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I was born and raised in florida,my grandmother was a nurse my brother is a paramedic and I and doing the pre course work to become an RN

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    Embarrassing/Clumsy Moments!

    Ive done things similaer to SOME of these, whats even better is when the pt (thats able to) gets up and runs over to you. to see if youre alright..lol
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    Alternative name for CNA?

    Well that is what we are called here in Florida atleast at my hospital system. We have PCT's (patient care techs) which just do patient care, UST's (unit support techs) who are just secretaries and can watch the tele monitors, for me though I am whats called a PST (patient support tech) I can do direct patient care and be a unit secretary and watch the tele monitors, its all really just fancy badging for your abilities.
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    Human nature...

    So, I must say one thing as a CNA myself I would never tell a nurse how to do her job, I would say something like; "maybe if you call the family and let them know what happened they might be more inclined to come down and discuss the situation and will be more calm about it". However, onto another note. SGT>Moody is it? You need to learn to watch your mouth. I wonder what area of nursing you work in where you dont require the aid of a "certified rear-wiper, and bed-pan changer"?I think you need to learn some respect, I agree with you not to let CNA's tell nurses how to do their job, it is insebordination at its best. So next time when you are drowning in the poop I hope the certified "rear-wipers" arent around to help your mean a** >
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    Alternative name for CNA?

    Sorry I havent had a chance to get back to this in a few days guys. I apologize if you all took it as I was bashing the nurses. It was a joke or atleast trying to be funny no we all have different job descriptions and do many of the same things. Without nurses there would be no need for CNA's right? Now heres a trick question; which came first? The Nurse or the CNA?
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    Alternative name for CNA?

    I think it should be "The person that does everything except pass meds and chart on mars, the people who perhaps know more about the pt's then most of the nurses do, and the person who does all the backbreaking work" I think that would be a great name. lol
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    Top 10 Myths of the "MURSE"

    see i read the other thread about a MURSE and until I read it I had never heard it used like that...I always thought a MURSE was a "man-purse" LOL
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    New CNA, need help with speedy vital checks.

    It comes with time and experience thats all I have to say. Everyone does something that makes it faster for them.
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    Alright to have your husband start an IV on your patient?

    Its not that big of a deal. I dont know why people make it such. We have medics in the ER's of our hospital chain for tech work and to start IV's because half of the time they are much better then nurses anyways (esp in LTC) I should know this because my brother is a paramedic and is AMAZING at IV's. So here is a little but of advice. Not everything is terrible when someone does it. Everything was given the green light by EVERYONE even the doctor. So I would stop worrying that someone is going to bust a gut or have an annurysim because someone off duty came in and started an IV. The worst that can happen in a real life situation is it gets occluded. Yes, it could get infected, their arm might fall off because of the infection, they could turn septic, and the infection could travle to their brain and they die of a cardiac arrest. But really how many times have you seen that from an IV?
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    manly scrub top protocol...

    tie-dyes and camo prints are NEVER ALLOWED!!!!! They are hidious and ugly and make you look like a big fat D-bag for the camo and a big fat hippe for the tie-dye. Sorry but those are two of the most unattractive patterns in human history. You might as well wear flippin paisley!
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    Acronyms that confuse

    for the longest time I didnt know what NOC meant until i was at my grannies ALF and one of the aides said NOCTURNAL and then i put two and two together.
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    What the Heck to You Do on Night Shifts?

    This is why Americans all die early...lol...because we only get a half hour break for a 12 hour shift...I think if I had an hour and a 1/2 break I wouldnt know what to do with myself....I would probably be driving around getting into mischife or something lol.
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    Alarm Fatigue?

    I know all about this. I am a monitor tech and have to watch 6 seperate screens with as many as 50 pt's. At 51 we then get 2 mon techs. Wecan watch a total of 74. With all those pts the alarms are going off ALL the time. I must admit I have become very adapted to alrams to the point they sometimes dont register with me.
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    a rant to my fellow aides

    NIght shift doesnt just do bed checks atleast in the hospital. This is another example of someone who is ignorant about things and opens their mouths and spews garbage everywhere before truley getting their facts.
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    got yelled at today- for volunteering

    Oh My GAWD!!! You people think that you are all so special. That her asking about the place while starting to volunteer is a problem with the hopes of bettering herself. GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!! Who cares that she went in under the guise that she wanted to volunteer. Yes a hospital is hard to run without them, but half the time they are sitting at the front desk asking where are you going. What is the problem with someone trying to better their job and income. So here is an idea, get your heads out of the clouds and let your ivory towers fall and stop acting so godly and knower of all!
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    pushing hospital beds around

    Beds do have what is called a steer function. This locks the wheels at the end where the patients feet goes. Doing this makes them more managable and easier to steer. Never the less, you will still steer off into a wall or something.