Ok so I have to share a little pet peeve, this weekend I worked the floor as a CNA two nights in a row. I don't mind to do this when needed and sometimes it is a welcome break. (The first night it got me out of doing meds on the whole dang floor so that was a positive. Med nurse is a scary practice to me, but that is a post for another day.) So I took over for a CNA who was then transferred to another floor per our wise and all-knowing house supervisor. I went to her knowing that I would get a rush type report and would clarify anything with my RN's later. However, this girl knew NOTHING about these patients. We have a very detailed report sheet that is used by most of our staff. Lots of information and I will agree that some information is needed for nurses only. When I work as an aid I don't need to know the complete history, only relevant info. She had a sheet filled out for each patient and some only had their name. Other had their names and maybe a few details (diet, freq of vitals, activity), relavent details for sure. But NO DIAGNOSIS!!! It kinda scares me to walk into a room and not know why that patient is here. To me this is just something you should know when taking care of a patient.
Rant over thanks for tolerating me.
5 years ago