JDZ344

JDZ344

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  1. I quit!

    I know what you mean, it's sad
  2. I quit!

    You do never know! I miss it a little. I worked nearly everywhere, was float pool for a while after I left my permanent job. I liked most places, but it's such hard work that it gets to you after a while even when you can choose your own hours and wh...
  3. I quit!

    So, after working for several years as a NA, today was my last shift :) I had been working PRN for a time, and then I just decided I can't do it any more. So I managed to get a retail job that pays around the same amount. I am to start next week. I ...
  4. Oh, honey.

    I am truly fortunate in that I have experienced possible maximum 5/10. I can't even imagine a 10/10 pain. I can't imagine wanting to talk, certainly not to be eating.
  5. Oh, honey.

    Just walking down the street, minding your own business is very dangerous.
  6. Ireland

    good luck! Ireland is a beautiful country.
  7. two weeks as a CNA, and something doesnt seem right?

    Unfortunately, the nature of LTC is that it is chronically short staffed. Exactly how long had you been working before you were "left to get on with it"? I know the frustrations of taking a long time on one person in LTC while you still have another...
  8. Measles, Mumps, Rubella... Forgotten but NOT Gone

    Those who refuse to vax are playing Russian roulette with their kids lives.
  9. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs

    We wash the hand, no alcohol pad.
  10. Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    I once read of a family of boys named Ringo Starr, Mickjagger and Elvis. In RL, my brother knows a girl named Tequila.
  11. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs

    In my hospital, it depends what ward I work on, most places the nurses do them before they give the insulin, only on one is it 100% the assistants job.
  12. No more glucose checks by CNAs/PCTs

    In my place, that would get the aide into trouble, although the nurse would also be in trouble, because they are meant to check the paper charts every 2 hours and initial to acknowledge they have noted the vitals.
  13. tips on changing total care patients

    Wow, I can't believe not one other person will help you. Is it other aides or nurses who are not helping? Some patients are impossible to roll alone if they will not co-operate or are heavy. I don't really have any tips to help with that. I would loo...
  14. PCT "brain" sheets?

    I can have 4-16 patients, depending on which unit I work on. With 4 being organised is easy, with 16 not it's hard. So I will be interested to know how you all manage it, too.
  15. Triage Call Bell?

    Words fail me, really.