UNIT BASED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I-BEST
Prepares students for employment as a basic patient care provider under the supervision of professional licensed providers such as Registered Nurses. The course includes content describing principles of documentation, accurate observation, and reporting of resident's conditions and philosophy of restorative nursing program 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 at least 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: Documentation of required immunizations, no record on file for crimes against children or vulnerable adults from the Washington State Patrol and DSHS. This occupation requires medium physical activity and lifting/handling objects weighing 10-25 pounds (occasionally up to 50 pounds). Nursing assistants are often standing for long periods of time. For safety and protection of patients, the student nurse must be able to perform basic cardiac life support, including CPR, and function in stressful and/or emergency situations. Students must be able to safely assist a patient in moving from bed to a chair, commode, or cart. Students must sign an affidavit that they meet the physical requirements before they can be placed in a clinical setting.
Successful completion of NAC 119, NAC 129 and NURS 106.
- 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.