ERIC Number: ED350468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Patient Care Assisting. A Curriculum for Career Entry in the Nursing Homes of Georgia.
Crawford, Sharon; Bailey, Nancy
This curriculum guide contains 16 units aimed at training entry-level workers as patient care assistants in nursing homes. The units cover the following topics: the role of patient care assistants; psychosocial needs of geriatric patients; work ethics; legal issues; communication skills; infection control; safety issues; patient hygiene; patient unit; rehabilitative issues; providing mobility; mechanical restraints; nourishment; elimination; vital signs; and death and dying. The first part of the guide provides information for teachers: suggestions for teaching each unit; keys to review sheets; teacher resources and information sheets; suggested books, journals, audiovisual aids, and equipment; competency profiles for patient care assistant; and a task listing for certified patient care assistant. For students, the guide includes information sheets, worksheets, review sheets, checklists, and scorecards for each of the 16 units. (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Frail Elderly, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Medical Services, Nurses Aides, Nursing Homes, Occupational Information, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. Dept. of Vocational and Career Development.