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Health Care Aide

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Health Care Aide

Stratford's Health Care Aide course is designed to teach students about the fundamental tasks performed by a health care aide and how they are applied in a variety of settings.

In general, health care aides help to provide basic care to individuals of all ages and abilities who require assistance in their daily activities. This can include assisting with daily tasks such as getting ready for the day, eating, organizing, cleaning, and planning appointments. Health care aides can work in private homes or residential and medical facilities.

This comprehensive course covers a number of important topics specifically designed for distance learning and can be completed in as little as six months.

Enrol today and start gaining valuable information about this rewarding career field.

Health Care Aide Module 1
Medical Terminology

Basic Word Structure
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
The Cardiovascular System
The Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
The Respiratory System
The Digestive and Endocrine Systems
The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
The Nervous System
The Integumentary System and Special Senses
Glossary of Medical Terms

Health Care Aide Module 2
Health Care Part 1

Careers in Health Care
Current Health Care Systems and Trends
Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
Medical Terminology
Medical Math

Health Care Aide Module 3
Health Care Part
Organization of the Human Body
Structure and Function of the Human Body
Growth and Development
Body Mechanics
Infection Control
Environmental Safety
Lifestyle Management

Health Care Aide Module 4
Health Care Part 3

The Patient as an Individual
The Communication Process
Written Communication
Computers and Technology in Health Care
Documentation and Medical Records
Physical Assessment
Emergency Procedures
Controlling Health Care Costs
Performance Improvement and Customer Service
Job Leads and the Resume
Interview, Portfolio, and Application
Successful Employment Strategies

Health Care Aide Module 5
Providing Home Care

The Home Care System and Care Team
Communication and Cultural Diversity
Infection Prevention, Safety and Body Mechanics
Emergency Care and Disaster Preparation
Physical, Psychological, and Social Health
Common Chronic and Acute Conditions
Human Development and Aging
Positioning, Transfers, and Ambulation
Medications and Technology in Home Care
Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
Clients with Disabilities
Mental Health and Mental Illness
New Mothers, Infants, and Children
Dying, Death, and Hospice
Meal Planning, Shopping, Preparation and Storage
Managing Time, Energy, and Money
Caring for Yourself and Your Career

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Health Care Aide Program

"I have enjoyed this course very much and hope to apply what I've learned when taking care of older family members and volunteering at our senior home."

Corrie M.

"This course was very helpful to me, and I have used these skills to give people the proper care they need."

Darlene K.

"Thank you SCI for helping me learn how to care for clients that need help, especially the elderly. It's an affordable and convenient program."

Alma G.