Long-Term Care

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of stress

LTC Nursing Assistant Trainer, June 4, 2009

Being a CNA is a stressful job. Healthcare workers are much more likely to suffer from "burnout," or physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion, than other professionals. It's important to keep a close eye on your stress levels because stress negatively affects your health. The following is a list of physical symptoms brought on by stress:

  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Tension in the head, neck, and shoulders
  • Upset stomach
  • Feeling tired or worn out
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Grinding teeth
  • Racing heart
  • Frequent colds or flu
  • Proneness to accidents

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