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Health Care Aides provide health care services for those who have functional limitations or medical conditions that requires assistance from skilled medical professionals.   A Health Care Aide (HCA) works under the supervision of a nurse or other health professional and provides physical and emotional support so that clients can function as independently as possible whether in their own home, in a hospital or in a continuing care facility.

About the Health Care Aide Program

The Health Care Aide program will prepare you to provide support services for the elderly, the disabled or acute or chronically ill people who require either short term assistance or ongoing support.

Courses  include:

  • Safe HCA work practices where you will learn to identify, manage and prevent environmental hazards
  • How to communicate effectively within a health care team
  • Gaining an understanding of the structure and function of the human body
  • Learning how to safely bath a client in a tub, shower or bed
  • Infection prevention and control
  • How to prevent slips, falls and trips
  • How to keep a client’s joints exercised with range-of-motion exercises
  • Skills necessary for care activities such as wound care, ostomy care, respiratory and catheter care
  • How to measure and record vital signs
  • Knowing the types of nasogastric and gastrostomy tube feeds and client conditions that require drainage
  • How to properly collect, handle and transport specimens
  • How to safely work within the legal boundaries related to medication delivery as well as the purpose and side effects of medication
  • Strategies to assist with clients who have mental health diagnoses, developmental delays or dementia

This program also includes two practicums.  During the first practicum you will be required to work in a clinical care setting where you will work under the supervision of an instructor, RN or LPN.  The second practicum will include working in an assisted living facility under the supervision of a preceptor.

 

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