For Your CNAs, General

A Four Minute Reminder for Every Healthcare Worker

In doing research on the web for an inservice I'm writing, I came across a four minute video that I will never forget.  Produced by the Cleveland Clinic, it is a powerful reminder of how important empathy and compassion are, especially for anyone who works in healthcare.  Please take the time to see for yourself...and,… Continue reading A Four Minute Reminder for Every Healthcare Worker

Awarding Top-Notch CNAs, For Your CNAs, General, Teaching Tips

An Easy Way to Thank Your Nurse Aides!

Did you know that, for many nursing assistants, their number one complaint about work is that they don't feel appreciated? There's an easy fix for that. On our sister blog, Embracing Civility, we're offering a simple template for some cute "thank you" cards that you can download. Try printing them on thick paper or card… Continue reading An Easy Way to Thank Your Nurse Aides!

General

Can You Teach Your CNAs to Be Compassionate?

The dictionary defines compassion as "a deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve that suffering." So, for someone to be compassionate, he or she must be able to put themselves in someone else's shoes, AND act on his or her desire to lessen that person's suffering or unhappiness. It… Continue reading Can You Teach Your CNAs to Be Compassionate?

Lifelong Learning, Teaching Tips

Are Your CNAs Retaining What They Learn?

We all know that ongoing education leads to reduced turnover and greater job satisfaction. Not to mention that continuing education is a yearly requirement for nurse aides! But, how do you know the information you provide to your nurse aides "sticks?"  Here are some staggering statistics regarding adult learning retention. Over a period of three… Continue reading Are Your CNAs Retaining What They Learn?

General, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Tips

Low Pressure Learning for Your CNAs

As you are well aware, a nurse aide's job can be quite stressful.  Being on the frontlines of client care is tough!  Most nursing assistants are not fully prepared for the challenges that lie ahead on a daily basis.  As a result, job burnout and quick turnaround of CNAs are very real problems being faced… Continue reading Low Pressure Learning for Your CNAs