Personal Care Aide Certificate Program

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.

Dates:June 24 - July 22, 2017
Meets:Sa and Su from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 9 sessions
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 will meet Sat Jun 24 for orientation and CPR from 9 am - 5 pm with a 30 minute working lunch. All other sessions will have a one hour lunch break. Class will meet on Sun Jul 9 and Jul 15 from 9-12 pm at the Paradise Campus and from 1-5 pm for clinical training at the Las Vegas Simulation Lab.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


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