The CNA field is one of the fastest growing professions anywhere in the country. Growth in this area is expected through at least 2014. Among the reasons for the high demand is that the longevity rate has increased, people are more conscious of their health and concerning themselves more with nutrition, and medical technology has devised new ways of dealing with chronic and potentially serious medical conditions. Although CNAs can’t perform many of the duties that nurses can, they’re invaluable to the medical staff in a facility. CNA certification Idaho provides medical facilities with well trained professionals. Among the duties that are performed are answering patients calls, helping them with daily grooming, taking them for medical procedures, checking vital signs, monitoring the patients daily food and fluid intake, helping them with bathing and walking if they need assistance, and keeping patients rooms tidy.
CNA certification Idaho is achieved with either a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a GED. Requirements for home health workers are different and don’t always require a high school diploma. In order to become licensed, a student must complete 75 hours of coursework in an approved program recognized by the state of Idaho. Students who want CNA certification Idaho must also pass an evaluation or exam, as part of the process, within 4 months of completing the state mandated training program. Once the training has been completed and the exam has been passed, the CNA is placed on the Registry of nursing aides under state law. If a CNA will be working in a psychiatric hospital, sometimes further formal training is required by the facility, but in most cases, the CNA will learn from the more experienced staff they work with.