CNA Skills

  • Critical care is also known as intensive care. When a person is in need of care from life threatening illnesses......

  • Upon entering the room, politely greet the room’s occupant. Set the tray down and head to the bathroom to wash......

  • Upon entering the patient’s room, politely greet the occupant, introduce yourself and then explain what you are going to do.......

  • There are certain steps that you should follow when you have to take the temperature for your patient. Step1: Knock......

  • Nurse assistants find that most of the time they become close with their co-workers. People that work together in high......

  • Contractures occur when muscles and tendons contract due to non-use and spastic activity of the muscle.  If you have ever witnessed......

  • Constipation – many people joke about this situation, but constipation can be a very serious medical problem. Being unable to ‘go’ is annoying......

  • Certified nurse aides work in a variety of facilities from hospitals to nursing homes. These aides may or may not......

  • Not every facility has an efficient housekeeping unit or floor aides that take care of making beds or organizing resident rooms. Sometimes it......

  • Much like range of motion, ambulation is very important to the health and well being of residents.  If a resident is on an ambulation program,......

  • Titers are a measurement of how much antibody a human may have. There are other titers for other types of......

  • As a nurse aide you will come in contact with infectious disease. This is a part of the job, albeit......

  • As a nurse aide, how would you rate your level of professionalism? If that question caught you off guard, you......

  • Nurse aides are the first line in healthcare. We are the men and women that stand in front of patients......

  • Throughout your CNA training program you will be taught ethics. Almost every class is going to mention the subject, either......

  • It can come as a surprise in the spring and summer months that residents may complain of being cold. Older people may......

  • Record keeping is a very important part of working as a certified nurse assistant. Our records are what allows nurses......

  • Personal protective gear is required for CNAs. This gear is designed to help you protect yourself from hazards at work,......

  • We’ve talked about how to cope when a resident passes on, but another side of this discussion is something most nurse aides......

  • Dementia, or Alzheimer’s Disease, can be a difficult condition for certified nursing assistants to work with on a daily basis.......