As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will be responsible for the majority of on-hands patient care and yet you will have the least amount of training of all hospital nursing staff. Even the longest CNA training program does not cover everything that you will need to know on the job. Nurses know this and realize how important that you are. In order for the nursing staff to function properly, they need good CNAs working with them. This is why CNA inservices are so important. Inservices are like an extension of your CNA training program.
*Valuable Ongoing Training Conducted by RNs
*Provide Insightful Information Useful Throughout the Industry
*Are Required By the State Laws Governing Healthcare Employees
*Part of an Overall Yearly Learning Plan
The Quality Of Patient Care
CNA inservice is ongoing education for certified nursing assistants designed to improve the quality of patient care and is required by all states. Inservice surveyors will check inservice records and notes to insure that the material covered is…
*Part of an overall plan to improve patient care
*Helping CNAs in the workplace
*Covers topics CNAs need or are weak in
*Conducted and supervised by an RN.
Your inservice should cover the topics that you need the most and that you can use in your daily duties and in other jobs besides the one you are in now. There are hundreds of topics that can be chosen and should be topics about which the CNAs struggle with or have questions. It should not only be useful, it should interesting and even fun at times.
Keep Your Notes Handy
Inservice training must be put together and supervised by an RN; however, the RN can enlist the help of LPNs and others in the presentation of the material. It can be presented in a classroom setting, as on the job training, as a lecture or guest speaker, or other ways. As a CNA, you must sign off on the training as you receive it.
Inservice training is a valuable part of your ongoing employment and you should try to get as much out of the program as possible. You may be asked about your inservice training by a state surveyor. For this reason, it might be wise to keep your notes all in one notebook and bring it to work with you from time to time so that you will always be prepared.
Do Not Be Afraid To Ask Questions
The RN who is responsible for inservice training is or should be always available to you if you have questions concerning your inservice training. Since inservice training is designed to help you by making your job easier, try to make the most of it. Should you decide to move forward in your career and become a nurse, your inservice training could prove to be invaluable. However, most of all, it is the patient whom we care for who should benefit the most from your knowledge.