HOME HEALTH AIDE
Our Home Health Aide (HHA) can be completed in only 3 weeks! There are day and evening classes available for you to enroll in.
We teach students how to provide the patient with bedside care, assist in ADL, and mobility support, among others. Other topics covered in the training are:
- Blood Pressure and Temperature Monitoring
- Routine Care Needs (AM and PM Care)
- Ambulation Assistance
- Maintaining a Safe Living Environment for the Client
- Fall Prevention
- Simple Wound Care
Classroom and laboratory program for students who have already completed a Nursing Assistant program. Content includes, but not limited to role of Home Health Aide, communication, comfort and safety functions, legal and ethical responsibilities, nutrition, and infection control. Instruction will be provided under the supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse. Some course material to be covered:
- Reading and recording temperature, pulse and respiration
- Basic infection control procedures including HIV/AIDS
- Basic element of body functions that must be reported to the RN
- Maintenance of a clean, healthy environment, RN plans the work for H.H.A.
- Recognizing emergencies and knowledge of emergency procedures
- The physical, emotional and developmental characteristics of the population served
- The needs for respect for the patients, their privacy and property
- Appropriate and safe techniques in personal hygiene and grooming, including bathing, bed bath, sponge, tub or shower bath, nail and skin care, oral hygiene
- Safe transfer techniques and ambulation, including safe body mechanics
- Orientation to charting documentation and standards to provide quality patient care as an employee
- Infant and Child care; Adequate nutrition and fluid intake; and Domestic violence
The objective of Home Health Aide is to teach students to provide personal care to patients while promoting home environment safety and support. The Home Health Aide role is vital in assisting patients to achieve their optimal level of independence and self care when possible.