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HSCI 1001 - Nursing Assistant

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum, and basic nursing skills in long-term care, acute care, and/or home care environments. Skills are taught in a simulated laboratory setting utilizing demonstration and role-playing. Upon successful completion of classroom studies, students will participate in a minimum of 16 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. This course meets the state and federal requirements as detailed for educating the nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the examination for placement on the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant Registry.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Must be 16 years of age or older. Assessment score placement in RDNG 0900  or ESOL 0032 . MN Human Services Study with no restrictions.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Activity and Exercise
  2. Basic Human Needs
  3. Communication
  4. Elimination
  5. Foods and Fluids
  6. Introduction
  7. Orientation to Work Environment
  8. Personal Care
  9. Safe and Clean Environment
  10. Special Population Needs
  11. Special Procedures
  12. Vital Signs Height/Weight

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe nursing assistants’ roles/responsibilities.
  2. Describe ethics, legal responsibilities, and confidentiality.
  3. Identify record keeping responsibilities and practice.
  4. Describe normal aging process.
  5. Demonstrate resident’s safety requirements.
  6. Demonstrate proper body mechanics and positioning.
  7. Describe principles medical asepsis.
  8. Demonstrate proper hand washing.
  9. Make unoccupied bed.
  10. Describe role/responsibility of a home health aide.
  11. List qualifications for nursing assistants.
  12. Describe home care organizations.
  13. Ambulate/transfer resident.
  14. Apply elastic stockings.
  15. Assist resident with range of motion.
  16. Assist with elimination needs.
  17. Demonstrate TPR measurements.
  18. Demonstrate and practice universal precautions.
  19. Demonstrate behavior management techniques.
  20. Demonstrate blood pressure measurements.
  21. Demonstrate care of therapeutic tubing.
  22. Demonstrate lift sheet use.
  23. Demonstrate obstructed airway procedures.
  24. Demonstrate pressure relief devices.
  25. Demonstrate safety devices/restraints.
  26. Demonstrate wheelchair use.
  27. Describe and plan adequate nutritional meals.
  28. Describe and practice resident’s personal care skills.
  29. Describe basic human needs.
  30. Describe care for residents with dementia.
  31. Describe death/dying process.
  32. Describe elimination factors.
  33. Describe emergency procedures.
  34. Describe normal /abnormal vital signs.
  35. Describe rehabilitation principles.
  36. Describe, demonstrate and practice communication techniques.
  37. Feed resident.
  38. Identify housekeeping skills.
  39. Identify special population needs.
  40. Identify the needs and special considerations when caring for a child.
  41. Make occupied bed.
  42. Practice observational skills and report unusual symptoms.
  43. Record intake/output.
  44. Define hospice care.
  45. Demonstrate appropriate dress/behavior for a clinical setting.
  46. Identify dying person needs.
  47. Perform assigned nursing measures.
  48. Practice relations and cooperativeness.

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