NAST 1100 - Nurse Aide Fundamentals
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the entry level occupational work ethics course during the same term.
NOTE: Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the capstone level occupational work ethics 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 knowledge of the location and function of the human body systems and common disease processes; vital signs; observing, reporting and documenting changes in a residentÆs condition; emergency concerns; ethics and 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; residentsÆ rights; basic patient care skills; personal care skills; and restorative care.