Nursing Assistant

Program

Program Nursing Assistant

There are many duties for nursing assistants. A certified nursing assistant helps patients with direct health care needs, often under the supervision of a nurse, a nurse’s aid, or a patient care assistant. CNAs work directly with patients and nurses, helpng with the many physical and complex tasks
for patient care. Some of their responsibilities include:
• Turning or moving patients • Gathering medical supplies Bathing patients
Grooming patients by brushing their hair, teeth, shaving them, etc.
• Feeding patients and documenting their food and liquid intake
• Checking vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate
• Answering patient calls.
Different hospitals and facilities will have unique requirements and responsibilities for their CNAs. But in essence, certified nursing assistants help perform critical tasks that ensure patients are well- cared for and safe during their hospital stay. Checking vital signs, keeping patients clean, and other duties like this are extremely important for
patient care and satisfaction.
Each state will have specific responsibilities that CNAs are eligible to perform, so the exact job roles.