Does this make a bad nurse/aide?

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Anna S, RN

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Oxygen Therapy Safety Tips: Preventing Fires and Other Accidents

Do not use oil, grease or petroleum-based products on the equipment. Do not use it near you while you use oxygen. These materials are highly flammable and will burn readily with the presence of oxygen. Avoid petroleum-based lotions or creams, like Vaseline, on your face or upper chest.

Oxygen Therapy Safety Tips: Preventing Fires and Other Accidents

Overly cranky nurses is why I haven't been utilizing my CNA certification lately, though I have 7 years CNA/CMA experience. I wonder how these people would like doing their jobs without CNA's!!

BTW.I wouldn't do anything with oxygen other than re attaching to the patient if its fallen out. Anything more than that is the licensed professional's job. As a nursing student I know its probably hard not to step in and do more. :)

For the reason of cranky, bitter staff I don't work as a CNA during semester, though unfortunately for me my nursing program requires the CNA to be active throughout the program, so I have no choice but to work PRN as CNA.

I think I enjoy working with nurses who had been CNA's before more than those who went to BSN school and never had to change a depend! They get big heads and have attitude problems. Good on you for being a DEDICATED CNA first. :)

We CNA's are crucial to the healthcare team, even if some foolish nurses wish to discount and disrespect us. Now you know how NOT to treat your nursing assistants when you are the nurse.

Good luck in nursing school and in your future career. Not enough of us male nurses :)

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