HCAP / Safe HCA Work Practices
Students will learn to identify, manage and prevent environmental hazards. Students will also understand how to provide safe care for clients, themselves, and others. In addition, they will learn how to function effectively as a team member.
CHCE / Communication in a Health Care Environment
This course focuses on communication within the healthcare team. Communication with clients and families, written communication including documentation in client records and report completion is covered. Strategies related to problem solving and conflict management will be introduced.
SFHB / Structure and Function of the Human Body
The focus of this course is to understand the structure and function of the human body. The student will study 10 systems that make up the human body as well as growth and development across the lifespan. Chronic illnesses that may be encountered will be covered. Students will learn how to provide safe care based on practices according to the clients diagnoses, needs and care plans.
PCCC / Providing Client Care & Comfort
The student will learn how to safely bathe a client in the bed, tub and shower. Body mechanics for both client and staff will be emphasized. Infection prevention and control guidelines, along with safety measures to prevent slips, falls, trips and accidental scalding will be discussed.
MCCN / Meeting Complex Care Needs
This course will provide the student with knowledge related to keeping the client’s joints exercised through range-of-motion exercises. The student will also learn skills necessary for supporting care activities such as ostomy care, respiratory and catheter care, wound care, measuring vital signs, pain, height and weight. Students will become familiar with the types of nasogastric and gastrostomy tube feeds and client conditions that require drainage. Collection, transportation, and handling of specimens will also be addressed.
AWMD / Assisting with Medication Delivery
Students will learn how to work safely within legal roles and responsibilities related to safe medication delivery. Students will learn the factors related to taking medications: conditions, purpose, side effects and actions. The theory and labs in this course will assist the student to undertake this task with competence and confidence. Students will learn to use the appropriate terminology related to assisting with medication delivery.
SADC / Special Activities for Diverse Clients
This course discusses care strategies for assisting diverse client groups such as clients with mental health diagnoses and clients with developmental delays and physical disabilities. Assisting with infant and child care will be discussed. Included in this course are modules that deal with understanding the disease process that causes both cognitive and physical decline in clients with a diagnosis of dementia. Skills and strategies relating to provision of care for clients with dementia will be identified.
PRA1 / Practicum I
Students will be placed in a clinical care setting and will be expected to act as a regular employee under the supervision of an instructor, RN or LPN for 100 hours. Students are encouraged to find their own placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.
PRA2 / Practicum II
Students will be placed in an assisted living facility setting and will be expected to act as a regular employee under the supervision of a preceptor.