Two situations. Situation #1
: I was taking my clinicals for becoming a CNA three weeks ago. One of the CNA was mentoring me and was also working with a new CNA in the facility. The girl who just started the job was helping my mentor with the hoyer (I think that is how you spell it) and asked, "does this side go up or is it the bottom?" My mentor said that the hoyer was on the opposite ends. A couple of hours later when we were assisting the residents to their rooms after dinner, my mentor told the nurse who was in charge of my class and I. I felt kind of bad that my mentor told on the other girl. She only asked if it was right or not, she did not do anything wrong..like lifting the resident already. I mean, come on! SHE ASKED! SHE DID NOT DO IT ALREADY!!! SHE ONLY ASKED IF SHE WAS DOING IT CORRECTLY!!!
I felt that I should had said something, but my instructor told me in class before going to the clinicals, "CNAs don't like you to correct them, especially if you're only a CNA student." :zzzzz They made a big deal out of this. I was so...irritated. I do not know what happened afterwards, but I sure did not like what they did. I hope she did not lose her job
Is this wrong? Or am I just thinking too much? I thought I should ask this in case I ran into a situation like this later when I am in a facility myself. Whether I am the one to ask or be the one to answer. Situation #2
: I was on my second day of clinicals and had to bring one of the residents to either her room or the round table, where everyone is sitting and watching t.v. I asked her, because she has a choice, where she wanted to go, to her room or the round table. She looked at me and said, "What good does this do?" .....................................:zzzzz I was stunned and did not know what to say or do. I rolled her wheelchair to the round table and left. I kept thinking about what she said. Even after I am done with my clinicals, I am still bothered by this. I mean, I am a CNA now. I have to deal with these questions everyday and I do not know what to say to them when they ask me. Any suggestion on what I should have said? done?