Is it awkward bathing, dressing and wiping patients?

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I don't find it awkward at all. I always try to imagine myself as the patient/resident. I imagine it to be a little embarrassing for the resident so my main focus is to protect their privacy and make them feel comfortable. Being a CNA can get "messy" but that is part of the job. You have to see past that and just help as needed.

Specializes in Cardiac Care.

I'm not touchy feely at all lol. The first few shifts may be a little awkward, but it quickly becomes habit, no big deal, just another day & another butt to wipe :) Just like smells (for me anyway) quickly became no big deal. And that was my biggest worry going into nursing, not bring able to handle poop & puke smells. Get a job as an aide & you will integrate quickly.

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