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Course of instruction in clock hours

Title Clock Hours - 120 Total Clock Hours
Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program
101 - Fundamental of Nursing for Nurse Assistant 80
102 - Clinical Nursing for Nurse Assistant 40

Time

A.  Course # 101 Fundamental of Nursing for Nurse Assistant

Module 1         Introduction to Health Care Systems                               4

Module 2         Introduction the Patient                                                  4

Module 3         Your Working Environment                                             4

Module 4         Safety                                                                          4

Module 5         The Patient’s Care                                                         3

Module 6         Lifting, Moving, and Transporting Patients                        4

Module 7         Basic Anatomy                                                             8

Module 8         Personal Care of the Patient                                          12

Module 9         Nutrition                                                                       3

Module 10       Fluid Balance                                                                3

Module 11       Observing and Recording Vital Signs                               4

Module 12       Supportive Care                                                             4

Module 13       Fundamental of Rehabilitation                                         2

Module 14       Patient Care Planning                                                    1

Module 15       The Patient in Isolation                                                   2

Module 16       Care of the Terminally III                                                 2

Module 17       Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias                   12

Module 18       Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation                                       4

Theory Hours (Module 1-18)                                        80

B.   Course # 102 Clinical Nursing for Nurse Assistant                 

                                      Clinical Hours                                                     40

                              Total Hours                                                                 120

  • Theory Hours will be held in the classroom.
  •  Clinical Hours will be held in the nursing facility.

Textbook to be used.

Sorentino, Sheila. “Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing assistant”. (Mosby 8th Edition)

 

Course Descriptions                                        Career Training Center of Chicago

 

COURSE TITLE: FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING FOR NURSE ASSISTANT –101

Admission to the basic Nursing Assistant Training Program Required. This course is part of the curriculum designed to prepare individuals to work in the health care industry as Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). Concurrent enrolment in other CNA Program classes may be required. The student is introduces to the discipline of nursing and the basic approaches of nursing practice, multi-cultural society, and communication are studied for the purposes of assisting persons to meet their basic needs. The role of the CNA as an assistant to the licensed nurse and the member of the health care team is studied and practiced in the classroom and laboratory. The method of instruction will include lecture, discussion, role play, games, demonstration and return demonstration. Reading and writing assignments are utilized. The course is presented through modules 1-18.

 

            Introducing to Health Care System – 1

            Studying the functions of the Health care facilities, home health agencies and the health care

            Professions; Philosophy of patient care and the role of the multidisciplinary health care team.

Emphasis is placed on the duties and personal qualities of the nursing assistant; Medical terminology and principle of accurate observation and recording. Reading assignments, as appropriate, are part of the course. 4 Hours.

 

Introduction to the Patient – 2

Issues on Resident’s right, communication and interpersonal relationship with patients’ families and other; Psychological needs of patient and family; Normal growth and development. Reading and writing assignment, as appropriate, are part of the course. (Theoretical concept and performance (manual) skills of this course are consistent with skills standard developed for the state of Illinois.) 4 Hours.

 

Your Working Environment – 3

Principles of Medical Asepsis. Hand washing and sterilization. Cleanliness in care setting; Principles and Techniques of Disinfections and maintaining equipment and supplies. Reading and writing, as appropriate, are part of the course. Theoretical concept and performance (manual) skills of this course consistent with skills standard developed for State of Illinois. 4 Hours.

 

Safety – 4

Techniques of proper body mechanics and relate use of body mechanics to basic muscular-skeletal anatomy; fire safety, disaster and Heimlich maneuver. Reading and writing assignments, as appropriate are part of the course. 4 Hours.

 

The Patients’ Unit – 5

Bed-making – purpose and procedures for making the unoccupied and occupied bed. Reading and writing assignments, as appropriate, are part of the course. Theoretical concepts and performance (manual) skills of this course are consistent with skills standard development of the State of Illinois. 3 Hours.

 

 

Lifting, Moving, and Transporting Patients – 6

Brief discussion of muscular-skeletal system. Emphasizes discussion on maintenance of good body alignment of persons in bed, safe ambulation with demonstration of proper body mechanics; identification and application of safety principles involved in transporting person using wheelchair and stretcher. Theoretical concept concepts and performance skills contained in this course are consistent with the skills standard developed for the State of Illinois. Reading and writing assignments. As appropriate are part pf the course Skills are learned in class, lab, and clinical settings. 4 Hours.

 

Basic Anatomy – 7

Understanding of Human Anatomy and its relationship to normal functions, discussion of simple disease process and how body works together. Reading and writing assignments as appropriate are part of the course. 8 Hours.

