pca vs. cna

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) and a patient care assistant (or a PCA – the medical abbreviation) are often thought of as two names for the same job. However, these positions do have differences between them in terms of their responsibilities, and it can even vary a bit more from state to state. In addition, […]

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travel cna suitcase

A certified nursing assistant is someone who has been specially trained to provide patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). The traveling CNA performs a variety of duties to assist their patients and clients, and works across multiple locations. Common tasks include spending time monitoring and assisting […]

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preparing for sims position

The Sims position is an important nursing skill used for turning, positioning, and transferring patients. It is practiced extensively in nursing schools and clinical settings to ensure that students are comfortable with this technique before graduating. This position can be executed on either side of the patient; however, it is most often performed on the […]

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nurse assistant in clinical training

To become a Certified Nurse Aide, clinical training is essential. The majority of states require CNA classes consisting of between 16 and 100 hours of the total training necessary. Nurse aide students have the ability to use their conceptual knowledge during training at either an approved facility or a long-term care facility. During the course […]

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Fowler's position

Fowler’s Position: How to position a patient in Fowler’s Position Considering how many patients spend significant time in hospital beds, Fowler’s position is an extremely important patient position for a CNA, or any nurse, to understand. Fowler’s position, or standard patient position, was invented by George Ryerson Fowler as a way to reduce the mortality […]

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As you prepare to take your CNA exam, you are probably stressing about the types of questions you may see. While you have gone through CNA Written Exams and Skills Exams Nearly every state has the same standard protocol in which CNA tests are given. First, most CNA tests are administered by a third party […]

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If you are looking to become a Certified Nurse Aide, you will have to meet a series of requirements, no matter what state you want to practice in. You will need to pass a CNA certification exam to get listed on a state CNA registry. As a part of this process, typically you will need […]

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