Quote from alika
Sounds Like you work at a facility just like mine. Twice now in the past few months I have came across a resident who had passed and rigor mortis had set in. It is the total lack of competent CNA's. We are working so short staffed it is not funny. I have right now 37 residents as does my other nurse. I have total dementia patients along with Pain pill seekers, and very Demanding families. I totally depend on my CNA's to be my eyes and ears when I'm busy. But my facility is more worried about the money issue rather than the safety of their residents and staff.
I have educated angry CNA's on this forum and will educate angry nurses as well.
If you're ''so short staffed it's not funny'' , how can you deem your CNA's incompetent? what is their Pt ratio?
They have nearly just as many patients as you, and probably have more involved tasks (have you ever showered and dressed a contracted patient? - it's time consuming. Now lets say theres 4 Pts like this. Think about it)
Now I know that you probably have to give meds for 20 patients, change bunch of stage 3 / 4 dressings, but the CNA's do the lower level care that is just as involved and time consuming.
Just as you were too busy to notice a freshly deceased Resident, they were too busy as well.
Now if they are busy hanging around the nurses station on their phones, calling they's baby daddy and eating bon bons then yes, they're in the wrong.