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Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide is designed to provide a review of nurse aide duties, personal and emergency care practices, communication methods and more. All information covered in this course is what you will be tested on when you take the South Carolina Pearson CNA exam.
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About This Course
This guide utilizes video and text lessons that offer brief overviews of material you will need to know when sitting for the South Carolina Pearson CNA exam. You'll find reviews of what nurse aides do as well as nursing ethics, communications, safety, hygiene, personal care techniques, emergency nursing and care of injuries, illnesses and issues with the skin, bowels and circulatory system. You'll study how nurses manage pain, control infections, assess patient conditions, understand physical impairments and care for dying patients. After you complete your review of this study guide, you should have developed a better understanding of the following:
- Nurse aide principles, ethics and responsibilities
- Patient rights, nursing communications and the discharge process
- Safety practices and nurse hygiene methods
- Infection control and prevention
- Types and symptoms of common injuries
- Emergency nursing care of wounds, eye injuries, strokes, heart attacks and seizures
- Nursing personal care skills
- Nutrition, fluids balance and sleep/rest
- Patient mobility and assistive devices
- Routine nursing assessment techniques
- Mental health and psychosocial disorders and nursing care
- Age-related changes and care for end-of-life patients
About the Exam
The two-part South Carolina Pearson CNA exam contains a written or oral portion and a skills demonstration portion. In the former part of the exam, test takers answer 70 multiple-choice questions if using the written format and 60 multiple-choice questions along with ten recorded questions played on an MP3 player for the oral exam. Preference of the oral format must be indicated on the exam application. Demonstration of five skills is required in the Skills Evaluation portion. A total of 30 minutes is allotted for the skills exam. Passing both parts of the test is required in order to obtain CNA registration.
South Carolina Pearson CNA Exam Preparation & Registration
This extensive course offers a quick and convenient way in which you can prepare for the South Carolina Pearson CNA exam. You'll find lessons devoted to such topics as the nursing process, patient education and discharge procedures, nursing safety promotion and practices, infection control in healthcare settings and care of skin injuries, inflammation, wounds, respiratory problems, heart attacks and injuries to the eye, spine and head. You'll also learn about skin, elimination and circulatory issues and how they are treated. The care of mental health disorders, physical impairments and pain is also addressed. Finally, you will review details about the aging process and nursing practices used for end-of-life situations. Experienced instructors and 24/7 accessibility of these lessons make this guide an effective study tool for exam preparation. Measure what you have retained from each lesson using quizzes and chapter exams.
South Carolina utilizes an online registration process for the CNA exam. You must register on the Pearson VUE website and complete the application, including answering two required screening questions. Pay exam fees with a credit card or pre-paid credit card. After completing the application section of the registration process, you can schedule the date and location of your exam online.
The South Carolina Pearson CNA test is administered by Pearson VUE, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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