Week 1 - Communication

 Objectives

  • Describe types, purposes, and organization of health care agencies.
  • Describe members of the health care and nursing team.
  • Describe purposes and requirements of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA)
  • Identify patients rights and how to protect them.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant

  Introduction

This week we will be learning about the many Health Care Agencies that your residents will be in, your role in their care and their rights as a patient.

 

 Topic Summary

Chapter 1 described the types of agencies caring for persons needing health care, the regulations for these agencies, staffing needs, who pays for the care and State and Federal Standards the agencies must meet. 


Chapter 2 describes the patients rights for their care and quality of life. Patients have the right to privacy, right to receive communication regarding their care and who this information may not be shared with.


Chapter 3 defines the role of the Nursing Assistant as a member of the Healthcare team. You are now aware of the State and Federal laws to see that patients are  protected from harm, what you can and cannot do.


Chapter 4 covered the legal aspects of the Nursing Assistant role in patient care to assure their well being and safety.


Chapter 5 focused on acting and functioning in a professional manner, such as, following laws. being ethical, having good work ethics and the skills to do your work.


Chapter 6 focused on effective communication as a team member and how it relates to patient safety and comfort. Conflict resolution awareness and problem solving.  


Chapter 15 explains the chain of infection and how to prevent infection and illness. 


 

 Activities

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    Week 1
Read Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,15

Watch and listen to each Skills Set 1 Lecture. Download, save and open the following PowerPoint files.
  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3
  4. Chapter 4
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 6
  7. Chapter 15
Note: If you do not have PowerPoint- use the free-only version of PowerPoint at either 
docs.com or skydrive.com.The on-line version lets you play presentations in FireFox or Safari.

Watch each of the following videos before/during Skills Set 1 practice. 

Practice Skills Set 1
  • Handwashing
  • Mask, gown, glove
  • Oral reports
  • Written reports
  • 6 Standards of care
  • Comfort measures
  • Chain of infection

Mosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants 

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 Assessments

Due Date Assessment
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    Week 1
All quizzes are located in Tasks, Tests and Surveys in the  CNA Pathway Laulima Course

Pass each Quiz with an 80% score or higher:
  1. Week 1 Chapter 1 Quiz
  2. Week 1 Chapter 2 Quiz
  3. Week 1 Chapter 3 Quiz
  4. Week 1 Chapter 4 Quiz
  5. Week 1 Chapter 5 Quiz
  6. Week 1 Chapter 6 Quiz
  7. Week 1 Chapter 15 Quiz


Perform Skill Set 1:
  • Handwashing
  • Mask, gown, glove
  • Oral reports
  • Written reports
  • 6 Standards of care
  • Comfort measures
  • Chain of infection





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