: EnglishShort Description
: A Home Health Aide (HHA) may also be known as a Home Caregiver or Residential Assistant (RA). An HHA provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. HHAs are part of a category of occupations that is commonly referred to as "direct care workers." The services/care that a Home Health Aide provides depends upon their specialty area. If you've ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. For each patient, an HHA is responsible for recording services performed, as well as the patient's condition and progress. They also record and report any changes in a patient's condition to the case manager or supervisor and also discuss observations with them. This program includes a mental health specialization that will give students an advantage when working with mentally ill patients. Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Define the skills and qualities of the home health aide
• Identify resources in the community that assist the client at home
• Identify strategies for infection control, disease prevention, and safety precautions in the home
• Define the important parts of each body system and their functions
• Identify methods for assisting clients with special needs
• Identify and apply basic word structure
• Define common prefixes
• Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixesInstructor Description
: This class is supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns students might have, as well as encouraging and motivating students to succeed.Certification
: Upon successful completion of our Home Health Aide Course, students may be prepared, in part, to sit for state certification. Each state has its own regulations. Visit the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) to view a state requirement list.
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Medical Terminology: A Short Course by Davi-Ellen Chabner
• Mosby''s Textbook for the Home Care Aide by Joan M. Birchenall, RN, MEd and Eileen Streight, RN, BSN