Any nurse worth their weight in water knows, understand, values and appreciates the function and role every CNA plays in the delivery of our patient care. And yet, I still see RN’s treating their CNA team member horribly.
Here is the best piece of advice I can give to any RN out there when delegating to their CNA team members:
Never delegate out of sheer personal convenience.
Too many times I have seen/heard/witnessed an RN/LPN delegate a task to a CNA simply because it was inconvenient for them. We all know the stories and the urban legends of CNAs always doing the dirty work (bed baths & bedpans to name a few), while the RN/LPN walks away. I have seen them answer a call bell, then learn they need to get their hands dirty. They walk back out of the room and call/delegate the task. Are thereÂ actually peopleÂ out there whoÂ believe that once they are licensed, they don’t need to get their hands dirty???
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