So I got my CNA license back in June of this year (2019)
I just started a CNA job at a nice place! The people are very nice and helpful. But I’m extremely anxious about doing the job. There is so much to remember and I’m feeling overwhelmed and anxious that I won’t Remember everything and I’ll mess up and get fired.
Like I did okay getting vital from the machine but the respiratory rate I had trouble with because the machine already takes their pulse... so I can’t use the “imma check your pulse” then really be watching their cheat rise and counting that... so I’m like now what do I do?!
I did on my own help move a resident from the bed to the chair I put the gait belt on like I should. But she threw her hands up to grab mine and I was like “ oh no I’m gotta grab the gait belt and we’re gonna go on 3” but as I did that “ the anxiety from her lifting her hands to grab me messed me up. And I grab her pants from behind and got her over to the chair. So I mean I accomplished the goal but I didn’t do everything right... like I was taught...
But I notice some CNAs use the resident pants to lift them up... I don’t correct them because I feel that’s not my place but anyways
And I know it will take time to learn the residences and if they are limited 1 or ext 1 or 2 ,sb, SBA and what to do... and how everything works
Charting looks easy but it’s mostly knowing every resident... to make it easy and what to click...
I only mentions a couple things but I really want to do good at this job because I’m really trying hard to move to the next chapter of my life and become independent from my parents and live on my own (because I’m 27 and I had family trauma and was lost on my life and what I wanted to do. Being in and out of college and my brother doing hardcore drugs and having to be in constant survival mode for most my life. I ended up getting depression and anxiety/ I haven’t done illegal drugs in my life I feel like I should mention this) I’m scared of moving to the next chapter of my life but I know I need to! But I’m anxious about my job and messing up and getting fired and then being a failure again because just can’t get on a steady track... I want to do good in my life!
I just really want to take care of people and make them smile and feel valued and loved in their life! Because I know how it feels not feel like ur not valued or loved and like a waste of space and I don’t want anyone to feel that way!
Sorry for my anxiety ramble
But I hope I can get some support here and some advice
Thank you all for reading!!