The Kaskaskia College Salem Education Center will be offering a Certified Nurse Assistant (NAST 160) course this spring starting January 18. The class will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning January 18 and ending March 23. The clinical time and dates may be different than classes.
The course is a seven credit hour class that 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 for the class is an ACT Reading score 16 or above or COMPASS Reading score of 68 or above or ASSET Reading score of 37 or above.
The registration number for the class is NAST 160 SA02D. For more information or to register, call the KC Salem Center at 548-9001.