Nursing Unit Care

Nursing Unit Care - Nursing Unit Care 1 CNA Educational...

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Nursing Unit Care 1.) CNA – Educational requirements: To become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), only a high school diploma and training is required. And because the skills required are fairly basic, the program is only 75 hour of classroom and practical training, followed by a state administered evaluation. Once an assistant completes the program he/she receives the title of a certified nurse assistant. A CNA is strictly an entry-level position with little room to advance without further education and training, but a nurse assistant certification gives individuals a chance for experience and an opportunity to see if a career in healthcare is right for them. Scope of practice: A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) uses nursing education and training to assist nurses with patients. The daily tasks of a CNA include serving meals, making beds and helping patients eat, dress and bath. Assistants also find basic health information for nurses and doctors by taking a patient's temperature, blood pressure and pulse rate. Certified Nursing Assistants have far more contact with patients than other healthcare officials, allowing them to build relationships with their patient. LVN – Educational Requirements: All States and the District of Columbia require LVNs to complete a state-approved practical nursing program and then pass a licensing examination. Such programs typically last about one year and include classroom study of nursing concepts and patient care- related subjects, such as: physiology, anatomy, pediatrics, administration of drugs, medical- surgical nursing, obstetrics, psychiatric nursing, first aid and nutrition. Scope of Practice: Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) render basic nursing care. They care for the disabled injured, sick and convalescent under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They are also known as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and render their services in acute medical/surgical hospitals, home-care agencies, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient clinics, doctor's offices, dialysis centers, blood banks, convalescent hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and correctional facilities. RN - Educational Requirements: In addition to graduation from an approved two year nursing program, students must pass a national licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse. Scope of Practice: Registered Nurses (RNs) treat patients in hospitals, nursing homes and schools by administering medicines, giving diagnostic tests, keeping accurate patient histories and assisting with rehabilitation and dietary needs. Some Registered Nurses specialize in one particular area, such as cardiology, psychiatry, pediatrics or home care. Although many nurses work in hospital
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course HIST 2312 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at HCCS.

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