Hi everyone, so I'm a brand new STNA(CNA) in Ohio and I absolutely love the facility I work at. I work 2nd shift, but today I came in an hour later due to classes. Tonight was just one of those nights where **** was constantly hitting the fan. First off it's only my second week, and I'm still on orientation. There were 3 aides(including myself) on the floor, which is mostly Long term. So my night started off with one aide telling me she was going to leave, and I was going to have the back and the split(roughly 12 residents total). Ok, no big deal, and at the time I'm only responsible for 6.
First thing that happens, a resident's foley leaks in their bed and this causes a "fall" due to her not wanting to lay in urine. Not a huge deal since to her bed is to-the-floor and multiple fall mats surround it. However, I fill out the incident report and curse myself for not getting there sooner. This resident's bags, 2 different ones( leg and bed bag) proceed to leak 2 more times. I change her bed completely, 3 times within an hour. Needless to say it was a very busy night, I didn't get to take my lunch, and the other aides got to. That's not really a big deal. What is a big deal is since I'm still on orientation...I'm not in the system to do my own charting yet. So whenever I did have time to chart I had to track down an aide and have her log me in her account.
But the thing that bothers me the most about tonight is showers. I had 3 to do. One refused, and I didn't even realize I had 2 other showers until about 9pm(I'd go home in an hour). So yeah, 2 of my resident's didn't even get their showers today. I'm fairly certain I may have not charted for a resident completely, and another not charted at all! I feel so guilty and exhausted. Does it get any easier? Am I overreacting?