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HSC 182 - Advanced Nurse Aide

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 3
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A continuation of the Nurse Aide course, providing additional skills and clinical to work in hospital.
Prerequisite: HSC 172  or a State-approved 75-hour nurse aide class; Criminal/Abuse background check; Physical and Immunization form as required by clinical site; Flu vaccine-October through April; CPR certification. See the DMACC website for more information
Competencies
  1. Compare the hospital (acute) care facility with long term care facility
    1. List the purposes of acute care hospitals
    2. Discuss different methods of organizing nursing care in acute care hospitals
    3. Identify new skills you will need to work as a nurse aide in acute care
    4. Communicate effectively in acute care setting
    5. Discuss ethical/legal role of nurse aide in acute care
  2. Provide safe nursing care in acute care setting
    1. Explain correct procedure for admitting a patient
    2. List six rules to follow in taking care of a patient’s valuables
    3. Correctly transfer a patient
    4. Explain correct procedure for discharging a patient
    5. Review methods for infection control
    6. Safely use isolation techniques when required
    7. Encourage the patient to follow diet requirements
  3. Care for patients on special units
    1. Provide basic pre-operative care
    2. Provide safe post-operative care
    3. Recognize how care may change because of patient’s age and condition
  4. Provide/assist with special procedures
    1. Safely administer enemas
    2. Collect specimen for testing as directed
    3. Safely administer heat and cold applications as ordered
    4. Provide care for the patient with an orthopedic condition
    5. Recognize emergency situations and describe the nurse aide’s role in an emergency



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