ERIC Number: ED275808
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Development of Home Health Aide Curriculum Project. Final Report.
This package contains materials intended for use in a new home health aide curriculum that is designed to be presented as a two-quarter program at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington. Included in the package are a final report outlining the objectives and outcomes of the project to develop a home health aide curriculum that would meet Washington state requirements for nurse aide certification, a listing of program objectives, a proposed outline for courses to be completed by students during the two quarters of the program, proposals for and descriptions of the program's two core courses, and core course outlines. The first outline is for an eight-credit practicum intended to introduce students to the home health industry, role of the home health aide and other team members, and functions and tasks of each team member; develop communication and crisis management skills; provide an overview of anatomy and physiology; and cover personal care, infection control, safety, nutrition and food preparation, homemaking, and stress management. The second outline is for a 12-credit course that explores common illnesses and disabilities and the home health aide's role in intervention and covers the procedures and skills required of a certified nurse assistant. The latter course provides instruction in developing care plans, promoting compliance with medications, participating in rehabilitation projects, assisting with death and dying, administering first aid, and caring for new mothers and infants, and also includes a practicum that places students with home health agencies. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tacoma Community Coll., WA.