Any ideas on how to motivate nursing techs (CNA's)? Lately the ones that I work with have not been pulling their share of the work. And with limited nursing staff, it really gives us nurses twice as much work to do and very little time! Normally, on my unit, they carry about 10-12 pts a piece...not a very overwhelming load as far as I'm concerned. But yet, pts are not being turned and repositioned, vitals signs are being omitted, incontinent pts are being left in urine for long periods of time (you can tell when there are several "ring" stains of urine). It seems like they plan out srategic ways to avoid doing their job. When ever you need one, they are no where to be found. I've had some of them say, "I put Mr Soandso on the bed pan...he sould be calling any minute...I'm gonna go down for a smoke break". Excuse me?!