Beware of Online CNA Classes

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Due to today’s increasingly busy lifestyles, a lot of potential career-changers look for online coursework as a convenient way of transitioning into a new occupation or line of work. Moreover, healthcare career training seems to be popular with many busy folks who want to enroll in online courses. As an example, people want to become certified nursing assistants (CNAs), so they specifically seek out online CNA classes.

Nevertheless, here is a word of caution: a person cannot become a CNA online in most states. Let’s repeat that phrase using slightly different words: people are not legally permitted to become CNAs online in most US states. In fact, out of 50 states, Florida is the only one that allows students to skip the classroom and clinical externship associated with nurse aide training by challenging the state board to become CNAs.

Most online CNA programs advertised on the internet are flagrant scams designed to separate uninformed, unsuspecting and aspiring career-changers from hard-earned dollars. For instance, most states require at least 75 hours of face-to-face schooling in order to become a CNA. This 75 hours is normally built into a training program made up of 59 hours of class time and 16 hours of clinical externship at a nursing facility.

One glaringly obvious reason exists for face-to-face classroom and clinical training requirements in order to become a CNA: a person cannot learn how to properly take care of patients with online classes alone. In other words, students actually need to work with real patients at healthcare centers, touch them, talk, and interact with them while practicing basic nursing skills. These things can’t be accomplished online.

Direct hands-on care is the only tried-and-true method of learning to become a CNA. A person cannot learn how to provide direct patient care by simply reading online lessons and studying the lecture notes that come with a distance course. Learning to give basic nursing care involves a deliberate blend of seeing, doing and showing, and these methods can only be taught to nurse aide students in person in a face to face setting.

Most people’s lifestyles are really busy due to working, raising kids and managing other obligations that suck up more than enough time to fill our days with never-ending tasks. Thus, it is no surprise that many individuals search for online CNA classes out of a dire need for convenience. However, people cannot become CNAs totally online in the vast majority of states in the US. If it seems entirely too good to be true, maybe it is.

The truth hurts at times. Nonetheless, the getting the truth out there onto the center of the stage is necessary if reading or hearing realistic information saves people from being scammed out of their precious money. The cold, hard truth is that online CNA programs do not exist in most states, although a limited number of courses can be taken via online or distance formats in some areas. Forewarned is forearmed, so good luck.

People in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas who are in need of nurse aide (CNA) training classes can call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266. Fast-track day, night and weekend CNA classes are offered here. Graduate in two weeks with a new career in the medical field.

 

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March 2019 CNA Program Scholarships

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The Health Occupations Scholarship Award, a partial tuition scholarship fund that is exclusively offered by Legacy Healthcare Careers, has enough monetary reserves to grant three financial awards to prospective nurse aide training program students in the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex region of Texas during the month of March 2019. However, prospective students must act with a sense of urgency if they are interested.

The three partial tuition scholarships are intended for potential pupils who wish to attend a certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program. The Health Occupations Scholarship Award is a way to greatly help out certain student populations by way of partially paying for some of the tuition, fees, supplies and expenses associated with attending a nurse aide training program.

First and foremost, the following requirements determine eligibility for receipt of a partial tuition scholarship award from Legacy Healthcare Careers. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, or a minimum age of 16 with parental or legal guardian consent. In addition, all applicants should possess the desire to enter the allied healthcare field or medical field, or plan to climb the career ladder in a healthcare occupation.

Every single winner of the Health Occupations Scholarship Award is granted a partial tuition scholarship to assist them with paying for educational costs associated with tuition, textbooks, enrollment fees and other mandatory schooling supplies needed for the nurse aide training program. Furthermore, three of these scholarship awards are issued every month.

The Health Occupations Scholarship Award is being purposefully made available to prospective pupils who plan to enroll in either a nurse aide training program or another classification of medical career training course of study at Legacy Healthcare Careers School in Richland Hills, Texas. Applicants of the partial tuition scholarships are permitted to attend classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers full time or part time.

To apply for the Health Occupations Scholarship Award, visit Legacy Healthcare Careers’ website (www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com) and continually scroll downward to locate the right icon to click in order to submit an application. Potential students may also just copy and paste or click on the weblink that appears below to instantaneously access the scholarship application form:

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4595340/scholarship-application

A career in healthcare is a glorious way to get a foot into the invigorating doors of the medical field. Legacy Healthcare Careers is a local school in a suburb in the Dallas /Fort Worth Metropolitan area of Texas that offers a number of affordable, quick, high quality CNA programs. Call us at (682)626-5266 or place a call to our 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 if more information is needed.

