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Basic Health Care Skills

Contest Coordinator: Diane Stevenson

Students should have a resume prepared and will fill out a job application for an interview the day of the contest. Skills that will be observed are skills related to patient safety such as hand hygiene and transferring, bed mobility and ambulation as well as collection of vital signs. A test will be given the day of the contest that will include legal and ethical issues in nursing, cultural diversity and nursing care as well as questions related to anatomy and physiology. Each contestant should have a health care related presentation of 5-7 minutes. This presentation can be done with a laptop computer or with visual aides.