CNA Week is June 13 – June 20. Most people outside of healthcare have very little respect for CNA’s. When in fact, CNA’s are an intricate part of the nursing team and deserve the upmost respect.
The CNA provides a lot of the bedside care a patient may need. Assisting with activities of daily living like, brushing a patients teeth, giving bed baths, assisting patients with eating and many other tasks as directed by the RN or LPN.
Because of the amount of time a CNA spends with a patient they hear and observe the smallest changes in a patients condition. These changes are reported to the RN or LPN who facilitate obtaining the necessary treatment. CNA’s are the eyes and ears of the nurse when the nurse is not with the patient.
The CNA builds one of the strongest bonds with a patient. They learn the likes and dislike each patient has. They know just how to fold down the bed, fluff a patients pillow and if time allows they give a fabulous back rub to help their patients relax.
So the next time you see a CNA remember to thank them for caring about their patients. Thank them for bringing love and joy into the hearts of everyone they care for.
All of us at Front Range Hospice send a great big thank you to our CNA’s. We are fortunate to have each and every one of you on our team.
Happy CNA week!!!!
Front Range Hospice