February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month

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February is Turner Syndrome Awareness month and, since this website definitely has an orientation toward the medical field and various issues that pertain to healthcare, this month-long observance deserves an honorable mention and a posting of its own. After all, the point is to raise some much-needed awareness regarding the rare disease process known as Turner Syndrome.

Turner Syndrome is a rather uncommon health problem that afflicts about one in every 2,500 females. This syndrome, which is not inheritable and affects only females, arises due to a chromosomal abnormality. It happens whenever all or part of of a girl’s second X chromosome is either completely or partially absent.

Turner Syndrome develops at the time of conception; in addition, approximately 99 percent of all Turner Syndrome pregnancies do not ever survive. In other words, a female infant who is born with Turner Syndrome has beaten the odds since the vast majority of women who are pregnant with Turner Syndrome babies do not carry them to full term due to fetal demise.

The visual, physical outcome of Turner Syndrome is a notable constellation of telltale signs and symptoms that can vary in severity from mild to profound. Girls with Turner Syndrome tend to present with the following characteristics: an unusually short stature, slower bone growth than usual, horseshoe-shaped kidneys, heart abnormalities, issues with hearing, enlarged hands and feet, and broadened chests and shoulders.

Other physical traits attributable to Turner Syndrome include webbed necks, deformed elbows, narrow palates, thin teeth and puffy extremities. In addition, girls with Turner Syndrome usually have absence of menstruation and suffer from infertility. A large number of females with Turner Syndrome have high blood pressure (hypertension), which is thought to arise due to kidney abnormalities and/or aortic constriction.

Due to the fact that February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month, the overriding goal of this posting is to spread awareness about this disease process to as many members of the general public as humanly possible while also offering wholehearted support to the many parents of little girls afflicted with this disorder. Approximately 80,000 females have been diagnosed with Turner Syndrome in the United States to date.

Even though there is no known cure for Turner Syndrome at the time of this writing (2019), it is very much manageable when the female patient is placed under the care of a competent healthcare provider who is knowledgeable regarding its ongoing medical management.

REFERENCES

Martell, J. (2018). Raise Awareness of Turner Syndrome During the Month of February! Retrieved from https://patientworthy.com/2018/02/23/raise-awareness-turner-syndrome-month-february/

February is American Heart Month

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February happens to be the shortest month on the calendar. However, the shortest month in existence is still insanely busy. Multiple celebrations and observances are taking place during this vaunted winter month such as Black History Month, Turner Syndrome Awareness Month, and the National Children’s Dental Health Month. Furthermore, February is the official National Bird Feeding Month.

This is just a friendly, harmless reminder that February is also American Heart Month. To be more precise, here is a very brief history regarding American Heart Month. It is a one month long official observance that had been initially put into place by the federal government via title 36 of the United States Code more than a decade ago. Many people are not even aware of the existence of American Heart Month.

Can anyone who is reading this guess correctly what the number one cause of death is in the U.S.? If any readers had guessed that heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country, then their guess would have been absolutely correct. Since this website has a marked orientation toward healthcare careers and things pertaining to the medical field, a quick posting about American Heart Month seems timely and appropriate.

After all, many people in this country seek the services of the healthcare system as the result of heart disease and cardiac issues. In fact, there is a high likelihood that some or all of the current and future readers of this piece are either related to a person who has heart disease or know someone who is afflicted with heart disease. Heck, there is a decent chance that a reader may even have one or more cardiac issues themselves.

The overarching focal point of American Heart Month is to raise awareness in the minds of the American public about the national health crisis of heart problems and blood vessel, cardiovascular and circulatory disorders. In addition, another goal of American Heart Month is to get the general public to be more supportive of programs and initiatives that work toward addressing the rampant problem of heart disease.

Some of the most common cardiovascular health issues in this country include the following: coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure (CHF), hypertension (more commonly known as ‘high blood pressure’), atrial fibrillation, heart valve disease, and angina pectoris (better known as ‘chest pain’). Congenital heart defects and anomalies, which are present at birth, are also rather common in American society.

