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How would you feel

  1. 1. How would you feel

    • I deserved it
    • He was being uncessaryily rude

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Like the title says

Yes your roommate is blind

Yes he stubbed his toe

Yes I forgot to move ur tabel and chair back

Yes I am the only cna on the hall

Yes I had a light going off

Yes I had a dementia patient trying to get out of bed

Yes your lazy but wouldn't roll

Yes I was frustrated

Yes that caused me to forgethe

Yes I don't know how u typically arrange your room beside's putting one wheel chair against the closet which I did do

Yes stuff happens

And no

YOU SHOULDN'T BE AN ******* ABOUT IT

Basically I was working a shift and had to change this guy with a blind roommate.he has one leg but can turn alright.he needed pulling up but the bottom of the bed dipped down when I let him down so I had to get a nurse and show her. She helped me put a sheet under him pull him up and everything. then few hours later his blind roommate stubbs his toe on a wheelchair I forgot to roll back because I had a light going off and the broken bed frustrated me and I had others to change.WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS.with me this is the first time it happened and he had the gall to shout at me.I'm sorry next time I'll let u stay in your own crap and urine cus I wouldn't want to forget to push those back again honestly if he would have been nice I wouldn't have cared but he was just to rude people like that make me want to damn quit.

But I don't get much out of him at least it's not everyday. This woman swears to God I throwing her out of bed when I roll her and she's in her right mind like him. She's racist to I mean she gives everyone a hard time but me and my other white coworker she swears up and down we fools.

The guy I can forgive eventually but that woman is going to HELL when she dies. Those religious programs she has on repeat are bs until I'm prove wrong I will say she's a cold heartless whitch. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one she's nearly brought to tears. Note I said nearly. I'm not going to cry over these people

But on a good note........most residents are supportive and understanding and if I accidentally bump them or forget something they are OK with it.like this one lady I swear I could run her over with a truck apologize and she would say it's OK Rachel

I don't know if it is just me I mean I'm sorry about the wheelchair but 30 people to myself and all of them needing changing I deserve the right to make a few mistakes

he didn't need to do that.he just wanted to be a jerk. I'd understand if it was very bad but a stubbed toe is nothing to get all mad about

Hey I would like to say sorry for the poor grammar and punctuation but this was an emotional moment for me and I need to vent or I will blow up ;-;

NurseCard, ADN

Specializes in Med/Surge, Psych, LTC, Home Health. Has 13 years experience.

Sorry that you are having a bad night. :(

Have you considered that your resident is every bit as stressed and upset and frustrated as you are? At the end of the day, you are healthy and can go and do and see and enjoy life. What kind of life does he have? He's venting at you just as you are venting about him and pretty much everything else going on in your day. Don't take it personally.

I will add that it sounds like a trying shift. We've all had them. But don't forget who is actually the lucky one in this scenario.

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Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

We all have nights like that. Glad you got it out.

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

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I cant imagine why. OP sounds entitled and frankly a potential danger to their pts.

I admit my last post I was being childish, bUT I am in no way a danger to my patients. I have made a habit out of not following the bad behavior of others in my facility and am working to be a better cna. Even before that I have cared about my residents and tried to do all I can for them. Even here I can understand why he was upset but I had 60 residents to look after that night and I can't keep up with everything, so excuse me for being upset about it.

I cant imagine why. OP sounds entitled and frankly a potential danger to their pts.

You do not have to believe me and honestly after the way I've been acting I don't blame you

I've had problem with vs and charting, but I've never neglected my pts. If they are wrote down for a bath I ask them if they want one, if there light goes off I answer it, if they need to be changed I change them. I admit I do have my problems that I will fix, but I care about my pts. I may get upset with them and even snap at them once in a blue moon , but I always make sure to respect them and their situation's.

I will from now on not use other people mistakes to excuse my own and be professional to my fellow nurse aides and nurses. I also love posting stories from my job on here, and will continue to do so despite my rocky start.

It is good that you are willing to do the basics of patient care. It is also good that you are reflecting on your shortcomings and have a desire to improve.

I would suggest though, that If you find yourself reacting so negatively to what you perceive as bad behavior from your patients, and this if this is the majority of your experience in patient care, maybe another line of work would be better for you.

I will also add that often people react badly not because of a small incident like having their foot bumped, but because they perceive that the person caring for them lacks compassion, empathy and concern for their wellbeing. If you treat them with respect and kindness from the moment you walk in the door, and if you are patient with those who seem to be overly needy, they will be less likely to react to minor incidents.

Simply putting yourself in their shoes will guide the care you give. Imagine being in their situation, how would you like your caregiver to interact with you? This is HUGE... So many caregivers lack empathy and I really wonder why they are in this line of work. If I was so quickly annoyed or easily frustrated by my patients, I would really dislike my job. As it is, since I do see myself in every bed where I am giving care, I rarely have a negative interaction with a patient. In fact I can come in at the beginning of my shift to an angry patient, and leave at the end of the day with someone who sincerely appreciate a person who didn't just do their job, but truly cared for them.

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care. Has 20 years experience.

I think I can understand your frustration. ALL CNAs who have worked at least 6 months in LTC has felt the same way, no matter what they tell you! They just don't write it out on a public forum like you did.

Try not to look at it as "their bad behavior". They are frustrated about so many things, have had so much taken from them. Independence, their home, choices of who they share space with..... anything you do they may let their anger out on you because you are available. Doesn't make it right but, I can bet any of us would act in the same way, and not really intentionally.

The way I've handled it in the past, was to simply apologize once & walk away. If it continues, suggest to them that they talk to you supervisor. It's a scary thought to bring in your supervisor but, it will give the patient a sense of correction & a real place to vent, and your supervisor, nurse, director of nursing will completely understand your position ( & the patient's).

ALL CNAs who have worked at least 6 months in LTC has felt the same way, no matter what they tell you! They just don't write it out on a public forum like you did.

Sure I've been irritated, but I've never said I hoped anyone went to hell, or threatened (in my mind) to let them sit in their own excrement.... lol

Well , i know it sounds like I'm blaming others for my problems, it's the other shifts that put that thought in his head. They have literally told patients they don't care making the rest of us look bad. Trust me if I find another job in this poor economy I'll take it

Sure I've been irritated, but I've never said I hoped anyone went to hell, or threatened (in my mind) to let them sit in their own excrement.... lol

I never hoped for anything, but she is going to hell (sorry). Many of my residents are bedridden but sweet she has no excuse

Thank you all I know I sound bad rn but I will never openly say this to a residents face. I feel it's good for me to rant her rather then at my ltc facility

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care. Has 20 years experience.

Not yet anyway.

Straight No Chaser, ASN, LPN

Specializes in Sub-Acute & Long-Term Care Nursing. Has 4 years experience.

You need to take a chill pill, seriously. What you dealt with is par for the course, and there is more where that came from. You need to remember that these residents are very set in their ways and slight changes can set them off. If you feel the way you do about caring for these people you may have chosen the wrong field.