Stress is basically a feeling of emotional or physical tension. Stress describes a person’s physical or emotional response to demands or pressures that they may experience from time to time. When we sense danger, whether it’s real or imagined, our bodies’ defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response. When we perceive a threat, our nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol which rouses our bodies for emergency action. The subsequent events involves our hearts pounding fast, muscles tightening, elevated blood pressure, hyperventilation, and our senses becoming sharper. These physical changes increase our strength and stamina, speed up our reaction time, and enhance our focus—preparing us to either fight or flee from the perceived danger
Anxiety and stress are interrelated because anxiety is a normal response to stress. Anxiety is an apprehensive state characterized by feelings of dread in response to internal or external stimuli. Over time, anxiety can lead to depression.
- The CNA will be able to identify the physiological and emotional signs of stress.
- The CNA will be able to identify strategies for coping with stress at the workplace
- The CNA will be able to understand different types of stressors
- The CNA will be able to describe the physiological response to stress
- The CNA will be able to describe the levels of anxiety
- The CNA will be able to describe relaxation techniques to alleviate stress
Instructions for taking the course
To complete the course successfully, you must go through all the lessons below. You MUST mark each lesson as complete by clicking the MARK COMPLETE BUTTON. If you do not click the mark complete button, you will not be allowed to proceed to the next lesson. Please notice that all lessons have a minimum set amount of time that you are expected to spend on each lesson. You will not be allowed to Mark the Lesson Complete until the timer resets to zero; that is, until the minimum time set for the course has passed. For example if lesson A has an allocated minimum time of 10 minutes, you will have to wait 10 minutes before you can mark Lesson A complete. The Mark Complete button for lesson A will be grayed out and will not become active until 10 minutes are over.
WARNINGIf you forget to click the Mark Complete button done, you will be prompted to go back to that lesson again and have to wait till the allocated timed minutes resets to zero again before the Mark Complete button becomes active. After all lessons are completed and they are Marked Completed, you will then be allowed to take the post test. If you successfully pass the quiz, you will earn CEU’s for this course and you can proceed to print out your certificate.