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Explaining Certified Nursing Assistant Training

January 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Certified Nursing Assistant

It always pays to be extra careful of what all staff members say when surveyors are in your nursing home.  Many QA committees also comprise individuals who are not on the nursing home staff.  Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. 

Nursing Assistants are the primary care givers of patients in hospitals, assistant living facilities and nursing homes.  Prior to 1987, there were no standards in nursing homes and the quality of care was in question.  “Surveys review a nursing home’s entire operation, from quality of care to administration to safety. 

In fact, a JCAHO surveyor interviewed Hancock’s nursing staff about their knowledge of resident safety.  The resident responded, “Not particularly,” and the surveyor warned the nursing home that the incident bordered on abuse.  One nursing home administrator included all department managers on her facility’s committee. 

I’m a pre-nursing student in California, applying for nursing school for spring 2010.  Actually, being a pre-nursing student, I already know how to take vitals.  Certified Nursing Assistant Training – Prepares student to become a C.N.A. Book and workbook included in fee. 

Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive.  $300 CNA Classes – Train and prepare for the Nursing Assistant state examination.  $300 CNA Classes – Train and prepare for the Nursing Assistant state examination. 

Just for CNAs On p. 8, find out about a new resource to prepare your nursing assistants for survey.  In fact, 61% of nursing homes indicated on the survey that their committees meet more frequently than required by regulation.