I work as a CNA in an ICU, and am an Rn student starting my preceptorship in med-surg.
I will be performing a teaching project, basically a brief presentation to unit staff. I'm considering one on taking care of one's own feet (staff)...everyone's feet hurt! I'm also considering talking about what do to help confused/combative/detoxing patients (lots of experience with this one. :/ )
What topic is best? Can you suggest a topic you'd want to be trained on? I know if I get one more training session on handwashing I'm gonna scream!!!
Thanks AN homies!
Mar 12, '14
I know this post is almost a year old but, here's my 2 cents worth. Better late than never???
I think learning/understanding illness and the loss of appetite. SO many times I see nurses and CNA's getting frustrated and sometimes pushing food at patients who just don't want to eat.
I know it's only natural to associate eating with being healthy and wanting someone who is sick to eat.
We could all benefit from learning how to cope with this and helping the patient and family deal with this.
I learned (and understand better) from hospice training. It helps me to do my job better!