I really was passionate about the fact that I could actually talk to someone before they started working as a nurse aide
. I've always felt that nurse aides
are probably the most important staff people in long-term care because they actually do the hands-on care."
The facility administrator should be aware of both of these regulations and be certain that a mechanism exists within the organization that translates identified areas of nurse aide
performance "weakness" into educational activities and subsequent competency evaluation.
The Board delegated authority to the NAAC to determine eligibility for nurse aide
certification when an applicant discloses a history of criminal convictions, drug and/or alcohol problems, mental and/or physical disabilities, previous denial/revocation of a nurse aide
certificate in Colorado or in another US state or territory, and other certification related issues.
RELATED ARTICLE: Nurse aide
education and development
Call Leah Klusch, President of the Alliance Training Center, (800) 890-5526 for more information on the Nurse Aide
Convention and Nurse Aide
Although a nurse aide
's initial training had already covered dementia care and abuse prevention, the goal of this annual mandate is to generate a "system-wide effort throughout nursing homes everywhere in the country to provide the best care," Bonner says.
Mary McGeough, HCC's nurse aide
coordinator, said the instructors had to add hours to the initial course, develop practice tests and move more slowly through the material than they did with a regular class.
The Nurse Aide
Competency Evaluation Program contract is necessary to provide for the evaluation of nurse aides
that are employed or are to become employed in certified Medicaid nursing facilities.
The Rulemaking Hearing regarding new proposed rules for Medication Aide Authority for Certified Nurse Aides
will be held in late summer, early fall of 2010 to be adopted and effective by January 1, 2011, the required implementation date set forth in the Nurse Aide
All of the Board's rules and policies can be viewed in the Statutes, Rules, and Policies section of the Board's web site: http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing The Board is pleased to announce the appointments to the Nurse Aide
Advisory Committee (NAAC) of C.J.
* New policy to institute minimum achievement levels for all new nurse aide
An example is the denial of funding for nurse aide
training for facilities at a certain level of deficiency, which seems to be the exact opposite of what these facilities need.