Home Health Aide

Home Health Aide
VCC Home Health Aide Training program offers students the skills to provide basic patient care, such as taking vital signs, setting up medical equipment, and assisting with some medical procedures. Other duties include bathing, dressing patients, serving meals, feeding, making beds, keeping rooms clean, answering calls for help, and observing changes in patient’s condition and or behavior. HHAs use medical terminologies, health information, and medical record charting. HHAs work under direct supervision of Registered Nurses (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and some private homes. Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC 31-1011). This is a 20 hour classroom and 20 hour clinical program, total clock 40 hours. Prerequisites Nursing Assistant Certification required.

Objectives After completing this course participants will be able to understand and perform the following
• Complete all other duties as assigned within the scope of practice
• Prepare and serve simple modified diets according to instruction and assists with feeding as necessary
• Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming
• Assist with toileting, including use of bedpan, commode or toilet
• Care for male external catheter
• Assist with the emptying of indwelling catheter care bag
• Assist the self-directing patient with use of oxygen equipment
• Assist a self-directing patient with the changing a urinary diversion appliance or dressing when the ostomy is mature and stable
• Perform home management tasks including housekeeping, laundry, shopping and errands
• Provide routine skin care
• May assist self-directing patient in applying nonprescription topical medications to skin surface
• Assist with transfers and ambulation including use of cane, walker, and wheelchair
• Assist with medication as specified on plan of care

HOME HEALTH AIDE – SAT & SUN – 9:00AM – 5:30PM *2week*
Class hours 20 + Clinical hours 20

Tuition $ 375.00
Registration Fee: (Non-Refundable) $ 0.00
STRF Fee (required by the State of California) $ 0.00
Total Paid to School $ 375..00

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