AHP 116 - Nursing Assistant II
This course presents basic principles and procedures of patient care. Concepts of basic human needs, basic nursing and personal care skills, mental health and social needs, and restorative services will be addressed. Information about residents’ and clients’ rights, pertinent laws and ethical issues will also be introduced. Students will be taught the proper way to move patients and the basics of personal care, feeding, bathing and other skills necessary to provide quality health care to patients in hospitals, residents in long term care facilities, and clients in their homes. It includes practice and demonstration of skills in the laboratory and participation in clinical experiences.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Perform the entry-level technical skills of bedside care, including safety and infection control, personal care skills, and selected therapeutic and restorative procedures
- Exhibit desirable patterns of organization and execution of work habits while performing as a nursing assistant and member of a health team
- Communicate clearly and effectively to patients, family and staff;
Prerequisite(s): Completion of AHP 103 and AHP 115- both with a C or better.
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