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  • Sep 1 '16

    Quote from Regi64
    Had a patient admitted with stoma bleeding and inflammation. We eventually found out her husband liked the stomal sex... Yuck!
    The good old Philly Side Car --- with our society the way it is, Im surprised its not happening more often or that its not in porn -- but sooner or later, it will

  • Feb 15 '16

    Quote from Flo.
    I think the easy answer would be for the CNAs to tell the charge RN if the pts primary is unavailable. Having the RNS check vitals is taking away a major job responsibility of the CNAs and unnecessarily contributing to the RNs work load.

    On another note all CNA activities are not equal. Prioritization must be used, I always tell my CNAs to ask me if they are having trouble deciding what is the most important task.

    I love my CNAs and I do think they are overworked and underpaid, just like the nursing staff. We all have less than ideal pt ratios
    I believe that RN's should do the initial set of vital signs with their assessment - we are doing the whole 9 yards anyway so why not just do the vitals and get that out of the way - not to mention its part of the assessment of the patient.

    I disagree with you about all CNA duties being equal - they have different degree's of needs and prioritization but they all are equal. I say this because of years of CNA experience in acute med/surg. Vitals, bathroom needs, feedings, call lights, etc are all equal in the sense that they all need attention at the same time. Thats why if hospitals would stop being so cheap and actually hire more CNA's work could actually get done.