Julie19 4,204 Views
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I'm a CNA at an ALF. I went in Sunday night for my shift and the new day shift nurse was still handing out her evening meds. The night shift nurse had just arrived and began helping her get finished.
Next thing I know, day shift nurse walks out of a resident's room, stops, then screams out, "I just gave that resident another resident's pills!!"
To make a long story short, we kept an extremely close eye on this particular resident all night because she has normal BP but one of the pills given to her was for high BP. It rode very low all night; she felt terrible. Thankfully, we didn't have to send her out but it was still a highly stressful night.
The nurse received no disciplinary action and that really bothers me. She didn't even show remorse. She just went home and didn't even call to check on the resident. Have you guys ever experienced this? How was it handled?
Yes, I would think so.
You just wrote the story of my life! My sweat even sweats at work. I stay pretty much miserable in the summertime and you're right, management doesn't give a damn.
Congrats! Don't feel guilty, enjoy this milestone!
I've heard fairly decent things about Emory. I actually know a couple of nurses & CNA'S that worked there and they said it was alright.
Congrats on the new job! Good luck!
You're in the home stretch!! Just keep up the good work and you got this!
Whaa? My mind is blown. This is pretty cool!
Salary.com is a great website. It'll give you a good idea what you'll be making.
4 days? There's no way you can learn everything you need to know in that amount of time.
I work Fri, Sat, and Sun 7p-7a. Thursday evening I take a long nap so I can stay up most of the night and sleep all day Friday. Then on Monday mornings I sleep until around 11a and make myself get up and get back on schedule.
Some people can't flip flop but I can no problem. I couldn't handle nights if I didn't.
Since you already work the night shift, it should be pretty easy to adjust to this schedule. I work three straight twelves and I can't do anything on those days except sleep, eat, and work. At least on eight hour shifts you could get off that morning and do everything you need to do then get some sleep or do everything in the afternoon before work. It's a lot better than being jobless, IMO.
It sounds like they did you a favor. No one should have to work in a toxic environment like that. Pick yourself back up and move on.
Hey all! I am currently a CNA student and for an assignment, I was asked to interview CNAs about their career. So I was wondering if any of you could please answer these questions for me? Thank you so much! What are the cons of being a CNA?What are the pros of being a CNA?Are you happy with your career decision or do you regret it?How long have you been a CNA and where have you worked?Have you ever thought about furthering your career? For example, going back to school to become an LPN or RN?What made you decide to work in the medical field?What type of facility would you rather work at and why? (For example: Long Term Care Facility, Hospice, Hospital, Assisted Living, etc...)Do you deal with combative patients a lot? If so, how do you usually deal with them?Do you ever feel unappreciated by nurses or patients and/or underpaid? What is your least favorite task and favorite task and why? Or, what tasks do you think you are most skilled at or least skilled at? (such as feeding, bathing, vital signs, pericare & catheter care etc...)Have you ever sustained an injury at work (such as back injury or needle-stick injury)? If so, were you injured because of a mistake you made or a mistake that someone else such as a nurse made or was it just an accident? Have you ever been in a dangerous situation or have you ever made a mistake while on the job? If so, please explain what happened and how it was handled. What kind of training did you receive to become a CNA?What is one of your favorite and worst memories of being a CNA?Were you nervous or scared when you started your first job as a CNA? If so, please explain why.
This was a refreshing post. You can only read so many posts about how much people hate their jobs before you feel like gagging.
Congrats on your new job & I hope you continue to love it.
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