funtimes: yeah, i work at a nursing home. i'm pretty much on my own, and yeah the nurses are super busy with their agenda so they just alert cnas of any adl care needed. actually, i was lucky one day...i had this one nurse placed this resident on a bedpan, but i took responsibility for removing him off the bedpan and getting him cleaned up. she was a great nurse in teamwork.
eatmysoxrn: i understand, the nurses are busy with like 25+ patients, so i try to do the best i can to do total care for the patients. yeah, you're right, it's really just about trying new things. the more days i get to work, the more i realize what works and what does not, and the closer i get to establishing a routine. i really don't like leaving my responsibilities to other people, so like one poster said, it really is all about teamwork. if i can, i try to offer help to other cnas, but most of the time, i try to focus on my patients--because for right now, i am still new. however, i think after like a month or so, i'll be able to be more efficient
thank you guys for your advice!