CNAs are like the servers at a restaurant. They’re like the sales people at a large corporation. CNAs are the front line soldiers. They’re the people who leave the largest impression on the guests.
CNAs are responsible for accommodating patients and making them feel comfortable in what can be stressful times. Some of their duties include, but are not limited to:
- Providing emotional support to patience and their families
- Bathing and dressing patients
- Taking vital signs of patients
- Documenting information regarding treatment and conditions form nurses and doctor
- Answering patient calls
- Changing bed sheets and restocking supplies
CNAs spend the majority of time with the patients. In fact, it’s been said that CNAs spend nine out of ten hours of treatment with the patients. They do everything from readjusting bedridden patients, to offering massages to patients in pain.
Sometimes a good nursing aide can help a patient experience a much speedier and much more enjoyable recovery. Many patients deal with anxiety, depression, loneliness and having someone to help you cope with that can often help.
Hospitals, like any other large organizations, require many cogs to turn the machine. CNAs are as important as any other cog and if not for them, hospitals wouldn’t be able to provide maximum efficiency in terms of taking care of the people who need help. In fact, I compared nursing aids to sales people and servers earlier and while the function is similar, the importance of CNAs is far greater! Because CNAs aren’t just improving the efficiency of any business, but they’re improving our ability to effectively treat sick patience. In many cases, they’re helping save lives!
If you possess the following traits:
- Sound Judgement
Perhaps you should pursue a career in nursing. Hospitals can never become too efficient and the world can never have too many CNAs. After all, you can never save to many lives.
To learn more about CNAs and how you can get certified to become one, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.