 

Personal Care of the Patient – 8

Identification of Basic Human Needs; demonstrate proper medical asepses technique and skills Oral Care, Bathing Procedure, Care of back, feet, and skin. Observing and reporting care. Reading and writing assignments as theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with skills standard developed for the State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical setting. 12 Hours.

 

Nutrition – 9

Brief discussion of Basic Nutrients and Fluids requirements of the body and brief review of anatomy of digestion; Understanding intermittent nourishment and Dietary Supplements; Demonstrate proper feeding techniques. Reading and writing assignments as theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with skills standards developed for the State of Illinois skills are learned in the class lab and clinical setting. 3 Hours.

 

Fluid Balance – 10

Focuses on measuring and reporting fluid intake and output; identifying problems associated with Bowel and Bladder Management; Demonstrate of specimen collection like stool, urine, and other specimens. Reading and writing assignments. Theory concept and manual skill are consistent with skills standard developed for State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical setting. 3 Hour.

 

Vital Signs – 11

Focuses on Measuring, Observing, and Recording temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; Accurately measuring and recording height and weight. Reading and writing assignments, as appropriate, are part of the course. Theory concept and performance skills are consistent with skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. Skills are learned in class, lab, and clinical settings. 4 Hours.

 

 

Supportive Care – 12

Understanding, Demonstrating, reporting, and recording heart and cold applications. Brief discussion/description of anatomy of elimination. Basic understanding of enemas, use of

catheters and tubings. Reading and writing assignments as theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with the skills standards developed for the State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical settings. 4 Hours.

 

Fundamentals of Rehabilitation Nursing – 13

Focuses in identification of methods of treating the whole persons for restoration of function and motivating the person to work toward independence and self care; demonstrating of an understanding of the concept of Rehabilitation Nursing. Reading and writing assignment as theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with skills standards developed for the State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical settings. 2 Hours

 

Patient Care Planning – 14

Understanding emotional implication of admission transfer and discharge, Demonstrating the procedures reporting and recording observation. Reading and writing assignments as theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with skills standards developed for the State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical settings. 1 Hour.

 

The Patient in Isolation – 15

Discussion of Communicable Disease and Nature of Isolation Techniques. Understanding psychological aspects and physiological aspects of isolation. Demonstration of isolation procedures, application of learned techniques for Isolation in home. Reading and writing assignments as theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with skills standards developed for the State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical settings. 2 Hour.

 

Care of the Terminally III – 16

Understanding psychological need of the patient/person and the family. Discussion of attitudes and feelings about death and dying, the grieving process of the patient and family. Post Mortem Care, Reading and writing assignments as the theoretical concept and performance skills are as part of the course consistent with skills standards developed for State of Illinois skills are learned in class lab and clinical settings 2 Hours.

 

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Related Dementia Disorder (RD) – 17

Identification of the difference between normal aging process and cognitive dysfunction disease processes; Identification of the potential health, social, and economic impacts of AD and RD to Society, Family, and Persons; Discussion of signs, symptoms, and associated features of AD and RD; Care and Treatment Modalities. Understanding Behavior Issues, Effective Communication, and Management Techniques. Reading and writing assignments, as appropriate are part of the course. 12 Hours.

 

 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – 18

Understanding the demonstration and/or simulation of Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. After the training, certification in the provision of Basic Life Support by an American Heart Association or American Red Cross Certified Training Program may be offered as an option for this course but such certification is not a pre-requisite for the students’ satisfactory completion of this course of instruction. Reading and writing assignments, as appropriate are part of the course. 4 Hours.

 

COURSE TITLE: CLINICAL NURSING FOR NURSE ASSISTANT – 102

Prerequisite: successful completion of or dual enrollment in Fundamentals of Nursing of Assistive Personnel. This course is part of the curriculum designed to prepare individuals to work in the health care environment as a Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Concurrent enrollment in other CNA Program courses may be required. The student applies the principles of patient/resident care in a clinical setting. The concepts of caring for the whole person, nursing practice, multi-cultural society, and communications are refined as students assist the licensed nurse to assist the persons in meeting their basic needs and rehabilitation. The methodology will include clinical practice, discussion, demonstration, and return demonstration. Reading assignments and written assignment will be utilized.

 

Clinical Class –

Reinforcements of skills learned in classroom and lab. Focuses on application of manual skills and understanding of theoretical concept learned in class and lab. Demonstration of performance (manual) skills consistent with skills standards developed for the State of Illinois. 40 Hours.

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:

 

Sorrentino, Sheila. “Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants”.  (Mosby 7th Edition-2008)

 

Illinois Department of Public Health Performance

Skill Checklist and other materials selected by the

Instructor.