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Tracy McClelland, RN, MSN, Ycarte Health Career Center, Georgia Nursing Entrepreneurs:"Opening doors to the Nursing Profession is our primary concern. We are a nursing tutorial facility designed to assist our community by training healthcare professions with the most updated nursing information and training equipment. We focus on assisting individuals who want to advance in the healthcare profession, or begin with an entry level into healthcare. Our goal is to bring education to you in a comfortable non-threatening environment that allows for learning. Whether you are new to healthcare or desire to advance in this profession, we can provide you with the training you need."
Tracy McClelland, RN, MSN, Ycarte Health Career Center
North Pointe Plaza
1214 North Peterson Ave. Suite P
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: (912) 384-8680
Fax: (912) 384-4390
info@ycartehealth.org
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/mcclelland

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February 12, 2009: The stressed out life of a nursing assistant:"This morning I got a call from a supervisor of a nursing facility. This supervisor was beyond frustration. Stressed, disappointed and between a rock and a hard place. The supervisor had three nursing assistants call out of work for the day shift on a Saturday. Unfortunately, more people call off work on the weekends than on weekdays."
http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20090212/DCP05/902120371

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Nursing Malpractice Case Studies: http://www.nursingcasestudy.com

September 26, 1999: Nursing Assistants Leave Client Alone, Patient Receives Second Degree Burns During Bath.
Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses frequently delegate responsibilities and tasks to Certified Nursing Assistants and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel. It is clearly recognized that they are responsible for the actions/inactions of those they supervise. In this case, two nursing assistants recognized injuries to a patient while giving a bath. When they failed to notify the nurse of the injuries, they would be reported and lose their certifications.
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/092699.htm

Nursing Assistant Resources:

Caregiver's Beacon newsletter:"The Caregiver's Beacon newsletter is a free service to family caregivers. It is formerly known as The ElderCare Beacon and Keepin' Up With ALZwell. Simply enter your e-mail address in the box and click "Subscribe." Twice each month we will send you a supportive and informative newsletter that includes feature articles, caregiving tips, book reviews, hot topics, community updates and our chat schedule."
http://www.ec-online.net/Knowledge/Newsletters/subscribe.htm

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Certified Nursing Assistants, Typical Workday:"This, is a typical workday schedule of Duties, for 6-2 shifts in a Nursing Home Environment. SCENARIO is 2 Nursing Assistants, Floor has 20 people, each CNA has about 10 each of residents."
http://members.tripod.com/~CNA_MUNCHKIN/shari2doc3.htm

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ceus-r-ez.comHello, and welcome to ceus-r-ez.com! This site is designed to help long-term care administrators, assisted-living administrators and managers, certified nursing assistants, personal care assistants, group-home caregivers, and residential aides obtain continuing education units easily and inexpensively."
http://www.ceus-r-ez.com/

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CNA FORUM Frequently Asked Questions/ Making Change Count
http://www.network54.com/Forum/11252?achk=1

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CNA Message Board:"Welcome to the CNA Message Board, a companion site to the Certified Nursing Assistants Website at http://pages.ivillage.com/bostonality This forum is provided for the benefit of professional caregivers as a place to come together for discussion, encouragement, information and friendship. We were originally located at Community Zero and we had almost 900 members! I hope you will decide to join in. Registration is simple, free and all are welcome!
http://www.hostboard.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=3386

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CNA-Secrets.com, CNA Training Site:"If you'd like to know more about the resources necessary for a Certified Nursing Assistant career, then this site is for you. CNA's offer a wide range of essential healthcare services to patients in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition, CNA's are a part of the healthcare team. CNA's can be referred to a geriatric aides, rehab aides, nursing assistants and nursing aides. CNA's can either make or break a patient's perception of a facility. The job of a CNA is both tough and rewarding. In fact, over 2 million jobs are held by nursing assistants and home health aides across America."
MO Media LLC
3827 Phelan #179 Beaumont, TX 77707
http://www.cna-secrets.com/

