Basically within the last week, I was attacked by a resident via their electric wheelchair. I was trying to help a fellow CNA put this resident to bed and when I did something this resident disagreed with, this person ran my foot over with their electric wheelchair.
To add a bit of background, I am one of SEVERAL CNAs this resident has done this to. I'm just the first to file a grievance. The thing the resident was upset about was this person wanted me to move to a place in the room where I would be been even more vulnerable to being attacked. This was not a convenience (sp) thing on my end.
This happened almost a week ago and I still have not been contacted by any members of management regarding this episode. I am not happy about this.
I had another CNA point out to me that hypothetically speaking, if I had hit this resident I would have been terminated immediately. Also, in any other occurances regarding a RESIDENT even possibly getting hurt, I would be contacted in a couple of days.
I feel this incident may end up being minimalized by management and I'm concerned about the safety of the other people I work with. I am unaware of my options in this scenario and our CNAs already involve two people when providing care. I am clueless as to what to do....