Depending on CNA's in LTC setting - page 3

I have been a nurse for 9 years. I have been away from direct patient care for the last 5 years. For the last 4 months I have been in the LTC setting - 12 hour shifts on weekends. I beleive that it... Read More

  1. by   abbytx3
    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHY CNAs ARE ALLOWED TO PASS MEDS IN NURSING HOMES, ASSITED LIVING FACILITY? SOME OF THE STAFF AREN'T EVEN CERTIFIED AND PASSING MEDS.
  2. by   abbytx3
    can somebody please tell me why cnas are passing meds
    Last edit by abbytx3 on Jun 14, '04 : Reason: delete
  3. by   kathy_79
    first of all, to pass meds you need to have knowledge what to give, to whom, why, how much, contradictions, indications, so it is not and should never be cna duty. think why all nurses, pharmacists, mds, need to have taken 2 semesters (at least) of pharmacology? it is lots of responsibility to pass meds and i would never want to get my meds from someone who is not certify to do that and if only i find out that it was cna probably i would sue facility or wherever it could happen for that. it is not disrespect for cnas and their job but really given meds you need to know what, why, you do it and lots of more what cnas do not realize about.
  4. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from abbytx3
    can somebody please tell me why cnas are passing meds
    it's called saving money. nobody cares if it is safe or not.
  5. by   Amylcd
    I work as a cna right now doing home care. We are told to open the patients medicine, get out their pills and tell them to take it, but we can not put it in their hand. I hate doing this! I'm terrified that the nurse will write down the wrong med for the wrong day/time or something and then I'll give it to them and get the blame/punishment. It's required at our agency so if I don't do this I lose my job. I will be so happy when I get my bsn and can quit this job!

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