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CNA Today:"CNA Today is a quarterly magazine published by the National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants (NAGNA) for and about certified nursing assistants and their role in long term care. It is a special magazine, a publication virtually every person in the long term care industry will want to read. With a circulation of well over 20,000, we reach CNAs, Directors of Nursing, facility Administrators, nursing home residents, and their families, product manufacturers, policy makers, and other health care associations. The first issue debuted June 2001 and was unveiled at the NAGNA National Convention. CNA Today will prove to be a remarkable resource for information on long term care."
CNA Today
PO Box 375 Joplin, MO 64802
800-784-6049 fax-417-623-2230
Editorial Content ctrendel@cnatoday.com
http://www.cnatoday.com

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Diary of the Certified Nurse Assistant, A day in the life of:"This is where YOU should begin a daily diary of your day, whether good or bad, once you create a diary of your feelings you will notice alot about the LTC, the residents, the co workers, your own self worth and what may lie in the feelings of others you work with."
http://members.tripod.com/~CNA_MUNCHKIN/shari4.htm

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Direct Care Alliance:"Nationwide, we face a critical shortage of high-quality direct-care workers home health aides, certified nursing assistants, and personal care attendants who can meet the needs of our country's long-term care consumers people who are elderly, chronically ill, or living with disabilities. Direct-care workers provide the vast majority of hands-on care within our long-term care health system. Consumers rely on these workers to provide them with comfort, companionship, and care in an atmosphere that preserves their dignity and well-being. As a result, consumers consistently cite the quality of their relationship with their paraprofessional workers as a primary determinant of their quality of life."
Direct Care Alliance
c/o Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
349 East 149th Street, 10th Floor- Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: 718.402.7766 - Fax: 718.585.6852
email: info@directcarealliance.org
http://www.directcarealliance.org/

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ElderCare Online:"ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder."
http://www.ec-online.net/

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Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Registry:"Welcome to the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant Registry. The Florida Certified Nursing Assistant certificate does not have an expiration date. Once certified the CNA must perform any nursing-related services for monetary compensation during the preceding 24 months to remain active; otherwise, the certificate will lapse and one must be re-certified to work as a CNA."
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C13
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
Telephone: (850) 245-4567, Email: MQA_CNA@doh.state.fl.us
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/cna/index.html

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Institute for Caregiver Education:
Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
100 North 17th Street, Suite 600 Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-5728 phone (215) 545-5372 fax
http://www.caregivereducation.org/

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In the Know, Inc.:"In the Know is a publishing company dedicated to developing quality paraprofessional inservice solutions for health care organizations. The company was founded in North Carolina in 1998 by Linda Leekley, a registered nurse with extensive experience in clinical education, staff development and both acute and long term care. At In the Know, we recognize that: Nursing paraprofessionals will continue to be the health care occupation most in demand as the U.S. population ages. Nursing assistants play a crucial role in a health care team. Nursing paraprofessionals have the least amount of pre-employment education of any clinical employees and therefore require effective ongoing on-the-job training. A serious difficulty exists in training and retaining a strong nurse aide staff."
In the Know, Inc.
306 Brandermill Drive Durham, NC 27713
lindaleekley@knowingmore.com
Phone: (877) 809-5515 (Toll Free, USA) (919)-403-8979 (Voice) (919) 490-4808 (FAX)
http://www.knowingmore.com/

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National Network of Career Nursing Assistants:"Career Nurse Assistants' Programs, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt, educational organization promoting recognition, education, research, advocacy and peer support development for nursing assistants in nursing homes and other long term care settings. (EIN # 34-1782518). The membership of CNAP is the National Network of Career Nursing Assistants."
3577 Easton Road Norton, OH 44203
Phone Number: 330 825-9342 Fax Number: 330 825-9378
Email Address: cnajeni@aol.com
http://www.cna-network.org/

