Medical Assistant (CNA/MA) Articles

Medical Assistant (CNA/MA) is available for students in nursing assistant programs and medical assistant programs. Here you can discuss issues relating to those who assist in giving patient care under the supervision of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and/or Physicians. Topics include performing certain diagnostic tests, administering certain medications, scope of practice, educative training and preparation for certification.

A Day In the Life of a Rehab CNA
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A Day In the Life of a Rehab CNA

0630 Leave the house, stop for coffee sing along to the radio praying today is going to be a good day. 0645 Punch in, put stuff in locker, pick up my list...

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Communicating with the Elderly: 8 Tips to Improve the Conversation
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Communicating with the Elderly: 8 Tips to Improve the Conversation

One in eight Americans is currently over the age of 65. The number is expected to skyrocket! The Administration on Aging predicts that by 2030, there will be twice...

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Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
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Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare member of staff who works under the direct supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses...

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Hospital Unit Secretaries
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Hospital Unit Secretaries

Today's hospital setting is a busy place in need of industrious employees who can keep up with the numerous demands and multiple tasks associated with allied...

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Medical Assistants
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Medical Assistants

Medical assistants are medical support staff who perform routine administrative and clinical duties under the direct supervision of a physician or other licensed...

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How To Become A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
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How To Become A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are healthcare workers who work under the supervision and direction of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses...

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Problems a CNA May Face
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Problems a CNA May Face

Though I may not consider myself as highly experienced certified nursing assistant, but my three-years of working have taught me a lot about the other side of this...

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If You are Paying for a CNA Course... aka The Post I Wish I'd Read a Month Ago.
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If You are Paying for a CNA Course... aka The Post I Wish I'd Read a Month Ago.

I am a 50-year old former teacher pursuing a 2nd career. Last Fall semester I applied to an RN program at a community college in the State University of New York...

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2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!
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2014 Wage Survey For CNAs, Medical Assistants, HHAs, PCTs: Post Here!

Money is integral to our quality of life. Sorry, but a fake smile is not going to keep a roof over our heads, a pat on the back will not pay the past due electric...

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Advice I'd give to New CNA/MA's
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Advice I'd give to New CNA/MA's

I'm very proud of my life in nursing. I cared for family at a very young age and when I was able to get certified I jumped at the opportunity. Many say they played...

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How To Become A Medical Assistant (MA)
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How To Become A Medical Assistant (MA)

Medical assistants (MAs) are healthcare workers who work under the supervision and direction of physicians, chiropractors, and other types of health care...

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Lessons from a night as a Patient Companion
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Lessons from a night as a Patient Companion

I arrive on the floor at 1858 and quickly head to my sitter case after meeting the charge to find what room to head to. Whenever I go into a shift knowing that I...

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Nursing Degrees: FAQs Concerning MA-to-RN Mobility
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Nursing Degrees: FAQs Concerning MA-to-RN Mobility

Numerous medical assistants thoroughly enjoy their jobs as workers in the allied healthcare field and couldn't imagine doing anything else. Other MAs feel trapped...

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