ERIC Number: ED355363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Hospital Nurse Aide. Revised.
Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
This report presents results of a project to revise the current 120-hour advanced nurse aide course to include all recommended minimum competencies. A three-page description of project objectives, activities, and outcomes is followed by a list of the competencies for the 75-hour nurse aide course for long-term care and for the 120-hour advanced nurse aide course. The revised 130-hour course follows. It contains a course description, outline of methods for delivering the course, and recommendations for course instructor and evaluation. A list is provided of those competencies that the nurse aide should have following completion of this course, in addition to those achieved in the 75-hour course. The course contains four units: introduction to acute care, providing basic nursing care in acute care setting, caring for patients on special units, and emergency situations and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Components of each unit are unit overview, recommended time requirement, objectives, content outline, and methods of instruction. A resource list is provided. Five skills checklists are also attached: admitting a patient, transferring a patient, discharging a patient, isolation technique, and assisting patient with deep breathing exercises. Each checklist lists necessary equipment and skills to be evaluated. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Career and Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa