CERTIFIED ASSISTANT NURSING (CNA)
Course Duration: 4 months
Course Timing: once every week for 5 hours
Certified Nursing Assistant is a short program for nurses and healthcare professionals that will enable you to help patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. The CNA course is approved by KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) that will provide you with a certification.
The CNA program, also known as a Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) serves as the RNs or LPNs eyes and ears, and relays information between many patients and nurses. CNA’s are typically responsible for the general care of their patients. Duties will vary, depending on the specific needs of the patient. The most common responsibilities are taking and recording vital signs such as heart rate and blood pressure; assisting them to and from their bed or chair as needed; and helping them with feeding and personal hygiene. CNA’s may also assist doctors or nurses during medical procedures.
This program will prepare you to fulfill basic quality-of-life needs for patients of any age in residential nursing care facilities or outpatient clinics. A CNA’s workload can become intense and fast-paced, but throughout this program, you will learn ideas on human contact and the ability to help those in medical need with a strong motivating factor.
CNA’s often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities all require nursing assistants to act as a helpful liaison between the RN or LPN and the patient.
In the 4-month long training program, you will learn about the below mentioned topics.
Adult Patient Care
Advance Principles of Patient Hygiene
Environmental Health and the Practical Nurse
Health and Safety for Healthcare Professional
Positioning and Ambulance the Adult Patient
Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise
The Physical Examination
The Physical Assessment
Measuring Vital Signs