Always get help when lifting pts! Your back is your career, your life. Protect it! Work with Lifts and Sit-To-Stands. Use your behind and leg muscles
When a pt first comes back from the hospital, or home, always have help. Their condition most likely will be different than when you last helped them.
Never be intimidated by workers who Atlas. Injuries often take years to manifest. Accumulative weakening. Protect yourself! You must take care of yourself in order to take care of your pts.
All the catfighting that goes on in health care facilities: ignore it. Focus on the patients. You will learn to develop routines. It takes a while. It is very hard work. Shortages exist for good reasons!
In July we'll mark our 30th anni for caregiving (both started in July 1973 Arizona). We always work together as a team. Always. Hired as a team, "count" as one person so nobody can ever separate us. We feel this is the only safe way to approach caregiving, and are willing to take the financial blow of working 2 for the price of 1 to ensure our and our pts' safety.
After enough years, one develops methods to survive the hectic crazy intense caregiving world ...