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CNA Training Academy offers both day and night classes. Students receive quality training while being prepared to complete the State's Nurse Aide Competency Examination. Training focuses on communicating and interacting effectively with patients, assisting patients in maximum functional independence, observing patient rights, and applying proper body mechanics in bed including lifting and turning patients.
Our CNA program will prepare students for a career as a healthcare professional. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) provide basic patient care under the direct supervision of the nurses responsible for providing direct patient care. CNAs may spend more time with patients than anyone else on the health care team. For this reason, they can easily form lasting connections with patients, especially when they work in extended- care facilities where the same patients are cared for each day. A CNA program may also be a prerequisite for students who need direct patient care experience as an admission requirement for a higher level health care program or for those who wish to test their interest in health care as a career. Individuals might also consider CNA training if they are interested in working in health care to support their education.
CNAs are employed by extended-care facilities, hospitals, home health and by individuals who want extra help when they are in the health care facility or in their own home. When working in a private home there are often additional duties, such as cooking, shopping, or light cleaning.
Our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program will take 96 hours to complete. This includes 72 classroom hours and 24 clinical hours. We have day and evening classes available which last 3 weeks for CNA and 2 days for Home Health Aide certification. By the end of the training, the student will be able to explain the purpose of various health care organizations, identify members of the health care and nursing teams, requirements of a CNA, ethical and legal practices and health care, and describe the patients/residents bill of rights and the following topics:
Communication, infection control, basic safety/emergencies, body mechanics/ergonomics & assisting the patient with mobility, environment, basic human needs, measuring vital signs, hygiene and grooming, nutrition, elimination, body system, cognitive impairment and mental Illness, disease and conditions, rehabilitation and restorative care, death and dying, vocabulary and abbreviations.
After students have completed the program with all requirements they will need to take the State approved test. A student that completes and passes the state exam, will be certified by The State of Oklahoma.
Home Health Aides provide care to people for a variety of reasons, ranging from short-term illness and accident recovery to long-term issues such as geriatric care and chronic illness. Caregiver jobs in this field are numerous, with man sub-specialties available for those with HHA classes under their belt. Home-care services are in demand, and Home Health Aide training can help students to gain certification through specific programs.
Unlike CNAs, HHAs are specifically trained to work in the patient's home. Certified HHAs provide many of the services CNA's provide, but home caregivers may also provide light housekeeping, meal preparation and serving, errand-running and more to homebound patients. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, home health aide demand is expected to increase by 50% through the year 2018, making an HHA career a stable opportunity.
Our special programs cover topics such as: personal hygiene, safe transfer and lifting techniques, vital sign reading and recording procedures, basic nutrition, infection, protection and control. The 24 hours of clinical training involves supervision by a nurse before the student can touch patients. Once the student has completed the required hours in the HHA class, the student can take The State administered Home Health Aid exam of which successful completion leads to full certification and opens the worker to caregiver private-duty jobs.