NURSING ASSISTANT WEEK IS June 6-13, 2002
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Home Health Assistant (HHA) is the Direct Care Giver to many. The wages are LOW and the Care In Nursing Facilities is floundering. We are CNA's and we are speaking out about QUALITY CARE. Find out more about "Who we ARE". Quality care will exist if we let our voices be heard !!!
Quality care, is NOT giving your residents .45 minutes of care a day (24 hours) but giving them at least 2.9 hours a day 24 hours) of our care. Some Nursing homes are making CNA's work 12-15 residents skilled care per one CNA. Get out your calculators. One CNA cannot provide good Quality Care with this ratio
Experts recommend minimum nurse staffing standards
for U.S. nursing homes
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Certified Nurse Assistant Message Board Interact with fellow CNA's See what current information is NOW AVAILABLE for resources for CNA'S. as of 6-17-2000 I added a section of ORGANIZATIONS for CNA's. they include the DCA, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute and National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform,
6-23-200 ADDED Information regarding the MALE CNA Task Force
NATIONAL CNA 20 year Club.
PLEASE go to the message board, or LINK directly here to find out HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED :Mandated Minimum Staffing Laws are in Congress they are being haggled over and looked into heavily. CNA's are fighting hard for the laws to protect their residents and give them the care and time they deserve
CNA IMPORTANT LINKS
Patti Green's Article Published in the Journal of Nursing Assistants is Linked here a Must Read Link to HORIZONTAL VIOLENCE
Also, a Sequel is called A Call For Action
CNA'S ARE THE CARETAKERS.
We are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: We strive to make their days
happy and comfortable. We are the ONE on ONE caregiver in their life, we love our Residents having the most contact with them outside
of their family members. Although we cannot give them the Care they TRULY deserve, we watch out for them as best we can.
OUR PRIORITY IS TO THE RESIDENT
It is the only priority we should have. The Angels walk with us and with our residents,
and God gives us the strength to help these people. We lift them we cradle them we need the strength in our loving arms to keep them safe from falls and pain
One of the things you have to have in an
environment of helping the disabled and the elderly,
is a "Special" kind of love and understanding. These special
people take us into their heart also: they and their families put their trust in us daily they depend on us to
be there for them and with them to make SURE the care is given CNA's are responsible for ROM (Range of Motion). Feeding., cleaning, showering, giving out snacks,transferring them safely, dressing, doing personal care, walking with them, talking to them and MUCH MORE. (if time allows) .What better way to
communicate a wonderful relationship? **Taking Time to Deliver CARE **
God gives us this special feature, and our endurance comes
from another power within. Our Hearts. Not our Profits. CNA's don't profit by $$. We Profit knowing our resident is comfortable, clean and fed.
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|The Certified Nurse Assistant|
As I enter into my place of calling
I ask for strength as I help those in needing
Hide my tears for the sick and aging
and let my smile be the hope they're seeking.
Guide my hands as they do for them
The things they cannot do, and we take for granted
Allow my eyes to see those things
that make my stay with them a blessing
Provide the words I need to speak
To let them know I love them so.
As I do my work throughout the day
It is for my residents that I stay,
and for my residents that I pray
This prayer created by Steve and Shari Allen
Created and written 11-23-97. It is now the official prayer
of the CNA's, as we know of no prayer ever written for them.
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WebSites That Touch Your Heart
Documents You can use for Training and Inservice
The Profession..What you should expect
GENERAL Work Duties performed by the CNA
The Diary...A Typical Day
JOINING THE CNA Webring Instructions
Nursing Related Links
NURSING Web RINGS
DEDICATIONS.... Submit YOUR Dedications to a loved one.
LTC Dedications...Submit YOUR Dedications to a FACILITY
The New CNA Discussion Forum Message board
The Medical ForumFind/Ask Questions Here Related to General Health Care
The MEDICAL CNA Bookstore
Website Elves & Webring>What do Elves do?
They help new web people get started on the WWW to making pages/maintaining/graphics... Much more.
Phenomenal Women of the Web (Ring)
Many people are listed in TPWOTW who are Medically Related, have sites related to medical professions
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