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What Does It Take to Be A CNA?

By | 2018-03-24T14:54:09-06:00 March 24th, 2018|CNA|

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) help patients with health care needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse. CNAs are qualified to work in home health care centers, assisted living facilities, urgent care centers, medical centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and others. In regards to becoming a CNA, there are various legal [...]

How to Properly Apply CPR

By | 2018-03-24T14:55:12-06:00 February 24th, 2018|Tips, Trainings|

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is an important, life-saving technique to be used during a cardiac or breathing emergency.  Even hands-only CPR can double or triple the chances of survival.  According to the American Heart Association, 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in homes.  This means that knowing how to properly apply CPR can greatly help save [...]

What Does it Take to be a Pharmacy Technician?

By | 2018-03-24T14:55:54-06:00 January 23rd, 2018|Tips|

Pharmacy technicians are the people behind the counter that do much of the base work.  They prepare medicines to be dispensed by the pharmacist, stock shelves, and accomplish tasks assigned to them by a supervising pharmacist.  Since they are handling medicines that aid people living their daily lives, it is important that they are equipped [...]

How to become a Certified Medication Administration Technician in Oklahoma

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:00-06:00 December 24th, 2017|Trainings|

What is a Medication Administration Technician? Medication Administration Technicians are individuals who become certified to work in group homes, assisted living or homes for disabled people. Certified Medication administration technicians are typically responsible for providing residents with medication administration and treatment assistance. Certified Medication Administration Technicians may also be responsible for reporting changes in the [...]

How to Become a Home Health Aide in Oklahoma

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:22-06:00 December 24th, 2017|Trainings|

What is a Home Health Aide Home Health Aides (HHAs) are individuals who work under the supervision of a registered nurse as entry level nursing assistants who care for patience with age-related issues, chronic illnesses or disabilities which require in-home care. HHAs are qualified to perform basic care services which may include helping patients change [...]

How to Become a Certified Medication Aide in Oklahoma

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:15-06:00 November 27th, 2017|CNA Requirements in Oklahoma|

A CMA is, essentially, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) who has completed additional hours of coursework to become licensed to dispense medication to patients so long as they are under the supervision of a registered nurse. Becoming a certified medication aide (CMA) is one step closer to becoming a registered nurse (RN) and typically opens [...]

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:30-06:00 November 27th, 2017|CNA|

What is a Medication Error? A medication error is an occurrence in which a mistake is made by a nurse, doctor or caregiver during the process of administering medication to a patient. Studies have shown that one in five elderly patients suffers from a medication error at some point during their stay at a nursing [...]

What is the Difference Between a CMA and an MAT?

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:40-06:00 October 29th, 2017|CNA, MAT|

You may have interest in pursuing a career in the medical industry. You may be wondering what the difference is between medication administration technician and a certified medical assistant. A certified medical assistant (CMA) is someone who works alongside physicians in medical offices or clinics. It’s one of the fastest growing occupations due to an [...]

How to Prepare for Your CNA Interview

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:46-06:00 October 29th, 2017|CNA|

So here we are. You’ve done it! You finished your CNA classes, you’ve passed your exam and now you’re preparing for your first interview. This is what you’ve been working toward but you’re not sure what to expect. What will they ask? What do you need to know? What should you bring? We’re going to [...]

How to Prepare for Your CNA Exam

By | 2018-03-24T14:56:53-06:00 October 1st, 2017|Trainings|

So you want to be a Certified Nursing Assistant?  Well the first step to that goal is to pass the CNA Competency Exam.  This test includes both a written and a practical exam to assess your knowledge of CNA concepts.  Here are a few tips to help you prepare for that exam: Rest and eat [...]

How CNAs Can Maintain Safety in a Home Setting

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:00-06:00 September 25th, 2017|CNA|

Working in the health care industry is a wonderful endeavor.  It is incredibly inspiring to see those who care for their fellow humans who can not care for themselves.  This field does, however, come with a number of inherent dangers: the risk of infection and belligerent patients or their families, to name a few. It [...]

5 Important Skills CNAs Need to Possess

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:08-06:00 September 17th, 2017|CNA|

It's no easy task to be a certified nurse assistant. In fact, it takes a very special type of person to be certified nursing assistant. There are 5 traits / skills a person needs to possess in order to be a successful certified nursing assistant. Knowledge. It is important for you to take your classes seriously [...]

Are You Thinking About Becoming Certified in HHA, CNA or MAT?

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:16-06:00 August 27th, 2017|CNA Certification Renewal, CNA Requirements in Oklahoma, MAT|

If you’re reading this, perhaps you’ve come to the realization that you want to do something different with your career. Perhaps you’ve decided that you want to help people. Or more specifically, you want to work in the medical field. However, perhaps you don’t have a degree or time to obtain a four-year degree. You’re [...]

Why Nursing Aides Are Vital

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:24-06:00 August 12th, 2017|Trainings|

CNAs are like the servers at a restaurant. They’re like the sales people at a large corporation. CNAs are the front line soldiers. They’re the people who leave the largest impression on the guests. CNAs are responsible for accommodating patients and making them feel comfortable in what can be stressful times. Some of their duties [...]

The Five Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:30-06:00 August 6th, 2017|MAT|

Medication assisted treatment of addiction involves the use of prescribed medications to treat people recovering from opioid addiction, stimulant addiction or alcoholism. Many people believe these medications are simply a crutch, some people have argued that replacing one drug with another isn’t effective. My purpose of writing this article is to explain why I believe [...]

CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) Requirements in Oklahoma

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:45-06:00 July 23rd, 2017|CNA Requirements in Oklahoma|

Written by: Paul Mungiria, RN, BSN, CCRN.   To become a Certified Nurse Aide commonly known as CNA in Oklahoma, you must attend and graduate from an approved school. All CNA schools in Oklahoma are approved by Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Nurse Aide Registry. CNA schools in Oklahoma must develop a curriculum that [...]

Why Become Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) In 2017

By | 2018-03-24T14:57:52-06:00 May 17th, 2017|Trainings|

According to census, more and more people will require a number of medical related services. The population is aging and declining in health and while that is not good news, the good news is that those in the health care will enjoy more job opportunities. A large portion of the baby boomers are now retiring [...]