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Difference between working in a nursing home and working in a hospital?

I currently work in the nursing home as a certified nurses aide and got a job at the hospital as a patient care technician. Whats the difference between both jobs? Also, is working at a hospital more diffifcult? thanks!

Asked By: Katie - 11/26/2012
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In my local area, CNA's mostly provide personal care, to include dressing, bathing, feeding, grooming, and taking routine vital signs on nursing home residents... More
Answered By: Victor - 11/26/2012
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The age of the patients.
Answered By: Mr. Sonny - 11/26/2012
 
Seems like in a nursing home, you'd see the same patients on a daily basis and have more time to get used to their idiosyncracies and habits. Good luck!
Answered By: makeupfan - 11/26/2012
 
Each job comes with their own little nuances. I would imagine working on the floor of a hospital is easier than a nursing home, but that may not be true. You'll have the same basic duties. You'll be expected to help with bathing, bed changing, tolieting, and feeding the residents. I've seen it in the policies the... More
Answered By: Kelly - 11/27/2012
 
I have worked in a nursing home and I am currently a student nurse and I have my clinical placement in a hospital and I have also done a lot of work as a health care assistant so I do know quite a lot about this... More
Answered By: Speak your heart; don't bite your tongue.™ღ - 11/28/2012
 
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