|Number||Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Extern. Hours||Total Clock Hours|
|HSC-1200||Introduction to Health Science||15||15||-||30|
|HHA-1400||Home Health Aide Procedures||15||30||-||45|
HSC - 1200 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SCIENCE - 30 Clock hours
Health Science Core introduces the student to the health care field specific to the Home Health Aide, including knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations; communication skills; ethical and legal aspects of patient care; and safety and security procedures including emergency situation response (CPR).
An introduction to nutrition and hydration; infection control and blood borne diseases, OSHA regulations and Standard Precautions; guidelines for hand washing and wearing gloves; and uses of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are also taught. HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence; Alzheimer‘s disease and related Disorders; and Dementia Management and Patient Abuse Prevention Seminars are also given during this course (Certificates provided).
A Career Development Seminar is included in this course. This seminar is designed to help the student prepare for entering the job market in the health field. Emphasis is placed on formulating a professional resume, rendering a successful interview, and job searching skills.
HHA- 1400 HOME HEALTH AIDE PROCEDURES - 45 Clock Hours
This course teaches patient care skills specific to the Home Health Aide including, but not limited to, personal care procedures, basic nursing skills, vital signs, positioning, transfer and ambulation, range of motion exercises, procedures for providing care for geriatric patients, guidelines for assistance with self-administered medications, guidelines for special clients with special needs, and home management and nutrition, including safe food preparation.
Note: The required HIV/AIDS course for this program is included in the course: Introduction to Health Science.
Dementia Management and Patient Abuse Prevention seminar is included in the course: Introduction to Health Science.)