Taking CNA Classes - Things You Might Learn

If you've decided that you want to become a CNA, most likely you'll need to take CNA classes in order to learn the various things that you need to know in order to work as a CNA and help patients. What might those things be? Well, that's a good question. This blog post will explore some of the things that a person might learn in a CNA training class at a local community college or technical school.

One of the first things that a person may learn in a CNA class is basic first aid principles and techniques, including how to care for wounds on a patient, change bandages, and other similar techniques. The reason for this is that a lot of CNAs may be required to change bandages on patients and complete other similar tasks. Sometimes patients may have wounds where the dressings need to be changed, of just require the application of simple band-aids and other similar things.

Learning how to move patients from one place to another is also something that might be taught in a CNA class. Many patients that CNAs deal with may be immobile or may have trouble getting from one place to another, such as out of bed and into a wheelchair or even from one side of their room to another. This is where a CNA might be able to help and move them from the place they are to the place that they need to be.

Other patients who might be stuck in bed may need help with hygiene and other similar issues. These patients may also need to have their sheets changed and might need help getting dressed or changing clothes. Patient needs may vary from situation to situation, and a CNA who knows how to help patients in a variety of situations may be able to make a big difference in the quality of the patient's lives. That's why many of these skills and more may be taught in a CNA class. As mentioned above, what's taught in one CNA class may differ from what's taught in another CNA class. Different schools may have different curriculums and different states may also require that different things are taught. So, with that said, hopefully this blog post gives you a better idea of what types of topics and skills might be taught in a CNA classes such as those offered at local community and technical colleges.