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Thank you for your interest in earning the Advanced CNA Certification! Please take a moment to view the description and course requirements below.

An Advanced CNA performs any combination of the following duties:

  • Care of residents/patients in hospital, senior care community, or other medical facility under the direction of nursing and medical staff.
  • Assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) as indicated by plan of care utilizing adaptive equipment as indicated.
  • Incorporate appropriate individualized toileting, turning, and repositioning schedules to prevent skin breakdown.
  • Incorporate expanded knowledge of physiology to recognize changes in maximizing functional status related to mobility and nutritional well-being.
  • Assist with examinations, treatments, and specimen collection when needed.
  • Maintains respect and dignity in all aspects of care and serves as resident/patient advocate according to advanced directives.
  • Participate in care planning process and documents response to interventions according to guidelines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in all nursing assistant tasks.

An apprentice will attain a basic level of mastery across all competency areas before receiving certification. Basic mastery will be represented by the apprentice being able to articulate learning with each competency area and demonstrate successful integration of all the competencies relating to work. The order in which the apprentices learn will be determined by the flow of work on-the-job and will not necessarily be in the order listed. Times allotted to these various processes are estimated for an average apprentice to learn each phase of the occupation and demonstrate competency. They are intended only as a guide to indicate the quality of training being provided and ability of an apprentice to absorb this training in an average amount of time.

Education Requirement: Competency Based Training 300 Minimum Hours (including education and on-the-job training)

Prerequisite: In Dementia certified position for at least 90 days.

 


Trilogy’s Advanced CNA Certification Course Requirements are as follows:

 

DEMONSTRATES ADVANCED UNDERSTANDING
OF PRINCIPLES OF INFECTION CONTROL

ONLINE COURSES

  • Handwashing: The Latest CDC Recommendations
  • Prevention and Care of Influenza Infections in the Elderly
  • Preventing Urinary Tract Infections

COMPETENCIES

  • Advanced Infection Control Competency
  • Handwashing Competency

 

DEMONSTRATES EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

ONLINE COURSES

  • About Hearing Impairment
  • Communicating with the Elderly
  • Effective Communication
  • Trilogy Service Standards: Welcoming New Customers
  • Communicating with the Hearing Impaired
  • Introduction to Trilogy Service Standards
  • NAHCA course regarding escalating change in condition to nurse

COMPETENCIES

  • Effective Communication Competency

 

INCORPORATES APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS
TO MAXIMIZE PHYSICAL FUNCTIONING & MOBILITY
WHILE MAINTAINING PROPER BODY MECHANICS

ONLINE COURSES

  • Care Basics: Range of Motion for the Caregiver
  • Activities of Daily Living Part I
  • Oral Hygiene – What You Need to Know
  • Activities of Daily Living Part III
  • Ergonomics & Body Mechanics
  • Restorative Nursing: Dressing, Grooming, and Bathing for Nursing Assistants
  • Restorative Nursing: Range of Motion and Positioning for Nursing Assistants
  • Dehydration Prevention in Long Term Health Care
  • Safe Transfers

COMPETENCIES

  • Physical Functioning Competency

 

IMPLEMENTS APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS
TO MAINTAIN CONTINENCE & MINIMIZE
PROBLEMS RELATED TO ELIMINATION

ONLINE COURSES

  • Catheter Care
  • Dehydration Prevention in Long Term Health Care
  • Identify Enema and Ostomy Courses

COMPETENCIES

  • Continence Competency
  • Use & Care of Commode Chair Competency
FUNCTIONS AS MEMBER OF THE HEALTH TEAM
WITHIN THE HEATH CARE FACILITY AND/OR COMMUNITY

ONLINE COURSES

  • Trilogy Service Standards: Welcoming New Customers
  • Preventing, Recognizing, and Reporting Abuse
  • Emergency Operation Plan • Workplace Emergencies

COMPETENCIES

  • Care Planning Competency

 

DEMONSTRATES ETHICAL/PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES

ONLINE COURSES

  • HIPAA Overview
  • HIPAA: The Basics
  • Resident Rights Essentials
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • Trilogy Service Standards: The Resident Experience
  • Advance Directives

COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics Competency

 

ASSIST WITH TREATMENTS, PROCEDURES,
& SPECIMEN COLLECTION

ONLINE COURSES

  • Safe Swallowing and Feeding Techniques
  • Identify more courses with assistance from clinician

COMPETENCIES

  • Treatment Competency
  • Cold Compress Competency
  • Warm Compress Competency
  • Choking Competency
  • Eating Support Competency
  • Care of Dentures Competency

 

PAIN RECOGNITION & NON-MEDICAL
INTERVENTIONS IMPLEMENTED

ONLINE COURSES

  • Recognizing and Responding to Pain

COMPETENCIES

  • Pain Management Competency

View a printable Course Requirements document.

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