Certified Nurse Assistant Course Offered At KC Salem

June 14, 2018

Kaskaskia College will be offering Certified Nurse Assistant classes this fall at the Salem Education Center.

A day class will be held Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. beginning August 20 and ending November 9, 2018.  The registration number is NAST 160 SA01D.  Seating for this class is 15 students and clinical dates will be announced at a later date.

The Nurse Assistant course is a seven credit hour class that includes classroom and laboratory experiences.  Units of instruction include: introduction to the health care system and the health care team, basic anatomy and physiology, abbreviations and common medical terminology, legal/ethical and spiritual aspects of care, growth and development, the patient and his/her environment, vital signs, aseptic techniques, bathing, feeding, nutrition, body mechanics, moving and transporting residents/patients.  It will also include habilitation and rehabilitation, admission and discharge, collecting specimens, special procedures, observation, reporting and recording, death and dying, home care needs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The course has been designed to enable the student to differentiate between the normal aging process and cognitive dysfunctional disease processes.  The student will be introduced to the appropriate care and treatment modalities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related demetias (Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the nursing certification examination).

For registration information, please call Misty Ulmer, Healthcare Support Programs Coordinator, at 618-545-3243 or to register please email Admissions at kcadmissions@kaskaskia.edu.