All you do is pass meds and chart....I do everything else........ - page 4

how can a tech who has been a CNA for 20 years be so clueless????????? Gee, I didn't realize my job was so easy. Why was I one hour late getting home tonight? Not to slam techs. I'm having a... Read More

  1. by   Chicklet2
    Hey, my biggest problem with the CNA's as of late is if someone has an emesis at like 1600h they wont tell me till like 2100h when we are charting. I"m like u need to tell me earlier and they are like we had no idea where u were... umm i was near the med cart passing out meds... Also someone with an open wound on their coccyx iam told about it at like 2200h, it's like why not call me when your changing them so i can come then... it's like they really dont care or dont understand.
  2. by   Diva Nurse Dani
    Dusktildawn....Sad to say, but I guess because this is a female oriented field, there will always be this problem.
    I, too, have worked with aides who thought they knew more than the nurses...and they make it miserable for even the other aides!
    I do hope that my complete dislike for such activities will help me that my job revolves around the patient, and helps me to do a better job.

    Maybe nurses like us will maintain the majority...and those bad apples will eventually be squeezed out!!! :lol_hitti

    I hope to run into more nurses like you!
  3. by   DusktilDawn
    Quote from nextnursedani
    Dusktildawn....Sad to say, but I guess because this is a female oriented field, there will always be this problem.
    I, too, have worked with aides who thought they knew more than the nurses...and they make it miserable for even the other aides!
    I do hope that my complete dislike for such activities will help me that my job revolves around the patient, and helps me to do a better job.

    Maybe nurses like us will maintain the majority...and those bad apples will eventually be squeezed out!!! :lol_hitti

    I hope to run into more nurses like you!
    Squeezed out or made into....applesauce
  4. by   boulergirl
    Thanks again for the support.

    I'm still having a bit of PTSD fromt he last two days. It's more than likely a personality clash. I was irritated because after her breakfast break, she had to give the sitter a breakfast break (I've never had a breakfast break in 13 years mind you) and was off the floor for a long time. No problem there, but then she said "I'm going to do so and so's bath and he's going to buy me lunch". I said "I really need you with me for a while because I've been running around while you've been away."..........."You ain't been doing nothing, all you do is pass meds and chart and I do everything else, so don't you go saying you been running around." I just turned and walked away. What can you do with a tech that's been an institution for 20 years doing things her way.

    I get irritated being judged and bossed around. I emptied bedpans, wiped butts, fetched coffee and juice, turned patients, in addition to juggling a critical patient that I waited five hours for an ICU bed, sent a patient to the OR and recieved the patient, did discharge teaching, and gave pain medicine to everyone, (we're a trauma unit) etc. on and on and on. I had 8 patients (don't get me started on the ratio.)

    We ended the day with me asking "can you bring me something to empty this foley, I gave lasix and it's about to bust."........."I'm going home now, it can wait, it don't have to be done right now........."........me: "I'm not leaving this full foley for the next shift......."

    She ended the day saying she would refuse to work with me every again. She arrives early each day to scope out the assignment, so I'm sure she'll maked that a reality.

    I know there are awsome techs around and I know there are lazy nurses around. I'm only talking about my one day and not judging anyone's job description.

    Anyway, thanks for listening and thanks for letting me vent.
    Um, Tweety, who's in charge here? That would be you, right? I thought techs were supposed to TAKE orders from the nurse, not GIVE them. Sounds like Miss Thang needs a little smack upside the head...but of course that's not professional. Ah, well. Time to bring out the secret weapon...the little write-up slip.

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