Horrible CNAs! Need to vent - page 2

I worked 10-6 last night on the alzhiemers unit and I am about to loose it this morning. I come in at ten and there is an arguement over who has to work 10-6 on the ICF unit. One girl who is next in... Read More

  1. by   lovingtheunloved
    Take heart, not all of us are like that.
  2. by   luvin2nurse
    :uhoh21: I think that's the scariest story I've ever heard? There's nothing worse than doing what's right and having co-workers misbehave without being reprimanded!! They should have been fired on the spot being asleep during their shift. Isn't that some sort of neglect?
  3. by   shel_wny
    Quote from kwagner_51
    Let me see if I understand what you are saying; one of the CNA's is addicted to drugs?!!?? If this is true, why in the world is she still working with patients?
    You would be surprised. I know our facility doesn't drug test.

    Shel
  4. by   Mommy2Katiebaby
    Scary! The whole place sounds like a total train wreck - if I was "next in line for a double" I'd dodge it too. I'm not safe to take care of anyone for sixteen hours straight! The state should know how things are staffed there - druggies working doubles... ick!
  5. by   stidget99
    This story brings me back to an old place of employment. Med/surg unit in a small community hosp. Med/surg is hopping busy. No time to breathe. I had to run to the MCU, which was just down the hall, to get some supplies. MCU had 5 out of 6 pt rooms filled and 3 nurses. 3 out of the 4 nurses were in the 6th room sitting in chairs, wrapped up in blankets, heads on pillows, feet up on the bed, sound asleep. I was flabbergasted and very very angry...not only for the pts but for selfish reasons also. I questioned the lone awake nurse and asked him what the scoop was. His response was that the pts were stable and he was monitoring them and if he needed one of the other nurses, they were "right there". All I could do was shake my head and walk away. I got my supplies and went to report this situation to the house supervisor. However, a lot of good that did. I went into her office and she had herself wrapped up in a blanket, head on pillow, feet up, sawing logs also. Needless to say, I gave my resignation ASAP!
  6. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I called the Director of Nursing and she wants me to come in and speak to her in person. Knowing this facility they will be angry with me also. These girls are probably going to try to take me down with them. I always hate the times between when they ask me to come in and getting there my mind wanders in all of the scary un-nerving directions possible.
  7. by   GingerSue
    Quote from Chad_KY_SRNA
    I called the Director of Nursing and she wants me to come in and speak to her in person. Knowing this facility they will be angry with me also. These girls are probably going to try to take me down with them. I always hate the times between when they ask me to come in and getting there my mind wanders in all of the scary un-nerving directions possible.
    - is this going to be today?
  8. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I just left work both CNA's have been fired today. The DON and Administrator agreed that their behavior was inexcusable and the unit nurse also reported all of their behavior. I have to go to work right now because one girl is at work and they want them both gone.
  9. by   VivaLasViejas
    Good work, Chad! I still think the place should be reported to your state Senior Services division, though, because they are obviously not particular about the people they hire, they're not working them safely, and the residents are being neglected as a result. You can't do it all yourself, Chad, there have to be other staff members who care about the residents there. I know I'd be absolutely FURIOUS if I were paying big bucks to have my loved one in that facility, and found out about this!! :angryfire
  10. by   Runman1914
    Hey Chad im glad to hear they got fired, but surprised! Im a travel nurse for 6 years and i have seen aides do that kind of thing almost everywhere.Often these aides have been at these hospitals for years and get away with refusing to do their jobs and pissing off families at the RNs.I have almost given up reporting it because i have only one time seen action taken and that was only a brief talking to.I have work with a number of aides from haiti that have accused me of being a racist when i report them.Thats funny because im BLACK my self, i could not give a damn about race, they have a job to do. Bottom line if u dont like kids dont work at toys r us and if u dont like patients please dont work at a hospital!!!!
  11. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from Chad_KY_SRNA
    I just left work both CNA's have been fired today. The DON and Administrator agreed that their behavior was inexcusable and the unit nurse also reported all of their behavior. I have to go to work right now because one girl is at work and they want them both gone.
    That's wonderful news Chad!!! :hatparty: Thanks for doing the right thing and reporting these things!!!
  12. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    Sorry that it has taken me almost 24 hours to get back on here, they fired them both at 4:00pm yesterday. After talking to the DON she begged me to come in and finish the one girls shift. They pulled one girl into the office and fired her while I went home and changed. They called the other girl at home and let her know she was fired. Then while at work one of our residents that everyone loves passed away, both of the girls on the floor with me were in hysterics. I finally got the linen together and got one of them calmed down enough to help me clean him up. Well we were just finishing the last bedcheck when I got a call from my momtelling me that she was going to be going to the hospital when I got off from work, she's been sick and it was getting worse so I left work to ride with her to the ER. She got nebs, a chest film and some antibiotics and steroids. I didn't even change from my scrubs. I skipped anatomy lecture today because I had been up for so long and would have probably fallen asleep in class. I am glad that they got fired so soon. I just hope that they replace them soon so that everone isn't having to bust their butts covering their shifts.
    Last edit by Chad_KY_SRNA on Mar 22, '05
  13. by   snowfreeze
    Horrible CNAs still working are because of poor management. You need some spine from the adminsitrator all the way down to the CNA. The attitude starts at the top.

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