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Certified Nursing Assistant

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Urban Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

8 skill sets | 58 total skills
Provide basic nursing care
Follow the patient’s or resident’s plan of care
Assist with nurses’ examinations and procedures
Take and record vital signs
Measure and record height and weight
Frequently check patient or resident status
Recognize and report abnormal changes
Assist with collection of specimens
Assist with provision of end-of-life care
Transfer and reposition patient or resident
Position and/or turn patient or resident to prevent bed sores and ulcers
Transfer patient or resident from bed to wheelchair or wheelchair to bed
Transfer patients or residents from bed to stretcher
Assist with ambulation
Provide basic nursing treatments and procedures
Bathe and shower patient or resident
Groom patient or resident
Provide oral care
Dress patient or resident
Assist patient or resident with using the toilet
Assist with eating and hydration
Feed a patient or resident who cannot on their own
Provide foot and hand care
Provide skin care
Assist patients and residents with personal equipment and devices
Maintain patients’ and residents’ environment
Provide physical comfort measures
Provide basic restorative care
Follow infection control procedures
Evaluate and maintain a safe environment
Report signs and symptoms to licensed professionals
Maintain hand hygiene
Use personal protective equipment
Maintain isolation
Practice respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette
Safely deal with sharps
Follow safety and emergency procedures
Recognize and respond to Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
Recognize and respond to other medical emergencies: cardiac arrest, stroke, and bleeding/hemorrhage
Recognize and respond to convulsions
Prevent and respond to falls
Prevent and respond to burns and scalds
Prevent and respond to poisoning
Maintain and respond to patient alarm systems
Handle hazardous waste
Follow oxygen safety
Prepare for facility emergencies
Protect self from harm through workplace accidents or violence
Exchange information with patients and residents
Communicate with visually impaired patients and residents
Communicate with hearing impaired patients and residents
Encourage family involvement in patient and resident care
Communicate with staff and other care providers
Assist with admission, discharge, and transfer
Care for cognitively impaired patients and residents
Address unique needs of individuals with dementia
Communicate with cognitively impaired patients and residents
Monitor the mobility of cognitively impaired patients and residents
Maintain standards of professional care and develop professional skills
Provide privacy and maintain confidentiality
Promote patients’ and residents’ rights to make choices that accommodate their needs
Promote esteem and dignity
Promote sense of security
Avoid the need for restraints in accordance with current professional standards
Participate in performance-improvement and cost-containment programs

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