Ok, so I'm a CNA and The lpn who's in charge tells me she had to catch the new lady from falling and tells me to put her in bed, i tell her, that i never transferred her before and send the other aid in. Well the other aides comes and and walk out and never comes back. So i asked the resident could she stand and she says yes. So i put her wheelchair on the side of the bed, lock the wheels and she stands a little then when we are up she freaks out big time and drops her weight. I thought for sure i lock the wheelchair but when i try to but her back in it, she's refusing and acting out and crying and screaming. and the wheelchair keeps moving and going back..so i help her to the floor and she's reaching up and i bend down and lift her by the waist and when i have her up i kinda slang her the bed, and she cries so bad that i wanted too and then when i have her in bed, i call the nurse and explained to her what happened and she says she doesn't considered it a fall and she helped me pull her up in bed and she was more angry that i didn't get someone to help me get her up. Because she has a herniated disc from during previous cna work. But the resident has a small scrape on her toe..I'm just worried because the lady tells everything to her family. But when i finished putting her in bed, she said thank you and was smiling. I'm scared i abused her, and that this would go on my certificate. My back was hurting all day afterwards? so is this abuse?
1. Lowered to the floor is an incident for the patient and needs to be reported
An incident isn't just when a fall or an injury occurs, it can be when something outside of the norm happens and had potential to cause injury. If no injury occurs it is considered a "near miss" by risk management.
2. Since you have pain, a work related injury report also needs to be filed
Last edit by dishes on Jul 2, '13