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AH 094FUNDAMENTALS OF CAREGIVING2.0 CR  

Focuses on the role of the caregiver in providing care to individuals residing in the home, adult family home, assisted living facility and in licensed boarding homes. Utilizes DSHS curriculum on client and caregiver rights, community resources, personal care, prevention of injury and infection, nutrition, assisting with medications, mobility needs, requirements for nurse delegation and observation and recording, and medical and physical conditions.

Prerequisite: None


AH 095MODIFIED FUNDAMENTALS OF CAREGIVING1.0 CR  

Focuses on the role of the caregiver in providing care to individuals residing in the home, adult family home, assisted living facility and in licensed boarding homes. Utilizes DSHS curriculum on client and caregiver rights, resources for the caregiver, prevention of infection, nutrition, assisting with medications, requirements for nurse delegation and observation and recording.

Prerequisite: None


AH 096NURSE DELEGATION TRAINING FOR CAREGIVERS1.0 CR  

Focuses on the role of the caregiver in providing care to individuals residing in the home, adult family home, assisted living facility and in licensed boarding homes. Utilizes DSHS curriculum providing an in-depth understanding of the nurse delegation law, basic medical knowledge of body systems and selected nursing tasks that may be delegated by a Registered Nurse.

Prerequisite: None


AH 100BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS & INFECTION CONTROL1.0 CRRE   F, W

Examines bloodborne illnesses: etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, transmission, testing, infection control, legal, ethical, psychosocial and counselling issues. Successful completion (grade of C or above) fulfills Washington state Department of Licensing requirement for license renewal for persons governed by chapter 18.130.RCW); including 7 hours of OSHA-required HIV/AIDS education.

Prerequisites: None


AH 104HEALTH CARE FOUNDATIONS2.0 CRRE   S, F, W, Sp

Provides introductory foundational skills for health care careers. Explores health care career opportunities, the history of health care, the structure and function of health care systems, as well as foundational legal, ethical, regulatory and safety issues in health care.

Prerequisite: ENGL 099 with a grade of C or higher (or ENGL& 101 placement), or instructor permission.


AH 114HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION SKILLS2.0 CRRE   S, F, W, Sp

Provides introductory content on the communication process in health care settings. Introduces principles of communication, therapeutic communication skills, barriers to effective communication, and principles of verbal and written reporting in health care. Explores communication with clients who have complex needs, conflict resolution, team work, health care informatics, and cultural competency in health care. Techniques for acquiring employment will be discussed, and internet websites will be evaluated for credibility.

Prerequisite: ENGL 099 with a grade of C or higher (or ENGL& 101 placement), or instructor permission.


AH 166MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR ADULTS1.0 CR  

Prepares participants to assist an individual who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Includes risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. Provides information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction. Presents a 5-step action plan for assisting an individual with a mental health problem or crisis. Discusses identification and utilization of resources. Content is based on the National Council for Behavioral Mental Health First Aid USA training program. Upon successful completion of the course, certification in Mental Health First Aid is awarded.

Prerequisites: None


AH 167MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR YOUTH1.0 CR  

Prepares participants to assist an individual who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Includes risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. Provides information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction. Presents a 5-step action plan for assisting an individual with a mental health problem or crisis. Discusses identification and utilization of resources. Content is based on the National Council for Behavioral Mental Health First Aid USA training program. Upon successful completion of the course, certification in Mental Health First Aid is awarded.

Prerequisites: None


AH 230MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE1.0 CRRE   F, W, Sp

Explores leadership, management, legal, ethical, and research issues essential to nursing practice.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NURS 201


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