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CNA Review

CNA Review
Start Date : 01, Aug 2016 No.of Seat Available : 6
Course Duration : 1 Hour Course Level : Nrusing

COURSE OVERVIEW

Helping the patients with their everyday activities and performing personal care duties, like dressing, bathing, feeding, shifting them from one place to another in the hospital, etc., can be a complicated task. Without a good training, a CNA may find all these duties more difficult to perform. It is, therefore, very important to take training classes before beginning the practice. These classes prepare prospective nurse aides for the upcoming challenges in their career.

CNA classes are deliberate to offer nursing assistants with the requisite training to provide patients with proper comfort and care when they are at discomfort and unease. In cases of emergencies, it becomes life threatening for the patients if they don’t get instant care from a trained medical professional.

The rising number of old age people has increased the demand of certified nursing assistants in the USA. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected 20% growth in the demand of nurse aides by the year 2018. These professionals earn a good salary, but for pursuing this career, you need to register for an accredited CNA class and qualify the respective state’s certification exam.

What are the requirements to enroll for nursing assistant classes?

Only those candidates are eligible to take CNA classes, who fulfill the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age.
  • A high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED).
  • Applicants should submit a formal application duly dated and signed.
  • Proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English and also possess knowledge of Mathematics.
  • Submit TB and criminal background check report.
  • Students may also require acquiring CPR certification during or before the training program.
  • Some institutes conduct pre-screening test. Aspiring candidates are ought to qualify this test for seeking admission in the training programs.
  • Personality traits, like professionalism, patience, compassion and desire to help others are also essential.

Coursework

These classes are split into clinical and classroom instructions. Following topics are covered in the classroom studies:

  • Patient rights
  • Medical terminology
  • Emergency procedures
  • Ethical and legal aspects in nursing
  • Basic nutrition
  • General healthcare
  • Human bodily functions
  • Preventive health care measures
  • Mental health disorders
  • Physiology and anatomy

Clinical sessions are carried out under the supervision of a medical expert. Students learn following skills during clinical practice:

  • Grooming and feeding of patients
  • Infection control
  • Basic hygiene and patient care
  • Repositioning of patients
  • Recording vital signs, like temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, etc.
  • Taking care of basic nutrition
  • Record keeping
  • Making beds
  • Emptying catheter bags
  • Proper medication









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