CNA’s will learn basic neurology, brain functions and neurological disorders that they may see with their patients. The course is designed to help the CNA’s understand neurologically impaired patients’ deficits, understand how to safely care for these patients, and provide valuable accommodations to lessen the burden of disability in their interactions with patients.
- Basic Neurology: brain anatomy, brain function, lobes of the brain, deficits with injury
- Reportable Neuro Symptoms
- Seizures and safety precautions
- Stroke patients and safety precautions
- Alzheimer’s and safety precautions
- Cognitive Rest and Brain Injuries
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:
- Understand basic anatomy of the brain.
- Understand how the brain functions.
- Describe what each part of the brain does.
- Explain symptoms of seizures, Alzheimer’s, stroke and brain injured patients.
- Describe safety precautions and ADL assistance for patients with neurological disorders.
- Describe ways to help patients have cognitive rest.
Course Format and Teaching Method
- The course is led by an instructor in a classroom setting. Instructor will lead course with lecture content and discussion-based questions.
- A quiz will be administered where students will be required to get a 75% pass score or higher to pass the class.
Course Completion Certificate
NAC CE Credits: 4.0
- A lecture manual with the powerpoint slides will be passed out to each student at no additional charge.