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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 130 - Acute Care Nurse Assisting

3.0 Credits
Fundamentals in microorganism/microbial control, asepsis and sterile techniques, specimen collection, wound care, and point of care testing.
Prerequisite AHE 162 and AHE 164 or CNA licensure in Washington state.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define terms related to communicable diseases.
  2. Identify selected types of microorganisms, common methods of isolation, and principles of infection control such as patient isolation.
  3. Describe the principles of specimen collection and processing, transport media, and storage of supplies.
  4. Perform point of care testing, including blood glucose monitoring, urine dipstick, and stool guaiac.
  5. Describe and demonstrate the principles of wound care, including wound drains.
  6. Describe the purposes for urinary catheterization and demonstrate the involved procedures.
  7. Describe the purpose for bladder ultrasound and demonstrate correct procedure in simulated exercises.
  8. Describe the purpose for supplementary oxygen and discuss involved procedures of equipment monitoring, care, and patient teaching.
  9. Describe the purpose for tube feeding and bowel management.
  10. Demonstrate skill in assisting with IVs.

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