So I just started my FIRST job as a CNA January 2 of this year. I am still fairly new. I thought I was doing pretty good for starting out, until I recently had some complaints!
There was one girl who was so angry with me. It turned out that one of the residents soaked his linens, and she had to change it.
I had put the pad too far up, so the pee got on the linens, rather than the pad. I now make sure that I put at least two pads on and make them low.
Yesterday I asked one girl on the shift after mine to double check my set and make sure that everything was right.
I clock out at 1030 pm. I do my rounds at 945pm-10pm. That is when we have to check on each resident and change their brief if they are wet. I did this at 945 pm, and made sure everyone was dry and clean and asleep. The girl on night shift texted me and said that TWO beds were soaking wet. HOW?! I just did my rounds at 945, there is no way they can soak up a bed, through the bed pads, onto the linens in 45 minutes!
She told me to put two diapers on them. Am I allowed to double up on residents?
I am still new, so I am on the 90 day probation thing, and I am terrified I will get fired at the end of the 3 months. ='[
I couldn't stop crying!
I accept that one or 2 people may be wet when I get around to checking them. It's not a big deal.
Last edit by JDZ344 on May 14, '14