Kaskaskia College will be offering Certified Nurse Assistant classes at the Salem and Trenton Education Centers this spring.
All classes will start Monday, March 13. The class in Trenton will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and the registration number is NAST-160 TR01D. A session will also be held at the Salem Education Center on Monday and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and the registration number is NAST-160 SA88D. The Salem class will come to the KC Main Campus on Thursdays for a lab.
The Nurse Assistant 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 demetias (Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the nursing certification examination).
For more information, please contact Interim Associate Dean of Nursing, Karen Muench at 545-3331 or Susan Rutledge-Jukes, Healthcare Support Programs Coordinator, at 618-545-3243. To register, please call the KC Admissions Office at 545-3040.