During American Heart Month, people are strongly encouraged to wear the color red to show their wholehearted support of preventative measures for heart disease. People are also nudged toward making a series of lasting lifestyle changes that have been proven to minimize or reduce the risk of developing heart problems.

Lifestyle changes that lessen the likelihood of cardiac disease development include smoking cessation, regular cardiovascular exercise, weight loss, stress management, and adherence to heart-healthy diets. American citizens are also urged to obtain annual physical examinations from a healthcare provider and ensure their serum cholesterol levels get checked regularly.

REFERENCES

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. (n.d.). American Heart Month. Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month

 

Healthcare Career Spotlight: the Chiropractic Assistant

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A chiropractic assistant, also known as a chiropractic medical assistant, is a multi skilled allied healthcare worker who performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to facilitate the routine day to day operations of chiropractic clinics and practices. Chiropractic assistants review patients’ customized treatment plans in order to render care and deliver specific healthcare services.

The primary function of the chiropractic assistant is to assist chiropractors in the provision of care to patients in outpatient healthcare settings such as specialty clinics, pain management practices, and chiropractic doctors’ offices. A chiropractic assistant provides hands-on patient care. In addition, chiropractic assistants complete a number of clerical tasks to ensure smooth functioning of chiropractic practices.

Chiropractic assistants perform clinical duties such as checking patients into the clinic or practice setting, rooming patients, measuring and charting body weight and height, obtaining health histories, and helping patients complete questionnaires and other forms as needed by the chiropractor. They observe patients and promptly report any unusual reactions to treatments and/or changes in patient status to the chiropractor.

In addition to the previously mentioned duties, chiropractic assistants obtain subjective health data including vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate) for the chiropractor’s use in physical examinations and treatment plans. Chiropractic assistants also assist in other hands-on patient care tasks such as physiotherapy treatments, exercises and hot and cold therapies.

Moreover, chiropractic assistants carry out administrative front office tasks such as greeting people at the reception desk, confirming payer sources and medical insurance coverage, scheduling appointments, billing, filing paperwork, answering telephones, checking emails, navigating computer software systems, communicating with supply vendors, and maintaining the cleanly appearance of the waiting area.

The overwhelming majority of chiropractic assistants can be found working in places of employment such as multi specialty practices, chiropractor offices, pain management clinics, and personal injury chiropractic clinics. Chiropractic assistants work alongside chiropractors, x-ray technicians (radiographers), and other types of healthcare providers and allied health professionals.

Ideally, the chiropractic assistant needs to have superb communication skills and the ability to relate to patients from a variety of different backgrounds. They should possess a cordial personality and be knowledgeable about the ethical aspects of their role, including the principles of veracity (truthfulness) and confidentiality (the obligation to keep protected health information private).

In addition, a chiropractic assistant should know how to utilize appropriate body mechanics and have some physical strength due to the continual bending, frequent lifting, occasional twisting, and lengthy periods of time they may spend on their feet during a typical day at the workplace. They are expected to work under minimal supervision, make many decisions independently and be problem solvers.

Safety is fundamental in the role of a chiropractic assistant. They must handle patients with extreme care to prevent and avert avoidable injuries to themselves and the patients to whom they render direct care. Furthermore, chiropractic assistants always need to comply with standard precautions and infection preventative principles to ensure their patients remain safe.

To become a chiropractic assistant, an individual should be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Earning a diploma, certificate or associate degree in medical assisting can add legitimacy to a career as a chiropractic assistant and make the job search much easier. After attaining a diploma or degree in medical assisting, a person should take the extra step of obtaining national certification as a certified medical assistant.

Job market demand for chiropractic assistants is expected to be robust well into the future. Per the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, which places chiropractic assistants into the Medical Assistants employment category, the projected job growth rate for this allied healthcare professional role is an estimated 29 percent through the year 2026. This projected growth rate greatly exceeds the average of all other kinds of jobs.

The massive increase in population of the aging Baby Boomer population will continue to fuel the high demand for preventive and holistic healthcare services, which are often provided by chiropractors. Because of these reasons, chiropractors are expected to hire a larger number of chiropractic assistants to complete routinized administrative and clinical duties, enabling chiropractors to attend to more patients.

Legacy Healthcare Careers delivers affordable, quality, judgment-free healthcare job training to students in the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas. Please call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 or (682)313-6404 to enroll in one of our healthcare occupational training programs. Call today. Classes start very soon.

