NAC 108 Nursing Assistant Practicum • 3 Cr.
This class focuses on basic daily care and communication techniques to support adults, their families and healthcare teams. The use of correct safety and infection controls, reporting of assessment data, and principles of restorative and rehabilitative care are developed. This course prepares students for the certification exam. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and NAC 107. May be concurrently enrolled in NAC 107. Recommended: Current CPR card, submit a complete Immunization Status form for BC healthcare students, WA state background check, and ability to safely lift 50 lbs. Previously HPRO 118. Either HPRO 118 or NAC 108 may be taken for credit, but not both.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Use principles of infection control. Recognize and report normal and abnormal assessment data. Use communication techniques that facilitate interactions among client, family, and health care team. Accurately record pertinent data such as vital signs and weights according to agency policies. Provide a safe and comfortable environment for the client or resident. Use correct techniques in performance of specific skills required for certification examination.