Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals rely on Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to assist in providing activities of daily living (ADLs) and critical day-to-day care while maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
To Enhance Your Services, the Certified Nursing Assistant:
- Greets each patient or hospital staff member with a welcoming smile.
- Knowledgeable in electronic patient information systems to include: EPIC, MediTech, Gerner, etc.
- Knocks on patient's door and announces name/title before entering patient room.
- Explains to the patient as to what they are going to do before physically moving the patient.
- Assists patient with activities of daily living (ADLs) to include bathing, grooming, dressing, etc.
- Takes and records vital sign information.
- Answers patient calls for assistance.
- Cleans and dresses patient wounds.
- Assists with turning or repositioning patients.
- Assists with maintaining the cleanliness of the patient's room.
- Changes bed linen and maintains patient room supplies as directed by facility guidelines.
- Serves as a liaison between the patient and facility medical staff.
- Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified, which provides the tools needed to appropriately monitor and interact with challenging patients that require one-on-one observations.
- Provides proof of succesful completion of an accredited CNA program.