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Certified nursing assistant<br>what is a certified nursing assistant<br>what does a cna do<br>1. Physical Ability<br>2. Listening and Communication Skills<br>3. Flexibility and Accountability<br>4. Empathy<br>6. Team Work<br><br>In order to do that a CNA should be physically strong enough to handle the patients with care and move them easily

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top 5 personal qualities
Top 5 Personal Qualities
  • Physical Ability
  • Listening and Communication Skills
  • Flexibility and Accountability
  • Empathy
  • Team Work
physical ability
Physical Ability
  • When working as a CNA you will need to move patients for one place to another for many reasons, like to walk the patient for physical treatment, change beds and much more.
  • In order to do that a CNA should be physically strong enough to handle the patients with care and move them easily.
  • Not every patient you get would be of the same weight.
  • Some might be much heavier than you so you would need the strength to pick them and give them proper support so they don’t fall dragging you along.
listening and communication skills
Listening and Communication Skills
  • Listening and communicating are one of the most important traits that a CNA should have.
  • In order to provide the desired care to the patient you should carefully listen to what the patient wants to say so that you can provide exactly what they need.
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Listening and Communication Skills
  • You also have to communicate with the patient when providing care of any kind.
  • Like if you are giving the patient a perineal care you need to explain the whole process so that the patient will know exactly what you are doing and will not hesitate or have any questions for you to provide the care.
flexibility and accountability
Flexibility and Accountability
  • As a nursing assistant you have to work in different places and accordingly you can be assigned to another patient or may be another location.
  • Every patient is different in one way or another according to the region where they live, so you must have flexibility in order to adapt the change in environment.
  • You have to take care of the patient with different factors and diseases, so you are accountable for your patient and for the duties you perform in your entire shift.
  • If you have any problem adapting the situation or any other concerns related to patient or your work, you have to discuss it privately with your supervisor rather than asking another assistant.
  • Empathy is a quality that cannot be learnt from education, it comes from within.
  • It requires understanding your patient needs and wants. And to truly understand that you need to put yourself in shoes of the patient.
  • Because there are times when a CNA is assigned to elderly, disabled patient or patients who are struggling their way to recover, so as these patient don’t really talk much, they need your emotional support so you should feel what they feel without them telling you the concern.
team work
Team Work
  • There are times when a patient care needs help of more than one nurse, so at that time you might need to work with another assistant to protect yourself and the patient from any possible injuries that might occur if you perform the task individually.
  • Also when you ask for help you might be summoned as well by someone to help them out.
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Team Work
  • Your assistance with enthusiasm and can-do attitude will decide that if you are capable of working with a team or not.
  • Apart from all these qualities you should be able to follow the chain of command and consult your supervisor for any help you need regarding issues related to work conflict or disagreement. But in doing all that the main concern should be the welfare and wellbeing of the patient.
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