Quote from vizzle
I am looking for a CNA class now. I just want to know more about what they do?
I am not as keen on wiping butts, but if its part of the job, its part of the job. What else do they do?
Are there other places to work besides nursing homes? Or do all CNA's start there?
All cleaning activities, bathing, dressing, walking, set exercises, helping nurse, answering call lights, helping residents with whatever they need, housekeeping, answering phones, turning patients, transferring patients from bed to wheelchair to chair to wheelchair and so on, picking residents up, taking them to smoke, caring for them, act as stand in family member, look out for their well being, interact with them, let them know you care, protect them from abusive people, protect them from harm, keep an eye on them for the nurse, interact with the family...
I could go on and on.
CNA's do a lot... It's VERY physical and hands on. It is also VERY emotional and psychological.
CNA's usually work in nursing homes or rehab centers. They also work in hospitals but I have no clue what they do there but I imagine it is mostly the same thing with maybe a few more duties.
I will tell you though. The 2 things you will do the most are:
You got to be able to do both. A lot.