For Your CNAs, General, In the News

Are Your CNAs In the Know about Sexual Harassment?

Regardless of your political leanings, there is no denying that the current presidential election has brought the issue of sexual harassment to the forefront.  As healthcare professionals, we know that sexual harassment is an important topic, mandated as part of every employee’s training by the Joint Commission, OSHA and state regulations. Still, it seems as… Continue reading Are Your CNAs In the Know about Sexual Harassment?

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!

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What Joint Commission Says about Incivility

Workplace incivility. Adult bullying. Lateral harassment. These terms make the news nearly every day, headlining another story about employees who are dealing with a toxic work environment. Jana Raver is an organizational expert and professor at Queen's University School of Business. She has done research proving that sixty percent of employees are exposed to workplace… Continue reading What Joint Commission Says about Incivility

General, In the News, Teaching Tips

CNA Educators: Spend Pennies & Save Dollars!

Have your heard about the study of 780 Medicare patients that was released today?  The study focused on adverse events during hospitalizations.  As reported by USA Today, the study found that: Of the 780 patients, twelve died as a result of hospital care.  Five were related to blood-thinning medication. Two other medication-related deaths involved inadequate… Continue reading CNA Educators: Spend Pennies & Save Dollars!

For Your CNAs, General, Lifelong Learning, Teaching Tips

How Well Do Your CNAs Observe & Report?

As you know, one of the primary roles of the nursing assistant is to collect and communicate information.  The information is collected by observing clients and communicated by reporting to the nurse and/or documenting in the client's chart.  So, how good are your CNAs at observing and communicating important information about their clients? For example,… Continue reading How Well Do Your CNAs Observe & Report?