Moon River Nursing Careers celebrates with a ribbon cutting to welcome the first pre-health intern class! We would like to thank Chris Hunter from Loudoun County Economic Development and Ingrid Gelinas from Clarke-Hook Realty for assisting us in the ribbon cutting. Thanks to all of our special guests who joined us in this celebration.
Building a Better Hospital Gown by Kathleen Fifield, AARP, January 5, 2018 A far less breezy style could be coming to a hospital near you. Design students were charged with creating a universal gown that added more coverage for patients while preserving easy access for clinicians. While it doesn’t yet come in prints, nor any shade beyond a familiar soft blue, a new hospital gown design represents a major leap forward in patient dressing — and doesn’t leave anyone’s backside exposed. The kimono-style option was created by students from Parsons School of Design as part of a design challenge [...]
Tips for choosing and using walkers Article by Mayo Clinic posted on Sept. 08, 2016 Types of walkers If you break a bone in your leg or foot or you're at risk of falling, a walker can make it easier for you to get around. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the options, including: Standard walker. This walker has four nonskid, rubber-tipped legs to provide stability. You must pick it up to move. Two-wheel walker. This walker, which has wheels on the two front legs, is helpful if you need some, but not constant, weight-bearing help. Three-wheel [...]
Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls Posted by Mayo Clinic Staff on October 25, 2016 Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of falling doesn’t need to rule your life. Instead, consider [...]
Our Program Director and Lead Instructor, Betsy Palewicz RN and Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk at the Tuscarora High School (Virginia) Career Expo. High school students, 16 years of age and older, can now enroll in the Nurse Aide training at Moon River Nursing Careers. Prospective students should contact Betsy at email@example.com or call her at (703) 955-1811.
What does a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) do for patients in a hospital or other care facility? • Communicates with patients in a caring, compassionate manner • Observes changes in the patient's condition and reports these to the charge nurse in a timely manner • Takes and records vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature) • Responds to call lights when patients requests assistance • Turns, repositions and transfers patients • Documents patient information regarding intake and output • By words and actions, conveys that each patient is valued and that his/her concerns are heard Do you [...]
Employment training for careers in Healthcare at Moon River Nursing Careers in Ashburn, VA. Do you want to be a healthcare professional and work in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living, memory care, hospice, medical office, clinic or home health? Our CNA training class meets Saturdays and Sundays 8 am - 4:30 pm for classroom/lab. Clinicals are held on Saturdays and start at 6:30 am. Enroll in our upcoming class March 16 -June 2, 2019! Become a healthcare professional and be working as a CNA this summer! Call Betsy at 703-955-1811 for more details about the upcoming class [...]
CNA Training - Do you want to be a healthcare profesional and work in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living, memory care, hospice, medical office, clinic or home health? The required 120 hour Nurse Aide course at Moon River Nursing Careers prepares students to take the Board of Nursing exam to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). Students spend 80 hours in the classroom and interactive lab, and gain experience practicing their skills during the 40 hour clinical rotation at a local nursing home/rebab. center. Practice written and practical tests ensure our students are well-prepared to take the state exam [...]