NURSING ASSISTANT THEORY I
Introduction to the role and responsibilities of a Nursing Assistant. Includes the following topics: resident/work environment, infection control, special needs of the elderly, communication and interpersonal Skills, body systems (introduction to key anatomical, physiological and pathological terms), documentation responsibilities, residents’ rights, long-term care setting, legal/ethical Issues, stages of death and dying. This course will meet the didactic portion of Washington State and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for Nursing Assistant Training.
- 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 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.