We are so proud of our first pre-health intern class at Moon River Nursing Careers in Ashburn, VA. This internship program allowed these wonderful future healthcare providers to gain insight into what patients face at home on a daily setting. Moon River Nursing Careers school is a great opportunity for individuals to gain the direct care experience and the course that they take will allow them to be prepared to successfully pass the state exam to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). There are many career paths, but few are as rewarding as working one-on-one with patients. As a [...]
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 [...]