The Career and Technical Education Center also serves the adult population of the area.  Selected classes are offered for adults who wish to learn new skills to improve their employability and/or simply wish to broaden their educational horizons.

Adult Nurse Aide Class

The Adult Nurse Aide class provides training for students to obtain the skills necessary to take the state of Michigan’s competency evaluation exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Upon successful completion of the exam, students will have their name placed on the state registry and will be eligible to work as a nursing assistant in hospitals, nursing homes and with health care agencies. This 120-hour course is a combination of theory (80 hours) and clinical instruction (40 hours), and covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the process of becoming a CNA
  • Losses promoting independence
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Safety, including gait belts and transferring and moving patients safely
  • Heimlich maneuver
  • Personal cares:
    • toileting
    • changing a Depends
    • B&B training
    • care of the incontinent resident
    • bedpan and urinal
  • Professionalism and confidentiality
  • Nutrition and feeding a resident
  • Dysphagia, fluid balance, I&O, FAS, measuring intake and output
  • Nursing math, metric system and military time
  • Alzheimer’s, including dementia
  • Dealing with difficult behaviors
  • Vital Signs: TPR and BP, ht. and wt.
  • Rehab care including ROM, colostomy care, catheter care, care of the resident with oxygen
  • Special skin care and use of special mattresses

Where: Houghton County Medical Care Facility
Cost: $900.00

For more information, contact Jen Norkol at the Career & Technical Education Department of the Copper Country Intermediate School District at 482-4250, ext. 300.

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