Scholastic Spotlight: The Clinical Externship Defined

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So, what exactly is an externship? Well, a clinical externship is an unpaid learning opportunity for students in schools of nursing, nurse aide (CNA) training programs, medical assisting training programs and other types of allied healthcare courses to facilitate full immersion in acquisition of hands-on practical skills in a particular sphere of interest.

Essentially, the clinical externship is the educational phase of most health science training programs that enables pupils to shadow more experienced allied healthcare workers in the specific career pathway that is being pursued. For instance, a nurse aide training program clinical externship would entail students shadowing more experienced nursing assistants as they provide basic patient care duties at a healthcare center.

During the clinical externship, the allied healthcare student works alongside more experienced healthcare workers in a workplace setting in the field or discipline of study. The student provides hands-on care to real clients under the supervision of a clinical instructor and is being evaluated for their performance the entire time. The student jumps in and assists clients with their patient care needs in a hands-on manner.

What can allied healthcare students look forward to during the clinical externship phase of their training? It can really differ depending on the specific type of training program. Each externship has its similarities and differences; however, a few commonalities do exist. The following list contains some potentially useful pearls of wisdom regarding clinical externships to assist in easing the student’s fears of the unknown.

  • The student’s clinical externship site or setting will depend on the training program he or she is enrolled in. For example, a medical assisting trainee might be assigned to a clinic or doctors office, whereas a nurse aide student will most likely be sent to a skilled nursing facility.
  • To make the most of the externship phase and maximize the learning experience, students should ask questions, be as helpful as humanly possible, and offer to provide assistance to the allied healthcare professionals at the clinical site. This is the student’s chance to shine and build a solid reputation in his or her future profession.
  • Students should always be ready to adhere to the predetermined rules of the clinical site. These rules might include standard workplace fare such as dress codes, hours of operation, social media usage policies, meal breaks, standards for professional conduct, proper chains of command, and so forth.
  • The clinical externship provides an amazing chance to learn new skills, as well as the opportunity to blossom both professionally and personally. It would be wise if the student adopts the stance that constructive criticism can pave the way for streamlined opportunities for improvement.
  • Keep in mind that the clinical instructor who supervises students at the clinical externship most likely has a vast amount of enriching experiences from school and work as a foundation to teach. Do not forget to utilize the clinical instructor as an educational resource. After all, they are there to help students acquire practical skills under supervision.
  • Clinical externships usually last anywhere from few days to several weeks depending on the requirements of the training program. In addition, the school’s administrative staff selects the clinical site location due to pre-existing contracts with healthcare facilities in the community where the school is located.
  • Students are usually graded and/or evaluated on their overall performance during their time at the clinical externship. In essence, the clinical externship is the student’s opportunity to thrive, bring positive attention toward oneself, and absorb mountains of new information in a practical manner. In other words, the clinical externship is full of awesome opportunities that should not go to waste.
  • As a general rule of thumb, allied healthcare students who are attending a clinical externship will not be paid for their time because it is a requirement for completion of the school’s training program. Time spent at the clinical externship site should be seen as schooling, not employment.

A clinical externship is a very important aspect of healthcare occupational training programs that students undergo in order to graduate and move on to thriving careers in the medical field. A clinical externship permits students to put multiple skills to use that are absolutely imperative for securing gainful employment in the healthcare field.

Call Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School at (682)626-5266 to obtain a rewarding career in the healthcare industry as a nursing assistant. The training programs offered by Legacy Healthcare Careers all involve clinical externships at local healthcare centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.

Partial Tuition Scholarship Money to Help Pay For CNA Classes

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The following news is specifically directed toward any prospective students in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas who would like to receive some monetary assistance by way of a partial tuition scholarship to cover the costs of attending CNA (certified nursing assistant) classes. The Health Occupations Scholarship Award helps prospective pupils to attend a CNA training program by partially covering some of the expenses.

For certain students, the Health Occupations Scholarship Award could provide helpful financial assistance that they should surely look up further. Offered by Legacy Healthcare Careers Nursing Assistant School in the Mid Cities region of DFW, this particular scholarship award can be granted to people who are planning to attend a healthcare training program at this Dallas/Fort Worth area institution.

