CNA Certification Classes in Stamford, CT

Interested in working with families and healthcare professionals, contributing to a clinical team in the care of elderly patients? Our Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certificate Program will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and qualifications you need through a series of rigorous CNA classes. CompassCare Institute of Caregiving, LLC is committed to providing you with the most comprehensive nurse aide training available in Stamford, Darien, Fairfield County, or Greenwich, CT.

Our CNA certification courses will train you in procedures and protocols in caring for patients. When completed, you’ll be CPR and First Aid certified, and our comprehensive nurse aide class segments will prepare you for the state licensure exam. Make sure you fulfill our CNA requirements for our CNA training! Our program covers:

CNA Refresher Courses

Initial Classroom Training

  • 16 class hours
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Infection control
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Promoting residents’ independence
  • Respecting residents’ rights

Basic Nursing Skills

  • 8 class hours, 20 clinical hours
  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Measuring and recording height and weight
  • Caring for the residents’ environment
  • Caring for residents when death is imminent
  • Recognizing abnormal changes in body function and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor

Personal Care Skills

  • 9 class hours, 26 clinical hours
  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Assisting with eating and hydration
  • Proper feeding techniques
  • Skin care
  • Transfer, positioning and turning

Mental Health and Social Service Needs

  • 6 class hours, 4 clinical hours
  • Modifying aide’s behavior in response to residents’ behavior
  • Identifying developmental tasks associated with the aging process
  • How to respond to resident behavior
  • Allowing the resident to make personal choices, providing and reinforcing other behavior consistent with the resident’s dignity
  • Using the resident’s family as a source of emotional support
  • Identifying psychiatric disorders

Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents

  • 11 class hours, 11 clinical hours
  • Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of individuals with dementia (Alzheimer’s and others)
  • Communicating with cognitively impaired residents
  • Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents
  • Appropriate responses to the behavior of cognitively impaired residents
  • Methods of reducing the effects of cognitive impairments
  • Caregiver issues encountered with dementia residents

Basic Restorative Services

  • 2 class hours, 8 clinical hours
  • Training the resident in self‐care according to the resident’s abilities
  • Use of assistive devices in transferring, ambulation, eating and dressing
  • Maintaining range of motion
  • Proper turning and positioning in bed and chair
  • Understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents
  • Care and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices

Resident Rights

  • 2 class hours, 2 clinical hours
  • Providing privacy and maintenance of confidentiality
  • Promoting the residents’ right to make personal choices to accommodate their needs
  • Giving assistance in resolving grievances and disputes
  • Providing needed assistance in getting to and participating in resident and family groups and other activities
  • Maintaining care and security of residents’ personal possessions
  • Promoting the resident’s right to be free from abuse, mistreatment and neglect, and the need to report any such instance to appropriate facility staff
  • Care and use of prosthetic and orthotic devices

Communicating Excellent Service

  • 25 class hours
  • Align service delivery and values
  • Exceed resident expectations
  • Identify and respect residents’ individual differences
  • Communicate a professional and respectful service attitude verbally
  • Communicate a professional service attitude nonverbally
  • Handling difficult service communication situations
  • Improve service by delighting your client with creative ideas
  • Improve service through caring communication
  • Understanding components of the listening process to provide excellent service
  • Respond in ways that demonstrate your service focus
  • Exceptional care begins with focus on the resident

Curriculum Designers

Our CNA refresher classes exceed state CNA requirements for licensing in Connecticut, including 79 hours of classwork and 71 clinical hours. All classes in the program were developed by lauded Cornell University professors with decades of tenure in the healthcare industry, in areas including gerontology, family health and many more.

Karl Pillemer, PhD

Karl is the Director of the CompassCare Institute of Caregiving, LLC and a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University. He also teaches Gerontology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Karl is an internationally renowned gerontologist and a published author. Karl has his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate Degrees of Sociology from Boston University & Brandeis University

Judi Brownell

Judi is the Associate Director of the CompassCare Institute of Caregiving, LLC and a Professor of Organizational Communication in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University Johnson College of Business, as well as a Faculty Fellow in the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures. Judi has her Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College, Master’s Degree from State University of New York College at Cortland and her Doctorate Degree from Syracuse University.

Rhoda Meador, PhD

Rhoda is the Associate Director of the CompassCare Institute of Caregiving, LLC and the former Director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. She is an accomplished expert in adult learning and gerontology. She is a nationally recognized author, researcher and administrator. Rhoda has her Master’s Degree in adult learning from Marshall University and a Doctorate Degree in Consumer and Family Sciences from Iowa State University.

Get the Skills for Success as a CNA

The CCIC curriculum of CNA refresher courses was designed to raise the standard for excellence among new CNAs. From the classroom to the field, the concepts we teach carry over into the success of your career and a superior level of patient care. To learn more, please contact us today at 203-951-1189.

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