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Nursing Assistant Certification

Qualification Level: Entry Level

Course Introduction: 

Comprehensive training program for individuals aspiring to work as nursing assistants.

Course Objective: Develop fundamental nursing skills, including patient care, hygiene, and basic medical procedures.

Course Outline:

1. Introduction to Nursing Assistant Role:
Overview of the role and responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant
Legal and ethical considerations in healthcare
2. Communication Skills:
Developing effective communication with patients and healthcare team members
Empathy and active listening
3. Patient Rights and Dignity:
Understanding and respecting patient rights
Promoting dignity and privacy in patient care
4. Infection Control:
Basic principles of infection control
Hand hygiene and personal protective equipment (PPE)
5. Safety in Healthcare:
Ensuring a safe environment for patients and healthcare workers
Identifying and preventing common safety hazards
6. Basic Anatomy and Physiology:
Introduction to the human body systems
Understanding basic anatomy and physiology relevant to nursing care
7. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs):
Assisting patients with bathing, dressing, grooming, and other ADLs
Maintaining mobility and promoting independence
8. Vital Signs Measurement:
Techniques for measuring vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration rate)
Recording and reporting vital signs accurately
9. Nutrition and Hydration:
Understanding basic nutritional needs
Assisting with feeding and monitoring fluid intake
10. Range of Motion Exercises:
Performing and assisting with range of motion exercises
Preventing complications related to immobility
11. Recognizing Abnormal Signs and Symptoms:
Identifying signs of distress or changes in patient condition
Reporting observations to the nursing team
12. End-of-Life Care:
Providing compassionate care to patients at the end of life
Understanding the emotional and spiritual aspects of end-of-life care
13. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care:
Understanding the unique needs of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia
Effective communication and care strategies
14. Emergency Procedures and First Aid:
Basic first aid techniques
Responding to common emergencies in healthcare settings
15. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
Understanding legal responsibilities and limitations
Maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy
16. Clinical Skills Lab and Hands-On Training:
Practicing skills in a controlled clinical environment
Hands-on training in patient care tasks
17. Clinical Practicum:
Applying learned skills in a real healthcare setting under supervision
Gaining practical experience in patient care
18. Review and Certification Exam Preparation:
Comprehensive review of course material
Practice exams and quizzes
Guidance on preparing for the Nursing Assistant certification examm

Course Duration: 120 Hours

Target Audience:Individuals interested in entering the healthcare field as nursing assistants or aides.

Mode of Training: Virtual/Live Training: Practical hands-on sessions and online modules for theoretical aspects.

Minimum Participants: 5

Maximum Participants: 15

Certificate Validity: 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria: High school diploma or equivalent, basic medical knowledge

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