Certified Nursing Assistant

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Not everyone has a big enough heart to care for strangers; some people may just look the other way and ignore. Being a Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA), or also called a Nurses’ Aide, you must be willing to care for patients with activities of the daily living, under the supervision of a nurse. When the Volunteer Nurses’ Aide Service program launched by the American Red Cross, numerous amounts of volunteered people gathered to train to become a nurses aide during WWI. Due to traumatic amount of injured soldiers, young woman were taught the ways of being able to assist the nurses. Then again during WWII, 12,000 more aides were also apart of the team in the military hospitals. Out of all the different units of the hospital, I’m in the Float …show more content…
There is perks of being in the Float Pool. I, personally, enjoy the satisfaction I get to have not knowing where I’ll be for the night. I love being able to meet and work with tons of great people on each of the floors in the hospital. I also really love being able to work in what we call “Satellite” units. Which is basically a set of rooms designated only for Float staff when the hospital is at a high capacity. Only Floats can take care of these patients because their diagnosis 's vary between patients. Each unit of the hospital is specialized in a diagnosis. For example, strokes, cardiac issues, cancer, pediatrics, labor and delivery, respiratory and urinary. In a satellite unit, each of the patients could be diagnosed with all one of these issues. A urinary specialized nurse wouldn’t entirely know how to take care of a patient who may be in respiratory distress. Whereas a nurse that is specialized in respiratory would know exactly what to look for and do because they are exposed to it more frequently. Being in the Float Pool, we are trained and specialized on each of the floors in the hospital. Hence why we can only take these patients. That isn’t always an easy thing though which leads to its …show more content…
This makes out to be an extremely stressful night. You’re pager is constantly ringing saying, so and so needs to go to the bathroom every couple minutes and someones hungry but need to get feed because they’re blind. Being a CNA you have to do you’re best being organized because a lot can happen at once and when you have time sensitive tasks you need to do on top of things, it can get really crazy. Working nights almost makes this even harder I believe because of sleep deprivation. If you didn’t get a good days worth of sleep, it can affect the way you think and act when you’re stressed out and in general. Different emotions may start taking over which isn’t good for this kind of profession. Patients want someone that is stable taking care of them. Yet, the staff working that night could either make it easier for you or even harder. For instance, some nurses may totally help you because they understand you have nineteen patients and they may have four or five. While others just watch you run around with your head chopped off. Ask for help when you need it because it’s not enjoyable when you’re drowning and others are laughing and doing

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