Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant: Provides knowledge and skills for care of the elderly, ill and disabled in private homes, long term care facilities, hospitals, and personal care homes.

Description

Certified Nursing Assistant: Provides knowledge and skills for care of the elderly, ill and disabled in private homes, long term care facilities, hospitals, and personal care homes. The course includes training in the areas of communication, interpersonal skills, and emphasizes the good personal characteristics and ethics necessary for this career. Covers important information about infection control, safety, and basic emergency care. Students will be CPR certified. Teaches measurement of vital signs and implication of results. Students learn comfort and hygiene measures as well as bowel and bladder care including indwelling catheters. Provides training in ROM exercises, rehabilitation therapies and special medical procedures and treatment. Emphasizes the recognition of common health problems and complications, understanding of simple medical terminology. Clinical training will take place in a long-term care facility. Students will be eligible for State Certification upon successful completion of this course. Fourteen-week course (136 hours with 24 hours. of clinicals). Clinical Practice as scheduled.

objectives

This course provides the essential knowledge and skills to provide excellent care for the ill, disabled, and elderly. You will learn to care for those in private homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and personal care homes. The course delves into training for areas of communication, and interpersonal skills, and helps cultivate the personal characteristics and ethics that are essential to this career path. You will learn all the integral information about how to control infections, safety, and basic emergency care.

During this course, you will attain your CPR certification and training. You will learn how to measure vital signs and the implications of the results. You will be instructed in comfort and hygiene measures for your patients, as well as bowel and bladder care. You will also learn how to insert and maintain indwelling catheters. You will receive training in ROM (Range of Motion) exercises for physical rehabilitation, other rehabilitation therapies, and special medical procedures and treatment. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of common health problems, and their complications. You will also be trained in simple medical terminology.

Clinical practice

Your clinical training will be held in a long-term care facility. Students will be able to become eligible for State Certification with successful completion of this course. The course is Fourteen weeks, 136 hours in total with 24 clinical hours. Clinical practice will be as scheduled.

students say...

The Medical Assistant program is/was fascinating. The instructors are wonderful, compassionate ladies who have years of experience in the medical field. I would recommend HTG to everyone.
Denise Schaeffer Bowden
Student
This is such a great school.The teachers are comprehensive and work with you. Many of my friends that have graduated already have jobs and I'm quickly on track to get one. The Medical Assistant program is awesome!!!
Hannah Mason
Student

Certified Nursing Assistant

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