A lot of misconceptions exist about the nature of work the nurses do. A very common mistake that people tend to do is that they simply lump together multiple lines of work that are associated with nursing. Often the simpler and finer differences between the different kinds of professions are ignored by people have a moderate amount of knowledge about the medical care.
Orderlies are the attendants in a hospital or a clinic, who are responsible for providing patients with any kind of provisions that they may need from subsistence or care. They are charged with duties that are related to cleanliness and maintenance of hospital properties. Their duties often involve changing the towels or blankets of patients with new or clean ones and also providing them with a set of clean clothes and so on.
Psychiatric aides are quite similar to Nurses with a small exception to the kind of environment they do their work in. Psychiatric aides are the basic staff that works in psychiatric hospitals that are responsible for all kinds of tasks to be performed in and outside the mental ward. Psychiatric Aides have a really unique kind of work as it involves you to have a good amount of knowledge about the mental patients. They are also trained well in all the possible jobs that they might have to perform in the psychiatric hospitals. They are even trained quite well so that they can easily tend to mental patients who often have special needs and may even to restrain or control them.
Medical assistants, as the name suggests are simple assistants to doctors or nurses. They do not have the same amount of medical knowledge, nor do they have any kind of qualification or education that they may need to partake in any kind of work that are important for medical treatment. Because of their lack of necessary education or any kind of degree, they do not possess the same amount of responsibilities or duties as to that of a registered nurse.
Certified Nurse Assistants aside from all these another kind of Nurses are just a bit more qualified and educated in all the precepts of medical care. They are taught to properly understand and interpret medically relevant data recorded from machines that record and register the vital data of patients so that such data can be properly understood and processed by a doctor so as to make a proper diagnosis of the condition or ailment that the patient may be suffering from. Completely free CNA training is also available in order to increase the number of registered nurses.
Thus, the misconception that the work of different kinds of nurses is analogous o each other and can simply be implied or understood as being similar to the other is a very wrong one. The work of all the different kinds of nurses is equally as important, and they all serve their individual duties with a fair degree of precision. What is important is that one should not undermine the importance of the roles that nurses perform in the field of medical science.