Originally posted by canoehead
As an agency nurse in LTC where residents do not wear armbands, and may not be in their rooms, how do you pick out who is who for med passes? How do you confirm you have the right person getting the right drug?
Now that canoehead, is one of the reasons I don't do LTC as agency!!! I have run into the thing were you almost have to take a CNA along with you to indentify the residents! Even the ones who provide pictures are useless many times, as the pics aren't updated! You have residents who sit on other peoples beds, and who answer to what ever name you call them!!!
! And as for it being the way of the world to not get orientation....to me that is just about the most scary thing I have ever heard...
Even the position I'm taking now. I had a choice of starting an orientation class on the 9th, or going there, and just getting a one or two day orientation on the unit, starting on the 15th ,and then waiting a week, and getting the facility orientation on the 21st! I took starting a week earlier,and getting the orientation first! I just think you do better if you get a feel for the place you're at...rather than just jumping in, and trying to fly by the step of your pants. I have been at this a long time... but everyone is different..
Maybe I'm just a little gun shy, after some of the situations I have run into.