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    Is this a legal/privacy issue?

    Hi there, I'm currently working in an assisted living facility. I have a temporary DOC but other than direct medical decisions, this DOC refers myself and my colleagues to our new "assisted living coordinator". This woman is 24 years old, no manager experience or education, and no nursing education or training. Apparently she used to work as a recreation person leading exercises and games etc. Because she has some schooling in kinesiology or something. Anyways, her gender and age is not the issue, but her lack of training and experience. FYI the general manager moved his way up in the company as well with no training or education. So anyways, my question is....this assisted living coordinator decided that she wants to know what we do because she thinks it will help her with her new role. I agree with this. So today she came in the room and watched us provide personal care on some of the residents. I feel like this could be a legal and privacy issue. I dont understand why she is allowed to be present for direct care like that. If she doesnt know what we do and how we do it then she shouldnt be managing us. So Im wondering if this is considered okay because she is in a managing role or?? I think she is waay underqualified for what the job entails. Im considering messaging the upper management of the company to let them know what she is approving herself to do. I was always taught that nobody should have access to medical records or personal medical information unless certified and directly involved in the care. Thank you
  2. CNA2016:)

    Duties of an overnight certified nursing assistant

    At my facility it's basically rounds every hour, a couple prepping tasks for breakfast, changes, charting, clean wheelchairs and walkers, personal laundry, and answering bells/other tasks for residents that are awake. Another debatable duty nights have here is doing AM care on residents who wake up 530am-7am (mornings shift starts at 7am). Some nurses/aides say night aide doesnt have to do AM care on anyone or toilet anyone with a sling because at my facility there is one aide for 28 residents on most floors. We have a float aide (sometimes) but we share her with 6 floors. Some aides and nurses (mostly day staff) think we should get people up. Does the night aide have to do AM care on residents at anyone elses facility?
  3. CNA2016:)

    Having issues with being a "babyfaced" nurse.

    lol do you feel better?
  4. CNA2016:)

    Having issues with being a "babyfaced" nurse.

    nothing wrong with the leather skinned type...which im assuming you are
  5. CNA2016:)

    Having issues with being a "babyfaced" nurse.

    I'm a CNA and I deal with similar situations often as well. Sounds like you are a sensitive person like me. You dont want to be judged or thought of as being incompetent because you look/are young. However, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it besides change the way you react. You dont need to prove anything to these patients just to yourself. So your job the best you can and know that that is good enough. Use humour as well. Dont leave nursing because youre sensitive. Sensitive people have an edge other dont in that they can relate to the "good" patients on an exceptional level, and they can provide amazing care compared to a leather skinned worker that doesnt allow any emotion good or bad to affect them.
  6. CNA2016:)

    UBC nursing

    Hi there! I am so confused about how you get into UBC for BSN in nursing! As far as I've understood, you need to have 2 years of post secondary education not in nursing before you can apply, and if accepted you then do only 2 years of BSN in nursing to become RN? Any help would be appreciated! At this point in time I am a care aide and I still need to upgrade some courses before I apply to Langara College. From there its my understanding I have to study another degree for 2 years before I can apply to UBC and spend 2 years to earn my RN? Please help me understand the path to being a UBC registered nurse this is my dream!!! Thank you
  7. CNA2016:)

    Can you refuse to give care to a resident in LTC?

    He actually has refused my care a couple times but after a few days my coworkers always encouraged me to go in and see if he let's me assist with care and he always did allow it after a few days. He hasn't refused me in a long time but I'm sure it's because he enjoys yelling at me too much
  8. CNA2016:)

    Can you refuse to give care to a resident in LTC?

    Yes our union is not good at all. But I'm fairly certain this resident has been put in the MDS but the doc is very lazy and the only other management we have is the general manager and we have a brand new one as of now because our facility goes through GM's like crazy. Then it's just up to the 2 ft nurses on the floor and they are just as lazy in my opinion I really do feel that it's a bunch of different issues together....bad management...bad nurses....and this particular resident. This isn't the first time something has happened where management and nurses needed to step up and they didn't, and it won't be the last. I'm planning to do my nursing in a city a couple hours away next year so I think leaving this facility will be better all around. I know why people always leave haha thanks for response :)
  9. CNA2016:)

    Can you refuse to give care to a resident in LTC?

    I feel like a total nag and that the nurses on this floor get tired of my suggestions and "pushing" to change things but it has to be done. No one wants to deal with it just pretend it isn't happening. However some aides think it's absolutely ridiculous that nothing is being done. Aides still go in his room and listen to his talk badly about other staff and they just kind of play on that so it's all just a load of crap haha just waiting for "The Day" this resident is no longer an issue as terrible as it sounds
  10. CNA2016:)

    Can you refuse to give care to a resident in LTC?

    in never personally seen it just heard about it. as far as I know, the daughter appears to have issues of her own and I've personally seen her drinking a beer and crying in the parking lot across the street from our facility. I guess the resident gets annoyed with her or something she has said and they end up screaming at each other. But then the resident begs for his daughter to be able to sleep at the facility in his room all the time but she has brought him rx meds before that the resident took in an attenpt to kill himself apparently so she is only allowed to stay the night a few times a month I guess. One aide said the resident begged her to make his daughter leave...saying something like "get this ******* ***** away from me don't let her touch me" or something so it appears this behavior is normal for the resident and his daughter.
  11. CNA2016:)

    Can you refuse to give care to a resident in LTC?

    I agree with this mind set. I'm probably one of few staff that actually charts every single time this resident raises his voice or swears or complains about the staff. I dont believe that taking his crap is going to improve anyrhing but make it worse. I've spent many months trying to "understand the resident" "use compassion" etc etc. that only takes you so far until you realize maybe this person is actually just an ******* not much anyone can do about it except chart and for every staff member to respond the same thanks for response
  12. yes I spoke to one of the nurses and she said that it is mostly for us and that is why we don't write names. also because it is in a regular book where anyone can access
  13. CNA2016:)

    Can you refuse to give care to a resident in LTC?

    so apparently he has been started on an antipsychotic and the SW has talked to him about his behavior and his Dr and the doc numerous times. Only family he has is daughter. Nurses say she has issues as well, becoming hysterical in fights with her dad at the facility and coming to visit drunk. Aside from that, there is no current care plan and I think that is the biggest issue. I think everyone deals with him a different way nurses and aides. I'm optimistic though he has been good today so that's something I guess
  14. I totally agree! The facility I work for is in a small town so they struggle to keep workers and management. It's very slack to say it nicely. But I will definitely speak to someone about it. I'm trying to do some improving on my floor. I just got a position and it's very hard to keep workers on this floor so I feel like I'm one of the only people who care haha but i dont mind being the care aide who always nags if its for a more efficent and positive outcome. thank you :)
  15. Often staff will write things about cleanliness and upkeep as well like "please replace bags in garbages" or "only fill laundry bags 3/4". This is all legal documentation because some notes contain resident related notes?
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