Archive for August, 2009

Finding Free CNA Training

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

By Brenne Meirowitz If you are considering a career in nursing, you may be eligible to receive free CNA training (Certified Nursing Assistant) through your employer or potential employer. Currently, the U.S. Federal Government offers health industry employers reimbursement for the expense of training for certain occupations through Medicare. One of these includes training for [...]

Personal Hygiene And Appearance For CNA's

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Appearance is not one of the things they teach in CNA training classes. How a Certified Nursing Assistant maintains their own personal hygiene is a reflection on how he or she will maintain the personal hygiene of those in his or her care. Proper dress and personal maintenance is required of all people in any [...]

Personal Hygiene And Appearance For CNA’s

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Appearance is not one of the things they teach in CNA training classes. How a Certified Nursing Assistant maintains their own personal hygiene is a reflection on how he or she will maintain the personal hygiene of those in his or her care. Proper dress and personal maintenance is required of all people in any [...]

Preventing Patient Bedsores

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The main goal of CNA training is understanding how to provide proper patient care. As a certified nursing assistant you will be caring for all types of patients. Some of your patients will have limited mobility and it will be your responsibility to make sure that they are properly taken care of. One of the [...]

Duties Of A Certified Nursing Assistant

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

The duties a Certified Nursing Assistant is expected to perform will depend largely on where you are working. For instance, a CNA’s duties at a hospital will be different than at a nursing home, or at a patient’s home. Some positions may require a considerable degree of physical exertion, while others may not. A CNA [...]

Duties of a Certified Nursing Assistant in Nursing Homes

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Like all CNA jobs, the duties of a Certified Nursing Assistant in nursing homes can be numerous, varied, and challenging. Becoming a certified nursing assistant gives you the opportunity to assist people in the most basic but profound ways each day. CNAs that work in nursing homes help people who are either elderly or bedridden [...]

CNA Training: Taking Vital Signs

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

One of the first lessons in CNA training is learning to take vital signs. Vital signs are very important as they provide information on an individual’s functioning. Measurement for vital signs includes taking a pulse, checking a person’s temperature, checking blood pressure and checking the lungs for breathing rate. Checking vital signs is important as [...]

Low-Cost And Free CNA Training

Monday, August 17th, 2009

If you are interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant but are deterred because of the cost of tuition you should know that there are a number of low-cost or free CNA training programs available. Depending on your location  and your willingness to research there are a variety of sources to receive nursing assistant training. [...]

Qualities Needed To Become A Certified Nursing Assistant

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant encompasses more than the technical abilities obtained through CNA training classes. A person should possess particular character traits that are vital to performing the job of a certified nursing assistant as efficiently and compassionately as possible. One of the most important character traits needed as a nurse’s aide is thoroughness. [...]

Maintaining and Increasing Your Skills As A CNA

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Upon graduating from a state approved nursing assistant course and successfully passing a state given certification test, an individual can work in many organizations as a certified nursing assistant, or CNA. As a practicing nurse assistant, you will gain experience each day just by performing your duties, developing additional skills is both expected and desirable. [...]