Hi all -
Heres my story....
Got my CNA license almost a year ago. Had to attend personal health issues than my goal was to get an entry position as a CNA. I did as of last week.
I was SOOO excited to start. I went into my first day of work at a LTC 3rd shift. An agency LPN (first day) a long term CNA and myself (new CNA first day first job in field) to find out that a person was fading. This woman I never met before I sat with for a while chatting to her. With in 3 hours of me being there sadly, she passed on. I had to do some pp care. I was crying all of us were crying. When the morgue came I had to assist in placing her in the body bag.
As time went on and the shock still over coming me apparenly many of the residents had "the bug" where one person was letting go everywhere I have never seen that much come out if someone...
As the other employees came on they all seem to be very short because all the residents werent up and ready. I found this facility to be power driven by the 7AM crew & wants it known they are in control. Is this normal?? Is this whats its like everywhere? I know this is part of the job but can expect these occurances all the time with a power struggle? Any advice?