This program will provide the student with an enhanced understanding of the influence caregivers have in the quality and safety of healthcare for aging adults. The student will be able to identify common physical and psychosocial characteristics associated with the aging adult. The student will gain knowledge necessary to plan and provide optimal entry level care for aging adults.
GERI 1000 This course is an introduction to the aging adult and memory impairment. Care givers will increase their understanding of memory impairment, making it easier for staff/care givers to relate with patients who have Alzheimer's or memory impairment. Improve communication and acceptance naturally creates a higher quality of life for the person who has Alzheimer's or memory impairment. This program defines Alzheimer's disease and its effects and teaches positive communication techniques that allow entry level caregivers the ability to respond with more flexibility and consideration.
GERI - 1100: Physiological Changes in the Aging Adult
GERI 1100 This course will enable the student to understand the influence caregivers have in the quality and safety of healthcare for aging adults. The student will be able to identify common physical and psychosocial characteristics associated with the aging adult. The student will gain knowledge necessary to plan and provide optimal entry level care for aging adults.
HEAL 1060 This course introduces concepts of basic human needs and the function of the nursing assistant in long term care and or home health care. Basic nursing skills will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting. Upon successful completion of classroom studies, the student will participate in 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long term care setting. This course is a prerequisite for the Practical Nursing Program. It meets the objectives of Federal State Statutory requirements for nursing assistant training. Prerequisites: None. Individuals who provide direct contact services to clients of licensed facilities are required to have complete criminal background studies. Disqualified persons will not be permitted to work in these facilities.
HEAL 1075 This program provides an overview of the requirements concerning medications and their administration. Other topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, medical math and basic dosage calculations, use of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) along with current medication handbooks. A basic overview of body systems and drug classifications are included. Administration of medications via oral, eye, ear, rectal, topical and inhalant routes will also be covered. Attendance of all classes is mandatory; any absence will may result in repeating the course. Students must attain 90% on all examinations to continue in the class.
HEAL 1502 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols.