Patients of all ages and abilities are handled by a certified nursing assistant, CNA. Depending on where you work and any specialized skills you’ve developed, the kind of patients you help will vary. In nursing homes and private residences, certified nursing assistants frequently assist elderly or disabled patients. A certified nursing assistant, CNA’s primary responsibility is to meet a patient’s basic needs, but you may also have many other responsibilities. These will be determined by the patient’s medical condition, the requirements of your workplace, and the kind of care you are permitted to provide.
Let us look at the role of a certified nursing assistant, CNA:
Helping patients with activities of daily living (ADLs)
CNAs are primarily responsible for assisting patients with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, grooming, toileting, eating, and moving.
Serving meals and assisting patients in eating
Depending on the situation, assisting patients in eating, shopping for groceries, and preparing meals are all ways to ensure that patients receive the proper nutrition.
Lifting and moving patients
CNAs must be able to safely transfer patients who are unable to do so on their own into beds, wheelchairs, and exam tables. This may entail turning or repositioning bedridden patients for comfort and prevention of bedsores.
Maintaining a clean and sanitized environment
Cleaning up spills, changing bedpans, changing soiled sheets, setting up equipment, and preventing the spread of germs and infections in the patient’s living area are all examples of ways to keep the environment clean and sanitized. This can vary depending on the needs of the day.
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