NURSING SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS
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 providing basic patient care and includes the minimum requirements for skill competencies as required under the Washington State and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for the Nursing Assistant Training. Students must correctly return demonstrate all skills taught prior to advancing to NAC 103 Unit Based Clinical Rotation. Mandatory attendance is required for this course. Prerequisites: Documentation of required immunizations, ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and no record on file from the Washington State Patrol and DSHS. Successful completion of NAC 101.
- Demonstrate lifting an object using proper body mechanics.
- Demonstrate proper hand-washing techniques.
- Demonstrate proper lifting, moving, positioning and transfer techniques.
- Demonstrate proper range of motion.
- Demonstrate the proper technique and documentation weight, blood pressure, pulse respirations and temperature.
- Demonstrate proper bathing techniques.
- Demonstrate proper personal care and grooming techniques.
- Demonstrate proper techniques of the “NNAAP Skills” identified by regulatory agencies.
- Demonstrate the correct techniques for feeding a client.
- Demonstrate the correct and safe application of TED stockings.