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  • Professional Tips Archives - Pediatric Certified Nursing Assistants of North Cascades
    goal of a CNA is to assist in the recovery of patients you re still at a higher risk of transferring illness causing germs to others or to yourself Even though you re at a higher risk of catching sickness due to your close proximity to a multitude of ill patients reduce your risk of getting sick by following these essential hygiene tips Isolate Scrubs After you arrive home don t spend time relaxing in your scrubs Although you may have washed your hands before and after every patient it s possible you re carrying germs on your clothing Immediately upon entering your home place your scrubs in its own laundry hamper The goal is to keep these clothing away from others to prevent contamination Every night before going to bed wash your scrubs While this may seem excessive to some the key to preventing work caused sickness is to eliminate the possibility of spreading germs throughout your home Adhere to Hygiene Requirements According to state and federal law certified personal assistants must follow strict handwashing and room sanitizing guidelines Before ever reaching a patient wash your hands and lower forearms for a minimum of 20 seconds Immediately following your interaction repeat the same handwashing cycle Althoguh this may seem repetitive regulations clearly state this protocol must be followed While tending to patients keep an eye out for surfaces that may be contaminated As a rule of thumb when in doubt sanitize The cleaner you keep a patients room the less likely it is the patient or yourself will succumb to the pressure of harmful germs and bacteria Focus your cleaning on areas immediately around the patient as well as any common surfaces where visitors or medical staff place items they must touch Immediately Tend to Flesh Wounds No matter

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    bogus online certification examinations According to the candidate handbook for certified nursing assistants in all states taking and passing the certification examination must be done at a physical testing center While certain states allow online exam registration taking certification exams online is strictly prohibited Don t waste your time and hard earned money on one of the countless online exam centers The only result from taking one of these exams is a bill and a useless certificate of competency Online CNA Training Programs While taking the CNA certification exam online is not a viable web based option for this career there are many accredited online based CNA training programs available When scouring the Internet for the best online certified nursing assistant training program look for the following qualities 1 In Person Clinical Training Because the bulk of certified nursing assistant responsibilities involve interpersonal interactions with patients only choose a program that offers clinical training courses Depending on your state this may not be an option Some state nursing boards require a specific number of clinical training to quality for examination 2 Required Hours Certain states require a minimum of 75 hours of intensive training to quality for examination While these hours may vary according to your state never choose a web based training program without first determining the amount of training your state requires Uncover this information by reviewing the Nursing Assistant Candidate Handbook published by your states board of nursing or division of professional licensing 3 Full Accreditation In order for your online education make you eligible for examination it must be accredited by your states board of education as well as the U S Department of Education Since nursing assistant training programs typically don t result in a degree programs don t have to be accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or CCNE June 17 2014 September 22 2014 by northcascadeseft org Certified Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum CNA Certification The training curriculum covered within a certified nursing assistant program may slightly vary from institution to institution That being noted core curriculum is universal among all CNA Certification Training Programs While it s essential to review the training requirements for your state set forth by the nursing board to ensure your training encompasses all required topics the following training elements are to be expected regardless of where you attend school Roles and Duties of a Nursing Assistant Certified nursing assistants are unique professionals as they work directly with patients as well as medical staff to provide the highest quality of care The role of a certified nursing assistant is to perform specific tasks to ensure patients are comfortable clean and basic needs are met including cultural and spiritual needs This level of coursework typically covers foundational responsibilities of a CNA as well as how to effectively communicate with patients and other staff members Anatomy and Physiology This is the meat of your CNA training Throughout a series of specialized coursework you ll learn every major bodily system

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  • Contact Us - Pediatric Certified Nursing Assistants of North Cascades
    State Pediatric CNAs Home About Contact Us Washington State Pediatric CNAs Recent Posts How to Gain CNA Certification Through Non Traditional Routes Can I Get a CNA Certification Online Certified Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum Staying Healthy at Work Essential Hygiene Guide for Certified Nursing Assistants Pediatric Certified Nursing Assistants Categories CNA Certification Professional Tips Search for Contact Us Comments or questions are welcome indicates required field Name Email Subject Message

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