need some insight on how to inservice foreign trained nurses to assist with baths, turning, taking patients to the bathroom, place bedpans under patients, or answer call lights to find out whether the patient needs a pain med or a glass of water, instead of spending 10 minutes to find an aide or paging for the aide who might be assisting another patient!
Every time I have to discuss performance improvement, this is one of the topics that is discussed. Most of the replies that I receive is... "In my country nurses are not trained to do this and this is the job for the aides" I was trained in the USA and team work is important in getting your tasks done, and providing good patient care! Is this true about their training or are the foreign trained nurses feeding me a crock of 'putrid milk"! Please, this is not to offend the nurses that are not trained as prima donna's.