Red Cross offers CNA classes

MONTGOMERY, July 29, 2009 - The American Red Cross of Central Alabama will offer two opportunities to take its certified nurse assistant training course in September.

A day class will take place Sept. 9-29 from 8:30am- 3pm, and an evening class will take place Sept. 8-Oct. 6 from 5pm-9pm. Both courses will be held at the Red Cross office, 5015 Woods Crossing in Montgomery.

Red Cross nurse assistant training is typically held during the day, and there are a few slots left in the Aug. 6-28 day class; an evening class will be offered in Sept. to accommodate those who are not able to take a day class.

The nurse assistant training program is patient-centered and prepares nurse assistants to work in hospitals, nursing homes, home health and long-term care settings. Coursework includes learning:

  • To help people stay independent
  • To take vital signs, including blood pressure, respiration and temperature
  • To understand and help patients dealing with physical pain
  • To be sensitive to patients and their families
  • To improve communication skills
  • To understand medical terms
  • To understand and help patients with a variety of needs

Participants will also get hands-on experience in an actual health care setting and will learn how to conduct a successful job search, create an effective resume and develop interviewing techniques.

The cost of the course is $525. For more information or to register, please contact the American Red Cross of Central Alabama at (334) 260-3996.