Wonderlost

Wonderlost

Acute, orthopaedic
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Wonderlost has 4 years experience and specializes in Acute, orthopaedic.

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  1. How can I make an impact in healthcare?

    I don't think we're overstaffed anywhere, that was just a response to the previous comment above mine. I get how bad it is. I was a tech for about 5.5 years, & every year it seemed I had to take more patients for the same pay and worse benefits, ...
  2. Reducing Readmissions

    Thanks for getting back to me! Just to clarify, I know that the teach back programs are effective, I was just curious if anyone knew of any particular models that they've had good results with. The last hospital I worked in used "Ask me 3 Teachback" ...
  3. How can I make an impact in healthcare?

    That's really interesting that we are overstaffed in comparison. Makes me think about how much time is wasted on the customer service focus that we have now & the HCAHP scores rather than providing quality care/education. All the documentation &a...
  4. How can I make an impact in healthcare?

    I've worked for a few places as a CNA, & short staffing was always an issue. I also felt helpless to do anything about it as a CNA. You're expected to provide top notch care and with minimal resources since the only thing the company cares about ...
  5. Reducing Readmissions

    Hi everyone, I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with a public health coalition in Alaska. I work with a few community groups, and the main one that I work with is at the local hospital and the goal of this group is to reduce hospital readm...
  6. Summer Check In 2015

    No complaints! Went from orthopedics to a behavioral health unit, stayed there for a few months up until graduation last month (BS in health promotion) and accepted a VISTA position with AmeriCorps to work in public health. Off to LA tomorrow, then I...
  7. Insight about Nursing in the AF?

    I thought my credits from my current BS would contribute towards entering as an officer? I was hoping to do that, and then use the GI bill to go in to nursing school and work my way up to NP.I will have to see if I can find a healthcare officer recru...
  8. Insight about Nursing in the AF?

    I stopped by the office today but I didn't see anyone inside =/ I am thinking that at the end of my AmeriCorps service, I will just use my education grant to get my ADN from a community college and see if that will help me anymore with joining. Thank...
  9. Calling all ortho nurses!!! I need some tips!

    Hey there! Congrats on the job :) I'm not a RN yet, but I worked in an orthopaedic hospital for a year as a CNA, mainly on the total joint replacement unit, but I also had to go to the spine unit as well. I can offer a few tips from my perspective as...
  10. Insight about Nursing in the AF?

    Hi all, I just have a question or two about joining the air force and going into nursing, and I was hoping you guys could help me! I have been a CNA for the past few years, and I just graduated with a BS in health promotion and I have accepted a posi...
  11. Correctional Prison/jail cna

    No, I did not do any volunteer work. I got my CNA in November 2010, & then a job in January 2011 so I didn't really need to, & was employed for a year. Now, I simply can't afford to drive anywhere to do volunteer work even if I wanted to. I d...
  12. Correctional Prison/jail cna

    I am going to go back to school & get my CNA2, until I find a good enough job that I can pay for school myself Nursing market is flooded right now, especially here in NC, it is hard to find anything for us as CNA's aside from home healthcare -_- ...
  13. Correctional Prison/jail cna

    DOC is the prison, things will be different there. I am in NC too, I worked inside of the Gaston county jail. I've also applied to the DOC CNA jobs but have yet to hear a response lol. I got lucky when I got the jail job, but I only took it for the m...
  14. Correctional Prison/jail cna

    That was just in my specific county jail. I knew the vice president of the company, and she was contracted to work in that jail alone, so she set the rate of pay for the techs & the nurses. It sounds nice, but when I started there, they had me wo...
  15. CNA's & flumist?

    I got in trouble at my last job for using an ammonia inhalant to wake someone up who had taken a lot of klonopin when I had to take their vitals & I couldn't get them up, before I used it though i didn't try a sternal rub, & they said that I ...