|COURSE CODE & TITLE||NAC45 Nurse Assistant|
|COURSE DURATION||180 hours|
|MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION||English|
|PREREQUISITES (General)||Certificate of Completion of High School – with science subjects / 3 years experience in the medical field|
|PREREQUISITES (Additional)||TOEFL score of 400|
|AWARD||18 CE units|
The Nurse Assistant program is 10 months in length (Phase I & II). During this course, initially the students will receive basic instruction in skills required in any health care setting. The students will receive an understanding of the health industry and its various career paths, both traditional and
nontraditional. Competency based areas include medical law and ethics, communications, medical terminology, medical math, body system review and pathology of disease, human growth and development including life continuum. Instruction and practice will be provided in basic skills used in most health care settings, including specific skills such as the taking of vital signs, basic patient intake skills, documentation skills, computer input and retrieval skills, understanding of quality control and quality assurance, dermal puncture and venepuncture, universal precautions, laboratory safety, as well as others. In this course instruction includes both classroom and mandatory clinical training in patient care procedures, safety, infection control, rehabilitative patient care, and communication with patients, doctors, patient’s families and staff. Students must meet minimum training hours in theory and clinical instruction.
COURSE OUTCOMES: At the end of the course the students should be able to:
- Discuss role and responsibilities of the nurse assistant, including scope of practice, liability, ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality.
- Identify and discuss the various patient rights and responsibilities.
- Discuss the importance of using appropriate communication skills, diversity awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
- Discuss the role and responsibility of the nurse assistant in relation to patient safety.
- Demonstrate proper body mechanics and positioning techniques in order to prevent injury to patient and student.
- Demonstrate proper hand washing, use of personal protective equipment, and methods of Universal/Standard Precautions used in the prevention and spread of disease.
- Demonstrate accuracy in measuring volume, length, and weight using the metric system and/or household measurements.
- Demonstrate the steps for providing patient care, including safe and routine bathing techniques, oral hygiene, and personal grooming for the patient.
- Define the steps and demonstrate the procedures related to the care of patients and the collection and measurement of specimens, including patients with tubing and dressings.
- Demonstrate the correct procedure for measuring and recording a patient’s temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure.
- Discuss the body’s need for food and fluids and the special nutritional needs of the elderly.
- Demonstrate procedures to be followed in the case of emergencies.
- Identify the psychological, social, spiritual, and recreational needs of the long-term care patient.
- Identify complications from inactivity and steps for prevention.
- Demonstrate proper charting techniques and reporting responsibilities of a nursing assistant to include a flow sheet and basic narrative chart.
- Discuss the approaches used to meet common emotional and spiritual needs of the terminally ill patient and his or her family.
- Demonstrate listening, verbal, and written skills appropriate for nurse assistant.
- Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills and the ability to pass the written and practical examination (mock board).
|WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE|
Individuals intending to take up nursing as a career for employment in a long-term health care facility or convalescent hospital setting.
|Introduction to Certified Nurse Assistant||Vital Signs|
|Patients’ Rights||Nutrition and Fluid Balance|
|Interpersonal Skills||Emergency Procedures|
|Prevention and Management of Catastrophe and Unusual|
|The Long Term Care Patient|
|Body Mechanics||Rehabilitation Nursing|
|Medical and Surgical Asepsis||Observation and Charting|
|Weights and Measures||Death and Dying|
|Patient Care Skills||Communication|
|Patient Care Procedures||Job Search|
- Lectures & Lab
- Course work
- Instructor led discussions
- Worksite learning
|VENUE OF STUDY|
- Information & Learning Center, Gulf Medical University
- GMC Hospital, Ajman
|ASSESSMENT: Pretest / Post-test|
|For academic advising and planning of their study schedule applicants are requested to contact: The CCECO Coordinator, Office of the Assistant Director, Center for Continuing Education & Community Outreach, Gulf Medical University, Al Jurf, Ajman, UAE.|
Continuing Education Units
The course has been accredited for eighteen continuing education (CE) units awarded by the University. Although these CE units cannot be transferred to satisfy credit requirements in any diploma or degree level courses in which the candidates may enroll at a future date, they could be counted in advancement of career by the relevant institutions.