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11 days ago
My facility regularly uses on-call days (which are mandatory) to staff shifts-i.e., a CNA doesn't need to call off for you to be added to the schedule on your on-call time. They simply are too lazy to find a volunteer to fill a hole in the schedule. This led to me being forced to work a 20 hour shift on the most notoriously hard hall (combative and pain in the butt residents) in the building, with only one 30 minute break. I got to use the restroom twice in 20 hours, and I had to fight to be allowed to do that. I think that it's ironic that we are considered the highest ranked facilities in the city, and are the second best in the state- AND we are paid 3 dollars less an hour than CNAs at the "lesser" places in town. Obviously, we are the main reason we are ranked so highly-we take care of the residents after all. My question is, why are we treated like dirt. I don't get it.
3 months ago
Hi I recently passed CNA school April 18th and I have two interviews coming up and I take my state test May 19 what are some advice at my interviews and I aslo need help with vital signs (manual) way I think I most stressed out about blood pressure and the normal and irregular pressures and I never used the machine for blood pressure I'm just overall nervous because I'm not quite good with blood pressure
An anonymous caregiver said...
4 months ago
I have been in this line of work for 20 years. I work with dementia patients and the facility I work in has recently gone against their own rules. For example we are a no lift facility and just got in a hoyer lift for a resident. Also we just got a new resident that is combative on top of two women that are already combative. And to add to that we have an RN that is totally useless and has displayed several times that she does not care for us or the residents. I really do not want leave this job but I am getting to the point where my stress is starting to show and I don't know how to stop it
7 months ago
I am new. I have been a CNA since last novemver. I am married to a beautiful women in a wheelchair and it was her who encouraged to get my licence. I had an incident we're a resident without shoes slipped off a stand-up lift while I was trying to get her up. I required the assistance of a co worker to lay her out on the floor. I was immediately placed on suspention. This was last weekend. I try not to dwell on it but I am kind of freaking out that I am going to lose my job or even my licence. Anyone have any adivise.
An anonymous caregiver said...
8 months ago
I'm new here and wondering if there are any cans working in home health as I am? It would be great to vent to someone who understands bc it is so isolating, I feel burn out coming on so decided to give this a try. I also worked in a nursing home too. It's all stressful!
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