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4 Easy Ways to Break Confidentiality (And How to Avoid Them!)

As a nursing assistant, you spend more time with your clients than anyone else on the health care team. This helps you develop a close relationship with your clients. They come to trust you with their personal information—believing that you will keep it to yourself.
 
Now, be honest. Have you ever discussed a client’s private information with your family or laughed about a client with a group of coworkers? Most health care workers would probably answer “yes”.  
Talking about your clients in a public place or to people who aren’t involved in their care breaks the trust your clients have placed in you.   Health care workers who break confidentiality can lose their jobs and can even find themselves in a lawsuit!
 
Four Easy Ways to Break Confidentiality (And How to Avoid Them!)
 
There are a few common ways that health care workers break their clients’ trust without really meaning to. See if you can spot the mistakes these nursing aides made:
 
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CNAs: The Benefits of Learning Go Beyond the Job!

As every CNA knows, things change rapidly in health care.  This means that nursing assistants can't "rest on their laurels" and claim that they know all they need to know to do their jobs.  Having an active, open mind and a true desire to continue learning go a long way toward being an effective CNA.

Studies have shown that an hour of increased brain activity can make a person smarter, more energetic, creative and open to new ways of thinking. Of course, completing inservices or reading medical information online are two ways to increase your brain activity.

However, there are countless ways to exercise your mind that have nothing to do with medicine-but will still help keep your mind stimulated and ready for "on the job" learning. Here are just a few:  read more »

Delegation: How Nurses & CNAs Work as a Team

When work is delegated to you by a nurse, what does that really mean? Here’s the definition of delegation:  read more »

How CNAs Can Help Incontinent Clients

Did you know that approximately 17 million Americans are incontinent—and 85 percent of them are women? Incontinence is most common among the elderly, especially for people living in long term care facilities. So, is incontinence simply a fact of life? Read on for the real truth…  read more »


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