Quote from hookyarnandblanket
I don't know anyone who likes the messy work of a CNA role. However, that is just a small portion of what a CNA actually does.
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Haha i actually enjoy the messy work. Body fluids have never bothered me and I get to talk with the pt while showering and such... Im a weird person who would rather clean up code browns than make beds for example.. just a freak like that
And you are right, we do so much more as CNA than just the ADLs and messy things...
Also, in my hospital RNs are expected to provide basic care, for am shift they each end up with 1-2 showers, toileting and call bells + the messy nursing duties such as wounds, suction etc...
I've done a lot of sitter shifts (which leave nurses with no CNA and force them to do all the care with smaller pt ratios) and i do all the CNA duties for the pt i'm sitting with. Usually dementia+UTI confusion and delirium, it is not easy to keep them safe.
Have u come up with some ideas of where to work since you posted, OP?