maybe it's just ltc or where i currently work but several of the cnas at my job take breaks up to 60min, twice during the their shift.
i asked a cna where she was after she was gone for an hour. she caught an attitude and said she was in the bathroom. she was clearly lying because another employee saw her on another unit talking.
another cna was gone for an hr and 15 min yesterday. i asked her where she was and she said she was on her break and did not feel like coming back in to work. i told her join the club, no one wants to be at work in 70 degree whether. i told her that she will have to be more mindful of the length of time she is on break.
i have to admit i'm very passive at times with cnas. however, this irks me to no end. it is not fair to me and other good aides to have to answer call lights that could have been taken care of by that patients primary cna.
i'm thinking about having a meeting with 3-11 shift to talk about this issue. if i don't see changes, i guess it will be time to start writing people up.