The workday of the CNA can be very busy. There will be days where your hours will fly by. What are some basic Certified Nursing Assistant scenarios? You will be the first in line of the health care team when it comes to patient care so you will have a lot of interaction with your patients and those patients will be admitted and discharge so you will never run out of a fresh face!
Under the supervision and direct responsibility of the Registered Nurse assigned to the caseload, you will be assigned a myriad of duties. If you have employment in a rehabilitation facility, the patients enter usually from a hospital to do their recovery with a team of specialties.
You may be at the entrance door and receive the patient from the hospital, escort them to their new room, help them get settled with their belongings, and then do some of the simple intake necessary to the facility when new patients enter.
Certified Nursing assistant scenarios also include assisting the patient with bathing, dressing, personal care, reporting any changes to the RN, taking temperatures, blood pressure, pulse, bed making, helping with some range of motion exercises, escorting patients to the dining room if they cannot manage that alone.
In a hospital, CNA scenarios run along the same as a senior or rehab facility but you may find the pace more intense. You could be transporting the patient to the x-ray suite, helping with some preparation for surgery, take the vital signs several times a day, help patients eat who cannot manage the task alone, and you will once again be on the direct chain of care to the patient.
Further Certified Nursing assistant scenarios may include some tasks deemed unpleasant as helping to clean a patient from incontinence, or cleaning up after the patient becomes sick. What ever shift you work, you may be part of the briefing when the new shift comes on. Whatever you are assigned, you as a CNA will have been trained to handle the task and you will also be the one who comforts the patient in a time of distress. Your caring manner will help patient attitude, which enhances their recover process.