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CNA Schools – Learn What it Takes to Become an Effective Caregiver
CNA schools prepare nursing assistant students to stand behind the enemy lines of battle. There are adversities to be defeated and small wars to be won within the walls of the usually serene hospital ward or long term care facility, and what you learn in CNA schools can be compared with military activities. The enemy is negative emotion.
Your patients and their families are often going through emotional turbulence and even depression under their calm facades. As a nursing assistant you will probably be the first person to meet the patient. It therefore is your responsibility to drop an encouraging remark, or a pleasant phrase ever so often to help the patient eliminate as many of the negative emotions he or she is feeling as is possible.
Recent clinical studies have revealed mental motivation to be a crucial issue in the healing of illnesses. Here we’ll briefly discuss damaging nocebos and beneficial placebos. Patients whose physical symptoms are shown to have psychological causes are frequently given placebos, neutral substances such as distilled water by their doctors, disguised as medication.
Conversely, nocebos are the adverse effects that show up due to the patient’s strong belief that his or her illness is incurable. CNA Schools train their students for the difficult task of recognizing patients that are likely to nocebo and devoting some time to them, as far as your other duties will allow.
Outstanding preparation for the field of nursing
CNA Schools lay the groundwork for the higher levels of nursing. This occurs in several ways. First of all, as a student you need to know the fundamentals of providing care as a nurse in order to do well as an aide to a registered nurse. If you want to pursue further qualifications in nursing, you will already know the basics.
Secondly, because most of the training you’ll get at the CNA schools includes entertaining patients and following your nurse-superiors, your mental capacity to do all sorts of tasks with enthusiasm is honed. You can learn all the advantages of humbleness and hard work without which no one can ever become a good nurse.
What is the role of CNA Schools?
As a CNA you will deal with the patient when the doctor or nurses are not present. Therefore you need to learn how to perform basic actions such as heart rate and blood pressure, and bathing, feeding and grooming the patients when needed. You may even be called on to just keep the patient company. You may, on the disagreeable end, have to deal with bad-tempered and demanding patients and/or their relatives.
In addition, you should be open to doing the sometimes unpleasant things mothers do for their babies. But that is exactly what the CNA schools are there for.