Patient Care Assistant, TCC (PC21) (513902) Technical Certificate of Credit
The Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with rigorous classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences to perform a full range of patient care duties or services under nursing or medical direction. This includes taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information, and reporting appropriate information to supervisors. It may also include providing various outreach services to clients within the community. Students who successfully complete the Patient Care Assistant Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.
Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters
Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.
Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.
Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.
Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not necessary for application or admission, but must be received prior to the awarding of this certificate. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.
Program Final Exit Point: Patient Care Assistant, Technical Certificate of Credit.
Credits Required for Graduation: 23 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.
Note: Some credits from this program may be applied to a diploma program. Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and /or legal violation of the law may not be allowed to complete the practicum requirements. This could result in being withdrawn from the program.
Upon successful completion of NAST 1100, Students may apply to the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines competency to be enrolled in the Georgia State Nurse Aide registry.
Accreditation Information: The NAST 1100 course (in the Nurse Aide, TCC and Patient Care Assisting, TCC programs) is approved by Alliant Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMCF), 1455 Lincoln Parkway, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, Phone: 800-982-0411, Fax: 678-527-3034, http://www.gmcf.org.
|1: Basic Skills Courses (2 Hours)
|EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations & Professional Development
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills, personal finance, problem solving, and diversity.
|2: Occupational Courses (21 hours)
|COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.
|ALHS 1011Structure and Function of Human Body
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.
|ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care
Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens.
|ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Services
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission A study of the nutritional needs of the individual. Topics include: nutrients, standard and modified diets, nutrition throughout the lifespan, and client education. This course is the equivalent of PNSG 1030 û Clinical Nutrition and PNSG 2010 û Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences.
|ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences
Pre-requisite(s): Provisional Admission Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
|NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals
Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission 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. 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 cpmplete the capstone level occupational work ethics course during the same term.
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