questions and vent - page 2

I have a question and need to vent a little. How many aides do you have per hall in your LTC? (please put number of pts also.) How do you change your pts that are far too heavy? The LTC i... Read More

  1. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by FutureRNMichael
    I cannot wait to get CNA cert. so I can go work in a hospital with real proffesionals. Certaintly couldn't be more unproffesional than some I work with.

    DODD! When you find that place please let us all know about it---I have not seen it yet and I've got over 20 yrs in....Some joints are better then others but any time you have 2 or more people working together 8 or more hours a day you'll have talk-gossip-backstabbing-one upping,conflict etc..I won't say it's all women because men are often just as bad....It all makes life interesting...:chuckle
  2. by   luvbug
    I cannot believe they leave you to do an entire hall by yourself and nobody has the heart to help you. I think the BM chart is an excellent idea, and an organized way of helping you do your charting faster at the end of the night. When I worked in LTC, we had 2 aides for 60 residents on the 2nd floor (geriatrics) and 3 aides for 50 on the Closed Head Injury floor. On that floor, we wouldn't even be done with the first rounds before we had to start second rounds. It was awful. We had no policy in place for lifting/transferring people. I mean, on thier charts it would state if they were a 1 person assist or 2 person, but it didn't seem to matter to most people. Nights were okay, cuz we all helped each other, but days were bad even though there were 6 aides then. Oh wel, I have a job I like much more now. I give credit to those of you who stick with Long term care and assisted living. I don't kow if I have the patience for that.
    Keep your head up and drive on-keep up the good work.
  3. by   Gator,SN
    I have nothing constructive to add, except, all the caregivers in long term care who have 40, 50, 90 patients, pat yourself on the back!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no way that I would even want to work with that many patients! I have no idea how you manage this...???? You all must be very dedicated! Bless you!