2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

AHS 114L - Nursing Assistant Skills Lab

Description: Provides the necessary skills lab time to develop competency in the role of a nursing assistant through participation in skills practice in a classroom lab setting. Basic nursing assistant skills and emergency procedures; patient or resident needs and rights; written and verbal communication; ethical and legal aspects; safety and infection control. S/U grading only.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency. MAT 082  or higher (or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment).

Corequisite: AHS 114  and AHS 114C  

Credits: .5
Lecture: 0
Lab: 1.5

Course Content:
  1. Communication, interpersonal skills, and documentation
  2. Infection control
  3. Safety and emergency procedures
  4. Patient or resident independence
  5. Patient or resident rights
  6. Abuse, mistreatment, and neglect
  7. Basic nursing assistant skills
  8. Age-specific mental health and social service needs
  9. Cognitively impaired client care
  10. Basic restorative care skills
  11. Role as a healthcare team member
  12. Legal aspects of nursing assistant practice
  13. Body structure and common diseases

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills. (1,11,12)
  2. Utilize infection control principles and procedures. (2)
  3. Maintain a safe environment for the patient or resident in a simulated environment. (3,5)
  4. Perform restorative care skills and emergency procedures safely. (3,10)
  5. Assist and promote patient and resident independence in a simulated environment. (4)
  6. Demonstrate protection of patient and resident rights in a simulated environment. (1,5,12)
  7. Perform basic nursing assistant skills safely. (3,7)
  8. Identify and report changes in the patient or resident's condition in a simulated environment (1,6,8,9,13)
  9. Adapt to individual patient or resident behaviors and needs. (1,8)
  10. Adapt to the unique needs of the patient or resident with cognitive impairment. (1,3,9)
  11. Work as a member of the healthcare team within the role of the nursing assistant. (1,11,12)
  12. Apply basic knowledge of body structure and common diseases. (7,13)

Required Assessment:
  1. Skills check-offs.