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HLTH1121 – Nursing Assistant-Home Health Aide pdf

Credits: 4 (2/2/0)
Description: This course provides introductory training for those who want to work as a nursing assistant/home health aide. It introduces the concepts of infection control, safe and clean environment, communication, lifespan issues, basic human care needs, home care services, goals and responsibilities of a nursing assistant/home health aide, food and meal management, nutrition, basic emergency care procedures, documentation and reporting, ethics and confidentiality, and homemaking skills. The primary focus is basic nursing care and the skills needed to safely and competently perform personal holistic care under the supervision of a registered nurse. This course meets the requirements for the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course, and students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the State Registry Exam for Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Identify the the health care workers roles and responsibilities.
  2. Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure the client receives holistic care.
  3. Apply interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Demonstrate competent, compassionate personal holistic nursing assistant care to clients.
  5. Demonstrate client and environmental safety in healthcare settings.
  6. Identify emergency procedures in healthcare settings.
  7. Identify normal and abnormal findings related to basic nursing care.
  8. Perform appropriate infection control techniques.
  9. Demonstrate accurate use of restorative/rehabilitative principles and devices.
  10. Recognize homecare ethical, legal, reportable and confidential issues.
  11. Identify proper food and meal management techniques for regular and modified diets.
  12. Identify care adaptations needed for special care clients within the healthcare settings.
  13. Describe safe and competent health and homemaking skills needed to provide holistic care in the home.
MnTC goal areas: None

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