Free CNA Training
Role of CNA
Role of CNA is varied and diverse. You will be required to do many different things during your work as a nursing assistant. As the name suggests, your main job will be assisting other healthcare workers in their job. This however, does not mean that your job is any less important than theirs. In fact, CNAs are often the healthcare staff that has the most personal contact with the residents.
Health & Safety
Taking care of patients health & safety is part of CNA indirect care tasks. Whenever you take care of your patient you need to make sure that your patient is looked after in a way that assures their health will improve or stay stable and they are safe. Wellness is equally important. It means taking care of patients comfort and well being during their stay in a hospital or a care home.
Residents care is the most important part of your CNA exam. Almost half of the questions in the test, will be about various skills you will need as a CNA. The most important resident care skills you will need are- personal care skills, restorative skills, psychological skills and recording and reporting the condition of the patients in your care.
Specialized care means taking care of patients that are suffering from various conditions that are not part of normal resident care. These different problems can be either physiological or psychological. Even though all specialized care patients need also care skills listed under “Residents Care“, they have some extra requirements you need to be aware of.
Clinical Skills Performance Checklists
Clinical skills performance checklists will help you to learn each CNA skill in detail. In order to pass your CST successfully you need to follow these steps carefully until you master them. Once you have done these procedures enough times, they will come naturally to you, which is really the end goal of these checklists.