ERIC Number: ED419937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Essential Skills for the Care Team. A Program for New Employees in Residential and Home Care.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Rockefeller Coll.; Eddy/Northeast Health, Troy, NY.
This document contains modules for two types of training. It provides 20 hours of training to newly hired Nursing Assistant Trainees (NATs) in residential care settings preparing to become state Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), using eight stand-alone modules supported by training process guides. It also includes 7 hours of training for newly hired NATs in the home care settings preparing to become state certified Home Health Aides (HHAs), using five stand-alone modules with training process guides. The materials are suitable for workplace literacy programs for adults with low levels of English literacy skills. A learning strategies module serves as an introduction to both programs. The CNA program contains the following modules: understanding your assignment sheet; managing your assignment; basic communication; advanced communication; communicating with families and residents; knowing and understanding your residents; and handling the stress of the floor. The CNA modules follow the same format, consisting of a training process guide for trainers that includes the following: learning objectives, competencies, procedures for trainers and students, vocabulary discovery, use of quoted material, use of job-specific materials, and learner assessment with an answer key; and a participant packet that includes learning objectives, learner preassessment, activity sheets, and information sheets. The HHA program includes the following modules: goal identification and priority setting; time management; following directions and map reading; and stress management. The HHA modules are self-instructional units with the following common elements: rationale and goal, objectives, and competencies; personal contract; learner preassessment; overview; learner postassessment; learner assessment answer key; and summary and closure. Subject-specific sections are included in each module. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Rockefeller Coll.; Eddy/Northeast Health, Troy, NY.
Note: For a related document, see CE 076 575.