Archive for the 'What Is A CNA?' Category

Understanding CNA Training: What All the Names? (Home Health Aide, Nursing Assistant, PCA, UPA)

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Looking for CNA training, but confused about the many titles? Over the years CNA’s have acquired a lot of different names such as home health aides, nursing assistants, PCA’s (personal care assistant) and UPA’s (unlicensed assistant personnel). However, even though they all are considered to be CNA’s they all have different work that they perform. [...]

Expanding Your Abilities As A CNA

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

By Melanie Ullman Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA is seen as the initial step in a long career in the medical field. Many people become nursing assistants because they enjoy helping people and enjoy the stability, flexibility and room for advancement that the medical field offers. There are many ways that a [...]

What Are The Duties Of A Certified Nursing Assistant?

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The duties of a Certified Nursing Assistant are as varied as the workplaces that CNA’s are employed. A certified nursing assistant might work in a hospital, nursing home or elder care facility, even a patient’s home. The duties you are expected to perform will depend largely on the workplace. One of the main goals of [...]

Certified Nursing Assistant Registration

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

By Brenne Meirowitz Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA registration means you must be registered in the state nursing board databases, as well as the Federal database – HIPDB (Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank). This information is compiled and administered by the NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing), a non-profit organization, which operates [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

CNA Training And Becoming A Nursing Aide

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Through CNA training, nursing and psychiatric aides help care for physically or mentally ill, injured, disabled, or infirm individuals in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and mental health settings. Home health aides have duties that are similar, but they work in patients’ homes or residential care facilities. Nursing aides and home health aides are among the [...]

CNA Training Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered!

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

If you were considering a career in health care or simply stuck in a dead-end job, you may want to consider CNA training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. A CNA training class can give you the education and career can assure you, personal success and financial freedom. Like more and more people today, you [...]

Health Care Career With CNA Programs

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

People who are considering a hands-on career in the health care industry often choose to enroll in CNA programs (Certified Nursing Assistant). Certified nurse assistants are direct care aids that work under the supervision of a licensed nurse to assist patients with the tasks of daily living and provide feedback to the nurse about the [...]