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As baby boomers age, the need for home support and personal support workers is increasing, making workers more in demand than ever.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program Overview

Train as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at Eastern College and you will be prepared to provide assistance to the elderly, the disabled or those with cognitive, developmental and physical challenges.

At the completion of the Personal Support Worker program you will:

  • Understand the role and function of a Personal Support Worker
  • Be able to plan and implement activities to promote healthy living
  • Be able to recognize safety and abuse issues and make recommendations
  • Be able to assist clients with their mobility, personal hygiene and household management
  • About Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health Issues
  • Know how to provide palliative and acute care
  • How to assist clients in managing ongoing conditions

Certifications

  • CPR (HCP–Healthcare Provider Level / BLS-Basic Life Support)/First Aid
  • National Association of Career Colleges for Personal Support Workers
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach Certificate
  • Intramuscular/Subcutaneous Insulin Administration Certificate

Inquire here for further course information, program start dates, tuition fees, tuition assistance programs and more.

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The Personal Support Worker program is available at:

  • Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Saint, John, New Brunswick
 

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