Sep 19, 2012
Nowadays being a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a valuable job and career. It is one of those jobs which pay you for helping people. So what does a certified nursing assistant generally do? Let’s list some of the essentials:
- Patient checkup. It’s important to observe each patient’s condition, to notice in time if there are any complications. Of course if the patient calls, the CNA has to run there to see if it’s something urgent.
- Being a bride between nurses and patients. Not only patient checkup is needed, but communicating the observed results to the appropriate nurses is crucial. Observing patients’ conditions is one of the hardest tasks.
- Giving injections. This part of the medical knowledge is always needed: CNAs will always have to do some injections.
- Keeping an evidence of certain analysis results, like blood pressure.
Mostly, as a CNA, you will work in hospitals or other institutions like nursing facilities.
CNA training is usually completed after high school. There are some different options to choose from, still the best way to complete CNA training is within a college or special postgraduate school. During the training you will learn the ins and outs of what a certified nursing assistant has to do. More →