Respect for coworkers - page 2

I'm CNA of 4yrs, and when I worked in a nursing home I never had a problem with this.....but since I have moved to a hospital here in town I have noticed a major difference in the respect for... Read More

  1. by   Rapheal
    Where I work we have 2 aides (on dayshift). One has psych issues and is real trouble, the other is lazy and rude to the patients. Come to where I work. I will kiss the ground you walk on if you are as competent and nice as you seem in your posts. I beg of you -- work with us and we will shower you with praise and gifts. I will also let you drive my car and buy your lunch.
  2. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by yannadey
    As a charge nurse I trust & respect my aides & fellow nurses I only double checked & questioned those who are known to be work-dodgers you know the ones who can never be found when needed & at the end of the shift sign off on work they claim to have done.

    I feel exactly the same way! Most of the CNAs whom I work with are wonderful, intelligent, and hard-working. And if one of them tells me that something's just not right with Mr. X, you can bet that something is wrong. Do I go in and assess the resident myself? Yes! Not because I don't trust them or think them smart enough to know, but because I need to know exactly what is wrong. I respect the CNAs I work with but probably don't tell them as much as I should.
  3. by   mystc42
    Thanks Rapheal, I have had a hard day today and that just made me smile.

    I completely understand where you are coming from BelindaLPN, CNA's even though some of us are eager to learn more and notice things still do not have the knowledge to exactly what is going on. I just don't appreciate it when every time I turn around I feel like I am worthless to some people. We all have bad days and I understand that but some people just take it too far. Trust me I completely understand you double checking......

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  4. by   NurseLizard
    I am a nurse in a long term care facility and the aides I work with are amazingly valuable. They are my eyes and ears and usually the first alert to a problem. I do also recheck blood pressures at times and follow up on what they tell me but it is not at all because I dont trust their judgement it is part of the process, following up on situations. Just like the doctor rechecks things I tell him of sometimes, its a process, its part of the assessment.

    But, I understand entirely what you are saying about lack of repsect because I too have that problem. See, where I work there is an abundance of department heads (they are not even all nurses or medically trained, I might add) they constantly walk around and give us orders, like Mrs, X is wet, or Mr. soandso would like fresh water, or room 305 would like to go to the bathroom. They NEVER (except when state is there) can take a second to stop and help but they are the first ones to "jump" us for not moving quick enough. It's easy to critisize other people when you sit in an air conditioned office all day with a computer in front of you.. in all honesty sometimes we do realize that pt #304 is wet or needs fresh water but unfortuneatly pt #245 with a bleeding head wound and pt #408 who is passing a kidney stone take priority.
  5. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by NurseLizard


    But, I understand entirely what you are saying about lack of repsect because I too have that problem. See, where I work there is an abundance of department heads (they are not even all nurses or medically trained, I might add) they constantly walk around and give us orders, like Mrs, X is wet, or Mr. soandso would like fresh water, or room 305 would like to go to the bathroom. They NEVER (except when state is there) can take a second to stop and help but they are the first ones to "jump" us for not moving quick enough. It's easy to critisize other people when you sit in an air conditioned office all day with a computer in front of you.. in all honesty sometimes we do realize that pt #304 is wet or needs fresh water but unfortuneatly pt #245 with a bleeding head wound and pt #408 who is passing a kidney stone take priority.







    AMEN!!!!
    That's exactly why I work evenings instead of dayshift!
  6. by   angelbear
    mystc42 I just want to tell you thank you. I adore my cna's but I am ashamed to realize that I dont tell them that nearly enough. They know that I think the world of them but one can never get enough encouragement. There is not one cna on my current shift that I do not truely trust and respect. I have however had a few in the past that I was not exactly thrilled to work with. Thanks again I intend to go to work my very next shift and tell each and everyone of them just how valuable I think they are.

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