3rd shifters, what are your duties? - page 2

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Sometimes I feel like I am a house keeper. Here is my list of things I do for the night. We have two cna's on duty for third shift, thats it. Oh, I also work in a CBRF assisted living. about 30 residents. We have about 3... Read More


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    I am new to my job but here's what I've been doing so far (7p-7a)

    Getting residents ready/into bed, hs care, picking up their room as I go along
    Showers (generally 1-2 at night and/or in the morning)
    Checking the residents every 2 hrs....taking them to the restroom, making sure they are dry, changing their positions, etc
    Answer call lights
    Vital signs
    Laundry....wash/dry/fold/put away (CNA's do the laundry where I work) I try to get all of the laundry done on my shift if I can...I know day shift is hectic
    Help the nurse (if she needs it)...great learning experience
    Clean the dining area, kitchenette, sitting (tv) room
    Clean wheelchairs/walkers
    Start getting residents up, dressed and ready to start their day
    Charts
    Give report and go home (or to school pending on the day)

    I know there is more but that's what I can think of for now...
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    Quote from jubilee09
    Im a CNA working private duty on 3rd shift. Here are my shift duties.

    9pm change kangaroo bag and start new feeding
    vent check
    apply eye med

    10pm apply eye med
    chart heart beat and pulse ox stats

    11pm apply eye med
    start nebulizer treatment
    vent check

    12mid apply eye med
    chart heart beat and pulse ox stats
    restock med supply cart

    1am apply eye med
    vent check
    change trach dressing

    2am apply eye med
    administer Reglan med through g-tube
    chart heart beat and pulse ox stats

    3am apply eye med
    vent check
    make a list of supplies we need to order

    4am apply eye med
    chart heart beat and pulse ox stats
    g-tube care

    5am apply eye med
    chart heart beat and pulse ox stats
    finish up paper work
    sterilize nebulizer sets and g-tube syringes

    6am apply eye med
    vent check
    add 440cc H20 to feeding bag
    get ready for report

    Thats pretty much my entire night. In addition to what I listed, I offer my patient a urinal every 2 hours and respond to any high pressure, low pressure alarms on the vent. My duties are usually pretty consistent.

    Hope this helped!

    You're night sounds interesting. I didn't think CNA's could give meds like Reglan and do trach care. Do you work alone or is there an RN/LPN with you?
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    I work third shift in the ER and we have to:
    Answer call lights
    Put patients on bedpans
    Apply splints
    Draw blood
    Run blood and urine tests
    Assist RNs with Foleys and other tasks
    Ekgs ekgs ekgs ekgs
    stocking linen and rooms
    cleaning beds and rooms
    bringing patients back from the waiting room
    emptying dirty linen
    Assist physicians w/pelvic exams
    Meet squads in rooms and settle patients in
    Vital signs
    Transporting patient when admitted
    Transporting patient to CT and ultrasound
    And the list goes on and on and on........
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    i work in a nursing home. we have to aides on the floor for about 35 residents. we do rounds every 2 hrs. we get 8 residents up and dressed in the morning. one of them is basically independent i wash her back and make her bed empty her trash etc. the rest we do most of their cares and make their beds etc. we give at least one shower each morning except the weekends. during the night we have a schedule of chores cleaning wheelchairs, kitchenette, bedpans commodes urinals, putting towels and washcloths in rooms for morning, passing ice, putting linen in rooms for bedchanges, cleaning lifts, answering lights,and i am a med aide so when the nurse is busy on another floor i sometimes help pass meds. i also like to get the shower room ready for morning, and we clean brushes combs and razors. there usually isn't anytime for boredom. i don't mind doing these things because it helps make it a better place for these residents to live.


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