2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Sep 16, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog

AHS 120 - Caregiving I

Credits: 4
Lab/Lecture: Three lecture. Three lab.

The Certified Caregiver’s role will focus on the geriatric population in assisted living facilities. Topics to be taught include overview of the assisted living facility; legal and ethical issues; communication; infection control; nutrition; safety and emergency procedures; health and social service needs; caring for cognitively impaired residents, medication management; and basic caregiver skills. Basic caregiving skills based upon the concepts above will be reinforced through lab and clinical rotations. Students completing this course will be prepared to take the knowledge examination for certification by the Arizona Board of Nursing’s Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers (NCIA/ALFM).

Prerequisite(s): AZ DPS fingerprint clearance card, 18 years or older at the time of course completion, placement into ENG 098 or above.
Pre/Corequisite(s): CPR/First Aid, Food Handler’s Card.