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Certificate for Training Nursing Assistants

Written by kimmel52 on August 31, 2009 – 4:19 pm

Hello readers, and students;
I recently received my certification from the State of Michigan to train Nurses Aides. Truly looking forward to beginning the CNA program at the end of September. There are only 8 students per class. We still have 7 openings in the AM  sections on Friday and Saturday for the 22nd of January, 2010. It is going to be great! We will be using the Michigan Model for our training guide. Did you know that in Michigan, when a nurses aide is hired prior to obtaining their certification, that the healthcare provider must reimburse the student up to $750 toward their tuition for their CNA program? How wonderful is this? The program costs $600, which includes up to 24 hours on the job clinical experience. You must admit, it is very easy to place nurses aides once they have had all of the hands on experience prior to certification. By the way, I was told of an excellent book to help students pass the Thompson Prometric Certification Exam for nurses aides. I will share that with everyone in class. My next certificate will be the phlebotomy instructor certificate. Though it is not necessary to have in the State of Michigan, being an RN qualifies an instructor to teach phlebotomy. I think that I am going to go for my Infection Control Certificate next month. Why not, if it helps me to be a better teacher, as well as become more knowledgable. Let me hear from all of you out there. I sell a lot of my Pass the NET tutorials, including the software and would like to hear some more feedback from those who have purchased the products and took the test.
Take Care All,
Nancy


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Congratulations Professor Kimmel

Written by kimmel52 on August 31, 2009 – 3:33 pm

Below is a congrats from one of my students who presented me with a card that read…

Congratulations Professor Kimmel;
We heard that you received your certificate for training certified nursing assistants. Just keep racking up those degrees and certificates.

Your friend Josh


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Testimonial

Written by kimmel52 on August 31, 2009 – 2:09 pm

This is a testimonial from one of my customers that came in via phone; “You have to check out the computerized tutorial. It is set up just like the nursing entrance test computerized version but more attractive to look at, if you are going to spend hours on the computer. The slides are timed for one minute per slide but you can go back and forth when ever you want and check your answer if you are having trouble with the equation. All of the equations are solved from beginning to end, step by step, so you don’t miss anything, and are not sitting there asking yourself, “how did they get that answer?”. There is even a voice icon that gives you an explanation just like having the teacher in your home. Great practice. Get at least an 80% on each test and pass the NET with confidence. The computerized tutorial really helped build my confidence at test taking as well as at math in general. I have always been afraid of math for the longest time. This software helped to explain everything that my teachers didn’t tell me or stuff I missed in school.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
Ken, Arizona


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Testimonials from Students

Written by kimmel52 on August 24, 2009 – 3:19 pm

My students and customers will write to me or send me e-mails from time to time.. I thought it would be nice to share some of them with my readers.

“Professor Kimmel’s book was wonderful.  I passed the HESI on my first try!  I am glad that I found her book.”

Linda, Dearborn MI

“I was able to call Ms. Kimmel, and we spent over an hour on the phone going over tips and methods of testing for The NET.  What author does that?”

Rene, Tempe, AZ

“I have been out of school for over twenty years, and the thought of taking a comprehensive test like the HESI was a scary thought.  Professors Kimmels book not only helped me to prepare, but I passed with higher than national average scores.”

Jim, Livonia, MI

More to come…as they roll in.

“Thank you for teaching me”
Robert, Taylor MI


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Where Never to Draw, for Student Nurses and Phlebotomists

Written by kimmel52 on August 13, 2009 – 2:06 pm

Phlebotomy Career Training 2009 August
28050 Ford Road,,Garden City, MI 48135
(313) 575-1214
By Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM

Though you would never draw in a leg, this is what cellulitis looks like.

Though you would never draw in a leg, this is what cellulitis looks like.

Assessing the skin; Where not to draw, when to ask a nurse
1. Never draw from the paralyzed side of a patient. (reasoning: the blood flow is less, so is muscle tone. There is also decreased venous flow and hence the veins are not as spongy and springy.
2. Never draw from an arm that has been bandaged. (reasoning: you are not aware of what the nature of the bandage represents, it could be cellulitis, and by drawing from that area you could cause systemic blood infection or septicemia .
3. Never draw from a site where you notice swelling, redness, purulent drainage, or it is warm to the touch. (reasoning: these signs indicate an active infection process, and drawing from this site could cause a systemic blood infection)
4. Never draw from the side of a patient who has had a mastectomy. (reasoning: the lymph glands have been removed and blood flow is reduced to the area. It is also possible to cause a lymphatic infection or cause a thrombosis (blood clot). If a patient has had a bilateral mastectomy, then you must consult the nurse to get permission to draw from a distal site.)
5. Never draw from a limb that looks blue or is very cold, without first identifying why the limb is in this state and making an attempt to warm the patient, (offer blanket, turn up the heat in the room).
6. Never draw from a combative person without assistance of someone to hold the arm. (protect yourself)
7. Never draw from a person who is vomiting, emotionally distraught, or is on a bed pan, (attempt to calm the patient, ask for help and wait until the patient has finished toileting)
8. Never draw a patient or ask to draw a patient if they are in the middle of eating. (nourishment is life and health, and patient’s need to eat. Give them their time and privacy.)
9. Never draw a patient when they are in conference with a doctor. If however the nurse is in the room, it is o.k. to approach and interrupt politely, asking permission to draw.)
10. Never draw on the side of a patient that has had an angioplasty. ( surgeons go in from the femoral artery)


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