nursing assistant

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nursing assistant

a person trained in basic nursing techniques and direct patient care who practices under the supervision of a registered nurse. Also called certified nursing assistant. See also licensed practical nurse.

nursing assistant



An unlicensed nursing staff member who assists with basic patient care such as giving baths, checking vital signs, bedmaking, and positioning. Nursing assistants usually must complete a training course, including classroom instruction and clinical practice under supervision. Each state regulates nursing assistant practice. Nursing assistants who meet specified federal standards are referred to as certified nursing assistants (CNAs).

geriatric nursing assistant

Abbreviation: GNA
An unlicensed caregiver who provides basic care needs, such as bathing and feeding, to residents in nursing homes or other health care facilities. According to federal regulations, GNAs must successfully complete at least a prescribed training course and register in the state in which they are practicing. Geriatric nursing assistants are a specially trained class of certified nursing assistants. See: nursing assistant
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In 2007 it is responsible for licensing, certifying and disciplining more the 33,000, including registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, advanced practice nurses, certified nursing assistants and certified registered nurses anesthetists; Review the list below for its extensive responsibilities that include approving schools of nursing and nursing assistant training programs.
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The nurse or nursing assistant with SUD needs support and understanding, not negativity, fear, or hostility from co-workers.
Training to / for nursing assistant according to legal requirements.

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