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Preventing Accidents in the Bathroom

Did you know the average person visits the toilet 2,500 times a year (6-8 times a day)?  That adds up to three whole years of life sitting on the toilet!  With all that time spent in the bathroom, it's important that you and your clients know the best ways to avoid accidents.

By studying our new inservice, "Toileting Tips", you'll feel more prepared to handle challenges such as helping an immobile client to the bathroom, caring for clients with catheters, and helping your clients cope with incontinence..  You'll also review common disorders of the urinary system and the bowel, and learn how Alzheimer's and dementia play a role in incontinence.  read more »

CNAs: Are You Bored?

Are you feeling bored? Well…did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? It’s true! So, here are a couple of brainteasers to shake things up a little:
 
Look at this photo.  Which of the three men is tallest?
 
And what about this one:  Johnny's mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?
 
Have you got them figured out or do you give up? Keep reading for the answer.
 
And, here are some tips for helping you fight boredom at work:
 

Inservices for $2.95 each!

Infection control is a year round battle.  So, it's important to learn as much information as you can about preventing all types of infections- including MRSA, TB, Influenza and more.

Don't miss our clearance sale on all Infection Control Modules!  Through the month of July, we've drastically reduced our prices on 10 of our popular infection control inservices.

Check out the list below to see which 10 topics are now only $2.95 each!

Infection Control in Home Care

Standard Precautions

Understanding Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Understanding Hepatitis A & B  read more »

It's HOT Outside!! Are your clients protected?

It's July, and it's HOT outside!!  Did you know that in an average year, at least 200 people die from heat-related illnesses in the United States alone?  A majority of these people are elderly.  As people age, their ability to sense heat lessens making the high heat and humidity levels life-threatening.

As a CNA, it is your responsibility to meet the various needs of your clients.  Do you know all the things you can do as a nursing assistant to keep your clients cool during the summer months?

To learn more about heat-related illnesses and how you can protect your clients, click here to check out our new inservice: "Summer Safety Tips".

Plus, check back with us for more upcoming additions!

New Inservice Topic Just Added!

Did you know that the average load of dirty laundry contains 100 million E. coli bacteria?  And, studies have found that more than 60 percent of washing machines are contaminated with fecal matter.  Do these numbers surprise you?  Check out our newest inservice addition to Just for CNAs: "Infection Control in Home Care" to find out how you can keep your clients safe from harmful bacteria. 

This topic is filled with tips about common infection control challenges faced by home health aides... just like you.  It also includes information on disinfecting surfaces, doing laundry, "sharps" disposal, household pests and food safety. You'll also find dozens of tips for keeping clients' homes as germ-free as possible.


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