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Nursing Assistant in Monterey

The healthcare industry is filled with opportunities in a number of exciting occupations. If you are seeking a rewarding career in an industry that continues to see tremendous growth, then Central Coast College is right for you.

Monterey Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant training in Monterey is a good choice for those who seek entry-level employment in the healthcare field. This program will prepare you to take the state licensing exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. A Nursing Assistant program may also be a prerequisite for students who need direct patient care experience as an admission requirement for a higher level healthcare program or for those who wish to test their interest in healthcare as a career. Individuals might also consider Nursing Assistant training if they are interested in working in healthcare to support their education.

Nursing Assistants are employed by extended-care facilities, hospitals, home health, and by individuals who want extra help when they are in the healthcare facility or in their own home. When working in a private home there are often additional duties, such as cooking, shopping, or light cleaning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate).
  • Provide direct patient care such as assisting with bathing, eating, dressing, and walking patients.
  • Turn and reposition bedridden patients to prevent breakdown of their skin.
  • Change bed linens.
  • Record amount of oral intake and measure urinary output.
  • Interact with patients and family.
  • Transport patients and equipment as needed.
  • Keep a record of care given. “If you don’t document it, it didn’t happen.”
  • Monitor patients and report any variances to the nurse for further assessment.
  • Follow infectious disease precautions to prevent the spread of organisms.
  • Respect the person’s rights, provide privacy, and maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Respond properly to emergencies and know all facility safety procedures.

Personal Qualities:

Nursing Assistants spend much of their time with patients who are ill or injured, sometimes doing unpleasant work such as changing bedpans. They must be compassionate and truly interested in helping others. Other important qualities are patience, honesty, good health, and the willingness and ability to follow directions.

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