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Alzheimer's Disease: The Sad Truth (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of Kristy Vosberg's compelling story about a woman battling Alzheimer's disease.  (By the way, Kristy received an "A" on her paper!)  read more »

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Just for CNAs: Relaxing After a Hard Day at Work!

CNA Relaxing After workIn today’s hectic world, many people feel stressed out, over-loaded and over-stimulated. We live in a society of convenience and speed--anything and everything is available with one click or keystroke. This may have something to do with why many people are so anxious, tired and overextended. It is also hard to relax and combat stress at the end of a long day because work finds a way to follow us home. Here are a few simple and inexpensive ways to reduce stress and rejuvenate your mind and body after work:  
 
First, when you get home, change clothes and put on something more comfortable. This will help the mind signal the transition from work to home.  Since you are finally off the time-clock and ready for “me” time, try to relax and do the activities that you enjoy. Make an effort to develop a low stress routine after work. Once you have made this routine a habit, relaxation may come more naturally to you. 
 
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Save Time by Setting Goals…and Thinking Outside the Box

Are you one of roughly 100 million Americans who wish you had more time during the day to finish all of your work? Recently, the trend of working late and generally spending more time at work has become a common and accepted practice across America. Doing this may allow you to accomplish a few more tasks, but this will also result in less time for your personal life. Instead of sacrificing the proper balance between work and play, try some of these time saving tips:  read more »

How Are Your First Aid Skills?

Did you know that the 4th of July is our most dangerous holiday? There are more injuries over the Independence Day weekend than for any other holiday! So, now is a great time to review a few basic first aid tips.

As a nursing assistant, you’ll probably find yourself in emergency situations more often than the average person. Whether you work as a CNA in a hospital, a nursing home, an assisted living center, a client’s home—or somewhere else—there may come a day when your first aid skills are needed. You need to know what to do until a nurse, doctor or paramedic takes over.  Let's take a look at a couple of scenarios that might apply during the holiday weekend:

 

It's summer.  It's hot outside.  Where you live, it may be really hot!  Soaring temperatures put people at risk for heat exhaustion, a dangerous condition that occurs when the body can't sweat enough to cool itself off.  If someone has been out in the sun and complains of weakness, fatigue, headache, dizziness and is sweating profusely, you should:  read more »


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