It's Medical Monday ~ CNA's Brighten Days

Today is the first Monday of July, which means it is Medical Monday around these parts!

I am happy to be co-hosting this month's Medical Mondays Blog Hop.

For those of you who are new here, I am a CNA, and for anyone who doesn't know what that is, I thought I would explain.

CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant.  Our duties vary depending on what job we take.  I used to do home health care, which I love.  Many CNA's work in nursing homes.  I currently work in a hospital on the neuro med/surg floor.  If you've ever spent time in a hospital, you've encountered a CNA, although different facilities use different job titles.

At my hospital, we are called Nurse Techs.  We take vitals, assist patients with various needs, answer your call light, bring you food and drinks (other than your actual meals).  I often feel like a waitress, counselor, and medical professional all rolled into one.  I could never list every one of my duties because there are so many and they vary greatly from day to day, week to week.  I run my butt off, I will say that!  I work hard for 12 hours, 3 days a week and it wears me out.  But I love it - most days!

We appreciate all our Medical Monday participants! You all have helped us develop a fantastic community of friendship and support! Next month we will be celebrating MM one year anniversary! Be sure to mark it on your calendar. Along with our regular link up party, we will have a giveaway which is sure to please! 

On to this month's party!!!.....

Are you confused if you qualify for the party?

If you have a pager interrupting your life... you DEFINITELY qualify!
Do you work in healthcare?
Doctor? Nurse? EMT? Chiropractor? Vet? Dentist? Therapist?
Are you the spouse or SO of a healthcare worker/student?
Are you a nursing student? Medical student?
Intern? Resident? Fellow?

You get the picture, right? Come on, now... don't be shy! Let's keep growing and meeting new bloggers, so we can build a community of support and friendship, learn from one another, and share our stories.


Here are the rules:
  1. Follow your co-hosts via Bloglovin (since GFC will soon be defunct), FB, email or Twitter.
  2. Link up you medical/med life blog. If your blog name does not clearly state how you fit in to the med/med life world, please write a little intro or link up a specific post which clearly demonstrates your connection.
  3. Visit at least 3 other link ups, comment, introduce yourself, and tell the your stopping by or following from MM!
  4. Help spread the word by using our button on your post or sidebar, tweet about Medical Monday, or spread the word on Facebook! The more the merrier for all of us.
Complete step one by following your co-hosts:

Want to be awesome?
Post our button on you post or sidebar and help spread the word:

Want to co-host next month? Shoot Emma an email at yourdoctorswife@gmail.com and be sure to write "Medical Monday Co-host Request" in the subject field.

Now, link up below and have fun! The link up is open through Friday, so be sure to come back during the week to check some great reads!


Heather @ PrettyStrongMedicine said...

CNAs unite! I'm working in home health care right now and I prefer it so much compared to the nursing home I worked in. I wanted to be work in a hospital but I didn't have any prior experience. It sounds like you enjoy it though which is great!

Stopping by for Medical Monday! Have a great week :)

Amy Looze said...

Happy medical monday! What a great co-host for the month :) XO

Aleta said...

I remember how thoughtful the nurse staff was during my stay for the c-section. God bless!

Amy said...

Happy Medical Monday. Hugs!

Brandy said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! :-)

I assure you, I will DEFINITELY be good to my CNA’s. One thing I think my program did well above what some programs do was emphasize that we are part of a healthcare team and no one person is more important than another. We did our first semester clinicals in a LTCF and acted as both the CNA and the student nurse for our patients. The three semesters we spent in the hospital also included all aspects of patient care. We dispensed trays, helped with hygiene, changed linens, helped with toileting, and took out trash. Our instructors wanted us to know that all of those things are a part of overall patient care and as nurses, we will not be too good to jump in and do those things for our patients. Also, being in those roles definitely helped me see how important CNA’s are and I have a LOT of respect for the work they do. :-D

Meredith @ TheMittenWife said...

Hi! Happy Medical Mondays,
Glad you stopped by:)

Sheila Simmons said...

Happy Medical Mondays, I don't know why people look down on CNA's. They are very knowledgeable and professional, at least the ones I have met. It is wonderful that you found a job that fulfills your passion for helping people.

Sheila Simmons said...

Happy Medical Mondays, I don't know why people look down on CNA's. They are very knowledgeable and professional, at least the ones I have met. It is wonderful that you found a job that fulfills your passion for helping people.

Your Doctor's Wife said...

Thanks for being such a great co-host!

My mother started her career as a CNA! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy MM! Your blog always reminds me to give an extra smile and a thank you to the CNAs at my hospital who I'm sure work just as hard as you do! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. :)