[QUOTE=nervousnurse]Hi......I'm an LPN who is thinking of working in a wonderful nursing home------My main question is----I will have a CMA and 2 CNA's with me.....I can't imagine not passing meds, since it was such a huge part of my hospital work.
Therein lies my question-----besides the obvious things like checking labs, calling doctors, caths, tube feedings (we don't have many), dressing changes, and supervising the aides, is there usually a lot of paperwork? With a CMA and the 2 CNAs, it doesn't seem like I'll spend much time with the patient......???[/QUOTE
I work in LTC and often say I went to nursing school to be a secretary, waitress, beutician, and punching bag for guilty feeling family members!! LOL At my facility there is a ton of paperwork. I have from 45-52 res and being the only nurse, it keeps me very busy. QMA's are only allowed to pass meds. It is up to LN to do tubes, treatments (except creams, any staged O/A we have to do) Iv's, falls, doctors, and family members, just to mention some of our job duties