God bless the CNAs!!!

  1. I volunteered to work the floor as a CNA tonight. First of all.....WTF WAS I THINKIN?? 4 of us for 75 residents.....I had a whole wing to myself!!! Talk about feeling outnumbered! I have always appreciated the CNAs that I work with but after tonight I must say I have a new found respect for them. I honestly didn't think I was gonna last the whole 8 hours.....so to all of you who are CNAs.....God bless you and KEEP UP THE (HARD) WORK!!!
    •  
  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   alwaysthere
    THANX!

    You really dont know how much someone treating us as if we
    were human and intelligent means to us. Unfortunatly it is rare.
    And a lot of critisism is heaped upon the group as a whole
    ...when in fact only a few are deserving of it. Most of us know
    what we are doing...enjoy it...and will soon be working as your
    fellow nurses.

    and im not talking about people on this bb....you as a whole generally try to be understanding and decent to all...
  4. by   CraftyLPN
    I agree.THNX .A BIG THaNK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I second that emotion!! CNAs are our eyes and ears.....they should be treated with respect as members of the care team, not ordered around like little children. Theirs is one of the poorest paid and most thankless jobs there is, but most come to work day after day and bust their butts helping us to do our jobs. My thanks go out to all you CNAs as well!
  6. by   duckie
    I absolutely adore my CNA's and I assist them whenever I can. I got so whizzed off tonight when I was working one unit, a CNA asked the LN working to help her pull someone up in bed and she said no, so the CNA came from her unit to mine and asked me. I went over and helped her and boy was I honked off at that lazy heffer for just sitting there. She said, her back hurt, Well, I've got 3 discs fused together and severe arthritis in both knees but I still helped. This is the same nurse that is too good to pass trays also, how's that hurt her back? I have a lot of respect for the CNA's, only wish I could back it up with a great big pay raise!
  7. by   nakitamoon
    ,,,, as don of assisted living,,,, i treasure my cna's,,, they are the backbone of my facility,,,,, taken me five years to find a great staff,,,,, but i depend on them,,,, thank them for being with me everyday!!!!,,,, you have a good cna treat them as gold!!!!!!! jmhho,,,,,,, ~kitamoon,,,,,
  8. by   RainbowzLPN
    Thanks for the kind words! I'm thankful that the nurses I work with appreciate me, as I appreciate them. Words like this can make the bad days a lot better!!
  9. by   RRMLPN
    I agree with everyone, CNA's are wonderful, they do very hard work for low pay and make a tremendous difference in healthcare.I definitly couldn't do my job as well as i do without them.
  10. by   Flo1216
    I think CNAS need to hear that once in a while, especially after that "major venting about CNAS" post that depicted us as lazy slackers who "talk back" and don't "do as their told" . Granted, those people DO exist but that holds true in ANY profession. I am a CNA and I am graduating nursing school in June. I think it is important that I worked as an aid first because now I will truly understand and appreciate how important they are to a unit. It is a thankless job, with low pay and most of these girls(and guys) work their asses off. :kiss
  11. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Hat's Off to all NA's!!!

    I work with wonderful aides, and my "teammate" is a male NA who is great!

    I am precepting a new RN and we recently did not have a NA available....well, we had one, but with our pts she was going to have 14 pts to care for. I told her to forget about my 7 pts, that my orientee could function as the RN and I would do the aide work. WOW!!! What a lot of work I got into! We carry pagers that go off when the call light is pushed...I kept looking at it and putting it back in my pocket, then think, "OH YEAH! *I* hafta go get that!" I ran like crazy all day!

    I help train and orient new NA who are hired at my hospital. I always tell them that they are my eyes, ears, and nose. That they are an important part of the nursing team. And that I could NOT do my job if they were not there. I tell them to never refer to themselves as "Just a NA"...they are with the pt 10x more than I can be and w/o them, the pts would suffer a lot.


    To all NA's: I LOVE YA!!!!!!:kiss
  12. by   J-RN student
    Originally posted by alwaysthere
    THANX!

    You really dont know how much someone treating us as if we
    were human and intelligent means to us. Unfortunatly it is rare.
    And a lot of critisism is heaped upon the group as a whole
    ...when in fact only a few are deserving of it. Most of us know
    what we are doing...enjoy it...and will soon be working as your
    fellow nurses.

    DITTO!
  13. by   AprilSN
    I have been a CNA for three years. This past August, I started nursing school and the first thing we were told was to cherish and HELP CNAs. My instructor commented that they are often the second set of eyes and ears for thr RNs. Many times I have been the one to find a pt who was beginning to get in trouble and we were able to help them because my nurses believe and trust me. All nurses should cherish the CNAs, I plan to when I become an RN.
    Last edit by AprilSN on Jan 22, '03
  14. by   AprilSN
    Originally posted by AprilSN
    I have been a CNA for three years. This past August, I started nursing school and the first thing we were told was to cherish and HELP CNAs. My instructor commented that they are often the second set of eyes and ears for thr RNs. Many times I have been the one to find a pt who was beginning to get in trouble and we were able to help them because my nurses believe and trust me. All nurses should cherish the CNAs, I plan to when I become an RN.
    :roll

close