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WOW! Sexual assault?!?!? Thats extreme. But lets say we took it that far, am I sexually assaulting a female patient when Im changing her diaper because I obviously have to wipe her vagina? How about when I put a condom cath on (I hope I'm allowed to do that as CNA and all lol) That mean's I have to touch the patient's penis, right? What about shaving a patient in general? I have shaven plenty of beards with and without permission just to make the the patient appear well kempt. For now on my patients will look like Santa claus before I ever pick up a razor lol
Bucky, where does OP state that they are an aide?
The nurse may not have lied purposely either.I had a family call me a liar when they uestioned a nurse about their loved ones "order for morphine.The nurse informed them there was no order for it and proceeded to document exactly what the family said about me.Without reviewing the orders,without realizing I got an order for a fentanyl patch due to this residents refusal of meds and without bothering to review my notes which included ALL the info and the fact that I had explained it in painstaking detail to THIS FAMILY MEMBER...Nuts,they are all nuts
You will LOVE it.Some Luddites did not adjust well,others did surprisingly well.We have switched systems a few times,that should have been ample training.Getting out on the floor and actually using the system is the best way to learn,IMHO.We audited every bleeping order.....THREE times....And still had errors here and there....
It's rare when someone leaves like that due to a crisis but not unheard of,she was probably too " upset" to continue her shift.BUT is it possible the other nurse knew she was as not coming back and had forgotten or not had the chance to call and inform you?
I still care for my patient, nothing can change that. But now I'll do it from visiting and phone calls.
Thank you very much for everyone who took time to answer my question!
Thanks for the update,very sad and scary.
Anesthesia,man,dig it.Sometimes I come out of it bawling like a baby.And I don't mean a cute baby.It's that ugly crying-my face gets all oogly and quivering and looks like it's trying to crawl away from my skull and I sob and sob and just have to let it out.The harder I try to control it the worse it gets.Didn't happen the last time,I was the life of the party.
Yes,there are smells,there is also a "look" you'll learn to recognize.One of my patients worked with dogs-he says we humans have evolved so much and become dependent on our electronics that we now ignore our intuition.Dogs and cats still have that.We need to learn to listen to it within ourselves.
We celebrated nursing home week with various small treats and give always.Department heads were brow beaten into recognizing their staff however they saw fit (and paid for it-several were overheard complaining about it) I never saw ANY department heads or administration.Years ago the DON and administrator would host a gathering in our lobby(each shift)-coffee,iced teas,fresh baked cookies from our cafeteria.The shift supervisors and staff nurses were invited for a half an hour or so,the Don and admin would speak briefly and we would all just spend a few minutes relaxing.It was more and heartfelt sincere than anything since.
She likely would not qualify for hospice support at this point however they can help her stay in AL until the end or the funds run out once she meets that criteria.It's a shame she laid such a burden on your sister regarding LTC.I do believe she is more appropriate for that level of support.And deserves to be cared for by specially trained certified nurse's assistants and nurses but it's up to your sister
I work as a nurse and observed many different communication from different nurses for a patient:
1. Prompt patient to use the trazepe bar.
(a) hands hold on overhead bar.
(b) hands grab overhead bar.
(c) hands grasp overhead bar.
2. Bring patient's feet down from bed to the ground and sit up on the bedside, prompt patient:
(a) put down your feet.
(b) swing down your feet.
(c) turn down your feet.
3. Patient uses four wheel walker back close to bed, brakes on, and has to release hands from the handle of wheel walker. Regarding releasing hands, prompt patient:
(a) put hands down.
(b) hands off.
(c) hands off the wheel walker.
As to above three questions, please advise which one is the best.
[QUOTE=tyvin;9038917. How sad, that in the end...it's only about money.[/QUOTE]
Very true.I think for many families the path of least resistance is the most comfortable.When they are no longer responsible for their loved ones day to day care they lapse into denial and go on about their busy lives unit they are forced to confront the reality of their loved ones decline.It takes something like realizing your mother is down to 62 lbs because the staff don't feed her or she has numerous fractures .Or you visit and her sofa is soaked with urine.They move into LTC pretty quickly after that.I have seen some horror stories come from local AL's
They DO have a "no cell phone" rule. The manager was asking staff to take pictures of anyone breaking the rule. Pictures on their cell phones. In a"no cell phone" facility.
Your facility needs to write that policy asap-none of you should have your cell on your person out on the floor.Using yours to take a picture of someone violating the (yet unwritten)policy is ludicrous.I can't stand seeing staff feeding a resident with one hand while texting with the other-we have lost staff for that.And the nurses need to follow the same policy.No one should be taking pictures of anyone(well,if you are sleeping you are fair game) Find meds at the bedside? Remove them from the area and call the supervisor. Stupid
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