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CNA Job Physical Demands

CNA  must be able to:
• be on your feet 6-12 hours at a time, performing activities that include reaching, balancing, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, bending and crouching;
• lift and transfer adults from a stooped to an upright position to accomplish bed-to-chair and chair-to- bed transfers;
• lift and adjust positions of bedridden patients, including pulling as much as 12 inches toward the head of the bed;

CNA Job  Physical Demands

CNA Job Physical Demands


• physically apply up to ten pounds pressure to the chest in the performance of CPR using hands, wrists and arms;
• maneuver in small spaces quickly and with ease;
• perform fine motor skills that require hand/eye coordination in the use of small instruments and equipment;

Senses – CNA must be able to:

• read a glass thermometer (oral and rectal);
• perform close and distinct visual activities involving persons and paperwork;
• visually discriminate depth and color perception;
• identify and distinguish odors that are pungent, such as the products of infection or metabolic imbalance (e.g., ketones);
• respond and react immediately to auditory instruction, requests, signals, and monitoring equipment;
• perform auditory assessments requiring the distinguishing of variances in sounds (e.g., tones and pitches).

Other – CNA must be able to:
• learn to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and word usage as well as medical terminology;
• comprehend verbal and written directions, making
correct notations and responding as directed;
• make proper and timely decisions under stressful and emergency situations

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