    Career Nursing Assistants Network of N. Carolina:"On August 30th,2001 Nursing Assistants gave birth to our own Association in North Carolina. We are a Chapter of the National Network of Career Nursing Assistant. Our focus is on reruitment, training, retention and career development. We are building a deverse membership base broad enough to influence decision-making in the health care community. We have a code of ethics for our membership. We have asked Career Nursing Assistants members the following two questions. What would help us become better Certified Nursing Assistants and how can we improve the quality of patients care? The answer was more leadership as a member of the care team and more respect from licensed staff."
    Career Nursing Assistants of N. C.
    2614 Harvard Ave. Durham, NC 27703
    Contact Person: Melvin L. Whitley
    Phone: (919) 957-0443
    Email: telmelvin@nc.rr.com
    http://www.cna-network.org/network/community/Career_Nursing_/

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National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants:"The National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants was formally established in 1995 by former certified nursing assistants Lori Porter and Lisa Cantrell. Initially working as CNAs, both moved up the nursing home management ladder, Lori eventually becoming a licensed nursing home administrator and Lisa a director of nursing. Throughout their careers, they remained focused on their years as CNAs, realizing that nursing assistants are both the backbone and the heart and soul of the nursing home profession."
National Association of Geriatric Nursing Assistants
2709 West 13th Street Joplin, Missouri 64801
Phone: 417-623-6049 800-784-6049 Fax: 417-623-2230
Email: info@nagna.org
http://www.nagna.org/

Categories: Alzheimers Disease, Dementia & Senility, http://www.4nursing.com/alzheimers/
Associations, Organizations, Patient Education, Healthcare, Medical, http://www.4nursing.com/healthcare
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Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), http://www.nursefriendly.com/cna/
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Hospice, Death, Dying, End of Life, Palliative Care, http://www.4nursing.com/hospice/
Long Term Care Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/ltc/
Missouri Nurses, http://www.4nursing.com/missouri/
Private Duty Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/private/

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Linda Adams, CNA:"This Homepage is dedicated to: Certified Nursing Assistants, (CNA's) Plus Doctors, Nurses, and All Health Care Professionals."
Marshalltown, Iowa
netwits1@mchsi.com
http://lindafisher.tripod.com/

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NursingAssistant Discussion for Nursing Assistants and others interested in the work of the CNA:"This is a community for Nursing Assistants- caregivers to the worlds elderly and disabled. Here CNA's will find support, shared ideas and concerns as well as humor. We are a professional group and all are welcome so long as respect is maintained. This is an active list with many participants and it is hoped that everyone will add to the conversations.
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/nursingassistant/

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Nurse Aides, Promissor:"We offer a variety of services for Nurse Aides. To review details and information about the program of interest to you, please make a selection from the choices below. You may also access documents and forms by visiting our Applications & Forms Page."
Promissor
1007 Church Street, 7th Floor
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
Phone: 847.866.2001 or toll free in the U.S. 800.255.1312
Fax: 847.866.2002
E-mail: marketing@promissor.com
http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome_fs.asp?CPCat=0000NURSE

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Our Mission As CNAs, The Guardian Angels:"Certified Nurses Assistants exist because of the demand: in general it is a position requiring knowledge of the changing needs of a patient or resident that is confined to a nursing home, Long Term Care facility (LTC) etc. It is not because the assistant has no education or lack of education. The life of a nurse assistant begins here."
http://members.tripod.com/~CNA_MUNCHKIN/shari2.htm

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What's It Like? Nursing Aides & Patient Care Technicians, Career Prospects in Virginia, University of Virginia:"In hospitals and nursing homes, patients need constant basic round-the-clock care. Someone has to help them do all the things they can't do for themselves--including dressing and bathing, eating and getting in and out of bed. Nursing aides are the people who provide these and other basic personal care services to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Also called hospital attendants, and patient care or hospital assistants, nursing aides generally work under the supervision of nurses. Those with more training and advanced responsibilities often have the job title "technician" instead of "aide" or "assistant." Their role in any health care facility is vitally important, since nursing aides actually have more contact with patients than any other hospital staff."
Career Prospects project
Demographics & Workforce Section, Weldon Cooper Center,
University of Virginia, PO Box 400206 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4206.
Dr. Julia H. Martin Phone: 434-982-5581 Email: jhm3c@virginia.edu
http://www3.ccps.virginia.edu/career_prospects/briefs/K-O/NursingAides.shtml