To be eligible, all candidates need to be 18 years of age or older. Ideally, all candidates should have a desire to either join the medical field or healthcare industry, or at least have plans to further their careers in a healthcare vocation. All winners of the Health Occupations Scholarship Award will receive one partial tuition scholarship that also covers the costs of needed books, fees and other pertinent scholastic supplies.

The Health Occupations Scholarship Award has been specifically designated for students who have intentions to enroll in nursing assistant training courses or another type of healthcare occupational training program at Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School. Scholarship applicants are allowed to enroll in healthcare training coursework at Legacy Healthcare Careers on either a full time or part time status.

Students who are potentially eligible for the scholarship award must also exhibit or express their dedication to the medical field and/or healthcare industry by submitting a short essay as part of their application package. Students must have a strong work ethic, prove a verifiable work history, and sign an enrollment agreement in person to attend healthcare training classes at Legacy Healthcare Careers.

Completion of an application for the Health Occupations Scholarship Award is a somewhat simple process to follow. To apply for the scholarship award, visit the Legacy Healthcare Careers official school website (www.LegacyHealthcareCareers.com) and continue to scroll down several pages in order find the correct icon to click to submit a scholarship application.

Potential students are also able to gain immediate access to the application form for the scholarship application if they click on the following link that appears below. Students can also feel free to simply copy and paste the following link into any web browser of their choice to retrieve and access the scholarship application form:

http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-4595340/scholarship-application

The Health Occupations Scholarship awards are issued in the amounts of $250, $100 and $50. Moreover, three (3) scholarship awards are to be issued to winning students on a monthly basis. The scholarship application requires candidates to prepare a short essay of approximately three to seven sentences that provides one or more good reasons for wanting to join the ranks of the healthcare industry or medical field.

It is mandatory that prospective pupils who submit an application package for a scholarship award follow up with a face to face meeting with the Legacy Healthcare Careers director of education or program administrator for a school tour. Only students and prospective students who sign enrollment agreements with Legacy Healthcare Careers will receive one of the partial tuition scholarship awards.

Each scholarship award winner will be chosen on the overall strength of the application package including several factors. These factors include quality, perceived authenticity of the prospective pupil’s essay submission, and the required follow-up visit with a school official at Legacy Healthcare Careers. Scholarship winners will be made aware of their award via telephone calls or face to face during a tour with the director of education.

It must be repeated that the Health Occupations Scholarship Award is only being made available to individuals who sign an enrollment agreement to go to nurse aide training classes or one of the health occupational training programs offered at Legacy Healthcare Careers. Place a call to the school’s 24-hour enrollment hotline number at (682)313-6404 if there are any other questions, concerns, comments or info that need to be addressed.

Do you have the desire to change your life? Wouldn’t you prefer a career instead of just a job? Have you been thinking about acquiring a fulfilling career in the healthcare field? Do you really have what it takes to follow through and make the changes in your life to obtain the new career that you want?

Well, a position as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a wondrous way to get one’s foot into the exciting doors of the medical field. Legacy Healthcare Careers is a local school in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas that offers several quick, quality CNA programs. Call us at (682)626-5266 or place a call to our 24-hour hotline at (682)313-6404 if more information is needed.

Healthcare Career Spotlight: the CNA Trade School Consultant

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First of all, consultants can be found in all industries, specialties and sectors because of the versatile nature of their professional roles. For instance, hospitals and life insurance corporations often procure the services of business consultants or consulting firms for fresh ideas. Likewise, a health foods wholesale supply company or vitamin shop might utilize the breadth of knowledge that a natural health consultant brings to the table.

Thus, a CNA trade school consultant is a multi-faceted professional who has a vast fund of knowledge and expertise in regards to the initial establishment, ongoing management and operational processes that come with the territory of opening and running CNA schools. A CNA (certified nursing assistant) trade school is a vocational school that offers nurse aide training programs to people who want to become CNAs.

CNA trade school consultants are usually well versed on the bureaucratic issues of securing approvals from various municipal and state entities in order to legally operate nurse aide training programs. They have intimate familiarity with all the paperwork, forms, procedures, timelines, and tasks that must be completed before the state approval agencies will grant final approval for the trade school to begin accepting students.

They may also be very familiar with other procedures related to CNA schools, such as the operations of other types of training programs offered at vocational schools. CNA trade school consultants are often able to provide consultative advice to school owners who want to start or add healthcare training programs in medical assisting, massage therapy, phlebotomy, surgical technology, radiography, nursing education and so much more.

