Two people died.
I got to practice my CPR skills last night/this morning at work. It was a boat-load of intensity. A packed room full of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and then there is the sole CNA in the room. One of the cool nurses was like “Mike’s next, he hasn’t done CPR yet—ever.” I was like “goody.” It was kind of sad because this was the second patient that coded in my unit. Very unfortunate.
I bought some chips. Yummy chips. I think I forgot to throw them away. Now I feel bad. Haha.
I’m sick to my stomach I am so nervous to start this job. I don’t even know why because today I’m probably not doing anything, but watching the person who will train me. But I have to go in early to talk to the schedule lady because she didn’t tell me what floor I’m working on and I left my checklist sheet at home so hopefully she can give me another one. I also can’t remember the codes for the stairs or the employee break room so that’s good.
So freaking nervous. This CNA job better be fun or at least not so nerve wracking. Ahh…here goes nothing!
On the front of each patient’s chart there is a big section to write down their allergies. On one of my patient’s charts, in big black letters, written in sharpie marker, it says “TREES”. Trees. As in the big plants that grow out of the ground, and when there are a lot of them together they’re called the “woods” or a “forest”. Not just one specific kind of tree, but “TREES”.
I have been so busy lately.
So, so busy. From sun up to sun down.
I had my first clinical for CNA at a nursing home today, and I loved every second of it. I fell in love with all of the residents, and none of the “dirty work” seemed very dirty to me. None of it bothered me. My eight hour shift felt really short in comparison to how long I was there - and I even had to be there at 6:00 AM. :)
I’m really excited to know that I’m going to love being a nurse one day. I love feeling like I have purpose and meaning in my life. It was wonderful.
Now, to catch up on the following things:
- Doing homework
- Spending time with my parents
Attention to my nursing followers.
There is a traveling company that staffs all over the US. I don’t know how much they pay an hour but they have a 2,000 dollar sign on bonus, all gas for travel is paid by the company and they also pay 100% of lodging if you choose to work a few days in a row at a facility.
I have been traveling for a few years and even being at the bottom of the food chain as a CNA you make bank. I bring home close to 500.00 a week just working part time. Im sure as a nurse a person would make easily twice that a week.
If you are interested the phone number is 1-800-656-4414.
A fast way to piss me off?
Insult the health care system. No matter how much it might suck, the human beings who work in it everyday, who do so for nothing, don’t get paid correctly, ARE MY HEROES!
People do these jobs because they love them. Because they want to help everyone. Don’t insult someone for being happy to be starting a job as a cna, a nurse, a doctor, anything really. All jobs need to be covered and whether we like them or not, EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO DOES A JOB THAT MOST WON’T DO, HAVE MY RESPECT!
It was supposed to be a rant on people bitching on CNAs but turned out differently. Just don’t, don’t insult or make fun of people who do any job you don’t like. I will pitch a royal fit and won’t give a fuck if you hate me or not. I do a job you might not like, I did CNA work. Insult the health care workers, joking or not (not funny at all by the way), I will bite back.