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 Tasks associated with

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aide (HHA)

Personal Care, Nutrition and Hydration





Shampooing and caring for hair

Providing and assisting with oral hygiene and denture care

Caring for the skin, feet and nails

Providing pericare

Bed making and handling linen

Maintaining a clean environment

Feeding and assisting the resident with eating and drinking

Data Gathering

Measuring temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure

Measuring and recording urinary output, voided and urinary drainage systems

Measuring and recording emesis

Measuring and recording liquid stool

Other Tasks

Maintain environment and resident safety, including handling blood and body fluid and cleaning resident care areas

Recognition of and reporting of abnormal resident findings, signs, and symptoms.

Resident socialization, leisure activities, reality orientation, and validation techniques.

Tasks associated with basic first aid, CPR, skills, emergency care and end of life care.








Performing Range of Motion Exercises

Maintain Body Alignment

Waste Elimination 

Assisting with the use of the bedpan and urinal

Providing catheter care

Collecting specimens

Emptying ostomy bags, or changing bags that do no adhere to the skin

Bowel and bladder training

Assistive Devices

Caring for dentures, eyeglasses, contact lenses and hearing aids

Applying or donning established or previously fitted and adjusted prosthetic and orthotic devices and  braces

Applying previously fitted antiembolous stockings

Assisting with wheelchairs, walkers, or crutches but encouraging the use of self-help devices for eating, grooming, and other personal care tasks.

Using comfort devices such as pillows, cradles, footboard, wedges and boots

Utilizing and assisting residents with devices for transferring, ambulation, alignment and positioning.

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