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AHL 170 - Certified Nursing Assistant Theory

6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student  to learn the skills necessary to apply for Maryland State certification as both a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).  Nursing Assistants work under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses. Topics to be covered include assisting with activities of daily living (grooming, meals, and toileting), performing basic nursing skills such as obtaining a patients/clients vital signs, i.e. pulse rate or blood pressure, and assisting with restorative care like range of motion exercises or ambulation.  


Course Objectives:

1. demonstrate the ability to function as an effective compassionate member of a healthcare team;

2. utilize professional standards of conduct specific to the nursing assistant/geriatric nursing assistant role;

3. perform appropriate delegated tasks;

4. demonstrate the ability to individualize care to meet the needs of the client;

5. demonstrate the proper use of infection control procedures;

6. provide an environment which promotes safety and well-being for client’s/patient’s and team members;

7. demonstrate the ability to assist clients with activities of daily living that ensure nutritional needs are met;

8. demonstrate the ability to obtain, record, and report vital measurements;

9. apply basic observational, recording, and reporting skills;

10. state examples of changes in a client’s/patient’s condition that should be reported to the supervising nurse;

11. explain how effective interpersonal relationships are developed; and

12. identify ethical and legal issues affecting the work of the CNA and GNA.

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