Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Course Code

NUA 170

Credits

1
Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care
 
REQUIRED COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
 
 1. Develops a relationship, communicate and interact competently on a one-to-one basis with clients and the interdisciplinary team.
 2. Demonstrate sensitivity to clients emotional, social and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions.
 3. Demonstrate knowledge & skills that support and promote each clients’ rights as well as demonstrate respect for the client as an individual.
 4. Demonstrate observational and documentation skills in the assessment of client's health, physical condition and well-being.
 
 
 REQUIRED TOPICAL OUTLINE
 
 I. Orientation to facility
 
 II. Communication Skills
  A. Reporting and Recording accurately
  B. To clients and care team
 
 III. Client Care
  A. Measuring & recording vital signs accurately
  B. Personal Care of Client
  C. Admitting, transferring and Discharging, including height/weight
  D. Special Care Procedures
  E. Specimen collection
 
 IV. Client Rights
  A. HIPAA
  B. Dignity and Culture
  C. Freedom from Abuse/Neglect
  D. OBRA
 
 V. Safety
  A. Infection prevention/control with emphasis on importance of hand-washing,
  B.  Standard Precautions, OSHA Compliance
  C. Body Mechanics
  D. Transfers, ambulation with gait belt
  E. Restraint alternatives
  F. Caregiver role related to stress
 
 VI. Growth and Development, life stage physical, mental and emotional needs
 
 VII. Knowledge of student role under guidelines of the Colorado Nurse Aide Practice Act
 

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