(Closed) Calling all Nurses and CNA's

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

The resident you helped to the bathroom are they able to be trusted to sit alone. Some residents are with it enough to know to call for help when done. So if they are not at risk to stand up by themselves when finished I would hand them their call light, tell them you need to assist someone else but you’ll be back when they call that they are done and then go to the other resident.

If they can’t be alone because of fall risk than I would peek my head out the door to see if another worker is close by or turn on the call light in the room you are in and when someone comes let them know what is going on. If the patient in the bathroom is a fall risk DO NOT leave them. Unfortunately for the second resident the first one is your priority (again if they are at risk for falls if left unattended). You don’t want to leave that room to find out the other person just stubbed their toe only to return and first resident is now on the floor with a broken arm and bleeding from their head. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@ForeverBlessed:  No problem. I worked in Nursing Homes from the time I was 17 until I was 27. Also remember that even if a housekeeper or laundry person is the only other person around to help you they can either “watch” the person on the toilet while you assist person#2. Or the laundry/ house keeper can see what person #2 needs and get help if needed. Any person who is employed by the facility can and should at least ask a resident if they need help and go get them the proper help as needed.

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