Education And Empowerment Of The Certified Nursing Assistant

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Education and Empowerment of the Certified Nursing Assistant

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Nursing Assistant Educational Program6


Productivity Enhancement/Cost Savings11




Education and Empowerment of the Certified Nursing Assistant


AIM: This article details an informative program conceived to utilize nonlicensed personnel (certified nursing aides [CNAs] and nursing aides [NAs]) in the avoidance of force ulcers and advanced skin care in a 250-bed acute care facility in a suburban setting. The item is split up into 2 components: A andB. Part A locations the educational program, which was part of a major initiative for improving patient conclusions that included a reconsider and standardization of skin care goods and protocols. Part B locations productivity enhancement and cost savings skilled because of changing bathing and incontinence care goods and procedures.

BACKGROUND: The informative program included direction on time-saving methods for increasing productivity in bathing and incontinence care, and competently promoted the significance of correct skin care and force ulcer prevention methods.

METHODS: procedures incorporated into the educational teaching aimed at distinct reading and understanding grades, extending from the use of PowerPoint slides, hands-on return demonstration, and assembly discussion associated to force ulcer arranging and wound treatment. These informative procedures provided the participants with important reinforcement of each day's learning objectives. Productivity enhancement and cost savings are addressed in part B, as well as the outcomes of a time-motion study.

RESULTS: Because of the program, CNAs/NAs were empowered in their integral caregiver roles. This program was part of a bigger, major process improvement initiative, but the rate of came by force ulcers declined from 2.17% in 2002 to 1.71% in 2003. This informative program was considered a supplier to the improved persevering outcomes.


We reconsidered the comprehensive literature on urinary tract infections (UTIs) to supply performing urologists with significant rudimentary information as well as new insights regarding this widespread clinical problem. MEDLINE computer explorations limited to human studies disclosed more than 28,000 citations. In the interest of brevity an exceedingly selective approach was utilised, emphasizing challenging and contentious items that are significant to present clinical practice. Thus, relatively few references are cited, given the scope of this subject. The interested reader will find these carefully selected articles worth reading, many of which contain evidence based information on UTI treatment.

The informative department of a 250-bed acute care clinic located in a suburban setting collaborated with nursing authority and recognized an opening for enhancement in the rate of came by pressure ulcers, whereas rates were inside the industry standard. As a outcome, the nursing leadership team was challenged to develop innovative advances to skin care and improvement of patient conclusions. Aneeds evaluation identified possibilities to advance learning considering pressure ulcer avoidance and skin and wound care. Process and merchandise standardization were aimed at to decrease variability for bathing and incontinence practice.

A study conducted by Needleman et al3 showed that nursing aides provided 21% of total nurse-hours in patient care. This is a important amount of persevering care time that could be maximized to enhance ...
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