Personal Care Aide Certificate Program New

Personal care aides provide critical support for everyday tasks such as dressing, bathing, housekeeping, errands, and meal planning. Explore key issues related to providing safe, attentive personal care services in a home-based setting or group facility. Among the covered topics are: basic anatomy and physiology; disease processes and prevention; nutrition; infection control; emergency interventions; medical terminology; employment strategies; and caregiver wellness. During a hands-on clinical skills lab, practice skills essential to the care of elderly and disabled clients including vital signs monitoring, meal planning, dry dressings application, assistance with the administration of oxygen and medications, and participation in care-team planning. Because personal care aides often work with vulnerable populations, professional ethics are emphasized throughout training. Learn how to keep accurate records, spot and report concerns, and provide value-added services.

Course:172HH1101A
Dates:June 24 - July 17, 2017
Meets:Sa, M, Tu, W and Th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 15 sessions
Hours:75.00
CEUs:7.50
Location:UNLV Paradise Campus (PAR) Room 400
Instructor:Liz Colosimo
Fee: $1,599.00
Textbook:Mosby's Textbook for the Home Care Aide, 3rd Ed. ISBN: 9780323084338 & Workbook 9780323084390

Students will need to purchase stethascope, blood pressure cuff, a white lab coat and textbook. Class does not meet Jul 4. Class will meet Sat Jun 24 for orientation and CPR from 9 am - 5 pm with a working lunch. Class will meet for clinical training on Sun Jul 9 and Sat Jul 15 from 1-5 pm at the Las Vegas Simulation Lab.

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