Archive for December, 2012

Tips for Passing Your CNA Training Exam

Monday, December 31st, 2012

CNA Training What comes to mind when you think about the CNA training exam? Do you imagine a test writer sitting somewhere, hovering over a keyboard and pouring through CNA training books until they find one obscure and minor fact to turn into a question you won’t ever possibly be able to answer? While it [...]

Answering Difficult Interview Questions After CNA Training

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

CNA Training Whether you are just finishing CNA training or you graduated years ago, you understand the importance of a great interview. That short spoken questionnaire can mean the difference between standing in a hospital helping patients or standing in the unemployment line. Despite how important it is, however, it is surprising how many of [...]

5 Simple Steps to Prepare for CNA Training

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

CNA Training After applying to a CNA training program, getting your TB test done, and passing your background check with flying colors, it is finally time for you to begin your CNA training. As the first day approaches, you can’t wait to get started. Your pencils are sharpened, your scrubs are ironed, and you even [...]

Your Career After CNA Training: Earning Your Patient’s Trust

Friday, December 28th, 2012

CNA Training Part of your career after CNA training will involve your acclimation period. This is the time frame in which you will earn your patients trust and become familiar with their routines. All of your patients are different and have had different experiences with medical personnel. Some individuals will take longer than others to [...]

Considerations after CNA Training: Your Uniform Can Harbor Bacteria

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

CNA Training During your CNA training, you will be taught the benefit and necessity of washing your hands frequently. You will be instructed to wash your hands when you enter a patient’s room, before performing each task for a patient, and when you leave the patient’s room. You will also be taught the effectiveness of [...]

20 Behaviors to Avoid After CNA Training

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

CNA Training When you are working in a medical facility after CNA training, you don’t have to be friends with every coworker you have. However, you do need to respect them and be able to get along well enough to work with them. While you might think you are a picture-perfect co-worker, did you know [...]

After CNA Training: Stress-Reducing Tips From Santa

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

CNA Training After CNA training, life can be a bit stressful, especially during the holiday season. These times are the days that we tend to go overboard, and all in the name of holiday spirit. Around Christmas, we eat more, work more, and sleep less, and all of this can cause us to be stressed [...]

Shift Work Disorder After CNA Training: Part Two

Monday, December 24th, 2012

CNA Training In the last CNA training blog post, we discussed the serious condition, shift work disorder. You may have this disorder if you work the third shift after CNA training, because you will be sleeping during the daytime instead of the night and altering your circadian rhythm. Your body’s internal clock will fight this [...]

Shift Work Disorder After CNA Training: Part One

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

CNA Training Do you work the night shift? Many CNAs do after CNA training, and they often experience symptoms like becoming tired more frequently, having trouble falling asleep once they get home, difficulty staying asleep, and fighting off sleep during their shift. These sleep issues can impact your work life, social life, and family life, [...]

Being a Great Patient Advocate After CNA Training

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

CNA Training One of the key roles you will have in the workplace after CNA training is being a patient advocate. This means you will be responsible for standing up for your patient and their rights, making sure they receive the care they need and deserve, and ensuring that their wellbeing is always considered first. [...]