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Top 10 things you’ll need in your CNA survival kit

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CNAs, we love you…and the hospital couldn’t run without you.

But what do you need to take care of yourself?

1. A pencil to remind you to list your blessings.
2. An eraser so you can make your mistakes disappear.
3. A rubber band to stretch yourself beyond your limits.
4. A string to tie things together when everything is falling apart.
5. A marble in case someone asks, “Have you lost your marbles?”
6. A stick of chewing gum to stick with it and accomplish anything.
7. A tea bag to remind you to relax and take a moment to breathe.
8. A candy kiss to remind you that someone, somewhere cares about you.
9. A toothpick to remind you to pick out the good qualities in people.
10. A Band-Aid to heal hurt feelings, whether yours or someone else’s.

This list is by Connie Jones, CNA.

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7 Responses to Top 10 things you’ll need in your CNA survival kit

  1. Dawn

    Thank you again Scrubs mag, I got my winning mug delivered today, and my hubby, teenage son, and 6 year old daughter were really impressed!! I love this publication!!!

  2. jackee

    love it thanks for giving the cnas some love we all work hard

  3. Deanna Geer

    Thanks for recognizing the CNA’s They work so hard with so much love to their patients. They deserve this. My sister was the winner of the Top Ten things mug. I am so proud of her.

  4. Patricia Jones

    Thanks for letting CNAs know you care…
    I would love to have a mug.

  5. Janet

    As director of education, I run a monthly orientation for our new nurses. Yesterday I had a group of six CNAs. After reading this list a couple of days earlier, I stopped at the local 99 cent store and picked up every item, along with some pretty gift bags and tissue. I cannot tell you how grateful the CNAs were to feel appreciated. I started off the day with this and we had a wonderful interactive and lively day. I will definitely use this again. Thank you!

  6. NenaMataHari CNA

    Aww! That is so sweet! Thank you.

  7. jeannine454

    How can I get the CNA top ten mug. I would like to get it for my sister-in-law who just passed her test.