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Course SummaryThis extensive study guide is designed to help you review details about nursing aide concepts, processes and responsibilities that you would need to know when taking the Alabama Pearson CNA exam, a step towards attaining nursing aide licensure in that state.
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About This Course
From emergency care to mental health concepts, this course offers short video and text lessons covering various topics you can expect to be tested on when you sit for the Alabama Pearson CNA exam. You will have the opportunity to learn more or refresh your memory about personal care and assessment practices, infection control, emergency nursing and hygiene. Once you have completed your review of this study guide, you should have developed a deeper understanding of the following:
- Roles and duties of a nurse aide
- Nurse-patient relationships and communications
- Nursing safety and hygiene practices
- Care of infections, injuries, illnesses and issues of the skin, bowel and circulatory system
- Emergency nursing care for strokes, heart attacks, burns and other situations
- Personal care skills for nurses
- Diet planning and balance of fluids and electrolytes in the body
- Processes for care of the skin, circulatory system and bowels
- Types of physical impairments and assistive devices
- Mental health concepts and psychosocial concerns
- Theories and types of pain and pain management techniques
- Treatment of aged patients and end-of-life care
About the Exam
Candidates taking the Alabama Pearson CNA exam can elect to take the first of this two-part exam in oral or written format. The written exam is paper-based and contains 70 multiple-choice questions, while the oral exam has 60 multiple-choice questions and ten recorded questions played through earphones on an MP3 player. Test takers have two hours to complete this portion of the exam in either format. In the second part of the test, candidates must demonstrate five nursing skills in 25 minutes. A passing score must be attained on both parts of the exam in order to obtain nursing aide licensure.
Alabama Pearson CNA Exam Preparation & Registration
You can use this course to familiarize yourself with the elements of nursing that you must know when taking the Alabama Pearson CNA exam. You will review information about what nurse aides do, how they communicate with patients and health professionals, and how they administer care for wounds, infections, emergency situations and issues of the skin, bowels and circulatory system. You will learn more about the ways in which nurses assess patients, provide personal care, adhere to safety and hygiene guidelines, and care for patients with mental health disorders. In addition, you will study details about pain and pain management techniques, using medical assistive devices and caring for dying patients. Lessons are accessible from any device 24/7, so your review is self-paced and convenient for your schedule. Ensure that you understand each topic as you move through the course by completing lesson and chapter exams.
You can obtain an application for this exam from your nursing aide program or download one from the Pearson VUE website. A completed application, a certificate of complete from a training program and payment of fees (no cash or personal checks) must be sent to the Alabama National Nurse Aide Assessment Program. After successful review of your application, you will be sent an Authorization to Test Notice letter that allows you to schedule your exam at a regional testing site. Two forms of ID must be presented at the site on the day of your exam.
The Alabama Pearson CNA test is administered by Pearson VUE, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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