To participate in clinical experience(s) students must be able to perform the following activities with NO restrictions:
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to repetitively lift, push, roll, turn, position, transfer patients, move/lift equipment and supplies
Ability to reach, stoop, stretch, bend, crouch and kneel
Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time
Repetitive hand and wrist flexion, coordination of finger and hand movement
Gross & fine motor skills to calibrate and use equipment and write legibly
Auditory ability to sufficiently monitor health needs of the patient, emergency signals, and equipment alarms.
Near and far visual acuity sufficient for observation, implementation of assigned regimen, observe patient responses, read patient records and computer screens, administer cares, read gauges, and use color discrimination
Ability to communicate sufficiently for interaction with others in verbal and written form. Explain care procedures; interpret clinical assignments, medical terminology, document and report with complete accuracy patient responses.
Ability to read, interpret and explain health care provider orders.
Tactile ability sufficient for basic assessment of patient’s physical health status.
Perform functions of complete data collection on patients/clients/residents.
Olfactory senses sufficient for maintaining environmental and client safety
Ability to work in an environment with temperature changes, frequent contact with water and other liquids, noise distractions, and hazards to body or health.