CNA trade school consultants assess the specific needs of their clients and discuss the tasks that must be completed to facilitate the state approvals required in order to open their healthcare programs to the public. Some of these tasks include formulation of appropriate curriculum, completion of fire inspections at the school, preparation of school catalogs, acquisition of proper forms and customization of student handbooks.

Consultants may educate clients on the unique aspects of nurse aide training programs, such as admissions requirements, refund policies, entrance exams, clinical site contracts, student background checks, liability issues and business insurance needs. CNA school consultants may also refer clients to accountants, instructors, attorneys, suppliers, publishing companies, accreditation organizations and other professionals as needed.

Some trade school consultants offer their services on a piecemeal basis whereas other consultants will provide bids on comprehensive service packages that include everything that needs to be done in order to establish the vocational school. In addition, some consultants offer added services such as counseling on business plans, educational seminars and webinars, and marketing tips to increase student enrollments.

School owners often seek the specialized services of CNA trade school consultants due to the confusion that frequently arises after finding out about the numerous steps one must take to open a vocational school and/or add new healthcare training programs. Some consultants offer detailed guidance to walk school owners through the bureaucratic complexities while other consultants manage entire projects from start to finish.

Training for CNA trade school consultants varies depending on their specific areas of interest and unique experiential backgrounds. At the time of this writing (2019), state and/or federal licensure requirements for trade school consultants have not been officially enacted into law. Nonetheless, earning relevant college degrees and/or certifications can add an aura of legitimacy to one’s consulting career.

Most CNA school consultants have direct experience in the trade school industry as owners, instructors or managers. Experience can be one of the best forms of schooling for consultants in the trade school industry. After all, they are able to see the process unfold before completing them. After completing the process multiple times, they are able to educate clients on the pertinent processes of starting a school from scratch.

Even though no official college degree requirements currently exist for CNA trade school consultants, ideally they should possess an extensive knowledge base in the realm of starting healthcare training programs. In addition to experience, a consultant in the trade school industry should be able to produce references upon request and exhibit a proven record of previous projects that had been successful.

Do you need the specialized services of a trade school consultant that specializes in starting and adding healthcare training programs? Are you having the most difficult time trying to locate a CNA school consultant to help you out?

Relax and call Legacy CNA School Consultants at (682)313-6404 or visit our website at www.CNASchoolConsultant.com for more information. Perhaps we can help turn your vision of a CNA trade school or healthcare training vocational school into a reality.

 

Healthcare Career Spotlight: the Restorative Nursing Assistant

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First of all, a restorative nursing program is an organized series of measures that promote the nursing home resident’s restoration of maximum potential and fosters the ability to live as safely as possible while maintaining independence through specific nursing interventions.  Restorative nursing programs revolve around the attainment and maintenance of maximal physical and psychosocial functioning.

A restorative nursing program aims to to maximize the independence of nursing facility residents by way of preservation of functional abilities, enhancement of self confidence, improvement in function, promotion of safety and the reduction of physical debility.  All goals, objectives and nursing interventions that are incorporated into any restorative nursing program need to be measurable and achievable.

A restorative nursing assistant, also known as a restorative nurse’s aide, is a multi-skilled allied healthcare worker who is trained in rehabilitative techniques and modalities that promote the capability of nursing facility residents to live as independently as possible while emphasizing the highest level of functional ability. Restorative nursing assistants adhere to the nursing home resident’s specific care plan to deliver restorative care.

The main function of the restorative nursing assistant is the provision of rehabilitative and restorative nursing care tasks to patients under the supervision of a licensed nurse. A restorative nursing assistant renders restorative interventions and a wide variety of therapy tasks to patients as delegated to them by the nurse who supervises the restorative nursing program.

Restorative nursing assistants are entrusted with carefully following each patient’s plan of care to assist them in performing active range of motion (AROM) exercises and passive range of motion (PROM) exercises to prevent contracture. The training and knowledge base of most experienced restorative aides enables them to function in their roles competently in a maintenance capacity if the therapist ever happens to be absent.

All restorative nursing services are delivered by restorative nursing assistants in strict accordance with the patient’s uniquely tailored plan of care. In addition to range of motion exercises, restorative nursing assistants also perform bowel and bladder training to aid in restoring urinary and bowel continence, help residents with ambulation (walking), and assist with self-help skills training.

