i work 3-11 at a ltc facility also. since i'm in nursing school, i usually get there a few minutes after report. i go down the hall get a visiual on all my patients for that day, if they are not in their rooms i go find where they are located at. (please do this, if one of your residents wonders off, you need to know where and when the last time you had visiual contact with them.)
next i get all linens and diapers needed for hs care. before i get my afternoon nappers up i take their vitals if they are on the list. by this time it is usually dinner time. i help assist all residents to their desiginated feeding areas, and help assist with feedings. usually after this is done i go on my lunch break at about 7pm. at 730pm i start putting my residents to bed, i'm usually finish with that by 830-9pm. i then go back and recheck the bedridden residents, and those that i put in the bed first. by the time i finish it is usually 930-10pm. i complete all my charting empty my trash, and at 11pm i'm in my car leaving.
the thing to remember is to get your own schedule. by that i mean schedule the way you do things. every cna has their own way of doing things. remember it is ok to be a team player, but do not allow yourself to be used. sometimes cna's like to work together:biere: to get all of their work done, but if you see you are doing all the work, while they are on their breaks every 1/2 hour
, make it your business to do your own work and help them as needed. i'm sure once you develope your own routine, you will do fine:flowersfo .