Archive for September, 2012

Experiencing Compassion Fatigue After CNA Training? 5 Ways to Cope

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

CNA Training As a CNA, you witness the pain, suffering, and fear of your patients every single day. Sometimes you are able to keep your distance, like you were taught to do in CNA training, but other times you completely dive into the trials and lives of your patients. When this happen, you may begin [...]

5 People You Shouldn’t Discuss Work Stress With After CNA Training

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

CNA Training When you need support and compassion, who do you turn to? Who do you talk to when you need vent about stressful situations that occur at work after CNA training? Working as a CNA is tough enough, but it can be even more difficult if you try to do everything on your own. [...]

Pregnancy Concerns While Working After CNA Training

Friday, September 28th, 2012

CNA Training The day you completed your CNA training program was one of the best days of your life. Just a few days ago, however, you discovered there could be an even greater joy than finding the career of your dreams- you found out you are pregnant.   You’ve always dreamed of becoming a mother, [...]

After CNA Training: Handling Public Humilation

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

CNA Training Imagine this: You are a 26 year old CNA. You’ve just completed CNA training, and are finally working in a hospital as a CNA. You absolutely love your job, and see it as it your first successful and fulfilling career.         This is your first shift after a three day [...]

After CNA Training: Dealing With a Passive Aggressive Co-worker

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

CNA Training Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of working with others who are passive-aggressive. After CNA training, you may work alongside this type of co-worker; they are the ones that don’t perform their tasks effectively, make excuses why things aren’t done, and always play the victim, and they do it all with [...]

Refresh Your Memory With CNA Training DVDs

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

CNA Training Has it been a few years since you finished your CNA training? Or maybe you just completed the courses and need a bit of a refresher before you take your CNA training exam for your certification? While there are many educational resources you can turn to in order to gather information about CNA [...]

Nuggets of Wisdom to Take With You From CNA Training

Monday, September 24th, 2012

CNA Training Completing CNA training may make you feel as if you have all the knowledge you will ever need. After all, you now know exactly how to care for each and every patient in your care properly now; you can bathe them, help them eat, dress them, and you can even measure their input [...]

After CNA Training: Don’t Take Your Residents for Granted

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

CNA Training My CNA training was provided by a local nursing home, and when I finished I went to work for them for the promised six months, and then ended up staying there much longer. Some days were excellent, others weren’t so fun, but there was one thing I took away from the experience: I [...]

Tips for Encouraging Good Oral Health After CNA Training

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

CNA Training Mouth care is such a routine task after CNA training that many nursing assistants don’t understand how crucial it actually is. Proper oral care can ensure a patient is physically healthier and can prevent many illnesses and oral diseases. It is up to you to ensure your patients have the best oral care [...]

10 Steps to Boost Your CNA Training State Exam Score

Friday, September 21st, 2012

CNA Training When you finally complete your CNA training, you may feel as if you are on top of the world. Nothing can stop you from living your dreams now and caring for the patients you have been trained to care for. There is one thing standing in your way, however: the CNA training state [...]