May 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog
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ALLI 1117 - Nursing Assistant / Home Care Aide

Credit Hours: 7 Lecture Hours: 5
Prerequisite(s): ACT Reading 19 or equivalent ACCUPLACER scores, or developmental reading with a grade of “C” or better and by NAH faculty permission.
This course focuses on safe and effective functioning when providing client care in the health care setting and/or the home environment. Emphasis is placed on assisting clients with daily living and performing fundamental skills. These skills include checking and recording blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and temperature, performing bathing, hygiene and toileting, bed making, utilizing proper body mechanics, providing mobility, providing meal service and the proper usage of assistive devices, wheelchairs and lifters. Concepts pertaining to the psychosocial approach to caregiving are covered along with basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and infection control. Skills are taught and practiced in a hospital type laboratory and a home/apartment laboratory. Required clinical hours are spent in a long-term care facility providing hands-on care to residents. Upon successful completion of 48 contact hours students will receive a Home Care Aide Certificate of Completion. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency and are eligible to take the practical and competency examinations that lead to Arkansas State Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA). This program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services - Office of Long Term Care. The curriculum has been developed in accordance with the Health Care Finance Administration under OBRA 1987 Guidelines. A grade of “C” is required for passing



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