Home Health Aide (HHA)

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About Course

Being a Home Health Aide (Assistant) or Personal Care Aide means being a caregiver; taking care of people and connecting and building healthy relationships with patients.

A Home Health Aide, Personal Care Aide or Caregiver plays a vital role in a patient’s life by giving daily care and support to a patient.

The role of a Home Health Aide/ Personal Care Aide or Caregiver is important in home care services. They are important members of the home healthcare team.

U.S. Bureau of Labor data revealed that Home Health Aide/ Personal Care Aide is one of the fastest growing occupations.

What Will You Learn?

  • Participants will acquire basic knowledge and skills needed in delivering healthcare service in a home healthcare setting.
  • This course will enable participants to be competent home health aides and caregivers.
  • You will learn personal care tasks and core tasks performed in a home healthcare setting.
  • You will acquire skills and knowledge needed in dealing with and relating with home health clients.
  • Acquire necessary skills and knowledge needed in caring for the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions.
  • You will acquire skills and knowledge needed in caring for children, mentally ill patients and those with physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will learn how to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation using the current guidelines mapped out by the American Heart Association.
  • You will also learn basic anatomy, physiology & pharmacology.
  • You will acquire skills and knowledge on infection control.
  • You will acquire patient safety skills and learn effective patient monitoring.
  • You will also acquire knowledge on basic nutrition and meal preparation.
  • You will learn skills on how to assist home care patients with bill payments, budgeting and light housekeeping.Participants will acquire basic knowledge and skills needed in delivering healthcare service in a home healthcare setting.
  • This course will enable participants to be competent home health aides and caregivers.
  • You will learn personal care tasks and core tasks performed in a home healthcare setting.
  • You will acquire skills and knowledge needed in dealing with and relating with home health clients.
  • Acquire necessary skills and knowledge needed in caring for the elderly and those with chronic medical conditions.
  • You will acquire skills and knowledge needed in caring for children, mentally ill patients and those with physical and developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will learn how to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation using the current guidelines mapped out by the American Heart Association.
  • You will also learn basic anatomy, physiology & pharmacology.
  • You will acquire skills and knowledge on infection control.
  • You will acquire patient safety skills and learn effective patient monitoring.
  • You will also acquire knowledge on basic nutrition and meal preparation.
  • You will learn skills on how to assist home care patients with bill payments, budgeting and light housekeeping.

Course Content

Introduction to Nursing Procedures (20 Hours)

  • Proper Infection Control
  • Proper Hand Washing Proper
  • Glove Removal
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Situations
  • HIV/Aides Prevention
  • Food Born Illnesses Prevention & Kitchen Safety
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Resident Rights
  • HIPPA Compliance

Introduction to CPR (4 Hours)

Introduction to Measuring Patient’s Vitals (20 Hours)

Assisting with Patient Hygiene (20 Hours)

Assisting a Disabled Patient (6 Hours)

Terminal Care (5 Hours)

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