Maintaining the Health of Patients’ Feet After CNA Training

August 20th, 2014

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When it comes to caring for your patients and residents after CNA training, foot care is probably not at the top of your list. After all, you have to be concerned about their oral care, their vital signs, their nutrition, and prevent them from developing bed sores. Foot health isn’t something you generally think about.

The problem is, though, you should be thinking about it after CNA training. The health of your patients’ feet is extremely important. Just think about it. They spend much of their day on their feet, walking from one place to another, and if they suffer from a disease like diabetes, sores on the feet can lead to serious problems, like infections and possible amputations.

Taking care of your patients’ feet after CNA training doesn’t have to be hard. It just requires a few smart tips.

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After CNA Training: Tips for Newly Graduated CNAs

August 18th, 2014

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Graduating from CNA training may make you feel like you’re on top of the world. The truth is, though, you aren’t. Life outside the CNA training classroom is incredibly different, and you may find it hard to be the CNA you’ve always wanted to be. Don’t get discouraged though; others before you went through the same thing, and they survived. You will too, especially with the help of these tips.

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4 Job Hunting Secrets to Know After CNA Training

August 16th, 2014

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Looking for a job after CNA training isn’t easy. Let’s face it. Hiring managers have pretty much seen it all. They know what to look for in the best candidate before candidates even meet with them face-to-face. Because of this, those who complete CNA training have to be on top of their job hunting strategy and know exactly what they are doing.

Want to stand out from the rest of your graduating class after CNA training? Want to make sure you’re remember when it comes time for a hiring manager to make him final decision? Here are some secrets you need to know.

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CNA Training Recap: Duties of the CNA

August 14th, 2014

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Are you new to this CNA blog? If you’re interested in CNA training and are just starting your journey, one of the most important things you can begin learning about is what you’ll do after you finish CNA training. For some individuals, this is a serious question; it was for me. When I walked into the first nursing home I would eventually work for, I didn’t know what a CNA was, let alone what they did. All I knew was that I needed a job, and it seem liked a logical place to start.

It was only later that I would discover just how awesome being a CNA was.

So, what does a CNA do? Let’s take a look at what your tasks will be after CNA training.

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After CNA Training: Habits of Successful CNAs

August 12th, 2014

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Being successful after CNA training doesn’t mean you are the most popular CNA on your floor, the highest paid, or even the CNA that is chosen to train the newbies. A successful CNA is one that makes an impact on the patients he or she cares for. How do you do this? Here are a few tips you can use after CNA training.

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How to Deal With Theft After CNA Training

August 10th, 2014

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I worked in a nursing home right after CNA training for a couple of years. They had paid for my CNA training, and I was required to work for them for at least 6 months. I liked it so much, though, I worked longer. During that time, many things changed. The nursing home went from having a small closet where we could obtain all the items we needed (if we were fast enough,) to an entirely new wing and new large rooms full of supplies.

While we kept most of our supplies on carts we took with us up and down the halls, there were a few supplies that we would stick in our scrub pockets to take into each of the rooms, like extra trash can liners and packets of skin cream.

At night, when I’d go home, I’d occasionally find these items still sitting in my scrub pockets. I didn’t realize it then, but I was stealing. Of course, I’d always put them back in my pockets for the next day of work, but that’s not the point. I was stealing, even momentarily, from the nursing home I worked at after CNA training.

Have you ever “accidentally” stolen something from your workplace after CNA training? Have you see others who have? How do you deal with it?

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Benefits of Support Groups After CNA Training

August 8th, 2014

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When it comes to working as a CNA after CNA training, it’s important to realize that you can’t do everything by yourself. This type of work is challenging and, at times, frustrating. You need someone you can lean on to give you the support you need to successfully continue working. Having a support system after CNA training can allow you to talk to others who know exactly what you’re going through. And that’s important. While your family and friends may want to help, they can’t really understand what you deal with unless they’ve been CNAs too. By joining a support group with other CNAs after CNA training, you know you’ll be understood.

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After CNA Training: Tips for Working in a Hospital

August 6th, 2014

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Are you thinking about working in a hospital after CNA training? Here’s what you need to know to make sure you stay safe while doing so.

 

 

 

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Answering Interview Questions After CNA Training

August 4th, 2014

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Your goal of completing CNA Training is over, and all that’s left do now is find that dream job. While it may sound easy, it isn’t as simple as you might expect. Many CNAs are qualified to work in almost any medical setting, but they get stumped and lose out when they go in for their interviews.

After CNA training, the majority of standard interview questions won’t be too hard for you to answer. However, you need to answer them correctly if you hope to begin working anytime soon. Here are a few of the most common questions and how you should answer them after CNA training.

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How to Know When it’s Time to Quit After CNA Training

August 2nd, 2014

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When you finished CNA training, the idea that you’d ever feel as if you didn’t like your job was far from your mind. You were simply excited to be able to begin working as a CNA. Now, though, you’re simply not sure. Things have changed since CNA training. Maybe your nurse manager is verbally abusive to you. Maybe you feel like you just don’t fit in, or perhaps there have been other, subtle signs that indicate you should be thinking of another line of work.

What signs should you be looking for after CNA training? Here are just a few.

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