Trinity Collegiate students enrolled in advanced medical courses

Trinity Collegiate seniors Hannah Blake and Taylor Pierce are currently enrolled in an evening Advanced Medical Surgical Technician/Certified Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship at Florence Darlington Technical College. They attend classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm- 9:30pm. After graduating from Trinity, both Hannah and Taylor plan to attend college pursuing degrees in the field of healthcare.
Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, students will be able to safely care for patients and residents in a variety of advanced care settings using clinical knowledge and skills learned and developed from a humanistic, holistic approach. Students will have an understanding of the responsibilities of the nursing assistant trained in basic and advanced skills when patient care requires:
• Understanding Basic Human Needs
• Human growth and development
• Communication barriers
• Body Systems
• Daily Personal Care Skills
• Nutrition and Hydration
• Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
• Sterile technique
• Urinary Catheterization care
• Preoperative and postoperative care of the surgical patient
• Administration of common medications
• Wound care
• Blood sugar monitoring
• Oxygen and ventilator care
• Vascular access
• EKG and blood pressure monitoring
• Understanding Confusion, Dementia, and Alzheimer Disease
• Ambulation, range of motion and equipment to assist
• Administration of common medications

Author: Stephan Drew

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