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Do healthcare professionals look down on CNAS?

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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I don't. In fact, I often let them know how much I respect their work. I set expectations and they rise to the bar. I treat them with respect and as a valuable member of team. I'm treated with respect in return.

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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CNAs are a valuable part of the health care team. All players need to understand their role is important in caring for the patient. I think if all members of the team realize that it is the patient we are caring for, it changes perspective. I have been a CNA and now RN. I think the reputation of the CNA depends on the kind of work ethic they have.

For example: (replace CNA with any employee)

Those that have a bad reputation

1. are chronically late

2. dissappear anytime there is a mess to clean up

3. Tell a co-worker that is not my job and walk away

4. Ignore calls

5. only provide half performance 

6. Don't ask if others need help

7. Take breaks when others are drowning and don't offer to help prior to the break

Those that have a good repuation

1. Are mostly on time - we all have those days when we run late

2. Are almost always around 

3. Ask to help others in need

4. Provide cares to patients and if questions arise provide resources or seek out resources

5. Try to always perform to the best of ability

6. Look around and see if others need help and offer it

7. Take breaks at scheduled times and look to ensure the rest of the unit is not drowning prior to break

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You could really go up and down the skilled hierarchy chain (skilled basically meaning education time) and ask the same thing: do CNAs look down on environmental services? do nurses look down on CNAs? do doctors look down on nurses? etc etc etc

The honest answer is.......sometimes. Of course there are those small minded people who look down on others with less education and making less money than they are. It happens in every field, not just healthcare, and always will.

For the most part, and I speak for myself here as well, healthcare professionals see other good workers as equals. CNAs and nurses have a very symbiotic relationship. My day will be much harder if I have a lazy CNA who complains everytime they have to do anything and stays hidden on their phone most of the day avoiding their job. And a CNAs day will be much harder if their nurse doesn't help them out too.

But no, as a whole CNAs are not looked down on.

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Have you ever experienced a patient safety issue because of a mistake that you made? If so, how does it affect you today?

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10 minutes ago, saraclark62 said:

Have you ever experienced a patient safety issue because of a mistake that you made? If so, how does it affect you today?

were you intending to ask this question in a new thread? it seems very off topic and out of place.......?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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1 hour ago, SansNom said:

were you intending to ask this question in a new thread? it seems very off topic and out of place.......?

Sounds like homework... maybe that’s how the questions are related. Poster has indicated in other posts she is a junior student. 

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Topic moved to Nursing Student Assistance forum.

 

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