One thing I know is that, I cannot survive 12 hours of working as a telemetry nurse without my beloved CNA's. They are always there for me as I am for them. Put it this way, they spend more time with the patients than the nurses. With that said, they are my first line of defense against trouble that's starting to brew and needs my attention right away.
I have worked with a lot of CNA's and each one has taught me tips and tricks of the trade that has helped me tremendously as a practicing nurse. I have also developed great friendships with some that I will treasure forever. For that, I have so much respect and admiration for all of them. Thank you.
Thinking about being a CNA? Here's a list of great sites that can help you answer your burning questions about the profession. Check them out.
How to get your CNA license:
CNA Certification Exam:
Sample CNA job description:
CNA sample resume templates:
CPR / Certification Resources
A guide to CPR certification: http://www.cprcertificationtrainingonline.com/
American Heart Association: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/CPR_UCM_001118_SubHomePage.jsp
Disease Management: http://medical-base.com/