During CNA training, you will have the opportunity to learn about indirect care. This kind of care describes how you communicate with your patients, how you value their rights, and how you ensure their security and safety.
Along with being an important part of your work life after CNA training, this type of care will also be tested on your CNA training exam.
Unfortunately, many students forget about indirect care when they are attempting to earn their certification, often because they are nervous during the CNA training test. The pressure they feel might make them forget this learned behavior while they are demonstrating other skills. This can result in a failed exam, and a need to retake the test again.
In order to ensure you are correctly approaching each skill you are tested on, make sure you know what CNA training indirect care skills you’ll need. Here is a general how-to for each one.