certified nurse assistant


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certified nurse assistant

n. Abbr. CNA
A person trained and certified to assist hospital patients or residents of long-term care facilities with hygiene and other activities of daily living under the supervision of a nurse.
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She is also a certified nurse assistant, dialysis technician and CPT-1.
Charland worked as a certified nurse assistant at the former Gorham Park Nursing Home and had been a sterilization tech at the former Worcester City Hospital.
Eric Sanjuan, 21 certified nurse assistant "I'd rather be called 'homosexual' than 'a fag.
O'Loughlin, director of Vocational-Technical Programs at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, has announced that all of the juniors in the Health Occupations program have passed the state Certified Nurse Assistant examination.
Because of the partnership, Broadlawn also has access to hospice clergy and to a hospice certified nurse assistant, who comes five days per week to help out with many of the "niceties" of care, as Cirrito puts it--like sitting and talking with residents, writing letters for them, or taking them out on the grounds.
JVS will also recognize the graduates of the agency's innovative Certified Nurse Assistant Program, which trains long-term welfare recipients for careers in the health care industry.
She found her break at a free certified nurse assistant training program at Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield, Conn.
CNA or Certified Nurse Assistant - Has a certain number of hours of training.
It would take current certified nurse assistant (CNA) registries maintained by states several steps further toward a more controlled -- some would say intrusive -- hiring process.
Nurse assistant training courses are being offered by the American Red Cross for San Fernando Valley residents interested in obtaining Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification.
The program equips students and helps give them a career pathway into the fast-growing industry, while also helping communities alleviate a shortage of adequately trained certified nurse assistants.
Because of her work, the Adult School offers medical classes including optometry, medical assistant review, medical terminology, basic human anatomy, home health aide for certified nurse assistants, veterinary assistant, CPR, medical billing and coding.

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