You are definitely well prepared !!! From what i've gathered so far you seem to be an amazing CNA. .Cool, you get to pass meds?!
I had the opportunity to work in a NH yesterday. My HH agency also staffs HHAs in NHs to be sitters, etc. From what I saw, NOTHING is the way we learned in class. In fact, there was only ONE bath basin instead of two for a complete bed bath. Is this normal? Lol. No soap.. just pre-soaped disposable cloths. ONE towel for the bath etc. Let me just say that i'm glad I saw that first hand yesterday so that when I start orientation tomorrow I don't look like such a NOOB,
What got to me though is how rough some of them were with the PT's especially the hospice PT's. When the CNA went to bring her to the top of the bed she yanked her so hard that the PT hit her head! It's like they had that "they gonna die anyway" attitude. The bed bound hospice PT was begging for food while mobile PT's were in the dining room and no one seemed to bring her anything. . hmm Right before that the PT's family left and seemed pleased swearing up and down their loved one was receiving good care. .
All in all I enjoyed myself yesterday. But I only had one PT - Tomorrow will be a different story when I start orientation on 7AM-3PM. I gotta wear white scrubs so I bought beige panties, a little notebook, im gonna bring a pen, watch, and polish my white nursing shoes and bring my lunch. Hopefully things run smoothly Thanks for all your advice!