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Health Careers Education
Certified Nurse Aide II
This course will provide the student with the advanced theory and knowledge of specific core competencies relating to basic nursing care, in accordance to ethical and legal aspects designated for nursing assistants.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
Certified Long Term Care Aide Career Major in good standing with the OSDH Nurse Aide Registry with six months of continuous employment in a nursing home.
Duty A Healthcare Fundamentals

A.01 Demonstrate an understanding of the healthcare industry
A.02 Describe the types of teams that can occur in the workplace
A.03 Function as a member of the healthcare team
A.04 Exhibit professional work habits
A.05 Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

Duty B: Legal and Ethical Behaviors
B.01 Demonstrate knowledge of major laws and regulations affecting nurse aides
B.02 Provide care within the scope of responsibility for nurse aides
B.03 Protect and promote resident rights

Duty C: Effective Communication

C.01 Understand the basic concepts of communication
C.02 Use basic medical terminology and common abbreviations
C.03 Use verbal and nonverbal communication to accurately present information
C.04 Communicate effectively and appropriate with persons from different cultures and ethnicities
C.05 Communicate effectively with residents who have special needs

Duty D: Infection Control Techniques

D.01 Demonstrate good hand hygiene
D.02 Describe measures that promote infection prevention and control
D.03 Describe and follow Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions
D.04 Describe and follow OSHA guidelines

Duty E: Activities of Daily Living

E.01 Review plan of care before assisting resident with activities of daily living
E.02 Assist resident with personal hygiene and grooming
E.03 Apply principles of basic nutrition to resident care
E.04 Provide an environment that is conducive for rest and sleep
E.05 Identify resident’s level of comfort and report pain

Duty F: Maintain a Safe Environment

F.01 Identify ways to promote safety and handle non-medical emergencies
F.02 Identify environmental safety hazards and methods to prevent accidents
F.03 Identify safety measures to prevent workplace violence

Duty G: Basic Emergency Care

G.01 Apply principles of basic emergency care in resident care
G.02 Respond to emergency situations
G.03 Identify and respond to specific types of emergencies according to recognized standards.

Duty H: Measure Vital Signs

H.01 Identify normal vital signs values and age-related variations
H.02 Measure and record body temperature
H.03 Measure and record pulse
H.04 Measure and record respirations
H.05 Measure and record blood pressure
H.06 Measure and record height/weight
H.07 Observe and report resident pain

Duty I: Transfer, Positioning, & Turning

I.01 Identify the effects of limited mobility of the resident
I.02 Assist residents in positioning
I.03 Assist the resident to transfer from bed to chair/gurney/stretcher/geri chair
I.04 Assist residents to ambulate
I.05 Demonstrate active and passive range of motion

Duty J: Psychosocial Needs

J.01 Distinguish between the types of psychosocial needs
• Physical
• Emotional
• Mental Health
• Spiritual
• Cultural
• Sexual
J.02 Explain how cultural and spiritual attitudes may influence psychological responses
J.03 Identify sources of stress common to residents
J.04 Respond to residents with mental health problems
J.05 Modify own behavior in response to resident’s behavior
J.06 Identify ways that residents may express normal sexuality
J.07 Facilitate the resident’s expression of needs and provide supportive communication

Duty K: Cognitive Impairment

K.01 Define dementia
K.02 Identify the types of dementia
K.03 Discuss the characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease
K.04 Recognize the stages of Alzheimer’s disease
K.05 Discuss the unique needs and behaviors of individuals with cognitive impairment
K.06 Respond appropriately to the behavior of residents with cognitive impairment
K.07 Demonstrate an understanding of Alzheimer’s disease

Duty L: Care when Death is Imminent

L.01 Discuss the principles of caring for dying residents and their families
L.02 Respond to the needs of residents and their families during illness and the stages of dying
L.03 Define grief
L.04 Describe the stages of grief and mourning
L.05 List the types of losses that can cause grief
L.06 Describe typical reactions to grief and the factors that influence them
L.07 Provide care for residents when death is imminent
L.08 Provide postmortem care following facility policy and resident’s cultural beliefs
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Oklahoma State Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry
1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 1111
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1207
Phone (405) 271-4085
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
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Health Science Therapeutic Services Certified Nurse Aide II