Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
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Lois M. Gackenheimer, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
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Rehab/Restorative Assistant

Title:Rehab/Restorative Assistant
 Program # RR-1                                Diploma Granted

Weeks: 16.75            Clock Hours
Theory   434
Lab   65
Clinical   104
Total   603

Program Objectives: 1) To prepare students to meet the requirements of the State of Florida for the training of Rehab/Restorative Assistants. 2) To be prepared to assist with rehabilitation for patients in the home, clinics, nursing homes, rehab settings, offices, adult living facilities, and hospital settings. 3)To prepare students to successfully obtain and maintain employment in a variety of health care settings, 4) To prepare students for an effective job search, 5) To prepare students to have the allied health skills of physical rehabilitation and restoration along with care taking skills appropriate for Allied Health Assistants.

Program Purpose: This program includes Health Careers Core, Home Health Aide, Nurse Assisting, and Rehab/Restorative Assistant classes in order to safely and effectively assist nurses and therapists in the care of patients. Classroom lectures, demonstrations, return demonstrations, and clinical experience in selected Nursing Homes, Outpatient Settings, Hospitals and Rehab Centers, includes the Florida required curriculum framework guidelines and Program Course Standards. Lectures, exercises, case studies assignments, IPR Skills, and role playing are designed to develop logical thought, and conflict resolution as it relates to rehabilitative care legal and ethical issues. A great deal of emphasis is placed upon students theoretical and clinical proficiency so that they will be well prepared to work as Rehab/Restorative Assistants. Job Search assistance is provided so that the student may find employment opportunities to meet their unique needs. Employment and Re-employment Skills, Conflict Resolution Skills, and Sensitivity Training are also included in this program to effectively work with clients and families. Instructors are available daily to offer special help to students as needed. Students are encouraged to enhance their capabilities and be motivated to meet their personal goals in a positive, caring atmosphere where graduation expectations begin the first day of class. National Patient Safety Standards.

RR101:Introduction to Health Care: Health Careers Core - 90 hours
 Theory =72 hours     Lab=18 hours    Clinical=0 hours

This course is the introductory course required for all health occupational programs introducing them to the healthcare system. Students learn the basic skills needed to keep themselves and their patients safe, introductory emergency procedures, universal precautions, HIV/AIDS, how to communicate with patients, basic concepts of wellness and illness, introductory computer and employability skills as well as the basic math and science needed for understanding health care.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations
  • Demonstrate the understanding of information technology applications in healthcare
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply wellness and disease concepts
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and use interpersonal skills effectively
  • Demonstrate Employability Skills
  • Apply Basic Math & Science Skills
  • Recognize and practice safety and security procedures
  • Recognize and respond to emergency situations
  • Recognize and practice infections control procedures
  • Demonstrate knowledge of blood borne diseases including HIV/AIDS
RR102:Home Health Aide - 75 hours
 Theory =42 hours     Lab=17 hours    Clinical=16 hours

The Home Health Aide Course is designed to teach students how to completely care for patients in a home setting including both geriatric and younger populations. The nursing procedures of personal care, rehabilitation, physical comfort, safety, bio-psycho social support, nutrition, and infection control are covered. Students are taught to follow a plan of care and to call for assistance as needed.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Use verbal and written communication specific to home health aide
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities specific to home health aide
  • Perform physical comfort and safety functions specific to home health
  • Apply principles of Nutrition specific to home health aide
  • Apply principles of infection control specific to home health aide
  • Perform home health care services
RR103:Nurse Assistant - 75 hours
 Theory =29 hours     Lab=6 hours    Clinical=40 hours

Students completing this course will learn the nursing procedures and functions related to caring for patients in a long term care setting. Concepts and skills covered relate to personal care, comfort and safety, communication, legal and ethical responsibilities, nutrition, infection control, rehabilitation, bio-psycho social support and infection control. These are taught for geriatric and younger patients. Students will learn to follow a plan of care and to obtain assistance when needed.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Use verbal and written communications specific to nurse assisting
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical responsibilities specific to nurse assisting
  • Perform physical comfort and safety functions specific to nurse assisting
  • Provide personal patient care)
  • Perform patient care procedures
  • Apply principles of nutrition
  • Provide care for geriatric patients
  • Apply the principles of infection control specific to nurse assisting
  • Provide biological, psychological, and social support
  • Perform supervised organizational functions, following the patient plan of care
  • Assist with restorative (rehabilitative) activities
RR104:Rehab/Restorative Assistant - 363 hours
 Theory =291 hours     Lab=24 hours    Clinical=48 hours

This course is designed to teach students the skills and competencies needed to care for patients needing rehabilitative and/or restorative care. Students will learn skills and competencies relating to necessary treatments, equipment and machinery, following the plan of care toward goal achievement, structure, function and dysfunction related to rehab and restorative care will be covered along with accurate, complete and timely documentation. Ethical, legal and patient right issues will be stressed as well as the multi-discipline team approach, principles of quality assurance, regulations, compliance, authority and responsibility, time management and scope of practice.

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the functions of bones and muscles as related to the practice of physical therapy (21 hrs)
  • Demonstrate physical restorative type skills
  • Demonstrate occupational restorative skills
  • Demonstrate respiratory restorative skills
  • Demonstrate electrocardiograph aide type skills
  • Demonstrate phlebotomy aide type skills
  • Demonstrate rehabilitiative skills as related to Geriatric patients
  • Demonstrate knowledge of organizational and effective team member skills
  • Practice organizational and effective team member skills in a clinical setting
Please see Admission Requirements for Health Occupations Program.