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HS students begin journey in health care


September 6, 2018

High school students in the certified nursing assistant program through Petersburg Medical Center began their training last week.

CNAs work directly under a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and provide the more hands on care to patients and residents, such as help them get up in the morning, brush their teeth, eat meals and do exercises. They also take measurements and monitor vital signs. Since CNAs spend so much time with patients and residents, they are able to identify when something is wrong with them and can alert the nurse.

“It’s a really important job,” said Angel...

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