Cna Student Needs Help!!!!

  1. I need helpful websites for CNA's ...anything about abbrebiations, care plans, etc! please help me! i am stressed out about this! oh one more thing...all the terminology words, do we really need all of them?
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  3. by   RNHawaii34
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    I need helpful websites for CNA's ...anything about abbrebiations, care plans, etc! please help me! i am stressed out about this! oh one more thing...all the terminology words, do we really need all of them?
    Nah, you don't have to, but it's good to know. check your local library, or go to barnes and noble, border's bookstore...check out the nurses assistant books. Try not to stress out about it too much. you will be fine. sometimes the abbreviations are in nursing textbooks. but you only need the basic stuff though. goodluck.

    Me, CNA for 10 years. RN for a month.
  4. by   Daytonite
    hi, angie24!

    another cna posted this same question just the other day on the cna-nursing assistants forum. i posted some links to some medical terminology and abbreviation sites. you can view them by clicking on this link:

    https://allnurses.com/forums/f265/me...st-183607.html

    welcome to allnurses!
  5. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from angie24
    I need helpful websites for CNA's ...anything about abbrebiations, care plans, etc! please help me! i am stressed out about this! oh one more thing...all the terminology words, do we really need all of them?

    Please forgive me for my ignorance, but why do you need info on careplans if you are a CNA? In my area, only nurses do careplans. Are you in nursing school? Or are CNA programs teaching their students to do careplans? I am confused.
  6. by   Daytonite
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    please forgive me for my ignorance, but why do you need info on careplans if you are a cna? in my area, only nurses do careplans. are you in nursing school? or are cna programs teaching their students to do careplans? i am confused.
    in many places that i worked the care plan was made available to all the people having direct hands-on care with the patient so they could look at it and know what the nurses wanted done for the patients. the care plan does contain nursing orders that all the subordinate staff should be aware of and follow. in many places only the rns may make changes to it, but the remainder of the staff are expected to follow the instructions on it. it is meant to be a dynamic and active thing. not just something that gets done to get a grade in school. remember that one of the functions of a nurse is to manage the care of the patients. a written care plan is one tool we have of doing that. if the licensed nurse is momentarily unavailable, for some reason, and a cna has a question about what (s)he can or can't do for a patient at that particular moment, one of the places they can look to find this information is in that patient's written care plan. long term care facilities, in particular, at least the ones i worked in, often keep their permanent care plans (which are considerable in length) available to all staff members. federal medicare law mandates that there be a care plan for each patient (title 42 sec. 482.23 (4) the hospital must ensure that the nursing staff develops, and keeps current, a nursing care plan for each patient.) and the jcaho comprehensive accreditation manual for hospitals (camh) requires that not only must there be a plan of care for each patient, but that it must also be followed (camh pc.4.10 development of a plan for care, treatment, and services is individualized and appropriate to the patient's needs, strengths, limitations, and goals. camh pc.5.10 the hospital provides care, treatment, and services for each patient according to the plan for care, treatment, and services. camh pc.5.50 care, treatment, and services are provided in an interdisciplinary, collaborative manner. camh pc.5.60 the hospital coordinates the care, treatment, and services provided to a patient as part of the plan for care, treatment, and services and consistent with the hospital's scope of care, treatment, and services.) look at some of the nursing interventions of the care plans you have written or read. some of the interventions can be, and are, delegated to the cna staff to perform and/or reinforce with patients. it's only fair and right that they be able to have access to these documents.
  7. by   nurse4theplanet
    Quote from daytonite
    in many places that i worked the care plan was made available to all the people having direct hands-on care with the patient so they could look at it and know what the nurses wanted done for the patients. the care plan does contain nursing orders that all the subordinate staff should be aware of and follow. in many places only the rns may make changes to it, but the remainder of the staff are expected to follow the instructions on it. it is meant to be a dynamic and active thing. not just something that gets done to get a grade in school. remember that one of the functions of a nurse is to manage the care of the patients. a written care plan is one tool we have of doing that. if the licensed nurse is momentarily unavailable, for some reason, and a cna has a question about what (s)he can or can't do for a patient at that particular moment, one of the places they can look to find this information is in that patient's written care plan. long term care facilities, in particular, at least the ones i worked in, often keep their permanent care plans (which are considerable in length) available to all staff members. federal medicare law mandates that there be a care plan for each patient (title 42 sec. 482.23 (4) the hospital must ensure that the nursing staff develops, and keeps current, a nursing care plan for each patient.) and the jcaho comprehensive accreditation manual for hospitals (camh) requires that not only must there be a plan of care for each patient, but that it must also be followed (camh pc.4.10 development of a plan for care, treatment, and services is individualized and appropriate to the patient's needs, strengths, limitations, and goals. camh pc.5.10 the hospital provides care, treatment, and services for each patient according to the plan for care, treatment, and services. camh pc.5.50 care, treatment, and services are provided in an interdisciplinary, collaborative manner. camh pc.5.60 the hospital coordinates the care, treatment, and services provided to a patient as part of the plan for care, treatment, and services and consistent with the hospital's scope of care, treatment, and services.) look at some of the nursing interventions of the care plans you have written or read. some of the interventions can be, and are, delegated to the cna staff to perform and/or reinforce with patients. it's only fair and right that they be able to have access to these documents.
    thank you. i don't know why it never occurred to me that cnas would be instructed in school about careplans, although, i understood that they carry out many of the duties within them.:smackingf

    seems like common sense now

    i guess i assumed that because the programs (in my area) are quite short, sometimes just a few weeks to months. thanks.
  8. by   Daytonite
    Keep in mind that as a licensed nurse you will have responsibility as a leader and manager of patient care. That responsibility is accomplished in many ways: verbal instruction, role modeling, side-by-side hands-on care giving, written care planning. As a student you have so many things to learn that this ultimate responsibility is not often a reality to you. However, once you are out of school and functioning in a job it will be "in your face".

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