Nurse Assistant (NAST-160)
Includes classroom and laboratory experiences. Units of instruction include: Introduction to the health care system and the health care team, basic anatomy and physiology, abbreviations and common medical terminology, legal/ethical and spiritual aspects of care, growth and development, the patient and his/her environment, vital signs, aseptic, techniques, bathing, feeding, nutrition, body mechanics, moving and transporting residents/patients. It will also include habilitation and rehabilitation, admission and discharge, collecting specimens, special procedures, observation, reporting and recording, death and dying, home care needs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course has been designed to enable the student to differentiate between the normal aging process and cognitive dysfunctional disease processes. The student will be introduced to the appropriate care and treatment modalities for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and Related Dementia's. The course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Prerequisite: Completion of READ 088 with a B or better. ACT reading score 16-36, COMPASS reading score 68-99, ASSET reading score 37-55, or KC Placement reading score 250-500.
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