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Vtachy1 has 25 years experience and specializes in BNAT instructor, ICU, Hospice,triage.

Mom to 2 kids and wife to Mr. Wonderful

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  1. Being used

    I am a program coordinator and the IDPH guildelines specifically say you must be an RN. So one of our sister schools is using my name (license) but they do everything. At first I went along with it because I can delegate, right. But I cannot drive...
  2. Words of Encouragement

    I was wondering what is the best words of encouragement or acts of encouragement you received when graduating high school. Pre nursing advise or great words you received.
  3. What steps does your facility use and what type of place do you work?
  4. I have a friend that has worked in a factory for 10 years after quitting as an RN.
  5. service dogs

    At your workplace, have you had healthcare workers that use service dogs?
  6. Any Mormon/LDS nurses here? I need help?

    Well, that was a disgusting read!!! I am appalled at all of the horrifying evil responses on this thread. I have been a nurse for 31 years, worked every single scheduled weekend. never once called in or tried to get out of it! So quit attacking u...
  7. The focus should be on palliative, palliative, palliative. There are too many invasive, expensive, medical treatments. Living longer is not always the best. Also, I have a friend, whose husband is on medicaid for healthcare. He visits the ER ever...
  8. Sleep-night shift

    See that is what I also did. Until it completely caught up with me and Got myself in a horrible place. I would LOVE to get 3-4hours of sleep. I would give my right arm for that! I usually only get 1 hour at most. Maybe been there, done that is ...
  9. Sleep-night shift

    I worked 18 years on the night shift. For the last 8 years, I have worked day shift. So at noon today I have an interview for a night shift position. My question is this: Is there a sleeping pill strong enough to help me sleep, if I do take this...
  10. New instructor need help!

    A lot depends on where you teach. Do you have a statewide CNA educators conference? I learned a lot from that and from my Train the Trainer class. Are there other instructors or is there a CNA coordinator that can help you along? I have been tea...
  11. Long Term Care Nursing is Lame

    I was an ICU nurse for 12 years, med-surg nurse for 7 years, hospice nurse for 5 years. I believe that the ideology and concepts of ICU are futile and unnecessary treatments that hurt people. There are worse things than death. I do not believe in ...
  12. Favorite Alzheimer's video you have seen

    We do the Teepa Snow DVDs and then practice the techniques with each other. She has a lot of great ideas. Are there any more up to date ones? Her DVD is 2011.
  13. Favorite Alzheimer's video you have seen

    I have also been watching Molly and Joey on Youtube. Real life story of AD.
  14. I love Teepa Snow and Alive Again DVD. I tried the Cares online curriculum and it was not all that amazing, it was okay, not the greatest. Please help me what have you seen in the past that you loved? Thank you!! Oh yeah, and Bathing Without a Ba...
  15. CNA students and graduates

    For patient rights, I had posters all over the room and then gave good and bad examples of when rights were honored or not honored. And then they stuck them to the posters. That seemed to go over well... And did you role play a lot in class? I th...