A CNA, or a Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Nursing Aide is part of a team of healthcare professionals that takes care of patients. These teams of doctors, nurses and technicians take care of patients in hospitals, nursing homes or in their own home. But what does a CNA do, exactly?
CNAs perform duties that assist doctors in caring for patients, usually the elderly. Their jobs help patients feel more comfortable, improve their quality of life, and generally perform tasks that make the patient’s life a little better while they need care.
So does a CNA do every day? A CNA’s jobs mostly improves the quality of daily life for their patients. Most times, patients under the care of a CNA are elderly, but not all of the time. Since these people can no longer perform some of life’s most basic functions, a CNA has to help out.
Now, there are two levels of CNAs. There is a CNA-I, that has only basic training and a CNA-II, that is slightly more trained. A CNA-I usually performs tasks that require only basic CNA training, but are still very important. So what does a CNA do at the CNA-I level?
A CNA-II has to do everything that a CNA-I does, but also performs more technical tasks. So, what does a CNA do when they are a CNA-II?
These duties of a CNA drastically improve the quality of life of any patient. A good CNA, someone who knows what a CNA can do for the patient, will make all the difference in the world.
Imagine your grandmother, your mother or some other loved one is in the hospital and under care and think about how much these duties and activities would help them. Think about how it would help you and the rest of your family, to know that your loved one is receiving great care in their time of need.
What does a CNA do to make their situation better? What does a CNA do to improve their life while they are poorly? What does a CNA do as they approach their end of their life, to make them comfortable? All of their duties, with a smile and a caring heart.
So what does a CNA do? They have a profound impact on the happiness of a patient, and the well being of that entire patient’s family. They make people’s lives better!
So if you want to become a CNA, head over to our state-by-state directory, that will outline all of the requirements to become a CNA in your state, including information about CNA classes online.
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