Archive for October, 2010

Is a Home Health Aide the Same as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Home health aides are sometimes confused with certified nursing assistants, and although the term is often used interchangeably, there are some differences. Certified Nursing Assistant vs. Home Health Aide A Home Health Aide (HHA) generally works in the actual residence of patients. These patients may fall into one of the following categories: The patient in [...]

Breaking it Down: Medical Assistant Pay Vs. Certified Nursing Assistant Pay

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Certified Nursing Assistants provide intimate and bedside care to patients. Often they are responsible for meeting basic needs of their patients, which include feeding, bathing, dressing, and recording vital signs. Certified Nursing Assistants report directly to the Registered Nurse on staff. Medical assistants help physicians during examinations, prepare necessary medical equipment, and collect specimens that [...]

5 Tips For New CNA’s Working in a Residential Facility

Friday, October 15th, 2010

If you are a brand new CNA, you’ll soon discover there is always something to learn. Although there are plenty of issues to deal with on a daily basis, don’t become overwhelmed. Here are some solid tips and timesavers that will help you thrive in your career.