Home Health Aide – Diploma Program

Home Health Aide – Diploma Program

75 Clock Hours

3 Week Program

Mode of Delivery: Campus

 

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the Home Health Aide program graduates will be able to seek entry level employment as a Home Health Aide with clinics, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and other healthcare practice facilities.

 

Program Description: The seventy five (75) clock hour program meets state requires for hours and training objectives for a Home Health Aide. The program is designed to prepare students in the fundamental requirements of care including ambulation, vital signs, transporting patients, charting, general and personal care.

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

HAE 100

HIV/AIDS Education

4 Theory Hours/0 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/4 Clock Hours

This course is designed to provide the necessary information concerning HIV/AIDS and the medical worker. Students will learn the history of HIV/AIDS, procedures and protocols required for caring for HIV/AIDS patients, the pathology of the disease and the expectations, objectives of clinical management that is standard for HIV/AIDS patients.

 

CPR 100

CPR-Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

1 Theory Hours/3 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/4 Clock Hours

This course will prepare students with emergency procedures in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Upon successful completion of the course and passing the tests, students will be certified in CPR.

 

HHA 100

Verbal & Written Communications

6 Theory Hours/0 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/6 Clock Hours

This course is designed to enhance verbal and written communication skills. Students engaged in this course will learn basic sentence structure and grammar, for the purpose of developing the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in the healthcare setting. Verbal communications will be developed through oral presentation and word enunciation.

 

HHA 101 Laws & Ethical Standards for Home Health Aides

4 Theory Hours/0 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/4 Clock Hours

Students will learn the laws and ethical standards that govern the activities of the Home Health Aide. Students will hold active discussion on ethical issues that are faced in the Home Health setting.

 

HHA 102 Physical Comfort and Patient Safety

5 Theory Hours/5 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/10 Clock Hours

Students develop skills in patient care, specifically in physical comfort and patient safety. Students will learn the importance and the appropriate procedures and actions in creating a comfortable and safe environment for patients.

 

HHA 103

Nutrition

10 Theory Hours/5 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/15 Clock Hours

Protocols for patient care include nourishment, nutrition and procedures for feeding patients. Students learn the importance of balanced nutrition, diabetic diets and other special needs diets and essential nutrition care for patients.

 

 

HHA 104

Infection Control Procedures

5 Theory Hours/10 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/15 Clock Hours

This course is designed to train students on procedures for infection control. Students will demonstrate knowledge of OSHA guidelines, as well as skills in isolation procedures, gloving, and appropriate hand washing techniques.

 

HHA 105

Home Health Care

7 Theory Hours/10 Lab Hours/0 Externship Hours/17 Clock Hours

Students will become oriented as to the purpose and history of home health care. Students will learn about the medical workers involved in home health care and the role of the home health aide in the home health setting. Students will practice patient care skills and administrative skills involved in home health care.

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