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HOME HEALTH AIDE

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as a home attendant, home health aide, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. This program includes instructions in those suppor­tive services that are required to provide and maintain bodily and emotional comfort and to assist the patient toward independent living in a safe, clean and healthy home environment.          

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Home health care assistants provide personal care and home services. This program includes an introduction to legal and ethical responsibilities; communication skills; basic human needs; the developmental process; nutritional needs; emergency care; personal care; special care and rehabilitation needs of the client; household management; record keeping; and employability skills, HIV/AIDS seminar, Infection Control/OSHA seminar, and Domestic Violence seminar. This program is taught via a combination of lecture and practical exercises in the laboratory. Upon graduation the student will receive a Diploma.

PROGRAM LENGTH:

PROGRAM LENGTH: 75 clock hours. The Student has approximately 4 weeks to complete the program.

PROGRAM OUTLINE:

Course
Number
          Course TitleLecture
Hours
Lab.
Hours
Total
Clock Hours
HSC-1200   Introduction to Health Science    15    15    30
HHA-1400   Home Health Aide Procedures    15    30    45
.                     Total:    30    45    75

§  Language of instruction: Spanish.

§  Completion of the program with a minimum passing grade of “C” or 2.0 grade point average is required for graduation.

PROGRAM COST:

Registration Fee:   $   50.00   
Tuition:               $ 420.00   
Books:                $   60.00   
Uniform:              $   20.00
             
                    Total:
$ 550.00

All prices for programs are as printed herein. There are no additional costs or supplies necessary for program completion.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

$50.00 Registration Fee is due at the time of signing the application for admission. Tuition cost has to be paid before completion of the program. The student has the option of paying the tuition cost: 1) in full during the first week of class; or 2) paying the balance of the tuition cost in 4 installments.  Student’s payment schedule will be as follows: four (4) payments of $105.00 dollars per week. Payments are due on the first day of each week.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM

HSC - 1200    INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE        30 Clock hours

Health Science Core introduces the student to the health care field specific to the Home Health Aide, including knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations; communication skills; ethical and legal aspects of patient care; and safety and security procedures including emergency situation response (CPR). An introduction to nutrition and hydration; infection control and blood borne diseases, OSHA regulations and Standard Precautions; guidelines for hand washing and wearing gloves; and uses of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are also taught.   HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence; Alzheimer’s disease and related Disorders; and Dementia Management and Patient Abuse Prevention Seminars are also given during this course (Certificates provided). A Career Development Seminar is included in this course. This seminar is designed to help the student prepare for entering the job market in the health field. Emphasis is placed on formulating a professional resume, rendering a successful interview, and job searching skills.

HHA- 1400      HOME HEALTH AIDE PROCEDURES       45 Clock Hours

This course teaches patient care skills specific to the Home Health Aide including, but not limited to, personal care procedures, basic nursing skills, vital signs, positioning, transfer and ambulation, range of motion exercises, procedures for providing care for geriatric patients, guidelines for assistance with self-administered medications, guidelines for special clients with special needs, and home management and nutrition, including safe food preparation.   Note: The required HIV/AIDS course for this program is included in the course: Introduction to Health Science.   Dementia Management and Patient Abuse Prevention seminar is included in the course: Introduction to Health Science.  

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