Archive for March, 2012

Finding Employment Online After CNA Training

Friday, March 30th, 2012

After CNA Training You will undergo very specific CNA Training before you graduate, and the skills acquired in this training will help you begin working in a career you truly enjoy. You will meet individuals from all walks of life, and you will become an integral part of the team that helps the sick and [...]

Your Career After CNA Training: Prevention and Care for Skin Tears

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

CNA Training Refresher While you were in CNA training you learned how fragile a patient’s skin can be and how easily it tears. Once you are out in the work force, a good part of your time will be spent trying to keep from tearing your patient’s skin while you are caring for him or [...]

Your Career After CNA Training Ideas to Calm Agitated Patients

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

After CNA Training CNA training teaches many things. One of the most important topics covered during this course is compassionate care for all types of patients. This includes those who suddenly become or are frequently agitated. Agitation occurs for a variety of reasons. No two situations are the same. However, the necessary steps to calm [...]

Your Career After CNA Training Is Laughter Really The Best Medicine?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

After CNA Training During your CNA training, there is a good chance the instructor will cover one or two topics that may come as a surprise. Therapeutic humor falls into this category. You’ve probably heard the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine.” Studies have shown that there is more truth to this than many people [...]

CNA Training – Stroke and Caring for Stroke Patients

Monday, March 26th, 2012

CNA Training & Careers As part of your CNA training, you will learn to recognize the signs of a stroke. You will also become familiar with the proper care of stroke patients. Although your CNA training classes will go over everything you’ll need to know, it’s always smart to review emergency situations and procedures often. [...]

Can Your CNA Training Certification Be Revoked?

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

CNA Training Hot Topics After you’ve invested so much in your CNA training, the last thing you want to happen is to have your certificate revoked. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon as you might think.  However, avoiding the following situations will help to ensure that it doesn’t happen to you. It should be noted [...]

Switching to Night Shift After CNA Training

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

CNA Training While you were attending CNA training, you either had day time classes or evening classes. You were able to sleep all night long and led what is considered to be a normal day. As the newcomer, you will not be given your choice of what hours you want to work. Your first job [...]

Your Career After CNA Training – Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Your Career After CNA Training The fact that Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is not the same illness is something you’ll discover, during the progression of your CNA training. In fact, like many people, you may be surprised to learn that dementia is the broad term used to describe various types and warning signs of memory [...]

After CNA Training: A Younger Generation of Nursing Home Residents

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

After CNA Training As a graduate of a CNA training program, you have the knowledge to work with elderly patients. Younger residents have become a large part of the nursing home population. The younger patients are there for various reasons. Many times the patients have an illness or disability that is too difficult for the [...]

Your Career After CNA Training: Coping with Short Staffing

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Your Career After CNA Training As a certified nursing assistant you are ready to work after your CNA training. One thing you may not have planned on was working at a facility that does not have enough employees to provide quality care to the patients. When your workload increases, patients suffer. If your shift is [...]