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yousoldtheworld has 5 years experience.

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  1. How does a respirator fit test work?

    That's just the size/type of mask that fits you...they should have each size available and you just need to make sure to choose the one that fits you properly to be protected.
  2. "But the patients sleep all night don't they?"

    I have one of those...he is tube fed and they run so much water through him, I change his bed at least 4 times a night.
  3. "But the patients sleep all night don't they?"

    I HATE YOU. Can I come work with you? LOL. I just went back to nights after a year of seconds, and I've been on the one hall with the severely demented resident with Down's Syndrome...talk about sundowning, just screams and strips all night long. I m...
  4. Things we think that we do not say... humorous...

    OH I so feel you on the admissions thing. I work at a children's home, so our residents are primarily severely disabled children and young adults - due to the nature of many of their conditions, there just aren't as many behavioral issues as I had in...
  5. 11-7? or 7-3? or 3-11? Which ones the best shift for you?

    I prefer 2nd and 3rd shifts. I am NOT a morning person, so days is just miserable for me. I like the work of 2nds better, but I love 3rd shift's hours. I'm a night owl, and I really enjoy the quieter atmosphere with fewer managers and people around t...
  6. Do I have to work in LTC?

    It's possible to get a job in areas other than LTC, but in some areas it is very difficult as a new CNA.
  7. I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units

    If a person thinks I am not worthy of respect as a professional because I am wearing a cartoon print, then I don't care if I have their respect or not, personally. I will not refrain from wearing things I like and that make me happy (within my facili...
  8. SHOES.

    Danskos are uncomfortable for me, but I love Birkis!
  9. Can a Nurse have a Tattoo???

    See, when it comes to this stuff, what's the point? Does gauze on a wrist, or a band-aid or something similar covering a tattoo really look more professional? As long as the tattoo isn't vulgar, I think it's silly.
  10. Can a Nurse have a Tattoo???

    I have three tattoos. Our company's general rule is that they must be covered, but they are fairly lax on that and have a few employees with not easily covered tattoos (back of neck, wrist, etc). Mine are mostly covered, though the bottom of one of t...
  11. Best shoes for young nurse with plantar fascitis

    I haven't yet found the perfect shoe for me, but I have found that the characteristics I need to look for are a combination of cushioning and support, which is hard to find. Supportive shoes that aren't cushy enough kill the balls of my feet, while n...
  12. Are all CNAs mean

    Well, I'm sorry that's been your experience, but it's not everyone's. Where I work, the vast majority of the staff are personable. Yes, everyone has their days, but in general, of our 40 or so aides employed where I work, there are generally only 2 o...
  13. Indiana?...CNA job advice..

    I live in Indiana as well...and I'll say that you do not necessarily make more at a hospital. It really depends on the city. I actually took a 75 cent pay cut when I left LTC and went to the hospital...but now I make the same at a different LTC than ...
  14. Are all CNAs mean

    And frankly, if you're going to go onto a board full of CNAs and post a thread with this title, you should expect annoyed replies.
  15. Are all CNAs mean

    Thank you, fuzzy, this last paragraph is exactly what I've been trying to say. If you're voicing these assumptions to us, it's very likely that you're making them pretty clear in your actions.