So... I have been having chest pains over this all day because I am SO nervous about whats going to happen and the severity. I'll tell you what happened at my job as a CNA in LTC unit at the nursing home... I left my FALL RISK patient with the bed halfway up, no floor mat and alarm no where to be seen. On top of that her wheelchair was close enough to be reached but no brakes. Long story short, she reached for the wheelchair and fell straight to the ground. A small scratch on her forehead complete with small pool of blood, puffy lip, and one black eye later, EVERYONE knows about it including the boss. This patient thinks she can get up by herself and has fallen MANY times and is non-compliant. However this time, I forgot ANY and ALL safety precautions even though I've had 2 yrs experience. I get to have a talk with my supervisor and boss soon... thoughts on whether I should prepare for the worst?
As a CNA myself and a human being, we all make mistakes. I believe it depends on what kinda nursing home you work in. If its a bad one they may just do an incident report and keep it moving on the other hand if your at one of the good ones they may do all the precedures necessary but doesn't absolutely mean that your fired, more than like you'll get a write up and an inservice on falls and safety. I know this line of work is demanding and time consuming but you gotta take your time. Let me know how it goes.
Last edit by MsKeycena/phlebtech on Sep 1, '12
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