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You seem to indicate that the notes are addressed to you personally ("... reminding me to ..."). So why not ask mom how you can put her worries to rest?
As far as the towel is concerned, I always bring my own towels and soap, because I'm particular and not washing hands in the kitchen sink suits me fine.
Aaaahh. I feel like the notes are addressed to me - I'm the new nurse and thus making mistakes - although I don't think they are directly addressed to me because they've been around since before I was even hired onto the agency. It certainly can't hurt to ask, although I worry that it might make me seem less competent in mom's eyes?
My problem with the specifics about where to wash my hands and throw out the diapers is that the kid is a very, very active toddler. She routinely de-vents herself. (Fine, we're doing an aggressive wean anyway.) But she is also known to pull out her trach and g-tube. On top of the usual toddler things - climbing, falling, trying to pull the tv onto herself. The kitchen and the living room are basically one room, so I can keep an eye on her while I'm putzing around. But the bathroom/outside trash for her diapers is out of eyesight and earshot. I did try to bring my concerns up with mom but she blew them off.
Sehille - I wish I got a nice paycheck. :/ Most of my peers are making almost twice as much as I am and have bennies to boot. On the flip side, I make my own hours and my husband and I are trying for a baby of our own so I can't complain too much.
tothepointe - I've worked pretty closely with a few hispanic families and do get how they can be blunt...without actually meaning to be blunt. lol. I also get that a lot with my black families, actually -- in spoken word, not even random post-its. It's definitely a cultural thing that I was not immediately prepared to deal with. But the differences are a lot of why I like my job so much. /eeek at padlocking the formula cabinet 'tho!