This course includes knowledge and skills relating to various client care activities and associated with non-professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of clients in non-complex situations. Clinical activities prepare the student to apply previously learned personal care practices and procedures to the care of the patient in the hospital, home or other patient care setting. The patient care assistant course is designed to provide students with job related skills and knowledge of the structure and function, interrelatedness and needs of the human body systems. Additionally, family differences, ethical and safe practices will be stressed. The role of patient care assistants as assistants to and under the direction of a registered nurse is emphasized.
This course consists of 75 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a registered nurse.