CNA BURNOUT!!!!

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    I HAVE BEEN A CNA FOR ABOUT YEARS. I PREVIOUSLY WORKED ON A SURGICAL STEPDOWN UNIT AND NOW WORK ON A CARDIAC FLOOR. I WORKED IN LTC FOR A MINUTE THINKING IT WAS THE WORSE, BUT I AM BEGINNING TO THINK I WAS WRONG. I FEEL LIKE QUITTING ALOT OF DAYS. I FEEL LIKE I AM WORKING IN SOME HIGH PRICED NURSING HOME. MOST OF THE PATIENTS ARE TOTALS, THEY ARE NO SELF SUFFICIENT. THEY POOP EVERY 30 MINUTES, THEY HAVE C-DIFF, THEY ARE FALLS PRECAUTIONS, THEY ARE CONFUSED. I CAN GO ON AND ON. I AM SO TIRED OF THIS. I AM TRYING TO GET ANOTHER JOB OR TRANSFER OFF THE FLOOR BUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED HERE FOR YEARS, HAVE TOLD ME THAT MANAGEMENT MAKES IT HARD TO LEAVE. THEY BLACKBALL YOU TO OTHER UNIT MANAGERS, THEY DON'T GIVE REFERENCES, THEY WRITE YOU UP FOR THINGS THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. MANAGEMENT ONLY CARES ABOUT IF WE ARE OVER BUDGET, AND IF YOU ARE WALKING PATIENTS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! I BARELY HAVE TIME TO BREATHE!! ITS ALL I CAN DO SOME DAYS TO WALK TO MY CAR BECAUSE I AM SO TIRED. I AM TAKING PREREQS FOR NURSING, BUT I AM NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT LIKE THIS THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL. I AM AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOULD I QUIT OR RESIGN BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND. I AM DEPRESSED.
    SORRY FOR THE LONG POST I HAD TO VENT.
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    If you can afford to cut back your hours, that might be a start. If you're really at the end of your rope and decide to resign, I'd make it clear to potential employers it was because of poor working conditions, but without going into too much detail (no smack talking the facility, as tempting as it may be! :P). If you've been there for more than a year, it shouldn't look bad on your resume.

    Good luck!
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    I totally understand how you feel, hopefully life is better for you, seeing that you typed this three years ago.
    All Management cares about, in my experience , is the bottom line..making things ''look good'' for their benefit.
    I quit my job in ltc, after being their for ten years b/c I realized that I was no longer being a ''care giver'', which was my passion..
    I was enabling these people to make unhealthy choices in life, thus shortening their lifespan..eg over eating..etc..
    I worked on the floor with all the behaviours and after being grabbed, kicked, chased one too many times..I knew that my end was near, considering after I told the doc what happened that she didnt care about me.
    You have to do what is best for you..you only have to answer to yourself, the rest will all fall into place..I hope everything worked out for you..


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