CNA Courses Arkansas
CNA Courses Arkansas are offered through various, high and post secondary schools, community and vocational colleges, trade schools, technical institutes and long term care facilities all over the sate of AR. The courses must meet the provisions as mandated by the federal OBRA-87 legislation and state approvals.
In accordance to the OBRA requirements a certified nurse assistant must be competent enough to provide safe health care to patients in long term care units and hospital, and competent enough to safeguard the public health.
Therefore to meet the requirements of OBRA and state, the responsibility to certify competent nurse aide lies with AR Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medical Services, who also oversees and approves various CNA Courses and training programs all over the state.
CNA Courses Arkansas comprises of Classroom, Lab and Clinical trainings that must be completed in 90 hours. The courses and skills that are instructed during training program include following course work along with various other skills:
Restorative care skills instructs about assisting old patients to walk and give companionship, so that the patient do not get into depression or feel out of place.
Safety and Infection Control – skills made CNAs wise in understanding the importance of safety techniques and ways to implement infection control procedures, such as hand washing, wearing of gloves, covering of mouth and others to prevent spread of infections.
CPR and Emergency care procedures teach how to provide emergency cares and first aids. For example, if a patient has sudden cardiac arrest, certified nurse aide must have full knowledge on CPR and AED procedures for emergency cares.
Mental health care – this course instructs on care of people, who are suffering from mental problems, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder), depression, Panic Disorder and other mental disorders.
Similarly, CNAs are also instructed on courses, such as:
Respect of Patients’ independence and rights
Interpersonal and Communication skills
Basic Nursing Skills.
Personal care skills
It is also to be noted that during classroom course instructions, students are prevented from interacting with actual patients but during clinical skill experience of classroom courses, they can practice with patients in long term care facilities. Both campuses based and online CNA Courses Arkansas can be attended by the student for Certification.