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CNAs: The Nurse’s “eyes and ears”

In today’s hospitals and extended care facilities, nurse assistants often have more contact with patients that other health care workers do because they perform almost all of the routine patient care.The nurse assistant is often referred to as the nurse’s “eyes and ears” and help nurses by performing many common tasks:

CNAs: The Nurse's "eyes and ears"

CNAs: The Nurse's "eyes and ears"

-respond to patients’ calls and requests- take patients to operating rooms and to examination rooms- observing and recording patients’ conditions: monitoring temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration rates, etc

Nursing assistants employed in nursing homes are called geriatric aides. In nursing homes, nurse assistants work with the same patients for many years and often build friendship with these patients.

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