Joy Pfeffer, BSN, RN, Clinical Educator, RWHC
CNAs who provide home care, both newly certified and experienced.
This two-day workshop will empower the CNA to feel essential to the healthcare team. Through review of basic nursing assistant tasks to understanding common diseases seen in patients, participants will learn the importance of their role. Long term care and hospital CNAs need a different set of skills to provide home care - this workshop identifies them. Critical thinking skills will be introduced and knowing reasons behind their actions will be emphasized.
The particpant will be able to:
- Illustrate good knowledge of communication/conflict resolution through role playing
- Review basic principles of infection control
- Describe two chronic diseases of the home care client
- Discuss professionalism in their role
- Understand importance of falls prevention through interactive discussion
- Examine best practices of common home care tasks
- Explain care of the dying client