Since restorative nursing programs also promote optimization of mental well-being, restorative nursing assistants might be delegated the tasks of reality orientation, remotivation and reminiscence therapy. Reality orientation therapy gets confused elderly residents to focus on immediate surroundings, whereas reminiscent therapy helps elders by stimulating past thoughts and memories.

Most restorative nursing assistants can be found working in places of employment such as long term care nursing facilities, acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitative clinics and specialty rehabilitation hospitals. Restorative nursing assistants work side by side with nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy aides, occupational therapy assistants and speech language pathologists.

In general, the ideal restorative nursing assistant needs to have a warm personality and plenty of patience to deal with the elderly nursing facility residents to whom they provide care. Also, a restorative nursing assistant should be well versed in proper body mechanics and possess some physical strength as a result of the bending, heavy lifting, occasional twisting, and long periods of standing they do in a usual shift at work.

Safety is of the essence in the role of a restorative nursing assistant. They must manage and handle patients cautiously to prevent injuries to themselves or the residents under their care. In addition, restorative nursing assistants need to adhere to standard precautions and other basic infection control principles. Furthermore, restorative aides must document the care they provide and any interventions they carry out.

The role of restorative nursing assisting necessitates continual contact with people. Therefore, restorative nursing assistants must be exceedingly comfortable mingling with a wide variety of individuals such as patients, nursing facility residents, nurses, doctors, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, family members, nurse managers, coworkers, visitors and many others.

To become a restorative nursing assistant, an individual must complete a state-approved nurse aide training program and pass a state examination to obtain professional certification as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). After attaining CNA certification, an individual should amass at least six months of experience in the nursing specialties of acute rehabilitation or long term care.

All restorative nursing assistants are CNAs with specialized training in restorative care. The specialized restorative training can be obtained on the job at a place of employment that is willing to train the right candidate. In addition, CNAs with an interest in becoming restorative aides have the option of completing a formal seminar course to acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills to deliver restorative nursing care to patients.

Demand for restorative aides is projected to remain strong well into the foreseeable near future. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, which places restorative nursing assistants into the Nursing Assistants and Orderlies employment category, the projected job growth rate for this healthcare position is an estimated 11 percent through the year 2026. This projected growth rate exceeds the average for all other jobs.

The vast majority of growth in restorative nursing assistant job openings is the direct result of tens of millions of members of the Baby Boomer generation who are becoming elderly. Aging members of the Baby Boomer cohort have been entering the healthcare system at a steady rate and need restorative nursing care to maintain their levels of functional status. In essence, restorative nursing assistants are very much in demand.

Individuals in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas should feel free to call Legacy Healthcare Careers at (682)626-5266 to jump-start an amazing career in the healthcare field. Legacy Healthcare Careers provides high quality, personable, affordable healthcare job training in addition to an array of job placement assistance services. Call Legacy Healthcare Careers today...

CNA School Open Enrollment Event: February 12, 2019

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The time has come to welcome prospective nurse aide students to Legacy Healthcare Careers CNA School’s Open House /Open Enrollment event located at 7100 Boulevard 26, Suite 205, Richland Hills, Texas 76180. Food will be provided on a first come /first serve basis. This event takes place on Tuesday February 12, 2019 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers will be offering helpful information on healthcare careers, immediate assistance with enrollment in nurse aide training classes on the spot, and tours of the school. Please bring a photo ID, social security card, and a $200 down payment to enroll.

The next CNA classes at this Fort Worth area school will be starting on Monday February 18, 2019 as well as Monday February 25, 2019. Legacy Healthcare Careers offers an affordable 7-day (1-week) CNA program. In addition, the school offers a 2-week CNA program and a 3-week CNA program.

Please RSVP via e-mail to Legacy Healthcare Careers at LegacyHealthcareCareers@ Yahoo.com by Tuesday February 12 to indicate whether you can attend, or feel free to telephone the school’s 24-hour enrollment hotline at (682)313-6404 to confirm your attendance at this open house event.

The staff of Legacy Healthcare Careers hopes to see you at this special open enrollment event. The school owes its success to people like you, so please graciously accept our sincere gratitude for your support. A career in the healthcare industry can be fulfilling and transforming. In addition, a healthcare career can boost your value in the local employment value, so jump-start your legacy today.