Whistleblower: court discusses CNA's rights.

Position:Certified nursing assistant - Brief article

A resident assistant in an adult foster care facility claimed she repeatedly reported to her charge nurse that a resident had a wound on his bottom that was not healing and that she continued to see blood in his underwear.

She was told to use Gold Bond powder, which did not seem to work.

After leaving work one day the aide phoned the state department of social services. A state investigation followed. The report of the state investigation said there was no problem with the particular resident's care and he himself reported to investigators he did not feel his care was being neglected.

The investigators did cite the facility for three violations, two involving the administrator's qualifications and a third relating to medical records issues.

When the aide's supervisor figured out she was the one who filed the report she did not do anything except put in her...

To continue reading