Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Nursing aides, also known as nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistant personnel, or hospital attendants that may perform any combination of following duties in care of patients in hospital, nursing home, or other medical facility, under direction of nursing and medical staff:

  • Answer patients' call bells
  • Deliver messages
  • Runs errands
  • Provide skin care
  • Serve meals
  • Make beds
  • Changes bed linens
  • Dusts and cleans patient room
  • Help patients with ADL's (i.e. eating, dressing, continence, mobility, and bathing)
  • Turns and repositions bedfast patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsores
  • Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates
  • Escort patients to operating and examining rooms
  • Holds instruments and adjusts lights
  • Cleans, sterilizes, stores, prepares, and issues dressing packs, treatment trays, and other supplies
  • Observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff
  • Answers telephones
  • Directs visitors