Certified Nursing Assistant Training
The learner is introduced to basic nursing care, resident rights, safety and emergency nursing procedures. Principles of therapeutic relationships and client care are presented as well as the legal/ethical issues related to nursing assistant practice. Students demonstrate competencies required to assist in giving basic nursing care to patients in long-term care agencies under the supervision of the instructor or licensed nursing staff. AIDS education and training (8 hours) and CPR certification (8 hours) are included. 5 lecture hours and 8 lab hours.
Prerequisite: Students must complete Washington State Highway Patrol Criminal Background Check; provide documentation of TB skin te st/ches t X-ray and Hepatitis B immunization, and seasonal influenza vaccination; and instructor permission.
- Demonstrates basic technical skills that facilitate an optimal level of functioning for the client, recognizing individual, cultural, and religious diversity.
- Provide personal care to clients.
- Identify psychosocial characteristics of all clients including persons with mental retardation, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders.
- Incorporates principles and skills of restorative nursing in providing care.
- Demonstrate behaviors that maintain and respect client rights and promote clients’ independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual preference, disease process, or ability to pay.
- Use effective communication skills in order to function as a member of the nursing team.
- Use procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms.
- Demonstrates the ability to identify and use safety and emergency procedures.
- Deliver sensitive care to the dying patient and the family.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations that affect his/her practice including but not limited client abuse and neglect, client complaint procedures, workers right to know, and the Uniform Disciplinary Act.