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  1. Yes, I am looking into some GRE books as we speak ...
  2. Thanks for the suggestions ... Although I am considering to take a phlebotomy course and I am revamping my resume' *fingers crossed*
  3. May I ask where you are? I would like to work with behavioral health professions hence my BS psychology degree. ;-) I hope I don't come across being too forward (just networking ;-) ). What prior experience did you have before this? Can you suggest any places where I could look for something like what you are doing? TIA
  4. Hi everyone I need some advice. I am inquiring what others have done after they have obtained their HCE. I have been working as a RCA (Resident Care Associate/CNA) at an assisted living/memory care facility for almost a year (7 months) now and was wondering what others have done afterwards. I still need to take some prerequisites and take the GRE before I can even apply to PA school. I recently began to put ‘feelers’ out there (network), but so far no one has any ideas of what I should do next. I asked the NP (who works PRN at the same facility I do) and her response was “… go to nursing school.” I am considering taking a phlebotomy course or become a EMT to make myself more marketable, but I have found the job market in my surrounding community pretty slim (as it seems flooded with applicants). What can I else do, can anyone make any suggestions?
  5. Currently I am working in an assisted living/nursing home facility as a Resident Care Associate/Certified Nurse Aide. I have been there almost six months. Recently I was approached by a co-worker and asked if I would be interested in becoming a Med Aide. Do you believe if I do both this would enhance my chances when applying or should I just stick to being a CNA? Also, would it help pharmacology? TIA
  6. SN: Thank you for letting us taking a peak in your residency world
  7. FYI ... Summary Guide to Tetanus Prophylaxis in Routine Wound Management
  8. Y93.D1 Injured when knitting or crocheting — What? Knitting doesn’t get its own code?Others I have come across are: R46.1 Bizarre personal appearance—Lady Gaga, perhaps? W61.62XA Struck by duck—But struck how? Z63.1 Problems in relationship with in-laws—I guess this is a medical problem now, although this sounds like a psychological problem? W22.2XD Walked into lamppost, again—Don’t text and walk! How many times do I have to tell you! Geesh! W55.41XA Bitten by pig—This is the code for the first encounter only; there is a different code if it’s a second (or third) bite. V97.33XD Sucked into a jet engine—Would this person even be seeing a physician?? Y92.250 Injured in an opera house—I must warn my opera-loving friend of potential dangers … Danger Will Robinson!
  9. Part of the human condition is our desire to discuss the foibles, follies, and downfalls of the people around us or comment with glee when our heroes, celebrities, or elected leaders screw up. Social media and the related photographs or videos of everything makes gossip much more convenient. Hit Send and it’s on its way. Unfortunately, gossip spreads more than verbally these days. Still, old school methods work just as well. All the necessary elements are in the Petri dish: people are under personal and professional stress all the time. Sitting together for long hours; relationships or friendships form, grow, or collapse; power struggles the usual ebb and flow; political games the backstabbing, the fakes, people still find the time inclination to talk. The obvious reasons to not to gossip at work are ample and let’s face it, it is just bad and wastes time and money. It is always hurtful. It helps create cliques, divisions, and the silent treatment. It can ruin friendships, relationships, and even marriages. It can hurt you personal and professional as well as your reputation if you are labeled as it is possibly shown here.
  10. We are all born amateurs at life and we get better at it as time goes on. What is something you know now that you wish you had known when you were 21/22? (If by chance you are 22 or younger, what is something you wish you had known five years ago?)