I am a cna so I dont know if I am posting this in the correct space but I figure licensed nurses go through this too so I am just going to ask.
As a cna does a resident/patient and their family members have the right to order me around? I have heard nurses complaining (and rightly so) about being treated as maids when they are professionals. I do believe it is my job as aide to serve the patients but I did receive training to do what I do, and I am in school studying very hard to be a nurse.
Also this isn't just about ego. Often when a relative hovers over me and tries to tell me how to do my job it makes me nervous. I once messed up an oxygen monitor because this womans daughter wouldnt let me do my job. I know thesethings are hard on the family and I understand them being curt but do they really have the right to order us around?
Also at my job we are called resident assistants not cnas does that change what we do? I have a certification to be nurse assistant and now I am a resident assistant but I did not train for that so its a little confusing.
Again I am sorry for rambling just blowing off steam i guess. I love my job and cant wait to be a nurse.