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For health care professionals like you and me, critical thinking is a "MUST HAVE" skill. Being able to think critically is just as important as knowing how to measure someone's vital signs or document client care. How are your critical thinking skills?
You are thinking critically when you:
People who are critical thinkers tend to: read more »
As a nursing assistant, you spend every day caring for others. But, do you remember to take good care of yourself, too? To work toward wellness for yourself, it’s important to focus on five different components of life, including:
People who are emotionally well are able to express their feelings freely. They know how to handle the stress of their daily lives and know when and how to seek support from others. They also work to develop healthy relationships with others.
TIP: Try the old "count to ten" trick when you feel angry.
Ongoing education is important for intellectual wellness. People who are intellectually well enjoy learning new things, expressing their creativity, and improving their skills. (For example, by visiting this website and reading this blog, you are working on your intellectual wellness!)
TIP: Try to keep up with current events. Discuss them with friends or family members.
Physical Wellness read more »
You may have heard that the
Swine flu is a virus that originates in pigs. It causes them to have respiratory symptoms similar to when a person gets the flu. Normally, the virus spreads from pig to pig, but NOT to humans. In the past, there were rare cases of people “catching” swine flu, but, in most of these cases, the people had contact with sick pigs. read more »
Be sure to check out the blog on our parent site: In the Know. Scroll down the blog to view all the nursing assistants who are being honored as part of the CNA of the Quarter Award.
These CNAs work in a variety of settings: hospitals, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities. And, their supervisors had many nice things to say about them!
In the Know will present the CNA of the Quarter Award again at the end of June. Maybe next time it will be you?
As you may know, Just for CNAs is a branch of In the Know, a company that has been helping health care organizations grow their CNA inservice libraries for more than ten years.
Last month, we received countless nominations for In the Know's CNA of the Quarter Award. To see who was honored with this award (for the first quarter of 2009), please click here to visit In the Know's blog.
And, be sure to check back every couple of days. We will be blogging about some of the other outstanding CNAs for whom their supervisors...and their clients...are so very grateful.
With thanks to all CNAs, everywhere,