Well, I'm done with my first week as a CNA!! I'm working in a nursing home and I've just been having a hard time adjusting.
This is my first job in healthcare, working with patients. I guess I'm going to slow or maybe the other CNAs are just too good. It seems like I'm taking too much time with the residents...but what I'm really focused on is taking time with the residents and getting to know them, not just someone who comes in and changes a diaper and leaves. It was stressed in my CNA training at the Red Cross to treat the patient as a loved one and really show them you care. I don't know....has anyone else had a hard time adjusting???
I know once I get more comfortable working with the residents, I will
change a diaper or transfer somewhat faster than I'm doing now, but I still like the resident to know I care. What are your feelings?
Apr 18, '07
I think you're being too hard on yourself! You sound like a great CNA...a caring attitude is what makes you one of the best! Time management skills come with practice & experience. Healthcare is one of the most difficult fields to work in...you'll get there!!! Good luck to you! :spin:
Last edit by hlfpnt on Apr 18, '07
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