Orchard Park Health Care Center
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A Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, is a healthcare professional who provides basic patient care and assists nurses and other healthcare personnel. CNAs are responsible for monitoring the physical condition of their patients, providing basic nursing care, and helping with activities of daily living, such as bathing and grooming.
CNAs typically work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. CNAs must complete an approved training program and successfully pass an exam in order to become certified. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides information about approved CNA programs, as well as resources for potential candidates. In addition, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) provides resources for those looking to become a CNA.
Long Term Care
Long-term care nurses work outside the hospital setting, in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health. These nurses cover a wide range...