ERIC Number: ED426217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Certified Nurses' Aide Job-Related Curriculum.
Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.
This document, which is designed for students preparing to become a certified nurses' aide, contains instructional text and learning activities organized in nine sections. The following topics are covered: the role of the certified nurse's aide (job duties, personal health, professionalism, code of ethics); infection control (the infection process, disease prevention, handwashing); ethics (ethical issues, ethical standards, legal issues affecting health care, patients' bill of rights); safety precautions (fire prevention, smoking precautions, fire extinguishers, environmental safety precautions); nutrition (food groups, types of diets, and procedures for serving a food tray); medical terminology (vocabulary, prefixes and suffixes, abbreviations); bathing (general suggestions, equipment, preparations, bed baths, finishing touches, back rubs); vital signs (radial pulse, respiration, temperature, thermometers, blood pressure; and fluid intake and output and death and dying (fluid imbalances, attitudes regarding death, and stages of grief and appropriate certified nurse's aide responses). Each section contains the some or all of the following: instructional text, vocabulary sheet, illustrations, charts, learning activities, and a competency test. The tests include multiple-choice, matching, and open-ended questions. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Career Development Inst., Springfield.