Brrr…It’s Cold in Here
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by Sheena Bumpas
1M ago
December is here. For me this month brings kids being out of school for two weeks, lots of families visiting my residents for the holiday, and — of course — the joy from the most wonderful time of the year! In many parts of the country, December also brings winter and cold temperatures. Being a The post Brrr…It’s Cold in Here appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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When a Resident or Client Loses a Pet, You Can Help
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by Joanne Kaldy
2M ago
When someone has lost a pet, this can be an incredibly difficult time. Especially if they were feeling a bit lonely to begin with, the loss can be devastating. Your kindness, attention, and thoughtfulness can be powerful and help them on their healing journey. The post When a Resident or Client Loses a Pet, You Can Help appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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The Many Roles of a CNA
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by Karren Ganschinietz
3M ago
When I began helping my family members with my brother-in-law’s care at the end of his life, I was honored to help and take on this role, and to utilize my experience as a certified end-of-life CNA. As our time together progressed, he told me about how he had not previously realized how my job The post The Many Roles of a CNA appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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Whooping Cough’s Not Just for Kids: What You Need to Know
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by Lisa Sweet
5M ago
If you think of whooping cough, or pertussis, as a childhood illness, think again. Adults of any age can contract this condition. In fact, in 2019 nearly 25 percent of reported whooping cough cases in the United States were in people aged 20 or older. This illness can make you quite sick, and two-thirds of The post Whooping Cough’s Not Just for Kids: What You Need to Know appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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Promoting Hospice in the African American Community
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by Celeste Wooten
5M ago
Culture is often a factor in non-acceptance of hospice. Taking care of family members is a way to express respect, gratitude, and dignity. And family members are trusted to make the best end-of-life care decisions because they know their loved one best. In African American culture, prayers for a miracle – rather than accepting death The post Promoting Hospice in the African American Community appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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Staycation, CNA Style
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by Sheena Bumpas
6M ago
Summer has felt crazy this year. The kids are restless and running out of activities to keep them busy. They can’t even swim in the pool because this heat makes it feel like a hot tub. So, they are stuck inside, arguing and making this momma pull her hair out. The Hydration Mantra This sometimes The post Staycation, CNA Style appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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10 Facts About Monkeypox
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by Lisa Sweet
7M ago
Here are 10 facts about monkeypox that will help you spot it and prevent it. The post 10 Facts About Monkeypox appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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Did You Have Water Today?
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by Sherry Perry
7M ago
A new quality improvement tool helps CNAs communicate things to other clinicians. The post Did You Have Water Today? appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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We Are Warriors
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by Karren Ganschinietz
10M ago
As I watched those brave soldiers, I found myself thinking of the brave CNAs putting on their armor (PPE) and considering their choice of weapons—only a gait belt and a walkie-talkie. These CNAs march to the frontline to protect their kings and queens. The post We Are Warriors appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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Still Standing: In the Words of CNAs
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by Sherry Perry
10M ago
This nation's CNAs were strong; they showed their resilience, and their strength was like none no one had ever seen. They stood tall, proud of their fellow CNAs. Battles were won with every life that made it through, just as battles were lost with every life lost. The post Still Standing: In the Words of CNAs appeared first on NAHCA | The CNA Association ..read more
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