The Problem Of An Unemployed Certified Nursing Assistant Essay

1549 Words Oct 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Facts may not always represent reality and truth, but they allow the human’s mind to be free from the aversion of uncertainty and ambiguity. Facts play a crucial role in the health/medical field. As a health profession, it is important to rely on facts in order to accurately monitor a patient’s health. At the same time, it is also crucial for the patient to understand the facts of one’s condition in order to have it treated respectively. I am both a health paraprofessional and a patient. As an unemployed certified nursing assistant (CNA) whose certification is soon to be expired and a patient who’s currently undergoing recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, I came across a problem that restlessly boggled my mind. I had often contemplated if it was ideal to work as a CNA while I am still recovering from surgery in order to maintain my certification which expires in February of 2017. Upon examining multiple facts in regards to the risks of re-injuring my knee, the consequences of neglecting patients, and the licensing requirements for CNAs of Wisconsin, I came to the conclusion that I should not work while recovering from my ACL surgery. Through research, I was able to identify multiple risk factors of working in the health field while recovering from an injury. According to my physical therapist at Children’s Hospital, a reconstructed ACL takes approximately six months to heal. She stressed the fact that I have two more months of recovery and emphasized…

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