Nursing Assistant Basics Course

95.00

Online Learning Course available throughout Ireland on Nursing Assistant Basics.

Description

Nursing assistants may provide healthcare in settings such as elderly care homes, clinics, hospitals or in a patient’s own home. They are a valuable part of the medical team, and can perform a wide range of duties from monitoring vital signs to helping with feeding. This diploma course will introduce you to what being a nursing assistant is, and the skills you’ll need to develop to succeed in the role.

Nursing assistants deal with hygiene and health and safety on a daily basis, and it is their job to keep their patients and the environment in which they are in clean and safe. Learn with confidence and gain a recognised diploma.

What Does A Nursing Assistant Do?

As you work through the modules in this course you’ll be introduced to the different duties and responsibilities a nursing assistant has, and how to carry them out correctly. You will learn about feeding patients, patient handling, dealing with an emergency, and building a trusting relationship with patients.

Will This Course Help Me Get A Job As A Nursing Assistant?

The knowledge you’ll gain during the ten online modules of this course can help you get a job as a nursing assistant. Towards the end of the course you’ll have some lessons in CV preparation and how to showcase the skills needed to be a nursing assistant. You’ll also pick up tips on interview techniques and where to look for nursing assistant vacancies.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Learn about the duties and responsibilities of a nursing assistant, and prepare for work in the role.

  • Learn about the job of a nursing assistant.
  • Look further into the duties of a nursing assistant.
  • Examine the structure of a healthcare team.
  • Find out which qualities make a good nursing assistant.
  • Discover what patients and families expect from nursing care.
  • Identify nursing principles and values, and how to apply them to the job.
  • Learn about different healthcare settings, including hospitals and home care.
  • Find out more about the healthcare workers’ code of ethics.
  • Learn how to recognise and manage abusive behaviours.
  • Find out why cross-cultural sensitivity is important.
  • Develop greater cultural awareness and communication skills.
  • Study a two-part section on cleanliness, hygiene and infection control.
  • Learn how to control the spread of infection in a healthcare setting.
  • Discover the importance of good cleansing and sterilisation practices.
  • Find out about safe medical waste disposal.
  • Understand how to correctly lift a patient to prevent injuries.
  • Learn how to transfer a patient from bed to wheelchair, or move them in bed.
  • Look into the risk factors that apply to different health conditions.
  • Go into detail on caring for patients under restraint.
  • Learn how to prevent accidental injuries.
  • Find out what’s involved in creating a comfortable environment for patients under your care.

ADVANTAGES OF THE COURSE

  • Gain insight from instructors on a range of healthcare duties expected of a nursing assistant.
  • Learn more about the job of a nursing assistant and scenarios you may have to deal with.
  • Easy to follow modules that will teach you about specific healthcare tasks, communication skills, patients with special needs, and cultural awareness.
  • An affordable course with no entry requirements.
  • Learn more about what could be a rewarding career option.
  • Prove your interest in nursing to potential employers by achieving this diploma.
  • Learn at your own pace, at a location to suit you.
  • An ideal comprehensive training package for anyone interested in becoming a nursing assistant.

This course is CPD certified.

Additional information

COURSE ACCESS

1 Year

COMPATIBILITY

Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows

BROWSERS

Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 8 or above, Mozilla Firefox, Safari 6 or above

OPERATING SYSTEMS

iOS, Mac OS, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8