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by Marie Adele Marie Adele (New Member) New Member

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So, as I take my prereqs for the RN program, I am also working full time as a CNA. I wasnt working but ended up having no choice but to work due to financial issues. So, i got myself a job as a CNA at our local nursing home. I dont mind the hard work, im always busy, and i love that. The residents are sweet, although, i hate not having enough time for them. Any CNA knows it's a busy job. In and out of the rooms and on to the next, unfortunately. Well, a fresh aide and I were transferring a resident and didn't put the gait belt on the woman beforehand. Lo and behold, resident quits bearing weight, new aide isn't very strong, we lower the resident to the floor. Aide aissted fall. Today I'm asked to come in. Suspended for three days for failure to follow care plan. Guilty as charged. Ik better and God willing I will never transfer another resident wrongly. I was informed that had the resident broke any bones, we would have not only been terminated but investigated by state and charged with abuse and neglect, lost our licenses, and possibly faced jail/prison time. I ended up crying in front of my boss. Not only from what she was telling me but all the stress from this job is overwhelmingggggggg!!!!!!! There is so much to do, which leaves so much room for something to go wrong. Im afraid I will end up in some nightmare situation and my license revoked and everything I've worked for in nursing down the drain. Not to mention, some of my coworkers are so rude. This job relies on communication, so, they help nothing. I have to work but i just am overwhelmed. Im always in a rush. Not enough time I feel to properly care my residents, dramatic coworkers, it's just a ticking time bomb. I want to be a labor and delivery nurse. I cant risk losing my future career.... 

Like I said, guilty as charged. Never again will I transfer without the gait belt. But what about all the other chaos? How do I keep my head above water??? Jesus, help me.

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Have you explored doing home care with a home health agency? At any given time you are only working with one patient at a time. Easier to maintain your equilibrium. 

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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I hate when you have to transfer with someone weak or pull people up in bed.  I purposely deny someone to help me when I know they can't do it without screwing up or screwing up my back.  With that said,  you seem to be carrying a lot of added stress on you without any outlet to release it. How are you managing your stress? 

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Only you know if it's a good place to work. You made a mistake & have vowed to learn from it & sounds as if they are gonna allow you a second chance. The prison comment is a little over the top in my opinion.

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TheFutureChoice specializes in Pharmacy Technician.

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 Frankly, the employer should have educated you well enough that you could have recognized the risk and consequences- for yourself and the patient. They put two people with little experience together and  are just covering their butts because of the liability- for bosses and managers , this is the real issue. 

You might benefit from finding an experienced CNA who can tell you how it's "really" done at a hectic pace. Perhaps an RN you can be open and honest about your misgivings while she tells you the big no-nos that can affect your employment/career in general.  Like what counts as a "fall"? How much of the care plan must be followed? What is an "aid assisted fall", is it safe? LOL, you get my point.

I'll take you at your word that you have no options- but have you looked into loans? Being 100% - if you start to struggle , quit and find a new job. Doesn't have to be CNA- don't jeopardize your gpa or health for A-holes. 

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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Lesson learned for you and your boss.She is liable too,where is the training documented?

Soooo,you want to be an L&D room nurse, from the frying pan I say if you can not learn to manage your stress and focus clearly on what you are doing,when you are doing it,you are in for a raw awakening in L&D.One of the most litigious areas,where families come in with a notebook and mark down each minute you spend with patient (which are two).

And video nowadays in the room ,up your butt etc.

Get your some help to teach you how to cope.

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I went back to work and everything is improving. Well, honestly the stress part isn't just from the work-load but also from my coworkers. There are some coworkers that are just plain rude for no reason. They make everything more difficult than necessary with their unwillingness to work together and their dramatic attitudes. But I confronted them in front of the head nurse and now they aren't acting ridiculous anymore. I will find a different job before my career is jeopardized, though.  I have realized there are so many tedious safety procedures we are required to follow that if management isn't doing their job, we can't do ours. For instance, not all the care plans will be properly filled out that we rely on to adequately care for the residents... then we get blamed for not caring for them properly but the information isn't there.

I love nursing but it is an obstacle course. I am jumping hurdles left or right.. or not... sometimes I just fall on my face!

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