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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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HSC 172 - Nurse Aide

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2022

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 16
Total Clinical Hours: 30
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course provides students with a basic level of knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective resident care. This nurse aide course meets the training requirements of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in nursing facilities (NF) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF).

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face to face

Credit for Prior Learning: This course offers an opportunity for students to earn Credit for Prior Learning for skills that they have brought with them to Iowa Central. For more information, please ask the instructor and see the Iowa Central Community College catalog.

Course Fees: Background Check: $26.00

Common Course Assessment(s): Unit exams, skills assessments, clinical evaluation

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
1.    Build on the role of the nurse aide.
2.    Model appropriate techniques to assist in safe environment for the residents.
3.    Take part in assisting residents with their personal needs.
4.    Interpret the resident’s nutritional needs.
5.    Demonstrate the skills for resident’s care.
6.    Compare needs of resident’s conditions.

Course Objectives: 

1.    The practice of the nurse aide and the importance of their role on the health care team.
2.    Apply basic nurse aide skill related to the personal care and comfort of the residents.
3.    Identify basic physical, emotional and psychological aspects of an elderly resident.
4.    Demonstrate effective communication skills.
5.    Demonstrate ethical and legal principles in providing care.
6.    Practice safety measures in providing resident/patient care.
7.    Identify information on care plan to assist the resident/patient with cares.
8.    Discuss the role of the CNA in maintaining current and federal regulations.
9.    Compare between normal aging and dementia.
10.    Explain physical and psychological needs of the dying person and their family.

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