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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Nurse Aide: Definition & Duties
Course SummaryAs an aspiring Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in the state of Pennsylvania, you must be familiar with nurse aide duties and practices. This extensive study guide provides a review of topics you will be tested on when sitting for the Pennsylvania Pearson CNA exam.
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About This Course
By referring to the lessons in this course, you will have the opportunity to further develop your knowledge of how nurse aides perform patient assessments, use assistive devices, manage pain, control infections and provide emergency and personal care. You will also learn more about types of injuries and illnesses as well as mental health concepts and care. All of these topics are addressed on the Pennsylvania Pearson CNA test. Once you are finished with this guide, you should have a deeper understanding of the following:
- Nursing ethics, planning and principles
- Nurse-patient communications and the discharge process
- Nursing safety and hygiene practices
- Infection control and care of patient injuries
- Emergency situations and nursing care
- Treatment of skin, bowel and circulatory issues
- Basic nutrition, the importance of sleep and fluid/electrolyte balance
- Types of physical impairments and assistive devices
- Pain management practices
- Mental health concepts and psychosocial concerns
- Theories and types of pain and pain management techniques
- Details about the aging process and care of end-of-life patients
About the Exam
The Pennsylvania Pearson CNA exam consists of two parts: a Written or Oral exam and a Skills Evaluation exam. Candidates must indicate they wish to take the oral rather than the written exam on their applications. 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 on an MP3 player. Two hours are allotted to complete the written or oral portion of the exam. Five skills must be successfully demonstrated in 25 minutes to successfully complete the Skills Evaluation portion. Both parts of the exam must be passed in order to obtain CNA licensure.
Pennsylvania Pearson CNA Exam Preparation & Registration
This course is designed to cover all of the material you will encounter on the Pennsylvania Pearson CNA exam. You'll find video and text lessons detailing information about nurse aide roles, communication methods, safety practices, hygiene and care of emergency, injured and ill patients. You will learn terms associated with the circulatory system, elimination processes and the skin as well as different types of physical impairments, mental health disorders, pain management practices and psychosocial health. In addition, you will review details about the aging process and hospice care practices. Lessons are easily accessible from your computer, smartphone, tablet or laptop 24/7, so you can review whenever it's most convenient for you. Confirm your understanding by taking self-assessment quizzes and chapter exams to determine your readiness to take the CNA exam.
You must first complete a CNA training course before taking the Pennsylvania Pearson CNA exam. Once you have done so, your name is sent to Pearson VUE, which then contacts you via email to begin the application process. You will be directed to create an account on the Pearson VUE website and apply online. Payment of fees is made by credit card or pre-paid credit card. Once you have completed the application, you will then schedule the time and location of your exam by clicking on the appropriate link.
The Pennsylvania Pearson CNA test is administered by Pearson VUE, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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