Certified Nurse Assistants, Be Prepared for the Unexpected

Even if you never find yourself working as a certified nurse assistant in an emergency room, you’re bound to bear witness to some very odd medical conditions during the course of your career.  You’ll surely run across a few stories that fall well outside the boundaries of what is covered in certified nurse assistant training courses. For example, you could have been the CNA in the doctor’s office where this fellow was rushed to after sticking his head into the beam of an active particle accelerator. You could have been the CNA in the emergency room when a 28-year old male was brought after an attempted suicide. The man had swallowed several nitroglycerin pills and a fifth of vodka. When asked about the bruises about his head and chest he said that they were from him ramming himself into the wall in an attempt to make the nitroglycerin explode. Happy Friday Allen School Blog readers!

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