UNIT BASED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Prepares students for employment as a basic patient care provider under the supervision of professional licensed providers such as a Registered Nurse. The course includes content describing principles of documentation, accurate observation, reporting of residents’ conditions, and philosophy of restorative nursing as well as clinical practice experience under the supervision of the NAC instructor. Students must demonstrate skills at an acceptable or exceeds standard level to pass this course. Students must correctly demonstrate 100% of the steps for each skill tested. Students will not be allowed to participate in the final skills exam unless attendance for all clinical hours has been fulfilled. Prerequisites: Documentations of required immunizations, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and a no record on file for crimes against children or vulnerable adults from the Washington State Patrol and DSHS. Successful completion of NAC 101 and NURS 104.
- Demonstrate resident care activities including personal care and bathing
- Demonstrate the practice of standard precautions and their application in the health care setting
- Identify emergency practices and procedures and their applications in a health care setting
- Demonstration of the proper techniques of the ”NNAAP Skills” identified by regulatory agencies
- Demonstrate proper techniques for feeding residents
- Demonstrate appropriate observation skills and reporting appropriate information to licensed supervisory staff
- Demonstrate the proper techniques for taking and recording blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature and weight.