Hyattsville: Phone: 301-328-0423 | Fax: 301-476-4502

7411 Riggs Road, Ste. 210, Hyattsville, MD 20783

Glen Burnie: Phone: 410-553-4068 | Fax: 410-553-4092

7452 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Ste. 201A, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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Geriatric Nursing Assistant Classes (GNA)

We strive to improve geriatric care with quality training and education.

Our geriatric nursing assistant classes at Fomen Nursing Assistant Training Academy are designed to prepare nursing assistants to administer care to elderly patients in different healthcare facilities. A myriad of skills is to be introduced to our students according to our outcome-based curriculum. Students are also honed to possess qualities and values that set their services apart. The GNA examination composes of two sections, Skills and Written. Review classes are available at our school to prepare students for the entire examination process.

GNA Skills Listing:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • One Knee-High Elastic Stocking Application
  • Ambulation Assistance with Transfer Belt
  • Assists with Use of Bedpan
  • Upper and Lower Denture Hygiene
  • Radial Pulse Count and Record
  • Respiration Count and Record
  • Dresses Patients with Affected (Weak) Right Arm
  • Feeding Assistance
  • Modified Bed Bath (face, and one arm, hand underarm)
  • Blood Pressure Measure and Record
  • Urinary Output Measure and Record
  • Weight of Ambulatory Patients Measure and Record
  • Modified Passive Range of Motion (PROM) for One Knee and One Ankle
  • Modified PROM for One Shoulder Positions on Side
  • Foot Care
  • Mouth Care
  • Perineal Care (Peri-Care) for Female
  • Transfers from Bed to Wheelchair

The following topics will be discussed in our GNA Classes:

  • Care practices and Techniques (Age-Specific Training)
  • Activities of Daily Living Assistance
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Disease Management and Symptom Control
  • Body Mechanics
  • Safe Nursing Care Practices
  • Infection Control Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Communication Skills Training
  • Nutrition Monitoring

For inquiries regarding our training programs, please don’t hesitate to send us a message.