Nov 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AHS 163 - Long -Term Care

Class: 2 Lab: 9 Credits: 5
This course emphasizes the basic skills needed to care for residents in the long-term care setting. Students will apply practical use of these skills through clinical experiences in a long-term care facility.

Course Topics:
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Infection Control
  • Safety/ Emergency Procedures
  • Promoting Resident’s Independence
  • Respecting Resident’s Rights
  • Role of the Nurse Aide
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Care of Cognitively Impaired Residents
  • Mental Health and Social Needs
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Basic Restorative Services

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
  • Blood pressure cuff (adult/ manual),
  • Stethoscope,
  • Watch with second hand
  • White shoes
  • PCT Uniform as outlined in SCC PCT Program Handbook
  • SCC PCT Student Handbook

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency in infection control, safety/emergency procedures, basic nursing skills, and basic restorative skills.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the nurse aide, scope of practice of the nurse aide, laws governing healthcare, and code of ethics of nursing.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in listening, writing, oral, and presentation skills.
  4. Anticipate and demonstrate care for residents with consideration of physical, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and developmental needs.
  5. Apply a plan of care that addresses resident’s healthcare needs through consultation and following protocols in conjunction with the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of normal versus abnormal anatomy and physiology of the human body and how aging affects the human body.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in promoting resident rights and respecting resident rights.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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