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Personal Care Aide Certification

Certification Overview

Personal Care Aide certification provides a strong foundational education for caregivers working in states or settings where no mandated certification exists. This comprehensive certifications provides caregivers with a solid foundation for in-home senior care.

Course Outline

Includes 43 hours of training in these topics:

Module 1: Becoming a Caregiver

  • Caregiving Core Values and Teamwork
  • Caregiving Tasks and Client Populations
    • Quick Tips – Helping Families Cope
  • Ethics and Personal Rights
  • Communicating with Others
    • Quick Tips – Effective Basic Communication
    • Basic Care Skills – Privacy
    • Basic Care Skills – Leaving the Room

Module 2: Basic Foundations for Care

  • CARE105 – HIPAA and client rights
  • CARE106 – Promoting Client Independence
  • CARE107 – Elder Abuse: Causes, Types and Reporting
  • CARE108 – Human Needs and Development Throughout the Lifespan
  • CARE109 – Body Systems and the Aging Process
  • CARE110 – Common Chronic Diseases
    • IPS126 – Quick Tips – Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia
  • CARE111 – Common Communicable Diseases
  • CARE112 – Handling Difficult Situations and Behaviors
    • TIPS132 – Quick Tips – Managing Challenging Behaviors
    • TIPS125 – Quick Tips – Advanced Skills for the Most Challenging Behaviors
    • VBCS134 – Basic Care Skills – Promoting Independence

Module 3: Caregiving in an Emergency

  • CARE113 – Caregiver First Aid – Burns and Poisons
  • CARE114 – Caregiver First Aid – Heart Attack and Shock
  • CARE115 – Caregiver First Aid – Choking and Falls
  • CARE116 – Caregiver First Aid – Stroke and Wounds
  • CARE117 – Caregiver First Aid – Other Sudden Emergencies

Module 4: Nuts and Bolts of Caregiving

  • CARE118 – Infection prevention and control
  • CARE119 – Workplace Hazards and Safety
    • TIPS130 – Quick Tips – Environment Is Important
  • CARE120 – Promoting and Maintaining Good Mobility
  • CARE121 – Nutrition and Hydration: Special Diets and Fluid Intake
  • CARE122 – Elimination and Toileting
    • VBCS123 – Basic Care Skills – Gloves
    • VBCS125 – Basic Care Skills – Handwashing
    • VBCS117 – Basic Care Skills – Applying Elastic Stockings
    • VBCS132 – Basic Care Skills – Positioning
    • VBCS136 – Basic Care Skills – Range of Motion
    • VBCS120 – Basic Care Skills – Bedpan
    • VBCS140 – Basic Care Skills – Skin Care
    • VBCS127 – Basic Care Skills – Making an Occupied Bed

Module 5: Providing Personal Care and Services

  • CARE123 – Providing Personal Care
    • TIPS128 – Quick Tips – Daily Care Skills
  • CARE124 – Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
    • TIPS124 – Quick Tips – Activities and Enrichment
  • CARE125 – Providing Skin Care
  • CARE126 – Measuring Vital Signs
    • VBCS142 – Basic Care Skills – Vital Signs
    • VBCS141 – Basic Care Skills – Temperature
    • VBCS130 – Basic Care Skills – Pain
    • VBCS135 – Basic Care Skills – Pulse
    • VBCS137 – Basic Care Skills – Respiration
    • VBCS118 – Basic Care Skills – Bathing
    • VBCS119 – Basic Care Skills – Bed Bath
    • VBCS138 – Basic Care Skills – Shampooing Hair in Bed
    • VBCS122 – Basic Care Skills – Dressing
    • VBCS124 – Basic Care Skills – Grooming Hair
    • VBCS128 – Basic Care Skills – Nail Care
    • VBCS129 – Basic Care Skills – Oral Hygiene
    • VBCS121 – Basic Care Skills – Denture Care
    • VBCS131 – Basic Care Skills – Perineal Care
    • VBCS139 – Basic Care Skills – Shaving

Module 6: Crucial Skills

  • CARE127 – Observation, Reporting, and Recording
  • Observation checklist
  • TIPS127 – Quick Tips – Appraisal and Care Planning Skills
  • CARE128 – End of Life Care
    • TIPS133 – Quick Tips – Understanding Death and Dying
  • Managing your Work and Avoiding Caregiver Stress
  • Caregiver Conduct – Regulations, Co-workers, and Families
  • Understanding Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
  • Understanding Cultural Differences in the senior population

 

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