abbaking 11,741 Views
Joined Dec 19, '06.
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Had a patient admitted with stoma bleeding and inflammation. We eventually found out her husband liked the stomal sex... Yuck!
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
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