I am a new nurse and I have question regarding delegation. It may sound stupid but when do you delegate to a CA? I do not know if I am demanding...but I saw CAs on our floor sat around and talked while I ran my *** off. Should the job be divided even? Everyone gets pay but while some people have time to sit around and talk while others ran around? Seriously, like today, I ran the whole shift, no food, and charted nothing the whole shift, yes I was the one who put pt on bed pan and all that good stuffs while our CA sat around and chat? Or CA refused to help me to push a patient down for procedure with reason of starting vitals and labs soon? Is it their job to help me? They are busy but I am busy too. And pt needs the procedure done...Only I wish I were big enough to push that bed and 200+ lb pt down by myself.
Yup protect yourself and your patient
Last edit by Candyn on Jan 15, '13
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