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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Nurse Aide: Definition & Duties
Course SummaryIf you are seeking nursing aide licensure in the state of Rhode Island, this study guide can help you review topics like nurse aide roles, patient assessment and care, emergency nursing and more. All the material addressed in this course is covered in the Rhode Island Pearson CNA test.
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About This Course
This course is designed to provide a quick and easy way to go over topics you need to be familiar with when sitting for the Rhode Island Pearson CNA exam. You will have the opportunity to study techniques for communicating with patients, providing personal and emergency care, tending to issues regarding circulatory or skin problems, caring for aged patients and supplying mental health support. After you have finished this guide, you should have developed a deeper understanding of the following:
- Nurse aide ethics, processes and responsibilities
- Patient education and rights
- Nursing communication methods
- Nurse hygiene and safety practices
- Infections, infection control and injury care
- Emergency and personal care nursing practices
- Basic nutrition, the importance of sleep and fluid balance in the body
- Processes for care of the skin, circulatory system and bowels
- Mobility and assistive devices
- Physical and mental health impairments
- Patient assessment techniques
- Pain and pain management
- Health care for aged and end-of-life patients
About the Exam
The Rhode Island Pearson CNA exam is a two-part test. In the first part, candidates can choose a written or oral format. The paper-based written exam has 70 multiple-choice questions; the oral exam has 60 multiple-choice questions and ten questions read aloud on an MP3 player. In the Skills Evaluation portion of the exam, you must successfully demonstrate five nursing skills. One of these will be a measurement skill. Candidates will have two hours to complete the first part of the exam and 25 minutes to complete the skills portion. Candidates must pass both parts of the exam to obtain licensure.
Rhode Island Pearson CNA Exam Preparation & Registration
In this course, you will use short video and text lessons to review information you must know when taking the Rhode Island Pearson CNA exam. You will have the opportunity to go over such details as nurse aide roles, nursing communication techniques in areas of patient rights and education, nursing safety and hygiene practices, patient assessment methods and types of physical impairments. You will gain insight into the care of injuries and illnesses, infection control, emergency nursing and care of skin, circulatory and bowel issues. In addition, you will learn more about sleep and rest, nutrition, mental health and caring for the aged and dying. Easily accessible lessons can be viewed as many times as needed to develop a full understanding of the material and video transcripts can be printed to create quick reference tools. Quizzes in each lesson help you measure how much you have retained and whether you need further review in any area.
To register for this exam, you must send a completed application, proof of completion of a nursing assistant program and payment of fees to the Community College of Rhode Island, which administers this exam. Once you have satisfied the registration process, you will be mailed an Admission Ticket and scheduled for testing. Proper ID must be presented at your testing site on the day of the exam.
The Rhode Island Pearson CNA test is administered by Pearson VUE, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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