Monday, December 31, 2007

Being a Nurse Assistant

I have been working in a nursing home for 17 months now , I started in July 25 of 2006 from other department and later transfered to the nursing department after completing the Nurses Assistant Training Class and I am certified by the State of Michigan to work in any long term care facitily after passing the state exam.

Being a Certified Nurses Assistant or CNA is really quite a job. It needs patience, dedication to your work, have love what you do, and have love for the residents by respecting their privacy.Being a nurse assistant our role is to provide quality care for the resident. We make sure their needs are meet by communicating them always. If they can't talk and can not express their feelings, we make sure they are not in pain by looking their facial expressions. And if they are in pain we will report it to our charge nurse so she/he can give a pain medicine.

Every month we have our mandatory in-service training that is required by the state, in order for us to learn more knowledge, strategies and approaches on how to take care of the residents in order to meet their needs in different way.

In my coming posts I am going to write what is the life of the resident in a nursing home based on my knowledge and based on what I see.

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