(Online) First Aide Certification
First aide certification course
First aid is the medical attention provided in the aftermath of an injury. It is usually administered in the area in which the injury occurred. First aid typically encompasses a one-time treatment that is short-term in nature. The administration usually requires minimal technology or training. It provides instant relief that temporarily limits the extent of the patient’s injury. Examples of treatment include the application of bandages and dressings to wounds, cleaning minor scrapes, cuts, and scratches, the treatment of a minor burn, the draining of blisters, and the use of medicine that is not provided through prescription. Even cleaning out debris from a patient’s eyes or providing drinking fluid to a dehydrated patient constitutes first aid treatment.
First aid cases no longer require documentation. Even if a registered nurse applies something like a bandage to an employee’s cut skin, the employer is not required to report the accident. Information including basic scripts, response procedures, standards, and training guides, can be obtained through the federal government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency and the Mayo Clinic.
Your Nurse Instructor
Back in 2006 I was working in a dead in job that I hated. I had heard about my friend who just completed their training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and really loved her new job. I decided to check it out and see what the career offers. After looking through the job opportunities I decided to become a CNA, but my ultimate goal was to become a Nurse.
On December 2nd 2006 I signed up at a local CNA Academy. It cost me $350 of my hard-earned dollars from my dead in job. I had hoped I wasn't making the wrong decision but was all in now. I enjoyed the training, I could tell this would be a rewarding job but truly I was lost. How do I sign up for the state exam? Where do I get my background check? After hours of researching and submitting my application twice I was finally for approved to take the state exam in Florida. I had two weeks to cram as much studying and practicing as I could. Nervously in February I took the state exam and passed on my first attempt!
Finally, I was a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant, the start of my long and rewarding career in healthcare. My first Job as a CNA was a skilled nursing facility generally caring for about 10 patients a shift. I loved it, it was a job I could be proud of. With so many options in Healthcare I was able to continue to move up the career ladder. I became a Patient Care Technician and worked in major hospitals in various units like the ICU and CVICU, while I pursued my nursing license.
Subsequently in 2016 I became a nurse and decided to open an affordable comprehensive online CNA program. I created the program to answer all the questions I had when I was starting out and ensure students could become CNA'S quickly and most importantly not break the bank. Our online CNA program is available 100% online, with 24/7 nursing support to get your career started right.