Murphy's Law of CNA's!

Students CNA/MA

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  • Specializes in Alzheimers and geriatric patients.

This is just for fun but I know CNA's can be very superstitious! Feel free to share your own Murphy's laws of being a CNA!

Say it's quiet and within 15 minutes you'll have 4 bed strips, 8 call lights going off, and 3 falls!

Your favorite residents will die but the one that kicks and spits at you will be around forever.

You say "Wow, I had such a good day, I got everything done!" and the charge nurse will come down the hall and ask why there isn't a bedspread on 313's bed.

That's all I got right now!

tishirajan

212 Posts

So very, very true! :yeah:

You've just made your last round and everyone is clean, dry, and happy. Within 10 minutes before leaving as you make the round with the next shift you have one that has wet the bed again! Never fails.:smackingf

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

1,816 Posts

Specializes in LTC.

^Oh yeah! Every time I do my last rounds people refuse the bedpan. As soon as I add up all my outputs and turn in the paperwork they all start ringing. Guess what they want?

The very night you decide not to use a brief, chux, or whatever on a particular person because they never need it anyway, they have explosive diarrhea.

The people who ring the most are at the end of the hall.

justme01

124 Posts

Specializes in CNA.

The CNA who does the least will b*@tch the most!

tishirajan

212 Posts

The CNA who does the least will b*@tch the most!

HAHAHA! That is so true!!!

:lol2:

NM nurse to be

172 Posts

If the off-going evening shift aides are all having a party round the nurse's station when you get in, you are guaranteed to have everyone in a wet bed and no bed pads in the linen closet.

Also if there are no pads in the closet, it's quite a game of finding the latest hiding places in the rooms where the other aides stash them. Last night none came back from the laundry. I found probably 10 or more in wierd places. Five were hidden in a resident's personal laundry basket in their cabinet, several folded INTO blankets at the foot of the bed, several under pillows... Drives me absolutely batty to have to run around and find supplies at night. Conversely, it also makes me very amused to find every last one and remove them ALL from hiding :)

panky1

107 Posts

Just tell me if there is a full moon. then I know that all the inmates are running the jail and what is a bed pad???? I never can find them!! Just lie to me and tell that days was wonderful and the afternoon shift will go smoothly....yeah right. And so true, the one who does the least b@@ the most...

tishirajan

212 Posts

Your nose starts to itch the moment you get poo or some other bodily fluid on your gloved hands.....invariably! :eek:

nurse12b

158 Posts

Specializes in MED SURG.

Your having a great night and on your last round to pass ice you find a pt dead in a chair all messy and no one wants to help.

VenaKavaRN

120 Posts

Specializes in LTC, Cardiac Step-Down.

The amount of excrement is inversely proportional to the amount of time you have to clean it up.

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

1,816 Posts

Specializes in LTC.
The amount of excrement is inversely proportional to the amount of time you have to clean it up.

It's also inversely proportional to the size of the person!

Also, the smaller the resident is, the more adept they are at kicking your a$$!

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

1,816 Posts

Specializes in LTC.

We have halls that are long term, halls that are rehab, and halls that are mixed.

On the mixed hall every time you get an admission with like 6 suitcases full of clothing and you spend all night logging it in, labeling it, and putting it away, you are guaranteed they will be moving her to the rehab wing the very next day after making YOU do all the admission paperwork.

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