Health Occupations Education Core/Overview of Human Body

• Read non-digital thermometer in Fahrenheit /Centigrade degrees

• Measure blood pressure within 6mm/Hg

• Write 3 sets of vital signs

Health Occupations Education Core/Emergency Care

• Provide first-aid for shock

• Apply roller bandage using figure 8, closed spiral and a recurrent fingertip

• Use splinting technique for immobilization

• Apply arm sling

• Demonstrate ways to clear obstructed airway for adults, children and infant/Heimlich maneuver

Infection Control

• Understand hand-washing

• Understand isolation – Strict Technique

• Use concurrent and terminal disinfection

• Use personal protective equipment

• Follow isolation procedures in the disposal of soiled linen

• Demonstrate principles of infection control consistently

Personal Care

• Assist the resident to sit up in bed

• Make an unoccupied and occupied bed

• Provide mouth care (natural and no teeth)

• Provide denture care

• Provide oral care for the unconscious resident

• Give a complete bed-bath

• Give a back rub

• Provide perineal care (male and female)

• Assist with a tub bath/whirlpool and emollient bath, Stitz bath

• Assist with a shower

• Provide hair care, dressing, shaving, nail care (hand and foot), skin care, artificial eye care

• Provide AM and PM care

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

• Serve tray/water/between meal nourishments

• Measure/record food and fluid intake

Elimination Procedures

• Provide ostomy care

• Provide urinary catheter care

• Provide care of and emptying of urinary drainage bag

• Assist the resident with the bedpan, urinal, commode (offer/remove/clean)

• Administer enemas

• Collect urine specimens

• Collect stool specimens 

• Measure/record urinary output

Lifting, Moving, Transporting

• Transfer patient from bed to wheelchair to bed

• Transfer patient from bed to stretcher to bed

• Assist with the use of crutches, walkers and canes

• Ambulate a resident

• Apply restraint

• Demonstrate proper body techniques consistently

• Demonstrate proper cast and traction care

• Use ambulation adaptive equipment

• Use positioning devices in bed and chair

• Use prosthetic/orthotic devices

• Apply hand splint

• Position resident in bed and chair

Admissions, Transfers, Discharges and Physical Exams

• Assist with admitting the patient

• Measure/record height and weight

• Position and drape the resident for physical examination

• Clean/collect specimens following physical exam

• Understand discharge and transfer procedures

Pre- and Post-operative Care

• Shave a resident in preparation for surgery

• Apply elastic stockings

• Apply binders

• Assist resident to turn and deep breathe

Circulatory and Respiratory Care

• Apply warm and cold applications

• Take and record vital signs

Life Changes and Adaptations

• Provide postmortem care

Communication and the Client

• Demonstrate use of signal or call light, intercom and telephone

• Report objective and subjective observation

• Communicate effectively with residents having sensory loss

Certification/Instructional Outcomes

• Nurse Aide/Nursing Assistant – Certificate of Completion

• American Heart Association CPR Certification

• ServSafe Food Handler

Upon course completion students can take the NYS Nurse Assistant Exam for CNA Licensure