Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 108 Nursing Assistant Lab

3 credits
This course will give students an opportunity to integrate Nursing Assistant theory into practice while in a lab environment. Students will practice and demonstrate an understanding of the skills necessary to provide safe care to the health care client. These skills include: infection control, vital sign measurement, safe transfer, ambulation and positioning and feeding patients. In addition the students will practice documenting, reporting and communication skills.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093  (or placement into ENGL 099  or higher)

Corequisites: NURS 107  and NURS 109 

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate ability to perform personal care for one client
  • Differentiate use of correct verbal and nonverbal language related to diverse cultural belief systems
  • Practice therapeutic communication
  • Demonstrate correct infection control procedures
  • Demonstrate accurate observation, reporting, and documentation skills
  • Practice proper measurement of vital signs, height and weight
  • Identify abnormal vital signs and weight changes
  • Demonstrate use of specific muscle groups to assist client with activities of daily living to avoid personal and client injury

Total Hours: 60 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60