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The Community Awareness Project

Activity Goals ·       Learn about services offered to the elderly at various centers in the area. ·       Apply and practice their communication skills with the elderly by interviewing a client at a local multigenerational community center. ·       Use knowledge of basic human needs and the elderly to evaluate whether the facility is meeting these needs.…

Calling 911

Activity Goals 1.      Students will speak English that is clear and understandable when calling 911. 2.     Students will understand and respond accurately to 911 questions. 3.     Students will practice listening and taking brief notes View Activity Instructions and Handouts: A6 Calling 911 Unit: Communication Basics Course: Nursing Assistant with ESL Support Developed by Penny Mortier,…

Practice for Lab Finals – Pre-Procedure Questions Games

Activity Goals Students will use the required pre-procedure communication questions associated with each skill in order to pass lab finals. View Activity Instructions and Handouts: A5 Practice for Lab Finals Unit: Communication Basics Course: Nursing Assistant with ESL Support Developed by Penny Mortier, ESL Instructor School of Adult and General Education Central New Mexico Community…

A Resource for Lab Skills Communication: What to Say Scripts

Activity Goals 1.      Students will learn and practice the indirect communication skills needed to pass each patient care skill on Lab Finals and on the state’s Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. 2.     Students will learn what to say during each procedure in order to promote safety, dignity, patient’s rights, cooperation, accuracy, and efficiency. 3.     Students will…

Communicating with Patients with Special Needs

Activity Goals 1.      Student will learn about and demonstrate strategies to communicate with patients with the following special needs: a.     The visually impaired, the hard of hearing, and patients with aphasia b.     The newly disabled c.     The dying patient d.     Patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia e.     The angry patient 2.     Students will…

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Making Polite Requests and Responses

Activity Goals 1.     Students will use modals and other common English language structures to make polite requests of patients and the health care team 2.     Students will produce a variety of polite responses to requests in English View Activity Instructions and Handouts: A2 Making Polite Requests and Responses Unit: Communication Basics Course: Nursing Assistant with…

Communication Basics

Activity Goals 1.      Students will demonstrate strategies for effective basic communication on the job. 2.     Student will incorporate skills such as paraphrasing, asking for clarification and showing interest when  speaking with patients and co-workers 3.     Students will learn about non-verbal communication in the U.S. culture. View Activity Instructions and Handouts: A1 Communication Basics Unit: Communication…