Quote from snoflake929
whats one more horror story? lmao
I was told by the head nurse that I was going to follow a tech for two days and watch her do everything...only assisting as needed, but would not have to provide patient care on my own and then on the 3rd night I would be off orientation and take 15/30 pt's.
Not quite. First night, I took 15 pt's...took 2 hrs. to do all their 0400 V/S and I/O because I was sllloowww and so docs came in that AM ******** about WHERE ARE MY VITALS???!! Now, not only did I not know that they had to be done and charted in the computer by 0600, but I didn't get finished until 0700 with my last set of vitals. lol
My second night of "orientation" I was told that I was going to be floated to another unit, but don't worry, there will be another aide for you to "follow." So I get there, and it's just me, four nurses, and 30 pt's. The nurses were too busy to help with vitals but this night I got them all done on time.
Basically, it sounds totally horrible, but I'm a very chill kind of person and I think anyone that is can do just fine. It took me one night to learn what I needed to do and how to do it...and since then I've worked 11 months on the same floor and have never been late on AM vitals.
Now our aides get like a ridiculous 3 weeks of orientation, and I'm sure you'll get close to that. Don't worry-- they won't put you with a crappy CNA.