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5807499 tn?1383275275

Question for those in the medical field...

Recently,  I've completed my medical assisting program in October.  Unfortunately,  in the state of Washington,  I have to have a years experience in the field before I take my state boards.  I came across a nursing assistant program through one of the main nursing homes in our area, & it'll get me certified as a nursing assistant.  This will get my foot in the door for what I wanna do with my life and help me pay for my degree. My question is...what is it like doing nursing assistant stuff?  I know you're required to lift patients at times...I'm petite.  I don't want to get myself or the patient hurt. So how do you deal with that as well?
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I was a nursing assistant but not for very long now im an EMT. Its a hard job you really have to have the heart for it. Some patients can't get outta bed so you have to change their briefs & it can get nasty so you also have to have a strong stomach. As for the lifting it is hard on your body. At most places they have lifting devices if the patient is really heavy or you can ask for help from other nursing assistants or nurses. As for the pros it can be a rewarding job if you can get past all the other stuff
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5807499 tn?1383275275
Okay,  thanks for giving me some insight :)
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