Ok...so I'm just learning the ropes as a new CNA on board and charting is one of the tasks. We are supposed to check and change (if needed) everyone on our team (20 people) every 2 hours for incontinence as the single CNA. Our floor is heavy and there's no possible way. Yet, at the end of the shift we are expected to write the times in perfect 2 hour increments that we checked each person, and our initials. I have a problem with this. Problem #1 The resident isn't getting the care (s)he deserves obviously! Problem #2 There's no way I can do this all by myself and the nurses say there's nothing they can do and pass the buck. Problem #3 Those are my initials on there and that means that my integrity is on the line. I take that seriously.
The same of the above goes for ambulation which rarely gets done for those residents who cannot walk to meals or the toilet. Lots of other stuff gets fudged too. I doubt it's the facility that I am working at because it's really one of the nicest ones around. All of the CNAs do this and they care but they say there is no possible way that things can be done properly as they would like to.
Does everyone do this? Is it commonplace to lie on charts for the files just in case the state comes in to check?