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Center for Business and Professional Development

CNA Skills Review

Providing high-quality, patient-centered care requires CNAs to be highly competent in all twenty-one performance skills defined by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).Training may consist of all or a select number of the following performance skills:

IDPH Performance Skills
    1. Wash Hands
    2. Perform Oral Hygiene
    3. Shave a Resident
    4. Perform Nail Care
    5. Perform Perineal Care
    6. Give Partial Bath
    7. Give a Shower or Tub Bath
    8. Make Occupied Bed
    9. Dress a Resident
  10. Transfer a Resident to Wheelchair Using Transfer Belt
  11. Transfer Using Mechanical Lift
  12. Ambulate with Transfer Belt
  13. Feed a Resident
  14. Calculate Intake and Output
  15. Place Resident in a Side-Lying Position
  16. Perform Passive Range of Motion
  17. Apply and Remove Personal Protective Equipment
  18. Measure and Record Temperature, Pulse and Respiration
  19. Measure and Record Blood Pressure
  20. Measure and Record Weight
  21. Measure and Record Height

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