In a nursing home why don't nurses like to answer call lights and take patients to the bathroom to help the aides out? - AgingCare.com

In a nursing home why don't nurses like to answer call lights and take patients to the bathroom to help the aides out?

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The nurses in the facility where I worked would help the CNA's in lifting or pulling residents up in bed. The other facility I worked, the nurses didn't help.
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That is a good point, Sunny. It may be that nurses do not have the right training to lift and support people to go to the bathroom. CNAs are trained in doing this and need to be pretty strong. There may be rules that only certain people can move the residents.
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I might explore the rules and regulations in your jurisdiction. There may rules that limit what they can do in the NH setting.

I ran across some information while doing some online research about an AL. It included violations of a particular facility and it involved how CNA's had helped residents with food trays. Apparently, if you have a certain role in a facility, you are not allowed to handle other tasks. I had no idea such rules existed.
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Typically there are more maintenance people and CNAs than there are nurses. There is a division of duties. If nurses started doing the work of the other two they would be working nonstop. Taking a NH resident to the bathroom can take 10-20 minutes -- not a trivial task. A better question might be why the NHs don't hire enough CNAs to handle the needs of the residents.
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In a nursing home there is a triage system. The nurse cannot stop what she is doing if there is a medical issues with a patient, just to take a patient to the bathroom.

Just curious, how do you know that the nurses don't do this when time permits?
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