CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant)
We have a variety of medical assistants that are put together under Certified Nursing Assistant; we have orderlies, psychiatric aides, medical assistants, CNAs/aides.
Although the position shares some duties, there are key differences.
- Orderlies – a hospital attendant charged with non-medical patient care. They do not need a degree or a certificate, they are usually involved in non-treatment activities.
- Psychiatric Aides – This position is similar to a CNA’s; they only differ in the type of work environment they are in. They are assigned in mental health facilities and psychiatric wards in hospitals. They are aware and adept in the unique care and treatment of mental health patients
- Medical Assistants – Their main responsibility is to help doctors and nurses with routine tasks. They have less authority compared to certified nursing assistants.
- Certified Nursing Assistants/Aides – They are expected to take vital signs and gather patient data and give basic care to the patient’s hygiene. They have state approved training and certification.