ERIC Number: ED458381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Nurse Assistant. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; an overview of the nurse assistant occupation; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the comprehensive list of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for graduates to be able to perform proficiently when they graduate from an Ohio specialization workforce development program for nurse assistants. The introduction explains the following: (1) critical academic, employability, and information technology skills have been integrated throughout the list to support the technical skills; (2) the competency profile can be used as the basis for curriculum development in Ohio's secondary, adult, and postsecondary programs; and (3) the specialization competency profile is organized so that it can be clustered or grouped in a modular approach. The overview of the nurse assistant occupation describes general duties, some specific tasks, employment opportunities, length of program, type of program (classroom instruction and/or work experience), and types of certificates and/or degrees. Competencies are grouped under broader skills that are, in turn, categorized under these 14 major topics: nurse assistant orientation; physiology and anatomy; emergency care; infection control and resident/client safe practices; legal and ethical responsibilities; communication skills; basic personal care; vital signs; nurse-related procedures; death and dying; care of elderly resident/client; care of resident/client with special needs; restorative duties; and home health care. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Communication Skills, Competence, Competency Based Education, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Graduation Requirements, Home Health Aides, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Medical Services, Nurses Aides, Nursing, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Residential Care, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning
For full text: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ctae/teacher/fastrak/list.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio