i work at a hospital as a CNA and i'm going to school so my scheduled work days can be spaced out. and there are times were i come on and a pt has deteriated mentaly from the last time that i was on. last week i had a pt that had gone from being able to feed, wash, and care for her self in general, to a total care. and due to a poor turnover i didn't know about the change. long story short she missed breakfast, whitch was normal for her "she didn't like to be bothered befor 8:00", and then she didn't eat lunch her tray was left untouched. after telling the nurse i was told she had to be feed. any way i looking for an easy and accurat way to chart in our cna charts to show mental status. i've been given the ok from the don to added to the chart but it has to be understandable for all our aides. i was already told no on the Glasgow coma scale. any suggestions welcome. i don't like that it happened and i want to prevent it from happening again. thank you.