Cna Gone Wild - page 3

Last week I had to give my first SS enema to a male patient. My instructor gave a couple of the students patients with lots of issues and lots of meds so she didn't have time to show me how to... Read More

  1. by   sleepyndopey
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Actually, what struck me was the OP's replication of Black English usage by the CNA.
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    That bothered me too.
  2. by   Lisa CCU RN
    Quote from Valerie Salva
    I think that both the CNA and the nursing instructor were in the wrong in this situation.

    But, I think that a facility allowing CNAs to give enemas is the most wrong thing about the whole situation.
    CNA's give enema's. I was a CNA for 4 years.
  3. by   jemommyRN
    Quote from CRNASOMEDAY25
    Whatever.

    An enema is not medication unless it's a medicated enema and it's administration is within a CNA's allowed duties. I really think that all skills should be checked off in skills lab before being performed in clinical. If not for that, I think the CNA had a nasty attitude and if she had spent all the time she had trying to get out of showing her something, she could have shown her the dang skill. I HATE people who have this attitude. It's got to be jealousy or something.

    I agree with the poster about the houskeepers complaining about beds. Good grief, it takes two seconds to rip sheets off. Get over it.

    Lord, when did people get so ridiculous?
    I agree that it's some type of jealousy thing. There was absolutely no reason for that tone or attitude. I would have let her perform the enema herself since it was "her job" and tried to get the experience with another patient.
  4. by   jemommyRN
    [QUOTE=Suesquatch;2528588]Actually, what struck me was the OP's replication of Black English usage by the CNA. QUOTE]

    I did notice that.
  5. by   tobimikal
    Gotta go with the CNA as well. CNA's have alot on their plate and the only members of the nursing team that are just flat NOT paid enough. The schools may pay alot of money for clinical rotations but the aides dont see a dime of that. So she could have been nicer but it is the instructors job to instruct and if she has too many students then the school needs to hire another instructor or pay the aide independently to help out.
  6. by   Alois Wolf
    Though the CNA may have been a little.... coarse? with you but she has a point. If she is not trained to teach you how to do something and you end up doing it wrong... who's responsibility would it have been? Tough luck my friend.
  7. by   JadeOpel

    I'm confused aren't we all in this to help the patient? The CNA was wrong from my take on this. What is more important assisting in a patients comfort and medical assessment needs or taking a 15min break, by the way which could have been taken after the procedure. The CNA's delivery of how she felt was all WRONG. This is a partner in the health facility asking for assistance. If this had occurred in the hospital I work the CNA would have been looking for another job. She/He would have been informed that she/he were unapproachable and had a bad attitude.
    If this CNA felt it was outside of his/her responsibility there is a way to say this with out all the attitude and negative energy. There is a great deal to be said for tact.
    Last edit by JadeOpel on Dec 6, '07
  8. by   sleepyndopey
    Quote from JadeOpel

    I'm confused aren't we all in this to help the patient? The CNA was wrong from my take on this. What is more important assisting in a patients comfort and medical assessment needs or taking a 15min break, by the way which could have been taken after the procedure. The CNA's delivery of how she felt was all WRONG. This is a partner in the health facility asking for assistance. If this had occurred in the hospital I work the CNA would have been looking for another job. She/He would have been informed that she/he were unapproachable and had a bad attitude.
    If this CNA felt it was outside of his/her responsibility there is a way to say this with out all the attitude and negative energy. There is a great deal to be said for tact.
    I don't think this was a STAT enema. I highly doubt the patient's well being was at risk. This seems to be more about a routine procedure that the student wanted the CNA to take extra time to instruct and supervise her on. It would have been nice of the CNA to do it, but I really don't blame her for not wanting to. Of course, she could have been nicer about it.
    Also, as far as patient comfort, it's much better to take your break before the enema than after, if you know what I mean.

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