CDPH Does Not Accept RNA Training For CEU’s as of January 1st 2020. You Will ONLY Get A Certificate of Completion .
WHAT IS A RNA?
Certified Nursing Assistant works with residents needing restorative nursing measures to gain or to maintain their highest possible functioning level. An RNA uses special knowledge and skills to perform rehabilitative and therapeutic techniques ordered and supervised by licensed medical staff. Duties might include guiding the patient in joint mobility exercises or helping to prepare the patient for procedures.
The RNA will provide direct restorative care and delegated therapy tasks including PROM and active ROM, ambulating, special positioning techniques, splints, assistive feeding devices/adaptive equipment, ADL training, bowel and bladder management, restorative dining, and bladder retraining.
Duties may also include coaching and assisting regular CNAs in positioning, ROM ambulation, ADL, cones/splints/contracture care, ADL specifics, safety device application, appropriate padding and wheelchair cushions, safety device release and documenting progress of residents. As a restorative aide, you’ll potentially administer a variety of treatments either independently or as part of a therapy team.
This typically involves physical, occupational and speech therapies, although your job duties will depend on the facility and your patients. You may, for example, work on range of motion and progressive mobility exercises, muscle strengthening, ambulation skills and speech therapy. Aides also help with the development and maintenance of personal skills such as eating, bathing, dressing and grooming. Treatments may target rehabilitation or help people retain the ability to do simple everyday tasks. You’ll also need to keep records of the work you do as part of a treatment plan; you may also be responsible for maintaining and cleaning equipment.