Certified nursing assistants, also known as CNA’s, nurses' aides, patient care technicians, or home health aides, provide support to patients for a number of different tasks. CNA’s offer services like grooming, bathing, and feeding, to patients who need assistance, as well as to the nurses tending to them.
Although some online schools and colleges advertise that a CNA license can be obtained completely online, this is not so. There are online programs that offer courses such as physiology, anatomy, patient safety, infection control, and emergency care which includes CPR and First Aid
. This type of online education will assist you in becoming a CNA, but hands on learning is a must to ensure proper training.
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Nursing Assistant Online
A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) serves meals, makes beds and helps patients eat, dress and bath, as well as perform small nursing tasks like taking temperatures, blood pressures and pulse rates. CNA’s spend a large amount of time in direct contact with patients, as compared to other medical personnel. A Certified Nurse Assistant is an entry level job with a small chance to progress without additional education and instruction; however a nurse assistant position will provide you with the opportunity to decide if a healthcare
career is for you. Remember though that this type of certification is not available completely online, but many online schools and colleges can provide you with more information on how to go about obtaining a career as a CNA.
Patient Care Technician Online
Patient care technicians provide regular nursing care with the direction of a physician or registered nurse. Patient care technicians are in charge of getting patient histories, checking in patients, setting up charts, checking vital signs, changing bandages, coordinating test procedures, and more. Patient care is an important responsibility, so one should obtain training in nutrition
, medical terminology, decontamination, vital signs, and more, not only online but also with a program that offers hands on training. Patient care technicians must obtain their CNA license as well as other educational requirements prior to applying for a position at a hospital, nursing center, or other health care facility.
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Proof of accreditation is a must when searching for the appropriate educational program to start your career. The National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), both offer accreditation for schools and colleges that provide CNA and Patient Care Technician training.
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