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  1. Blood Pressure Meds

    The only place I've ever worked where the nurses exclusively took the vitals is a group home and that's because, the support staff aren't CNAs. That's not the norm in most places though. CNAs almost always get routine vitals, it's probably the most d...
  2. LPN or MA...

    I guess it depends on your end goal, cost, pay and what kind of facility you want to work at. Usually when someone becomes an MA that it's their end goal as there really isn't any upward mobility and you can't transition to a nurse. MAs usually only ...
  3. Toenail surgery

    I had the same surgery several years ago, I had it done on Tuesday and returned to work Saturday. I wore Crocs and would switch to a loose open toed house shoe when I could, those were the only shoes that didn't hurt.
  4. Fired Due to Not Being Able to Get to Work

    I "think" I might be able to explain the whole $20 per shift thing. I'm in an area that has a lot of residential group homes and I work at a group home myself. In my area at some agencies they have what we call "sleep shifts". What op was describing ...
  5. Can't find a job! No job opportunities!

    These are plenty of options other than a nursing home- assisted living, private duty, home health, hospice, corrections, psych, group homes, treatment facilities, insurance assessments, occupational health, flu clinics, school nursing, military hospi...
  6. Breaks

    1. Yep, in my experience most nursing jobs don't let the nurses leave the premises for lunch. The only place I've worked where you could leave at lunch was at a Drs office and that's because, the whole clinic shut down for lunch. 2. That's going to d...
  7. Prns

    The question was simple yes but, the answer really isn't simple as different facilities will have different policies. You need to ask what the policy is at your facility but, they may not even have one. Nowhere I've worked to my knowledge has had a p...
  8. Glasses for working

    I just bought 2 pairs from zenni optical, $17.50 a piece. That's frames and lenses with anti glare coating. Shipping and all I paid $54. I bought a smaller pair and a slightly larger pair. The smaller pair fit perfectly but, for the larger pair I bou...
  9. Bizarre Co-Worker Rant!

    I once had a co-worker that would become irate when someone else would wear something close to the same outfit as her. "Oh, nurse so and so you just had to wear blue scrubs today didn't you?! You just knew I'd be wearing blue, are you going to copy m...
  10. If I want to teach CNA classes...?

    The Goodwill in my area hires LPNs to teach CNA classes, I see the job ads every so often. So maybe check with Goodwill or an equivalent that does job training? The community college, tech college and several nursing homes in my area also hold classe...
  11. New grad, MRDD position...

    The direct care staff can do PO meds if they've been thru their med tech training but, we still do the things like meds/feedings thru a g-tube, trach care and injections. I'm not sure how things are delegated on a state by state basis but, this is ho...
  12. Nurses with children always go home early?

    I once had a co-worker who told everyone that would listen that I should have to work every weekend and holiday because, I don't have children. I already worked every Saturday and Sunday but, every few months she'd ask me to switch schedules to take ...
  13. If I were you, I think first I'd try to refinance the car. 18% seems like an insane interest rate. I just looked up some going interest rates and the quote for Fair credit was around 7.5% to below 3% for excellent credit, although I think interest ra...
  14. OccuVAX...? Or other flu/vaccine clinics...

    I know this is an "old" thread but, it pops back up every year so I thought I'd include my experience as I just recently did a flu clinic. I think it's an odd process, there's very little communication and almost no human interaction with anyone in...
  15. Is this a normal patient load for LTC?

    Yep, that unfortunately is the normalish patient load in LTC. I'd say 20-40 patients is probably average. When I worked LTC we had 25 in the skilled wing (Hospital step down, trachs, tube feedings, iv ABX, many dressings etc), 40ish in the dementia l...