Hello all, just have a little (big) issue to blow off about.
I am a CNA working med/surg at a very small hometown hospital. I love it.
I was elbow deep in bm, when a nurse alert went off in another room. There were 2 aids to 16 pts. I started to hurry when I heard the alert, but I was sure that one of the nurses, or the other aid would go to the room to make sure the pt wasn't falling out of bed or something. It took me about 2 minutes to get everything cleaned up to where I could leave the room, all the while the alert going off. I finally got to the room, to find the pt alone, not hurt thank goodness.
I've only been an aid for about 4 months, but I don't think it would have been the greatest idea to up and leave the pt that was covered in bm, to check on the alert. I would have felt very very very bad if something would have happened to either pt, but was it up to me to try to get to the alert no matter what? Any other time I would have ran like a bat out of you know where to get to an alert. I guess I'm just trying to make myself feel better.