re: Does your nursing home have......November 20 2006 at 5:37 AM
Response to Does your Nursing Home have...
Man, could I have used that! I posted a while ago that I did a very short stint at a nursing home. I didn't last. My entire issue was lack of training. I had worked in an ambulatory clinic and a hospital for for almost 2 years. I had all this medical and 'technical' knowledge from the hospital, but it didn't help me at LTC --- especially in the area of transfer which was so little of hospital and most of the job at LTC.
If I could have worked every night with people who were there specifically to assist me in training, I would have done fine.
That would be a 'yes' vote for both your ideas. But no, I am not familiar with any places that have the 'training team' or 'shower team'. In the hospital, I worked with other CNA's who were 'preceptors', and that worked very well.
What I don't know is how this would affect staff (extra training for some). Yes, there will always be some 'bad feeling', on the part of someone, with the 'know it all' thing. But, doesn't that happen everywhere?
The other issues that would have to be dealt with is how this would be implemented. Would the people with extra training get any differential or some type of compensation? The preceptors at the hospital did get some extra hourly wage. Would the extra training be compensated? Would those people work additional hours to get that training?
It's the 'mechanics' of the program that I am not sure about. The ideas are absolutely sound. Just don't know how to implement.
- Re: re: Does your nursing home have...... - Foxi Cheri on Nov 20, 7:25 PM
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