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  1. OR/Surgery Techs

    I really wanted to specialize in Pre Op/Pacu nursing because of my interest in this area. I'm still figuring out all the specifics of just taking care of patients as a CNA as I know my girlfriend in PACU and OR nursing says she loves the field but ge...
  2. Thoughts on Microbiology

    I completely agree with this. Some of our experiments when we were testing for an "unknown" organism as apart of a research portion of our course for a grade, depended on us waiting for test results, using proper sterile technique so that those resul...
  3. Help with Curriculum for CNA Program in NJ

    I also recommend Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants. My CNA course used that as well as a mixture of videos that show you how to do each possible patient care procedure the way it will be structured at the test site. These are very common and co...
  4. OR/Surgery Techs

    Thank you for your response. I did look at the website you gave and I have also been finding that surgical technicians are more commonly available than patient care technician positions, but I am going into nursing school so I think I will probably j...
  5. Techs on PACU???

    I am not required as a CNA on my unit to be ACLS licensed, but am for BLS. In my unit we have patients on telemetry, so in my personal opinion I feel that I should have that ACLS certification because we are dealing with telemetry patients on a daily...
  6. Would like more information about becoming a nurse.

    It seems like you are very dedicated to your career and profession as a future nurse. As long as I remember I have wanted to be a nurse as well and now that I work in a hospital as a CNA I have so much respect for what nurses do. I wish the same expe...
  7. Surviving The Nights.

    I am averaging about 7-10 patients on a regular night. This previous night we had FOUR new admits. Which in that case, it's all hope is lost. Even the nurses were putting on their pouty faces as they had to tell me all 4 patients needed teles, SCDS, ...
  8. Ins and outs- what's the point?!

    For our Onc/BMT patients are often on calorie counts as well as others have previously stated. Dietary needs to know exactly what has been consumed right down to how many salt packets and disposable butters they use, as this is also recorded as accur...
  9. OR/Surgery Techs

    I currently work as a CNA on the BMT/Hem/Onc unit at my hospital. I just passed my CNA exam and was wondering if there was anything stopping me from applying for jobs as an OR tech. I don't have experience in that particular unit, but after floating ...
  10. Student loan rates going up...

    My employer helps assist with tuition if you are continuing education and working full-time no matter what type of degree you are seeking. I know full-time is the word that is terrible, but you could get quite a bit of assistance if you worked more h...
  11. Surviving The Nights.

    I have been on my own this past week and I have improved A LOT since this post. I have learned that if I need more time that I need to start earlier, because early vitals are better than late ones. Also, if there is a needy patient who is having mult...
  12. Surviving The Nights.

    On an average night I normally have 8 or 9 patients, on a busy night that could be up to 10 even 11 if I get a patient who wants a specific sex for their tech that night, and sometimes we switch of if that happens. Nurses are assigned only 4 patients...
  13. The Truth..Bone Marrow Donation Painful? Possible?

    I have ordered the kit, I think this is my one opportunity that I could make a direct impact on the future of a life, not that I don't daily at work, it's just the knowing what the end result of my contribution to that specific patient. I cherish tha...
  14. A Day In The Life Of A Nursing Student

    This is every day as a tech for me. I am a PCT looking to finish my BSN next summer and let me tell you that if you have not experienced direct patient care before you graduate nursing school, that you ABSOLUTELY should find something, even if just t...
  15. Time Mangement? How Do You Do It?

    I recently had my first productive night shift and it went horribly wrong for me. I was slow, disorganized, and most of all tardy with vitals and forgetting to tell nurses important pieces of information. My report was 15 minutes past the time I was ...