Nursing Assisting: A Foundation in Caregiving

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This BTHA course is a comprehensive nursing assistant training which includes information about long-term care, as well as home health care, and some material about subacute and acute care.


This BTHA course is a comprehensive nursing assistant training which includes information about long-term care, as well as home health care, and some material about subacute and acute care . . .

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85 Lessons10h

The Nursing Assistant in Long-Term Care?

The purpose of this chapter is to offer insight into healthcare settings and the healthcare team. This chapter emphasizes the specific roles of different care team members and functions the nursing assistant will be expected to perform. Nursing assistants are expected to behave in ethical and legal ways, which are specifically explained in this chapter. The students should be made aware of their responsibilities regarding legal and ethical issues. Information about HIPAA is included in this chapter and should be emphasized. It is important that students know that there are serious repercussions for breaches of confidentiality. It is also important to emphasize that NAs are legally required to report suspected or observed abuse or neglect. In addition, students will learn that the residents for whom they care have legal rights, and they must respect those rights every day from resident to resident.
Lesson 1.1: Compare long-term care to other healthcare settings0:40
Lesson 1.2: Describe a typical long-term care facility0:35
Lesson 1.3: Explain Medicare and Medicaid0:25
Lesson 1.4: Describe the nursing assistant’s role0:50
Lesson 1.5: Describe the care team and the chain of command1:05
Lesson 1.6: Define policies, procedures, and professionalism1:10
Lesson 1.7: List examples of legal and ethical behavior and explain Residents’ Rights3:10
Lesson 1.8: Explain legal aspects of the resident’s medical record0:40
Lesson 1.9: Explain the Minimum Data Set (MDS)0:25
Lesson 1.10: Discuss incident reports0:25
Bonus Lesson – Preparing for your skill practice4:21
Lesson 1: Skills Practice
Lesson 1: Test

Foundation of Residential Care?

The bulk of information OBRA requires to be covered in its mandated 16 hours of instruction prior to resident contact.

Understanding Residents?

All humans have basic needs, and NAs are expected to assist their residents in meeting their needs as they provide care. This chapter focuses on the physical and psychological needs of human beings and how, by offering a holistic approach to care, NAs may best care for the whole resident, not just the illness.

Body Systems and Related Conditions?

The body systems are covered in this section, including their basic structure and function, common disorders, and signs and symptoms to observe and report. Normal changes of aging are emphasized, as well as the NA’s role in helping the resident with these changes. The goal here is to emphasize the system’s normal functions so that the NA is able to recognize and report potential problems. Diseases and disorders commonly seen in long-term care are introduced, along with related care guidelines. They have been grouped under their respective body systems to reinforce a body-systems-based teaching approach. Any anatomical teaching tools that are available should be incorporated into the lecture, as well as the transparencies and PowerPoint slides provided, so the students have a comprehensive idea of each system’s make-up and function.

Confusion, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

Personal Care Skills

Basic Nursing Skills

Nutrition and Hydration

Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

Caring for Yourself

Final Exam 1

Final Exam 2

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