Give your skilled nursing facility a performance edge by training members of your nursing team. Update and improve patient care with quality restorative nursing programs. Experienced long-term care physical, occupational and speech pathologists teach the intensive programs. The curriculum includes lecture and demonstration followed by a skill review for each student.

Our two day Basic (RNA) and Advanced (RNP) courses are designed to help CNA’s, RA’s, LVN’s & RN’s acquire new skills or gain confidence in their existing skills. Students will learn to care for residents who have completed a therapy program or who will benefit from participation in a restorative program.

Restorative Nursing Aide Course (RNA)

The purpose of the course is to give CNA’s comprehensive training in the rehabilitative process to become RNA’s. It is a 2-day class that describes the rehab team, detailed instruction on the various conditions which affect rehab residents, and the basic care and specialized handling procedures that facilitate resident recovery and maximize caregiver efficiency. The format is lecture, demonstration and practice. There is one final test (written) to reinforce the most important techniques discussed. There is time allotted for Q & A. This class is not certified, but is given 16 CEU’s.

Who Should Attend This Class?

The Restorative Nursing Aide Course is designed for entry level to experienced CNA’s currently working in a skilled nursing setting. The class is also beneficial to RN’s with oversight of an RNA program. Sixteen NAC and BRN credits are available.

Prerequisites: NA or CNA
Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:

the role of rehabilitation services in the skilled nursing setting
role of the Restorative Aide on the rehab team

the care of stroke patients & feeding
care of the hip fracture patient
the care for compression fractures
care of the arthritic patient
interventions for Parkinson’s Disease

correct posture and body mechanics when mobilizing patients
proper positioning seating, ROM exercises & gait assistance
proper transfer techniques & proper transfer techniques
ADL skills

Restorative Nurse Practitioner Course (RNP)

A 2-day class that focuses on strengthening skills already obtained in the RNA program. The purpose is to improve the knowledge and clinical competencies of RNA’s and licensed nurses while understanding how to implement a successful RNA program. Not much time for discussion and specialized techniques as students are expected to know this already. Students graduate ONLY by successfully completing 13 tests (both written and demonstration) throughout the 2 days. The class is designed for experienced CNA’s & LVN’s currently working in a skilled nursing setting and Is also beneficial to RN’s with oversight of an RNA program. This is a state certification course with 16 CEU’s.

Prerequisites: RNA Graduates, LVN’s, RN’s

Course Outline:

  • Anatomy and Aging
  • Cognition
  • Communication and Hearing
  • Dysphagia and Eating
  • Joint Mobility
  • Orthopedic Case Study
  • ADL Training
  • Functional Mobility
  • Neurological Case Study

RNA Schedule 2018

Feb 10-11

June 16-17

October 6-7

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