it does sound kind of unprofessional. You are the patient's tech, not the Nurses. Where I work we are assigned to rooms and patients, not Nurses. The...
    Jun 2, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  17. What Are The Differences Between CNA/PCT? Different PCT Certification?
    Every hospital has their own hiring criteria, so look online at some local hospitals and see what they require for their PCTs. As long as your CNA is still valid that's probably all you need on...
    May 30, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  18. Just got CNA, going for LPN soon, which CNA job for best experience?
    If you have serious back problems I would steer clear of Nursing homes for sure. Nothing is worse than a crippling back injury that leaves you unable to work, so I would check with a physician to...
    May 26, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. CNA and CPR
    Exactly, that is going to be one tired RN when EMS gets there, they might wind up having to do CPR on her/him as well.
    May 24, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Trying to get hired as an advanced tech with no professional experience.
    What is an "advanced tech"?
    May 23, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  21. CNA=Poop cleaner?!
    Its part of the job in most cases, although how much varies depending on where you work. JUst keep in mind if you want to be an RN that Nurses have to do it too. For some people that alone defines...
    May 1, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Help! What to wear for CNA State test?!?!
    They had you use soap and water to make sure you got the soap off them and to make sure the sheets weren't a sopping wet mess when you were done I would think.
    Apr 12, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Nurse aide student working towards becoming a PCT in Colorado
    It all depends on where you work. In some hospitals PCTs do no phlebotomy and about the only thing they do with ECGs is put someone on a monitor or telemetry, no actual interpretation required....
    Apr 7, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  24. PCT jobs harder than they once were?
    How many patients do your techs have? If its like 12 or more patients the tech is really stretched way too thin and to an individual Nurse they are working with it will seem like they hardly see them...
    Apr 3, '15
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  25. CNA or EMT
    As someone else said it depends on what you like to do. Emt school is a little longer and harder than cna school, but as an Emt you can sort of br captain of your own ship, even if your ship is a...
    Apr 2, '15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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