NURSING ASSISTANT THEORY
The Nursing Assistant Certified Program prepares students for employment as a basic patient care provider under the supervision of a professional licensed provider such as a Registered Nurse. This course is an introduction to the role and responsibilities of being a Nursing Assistant and includes the following topics: resident/work environment, infection control, HIV/AIDS training, special needs of the elderly, communication and interpersonal skills, body systems (including introduction to key anatomical, physiological, and pathological terms), CPR training, documentation responsibilities, residents rights, long-term care setting, legal/ethical issues, stages of death and dying and HIPPA training. This course will meet the didactic portion of Washington State and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for Nursing Assistant training prerequisites: documentations of required immunizations, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and no record on file for crimes against children or vulnerable adults from the Washington State Patrol and DSHS.
- Identify the functions and role of a nursing assistant in a long-term care facility
- Discuss the Omnibus budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for nursing assistant training.
- Define types of abuse and neglect and describe the signs that indicate abuse and neglect.
- List the types of transmission of infection precautions that are to be used in addition to standard precautions.
- Describe ways a nursing assistant can most effectively prevent the spread of any communicable disease including AIDS/HIV
- Describe the influences of culture in the resident’s response to health, wellness and illness
- Identify the age-related changes and abnormalities of the body systems
- Identify the different common and therapeutic diets
- Demonstrate accurate measuring and recording of food and fluid intake and output
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations
- Identify the causes and preventative measures of pressure ulcers
- Describe the signs and symptoms and actions for airway obstruction in the responsive and unresponsive victim
- Describe and demonstrate the steps of CPR.