Nurse Assistant: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:16)
Amanda Mullins is a certified nursing assistant. Duties include feeding, showering, transportation, and dressing geriatric patients.
Nurse Assistant: Career Beginnings (00:39)
Mullins cared for her grandmother toward the end of her life. She cannot imagine working in another profession.
Nurse Assistant: Keys for Success (02:05)
CNAs need compassion, understanding, and patience. A smile or hug can improve a patient's mood. Some nursing homes require nursing assistants only spend five to ten minutes with a client at a time.
Nurse Assistant: Education and Certification Requirements (00:34)
CPR and first aid certificates are required. A high school diploma is necessary when working in an assisted living home.
Nurse Assistant: Workplace Atmosphere (01:28)
Mullins works at a small facility with 74 residents. Shifts can last anywhere from eight to 16 hours.
Nurse Assistant: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:36)
Working as a CNA is not easy. One has to care for the patients.
Nurse Assistant: A Day on the Job (02:42)
CNAs carry walkie-talkies throughout the building for communication. Mullins wakes up residents and helps those who need assistance get out of bed. A float helps everyone in the building.
Nurse Assistant: Industry Goals and Services (00:33)
Nursing assistants want to help residents complete the activities of daily living. Patients need to know that they matter.
Nurse Assistant: Industry Challenges (01:22)
There is a shortage of nursing assistants due to staffing and burnout issues. Medicare and veteran benefits will diminish in the future.
Nurse Assistant: Looking at the Future (00:22)
There will always be a need for nursing assistants.
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