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Certified Nursing Assistant Titles From Amazon.com

Advanced Concepts for Geriatric Nursing Assistants, by Carolyn A. McDonald:

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Assisting in Long-Term Care by Barbara R. Hegner, Esther Caldwell, Joan Fritsch Needham:"Practicing nursing assistants will love this revised edition to use as a reference tool. With its many new features like updated procedures the application of standard precautions cultural variations and an easier reading level Assisting in Long Term Care 3E is a must for any reference library."

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Being a Nursing Assistant (Being a Nursing Assistant, 7th Ed) by Francie Wolgin, Rose Schniedman:"Keeping pace with current developments and improvements in the health care field, this #1-rated resource and reference manual covers the basics of providing care to a variety of patients, and helps users understand and appreciate the scope of the work and duties they will be expected to master and perform within their specific job. Offers 35 detailed chapters on everything from the health care system to communication skills, infection control, safety, the patient's environment, emergency care, measuring vital signs, patient nutrition, specimen collection, care of the surgical patient, neonatal and pediatric care, long-term care, and much more."

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Care of the Older Person : A Handbook for Care Assistants by Christine McMahon (Editor), Ron Isaacs (Editor), Christine Macmahon:"Care of the Older Person has been written for all those caring for older people whether in hospitals, residential and nursing homes, or at home. This book provides the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and implement good caring practices. Taking a caring, practical approach, numerous descriptions of problems are included that may be encountered by the carer and suggestions given of how best to tackle them."

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Essentials for Today's Nursing Assistant by Peggy A. Grubbs:"Features a holistic, humanistic approach to caregiving, with a restorative focus that emphasizes the dignity of the patient. Covers the care of patients with HIV and Alzheimer's, surgical patients, children and new mothers, and patients with specialized equipment such as vetilators, pumps, and tracheostomy tubes. Includes Stamdard Precautions, and changes in isolation procedures. And, provides OBRA and OSHA guidelines. Training nursing assistants."

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The Long-Term Care Nursing Assistant Training Manual by Mary Ann Anderson (Editor), Karen W. Beaver (Editor), Kathleen R. Culliton (Editor):"Contains 34 modules for training nursing facility and home health care staff, describing key procedures for nursing assistants such as personal care, positioning, taking vital signs, observing residents on medication, preventing accidents, and charting and documenting work. Also covers care for residents with mental illness and dementia, younger residents, and residents with developmental disabilities. Includes questions and answers, b&w illustrations, and a glossary. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or."

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Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants by Sheila A. Sorrentino:"The dominant book in its subject area, the current edition was expanded and updated in keeping with today's needs and practices. OBRA standards are incorporated throughout. Full-color illustrations reflect today's emphasis on total patient care, and assist in comprehension of each procedure"

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Demay Honors Nursing Assistants:"Three nursing assistants from the DeMay Living Center at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital were honored recently at a Nursing Assistant Recognition Luncheon. Mary Caster of Newark, Jane Humbert of Clyde, and Diane Schram of Palmyra attended the luncheon which was sponsored by the Lifespan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program."
http://www.cgazette.com/towns/Clyde/common/news/1997/Sept97news/874783840912.html

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Nursing Assistant Articles:

Mon, May. 02, 2005: Nursing aides focus on basic care:"Russell Britt is a patient care technician in the medical telemetry unit at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia. He performs three roles in this position: certified nursing assistant, monitor technician and unit secretary. Britt answered the following questions about being a certified nursing assistant. WHAT'S THE JOB? Certified nursing assistants aid health professionals in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. They help provide patients with basic care and services. For example, they may help frail or disabled people get out of bed and transport them to different areas within the facility. The actual job title may vary from one facility to another. Added Britt, "I help nurses as much as I can with basic patient care, including vital signs, hygiene, feeding, straightening up the rooms and doing inputs and outputs."
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/11541265.htm

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