This person outranks me?! - page 8

Since I started working in health care as a CNA nearly six years ago, I've had many experiences that have left me wondering how some people get into the positions they hold. I was not a youngin when... Read More

  1. by   klone
    Quote from lee555
    Yes, you are an idiot nurse for asking a CNA advice on patient care. Shame on you. If you do not know how to care for someone then you do not deserve a license to even be in the room with someone in the medical setting.
    Gear down there, trucker.
  2. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from klone
    Gear down there, trucker.
    CNA's know their stuff. I will consult with them when needed. I will manage the patient's vent and any fancy IV drips. I appreciate the CNA's insight on hands on care.
    We are a team.
  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from lee555
    you have no bedside nursing experience? then you are NOT a nurse.
    Um, it's the license that makes the nurse. Bedside experience is not a must- there are many other fields of nursing out there.
  4. by   kcochrane
    Quote from lee555
    Yes, you are an idiot nurse for asking a CNA advice on patient care. Shame on you. If you do not know how to care for someone then you do not deserve a license to even be in the room with someone in the medical setting.
    Really? The CNA is the expert on patient care. As a nurse manager, supervisor and even when I'm passing meds, I will ask the CNA for their opinion or advice. Nothing wrong with asking. As a nurse manager I expect my nurses and team leaders to incorporate the CNAs advice in their plan of care. Not to do so in my opinion is not good nursing.
  5. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from lee555
    you have no bedside nursing experience? then you are NOT a nurse.
    That's rich, coming from a CNA. You have NO clue what a nurse is, as evidenced by your post.
  6. by   Truth_be-told
    When I realized my Bachelor's degree in secondary education was not going to be self sufficient after getting 50 dollars a day with no benefits being a 'substitute' teacher (professional baby sitter/prison guard for young people), I turned towards healthcare, which was my actual first intent. Then it became clear that all the public school jobs around here were locked up for those who had connections. So I took all the money which i had slaved away for as a substitute teacher and a security guard and another heavy lifting job at a local beverage distribution center and other odd job to get into nursing school. I was accepted, but there was a 2 year waiting list, so i went ahead and completed my 2 year associate's degree in respiratory therapy. Right after graduating from RT school and passing my cert and registry, i entered nursing school. I was working at least 60 hours at a local hospital which I can only describe as a chop shop.

    OK, we can indent here, lol, not like faceless book. The things i see these almighty Rns and BSNs do since i started, and the way they feel threatened by people like me who can do things that they cannot without their self impressive and ego driven titles. Having drawn ABGs, they come to me to get difficult blood draws. Someone has a mucous pug that is causing their oxygen saturation levels to plummet, i can isolate the source of the plug via auscultation and naso/tracheal the source of the plug and clear the airway.

    Whenever there is a code, seconds count. I have been in a situation where someone coded and the PA who was there slapped on a partial non rebreather mask with an E cylinder with a regulator that only allowed 6 L/min oxygen flow rate. In a code, as close .to 100% oxygen is mandated ASAP to minimize hypoxic insults. I was basically told to get the "f away, I was merely an LPN from some pool when this happened. So when 9/11 arrived, the guy ripped off the simple oxygen mask and put on a full non re-breather at 16 or so liters, what is indicated for someone who has coded to keep the bag 2/3 inflated to keep the victim from suffocating from re-breathing and thus suffocating from their own C02. I know for a fact that many of these "I am better than though because I don't have to work the floor or get my hands dirty" types are not in fact floor worthy, they can't do the work that they kick us around and threaten us to do because of their privileged status, and will make any and every excuse to justify being somehow superior to us let alone be qualified or in any position to dictate to us what to do. Those extra years of school mean NOTHING compared to those of us who work and know the floor, so get off your high horses
  7. by   elijahvegas
    Why are we concerning ourselves with someone who views their colleagues by "rank"? I work woth pcts and doctors, we all work together, there are no "ranks".

    I smell the familiar stench of an inferiority complex here masked by the typical "man he has more education than i do but look how much smarter i am than him and im just a cna hawhawhaw"
  8. by   Been there,done that
    Quote from lee555
    you have no bedside nursing experience? then you are NOT a nurse.
    As you are a CNA, what do you know about nursing ?
  9. by   dianah
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