I wasn't sure where the best location for my post was. I just can't decide what move to make here.
I took classes to be a CNA 20 years ago. Yikes! I worked in a LTC facility, then home health, in a physicians office and on the floor in a hospital. So I have quite a bit of experience.
I have not worked as a CNA in about 10 years. I am currently in school and hope to start the ADN program in January. Having a CNA or taking the CNA course is required at my school.
So, my quandary...........I called the state and I am qualified to just retest. While the computer/written portion of the test will be a breeze for me. I'm worried about the physical hands on portion. I have to shave a patient, etc. etc. Even when I was a CNA I worked afternoons. I don't think I've ever shaved a patient! I'm super nervous. Oh, and back in the day, we used hoyer lifts to move patients, is there new equipment now?
I feel confident in the areas of I&O's and blood pressures and I feel confident around patients and patient care. And I remember how to change bed sheets with a patient in the bed. Am I just over thinking this? What would you guys do? Any advice?