I am still a fairly new nurse, including one year of experience in Skilled Nursing, which is my current field.
One of my weaknesses is in figuring out the best way to transfer patients in difficult situations, such as after a fall. Often my CNA's have better ideas, and make better decisions, than I do about how to move the patient. It is humbling, since after all, I am in charge and the leader. (I don't mean that my CNA's don't listen to me, but rather, they figure it out before I do, and come up with a plan better than I could have.)
There have been some falls where I felt absolutely clueless about how to get a patient off the floor, and I had to rely on my CNA's to take the lead in creating a plan. But this isn't rocket science! Why am I struggling with this? I feel dumb. Maybe it's the stress and spontaneity of the whole situation that is blocking me?
Currently, I just do the best I can as a leader after a resident fall, and even when I don't feel sure what to do, I remain calm, helpful, present, communicative, and supportive to my CNA's.
How can I get better at my competency and critical thinking skills in this area?