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NAST 1100 – Nurse Aide Fundamentals
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the WKET 1000 course during the same term .
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the WKET 2020 course during the same term .

Introduces student to the role and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide. Emphasis is placed on understanding and developing critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrating human anatomy and physiology; cardiac pulmonary resuscitation; nutrition and diet therapy; disease processes; vital signs; observing, reporting and documenting changes in a resident’s condition; emergency concerns; legal issues and governmental agencies that influence the care of the elderly in long term care settings; mental health and psychosocial well-being of the elderly; use and care of mechanical devices and equipment; communication and interpersonal skills and skills competency based on federal guidelines. Specific topics include: roles and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide; communication and interpersonal skills; topography, structure, and function of the body systems; injury prevention and emergency preparedness; residents’ rights; basic patient care skills; personal care skills; and restorative care.