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AHE 130 - Advanced Nurse Assisting Skills

3.0 Credits
Fundamentals in microorganism/microbial control, asepsis and sterile techniques, specimen collection, wound care, and point of care testing. Prerequisite: AHE 162  and 164  or CNA licensure in WA State.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define terms related to communicable diseases. [REASON]
  2. Identify selected types of microorganisms and common methods of isolation ans identify principles of infection control, including patient isolation. [REASON]
  3. Describe the principles of specimen collection and processing, transport media, storage of supplies. [ACT]
  4. Perform point of care testing: blood glucose monitoring, urine dipstick, stool guaiac. [ACT]
  5. Describe and demonstrate the principles of wound care, including wound drains. [ACT]
  6. Describe the purposes for urinary catheterization and demonstrate the involved procedures. [ACT]
  7. Describe the purpose for bladder ultrasound and demonstrate correct procedure in simulated exercises. [ACT]
  8. Describe the purpose for supplementary oxygen and discuss involved procedures of equipment monitoring, care and patient teaching. [ACT]
  9. Describe the purpose for tube feeding and bowel management. [REASON]
  10. Demonstrate skill in assisting with IV’s. [ACT]

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