Archive for August, 2012

CNA Training Skills: Giving Your Patient a Backrub

Friday, August 31st, 2012

CNA Training What could be more relaxing after a nice hot shower than a backrub? Backrubs promote relaxation, stimulate circulation, and relive tension in the muscles, all of which are important for your patients after CNA training. When you complete your CNA training, this skill will be a duty you perform almost every day for [...]

CNA Training Skills: Shaving a Patient

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

CNA Training One of the scariest skills you may learn during CNA training is how to shave a patient. This skill is scary for many CNAs because they worry about cutting the patient or hurting them in some way. If you pay attention to the instructions your CNA training instructor gives you, however, this skill [...]

CNA Training Skills: Changing an Ostomy

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

CNA Training When I first completed my CNA training, I did not have the knowledge or skills to change an ostomy bag. This area of CNA training was not covered in my course. As a result, I received this training from the nurses in my nursing home, and with a bit of paperwork filled out, [...]

Note Taking Tips for CNA Training

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

CNA Training When you enroll in CNA training, you are taking advantage of a course that could change your entire life. If you complete a CNA training class and pass your state exam, you will be able to provide basic care to patients in the medical field, helping them with daily activities they can no [...]

Phobias and Anxiety You May Encounter After CNA Training

Monday, August 27th, 2012

CNA Training After CNA training, you will have the opportunity to work with many different patients, and each will have their own unique personality, fears, and anxieties. During CNA training, you will learn about the various fears and phobias your patients might experience and learn how to deal with each one.       Anxiety [...]

Free CNA Training in Louisiana

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

CNA Training Are you considering taking advantage of the exciting and rewarding lifestyle that comes with CNA training? As a CNA, you have the opportunity to work in the medical field with a variety of patients from various backgrounds. While you will work hard and the pay will not be nearly as much as a [...]

No One Will Hire Me! Finding Employment After CNA Training

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

CNA Training So, you’ve finally passed your CNA training test, and you are ready to get to work. You can’t wait to begin caring for patients and putting your CNA training to the good use. However, after a few months of sending your application in to various hospitals, nursing homes, and medical facilities in your [...]

After CNA Training: When Your Employer Won’t Let You Call in Sick

Friday, August 24th, 2012

CNA Training We’ve all been there. You wake up one morning after CNA training to prepare to go in for work and you just feel sick. Your stomach hurts or maybe your throat. You don’t know what’s wrong, but you can’t imagine caring for eight to ten residents in this condition, and you sure don’t [...]

After CNA Training: Your Annual Evaluation

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

CNA Training So, you’ve finished your CNA training and have found employment at a nursing home, hospital, or other medical facility. After a year of employment, you have learned how to use the skills you were taught in CNA training to provide your residents with the best possible care. However, now that the yearly mark [...]

Observation CNA Training Skills

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

CNA Training While you are taking your CNA training class, you will be taught how to perform many different skills. Some of these skills we have addressed in previous posts, like washing your hands, taking vital signs, and changing occupied beds. Another important skills, however, that you must learn how to perform is observing.   [...]