Teaches basic care skills with emphasis on physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients. Covers procedures, communications and interpersonal relations; observation, charting and reporting: care planning, safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology, nutrition and patient feeding; ethics, death and dying. Prepares multi-skilled health care workers to care for patients of various ages with special emphasis on geriatric nursing, home health, long and short term care facilities.
Applies theory through laboratory experience for health care technicians to work in home health, long and short term facilities. Completion of HCT 101 and HCT 102 prepares individuals for the state of Virginia certification exam.