Course description

The student will expand on the role of the PSW as it relates to supporting family members and assisting clients with complex care needs building on the principles of person-centered care. This course will extend the student’s relevant knowledge, attitudes, skills and judgement using evidence informed practice to apply concepts to a more complex level of care across the spectrum of care settings. The importance of the interprofessional team in relation to supporting the client will be discussed. Students will be given experiential learning opportunities to practice application of the skills required to assist the resident/patient/client with medications, taking and recording vital signs, enteral nutrition, catheter care, and intravenous care. The student will be provided opportunities to practice a resident-centered approach, professionalism, accountability, safety, critical thinking, and communication skills while demonstrating client care. Infection control, body mechanics, and safety practices will continue to be applied throughout the experience. Students will be evaluated on their demonstration of practice application.

Course details

Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery