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What are somethings a CNA does?


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Larry’s Answer

We work for the nurse so you assist the nurse help with supplies and running errands. You can help feed patients, change patients , or just keep them company

I once had a position where a sat bed side while they sleep so if the wake in the night I can encourage them to relax reminding them where we are and that they are safe

It does get real , changing a adult is not simple and clean all the time but you can ask for help and always remember the patient deserves every level of respect to be nice and very courteous

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Sachin’s Answer

Hi Jacqueline,

Thanks for the question. Typically, a clinical medical assistant begins his/her day by:

Reviewing the daily patient schedule with the physician
Listening to any phone messages that came in during the night
Organizing charts
Filling out paperwork needed for the day, such as surgical permission forms, health check forms and insurance paperwork
Preparing patient rooms as needed, such as for minor surgery or procedures

Source: https://theemedicalassistants.com/what-is-a-typical-ma-workday-like/

Hope this helps!

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Aaron’s Answer

Hi Jacqueline,

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) works in the hospital, care homes which care for old people, rehabilitation hospitals that assist people with injuries from car accidents recover and in many other areas of the healthcare field. The job of a CNA is to assist the patient with walking, feeding patients during meals, using the bathroom, taking a bath, changing cloths and brushing teeth. They also collect vital signs from patients such as temperature and blood pressure for the Registered Nurse so they can use this information to help make a decision to give the patient’s medications. You learn a lot of skills such as how to deal with patients who are combative meaning they hit and yell at people that will help if you decide to become a nurse because you will continue to care for these type of patients. Hope this helps.

-Thank you,
Aaron



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Emily’s Answer

The above is true for an office medical assistant. A CNA works often in the hospital setting in a similar role to a patient care techs. They assist the nurses with tasks such as taking vital signs, assisting patients with eating or to the restroom, bathing and changing sheets. It can be laborious but it’s really great experience, especially if you want to become a nurse or physician later.

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