How would you have dealt with this situation... - page 4

Yesterday while I at work, I had a very strange incidet happen. I was in a patients room about to give her a.m. meds, and we noticed that her water pitcher was empty, so I sat her pills down on her... Read More

  1. by   TrudyRN
    [quote=P_RN;2218755]There are dozens of nearly identical threads about who does what/ cna/ rn/ ice/ briefs. So do a search here and read some. It all comes down to just BE NICE TO EACH OTHER. Golden rule, more flies with honey than with vinegar etc.

    I'm not sure what "nice" has to do with it. Some aides are fantabulous, some are new and inexperienced and just need to be taught, others are sullen, lazy, jealous, bitter, and just need to be corrected - or fired if they are not going to do the work they are paid to do.

    I'm sick of having to feel afraid to tell an aide that someone needs VS or H20 or whatever and I'm tired of "the attitude" I sometimes feel from some aides. They are being paid to work, not be on the phone or on the computer or in their cars or on smoke breaks. I refuse to do my own work and someone else's.
  2. by   TazziRN
    While it does all come down to "Be nice to each other", it takes two to do so. If one (be it nurse or CNA, doesn't matter) is surly and rude, don't matter none how nice the other is.
  3. by   TrudyRN
    Quote from OneSweetNurse
    I was once a CNA and had a snotty nurse tell me "it was beneath her to get the pt something to eat" Well guess what. She pulled that team of 7 pts on a cardiac unit all by herself after that little remark. I reported her and was moved to another team and no other CNA wanted to work with her.
    If I were your boss and I knew you were refusing to help patients, I'd have you fired. Plus, I'd report you to the state and get you placed on the disqualified list so you could not go near patients again for a good long while.

    Work is not about us. We are caring for human lives. You may not be insubordinate and you may not abandon your patients. Such a vendetta negatively impacts patients and creates a hostile work environment. The nurse is your boss, whether you like it or not. I would either get you to very quickly see the wisdom of doing your work and doing it very well or I would show you the door.

    Even if the nurse was snotty, you abandoned your patients and that is not acceptable.
  4. by   TazziRN
    Amazing how some people are proud to have "taught a nurse a lesson" but never stopped to think how that lesson may have affected pt care......
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TrudyRN
    You should take this problem to the Manager. If they can't do their job right after multiple times of being educated on how to do it, they should be let go and replaced by competent staff. You are doing the work of 2 people but being paid for 1 and that is BS, pardon my French.:angryfire :trout:

    We have done that...no results. This is a city job with strong unions; therefore people get away with murder, unfortunately. If it were the private sector, we may have had better results.:angryfire

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