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