CNAs have more contact with the patient than any of the other healthcare providers in a facility. CNAs know from day to day and hour to hour what their patients are doing, how they are feeling and if there is any change in their physical, mental or emotional state. CNAs are the eyes and ears for the nurses and doctors.
As a CNA, your training will consist of learning to perform the following basic duties:
- Communicating with the patient and others on the job
- Bathing and dressing the patient
- Helping patients into and out of bed
- Setting up and storing medical equipment
- Taking vital signs such as pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and respiration
- Feeding the patient
- Changing bed linens
- Collect patient specimens and data
- Answering patient calls and delivering messages
80 hours of training to become a CNA:
- 40 hours of theory
- 20 hours of hands-on practice
- 20 hours of providing care to the elderly and adults with special needs at our clinical site
Work for a Medicare/Medicaid facility within 12 months of taking your CNA class and you may qualify to get your tuition refunded! Contact us for more information.