are there any guidelines for clinical nursing instructors teaching nursing assistant

  1. Hello, I am gerrye. an Lpn with varied nursing
    experience including acute care,long-term care and home care-visiting nurse experience. I am
    taking a position as a clinical nursing instructor
    for nursing assisstants to become certified. Does
    anyone know of any guidelines to follow or does
    anyone have any tips. This is in Massachusetts.
    thanks,all fellow nurses
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    At least in Illinois and also in Indiana - there was a state-provided curriculum.
  4. by   Brownms46
    Here is something I found online:

    The following are a list of included program objectives listed by course:
    Course Objectives for Long-Term Care-101
    Upon satisfactory completion of the theoretical and clinical requirements of the course, the student will be able to:

    Define medical terminology
    List resident rights in the long-term care facility
    Recognize and report resident behavior that reflects unmet human needs
    Demonstrate effective communication skills
    State principles and techniques of medical asepsis
    Demonstrate medical asepsis in caring for residents
    Practice safe body mechanics according to the principles
    State the CNA's role in restorative care
    Maintain a current CPR card and be able to demonstrate CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, report abnormal observations
    Demonstrate proper procedure, medical asepsis and communication when bathing, grooming, ambulating, feeding, toileting and transferring residents
    Accurately assess and chart vital signs
    Weigh and accurately record results using various types of scales
    Accurately record intake and output and percentage eaten
    Assist residents with nutritional needs by setting up and feeding
    Accurately document observations and care given
    Care for the resident through the dying process and care for the body after death
    Demonstrate reliability and responsibility in the CNA role
    Work with and under the direction of the LVN/RN in a structured health-care setting

    Course Objectives for Acute Care-103
    At the completion of the acute care course, the student will be able to:

    Adapt basic nursing skills used in the long-term care setting to the care of patients who are more acutely ill
    Assist the licensed nurse in assessing and monitoring the acutely ill patient
    Document care according to hospital policy
    Recognize changes in the patient's condition and report to the RN
    Master additional nursing skills required for the CNA in acute care such as care of the patient who needs more frequent observation and a higher level of care
    Care for the patient with tubes/drains, special equipment such as a suction machine or compression stockings and certain conditions such as an orthopedic injury or neurological impairment
    Course Objectives (Home Health-CNA 102)
    At the completion of the home health aide course, the student will be able to:

    Adapt basic nursing skills used in the long-term care setting to the care of client in the home environment
    Define functions and responsibilities of the home health aide
    Interpret the importance of agency policies regarding employment practices, policies and procedures, supervision, and ethics and confidentiality
    Interpret medical and social needs of the client being served including various disease states and the effects on the client and their family.
    Assist the client and the family adjust to illness and disability
    Assist the client in the home environment with personal care services including personal hygiene, self-care activities such as bathing, dressing and feeding, and assisting with mobility
    Assist the client with cleaning and care tasks such as home safety measures, the use of cleaning materials, maintenance of cleanliness in the kitchen, general cleanliness in the home environment, and the handling of dishes and laundry
    State an understanding of nutrition concepts including the basic principles of diet, meal planning and serving, and food purchasing, preparation, sanitation and storage.

    Also here is the cirriculum approved for CNAs in Oregon, but it's pretty long, so I will just post the link.

    Congrats on the new job, and good luck!
  5. by   TinyNurse
    awesome question because I had a nurses aide come to me just last week ( my dad's girlfriend ,aide for 20+ years ) asking me "what an "old fashinoned blood pressure was",,,,,,, cuz she had to do it for the facility she was working in........... i whipped out a cuff and steth, taught her the goods and turns out she passed with 100% !!!
    yay for teaching the aides stuff!!! xo Jen
  6. by   live4today
    Although I once was a CNA Clinical Nurse Instructor in North Carolina, I think every state's guidelines are different so check with the Board of Nursing in your particular state for their requirements. I have worked with many CNAs in different states, and some states require more...other states require less...of the CNAs. Some states will permit CNAs to do more nursing related tasks than other states, too. MORE is better in my opinion if they've been properly schooled and certified.
  7. by   mcneillmama3
    In NC the Board of Nursing does not oversse CNA-1s or their programs, it is Division of Facility Services. The Board of Nursing oversees CNA-II programs and maintains that registry. A lot of the CNA1 requirements for classroom hours and competency testing has changed since I last taught. I know now that instructors cannot do compentency testing on their own students. The competency testing part must be done at an approved test facility