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Continuing Education

CPR/1ST Aid (adult, infant and child) – 5 HOURS ONE SESSION



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Approved certificate course for home care aides. Class includes training in adult/child/infant CPR/1st Aid and use of automated defibrillators. Successful students receive documentation of completion at the end of the class. Certification is for 2 years.

NURSE DELEGATION CORE/DIABETIC – $60 plus ($50 DVD Deposit SELF STUDY)
Only a Registered nurse may delegate.



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The Nurse Delegation Program, under Washington State law, allows nursing assistants working in certain settings to perform certain tasks-such as administration of prescription medications or blood glucose testing-normally performed only by licensed nurses.

A registered nurse delegate (RND) must teach and supervise the nursing assistant, as well as provide nursing assessments of the patient’s condition. The RND determines the competency of the nursing assistant.

The objectives of the course reinstate consistent standards of practice, support authority of RN to make independent professional decisions, and protect the public in community-based and in-home care settings.

By augmentation of the RND role and skill sets required to train and supervise the delegated caregiver by review and amplification of the following:

  • Set basic expectations for nurse delegation process
  • Determine the competency of nursing assistants
  • Check credentials or delegated caregivers
  • Determine if task is delegatable
  • Make supervisory visits to evaluate, modify, retraining
  • Assign methodology for monthly evaluation of caregiver’s competency
  • Complete forms:
    • Complete Task sheet for each delegated nursing task
    • Complete Nursing Visit form
    • PRN Medication form
    • Change in Medical Orders form
    • Assumption form
    • Rescinding form

This course may be used towards 9 hours of your yearly continuing education credits.

Students must complete the practice exercises in the workbook. You must enroll and obtain the training materials from American Healthcare and test with us. It is important to obtain the training material before scheduling your test date.

This course is an English only presentation as required by DSHS. However, ESL dictionaries can be used. Interpreters cannot assist with testing.

This module is dedicated to instructing the certified nursing assistant how to administer insulin injection as a delegated task.

This course is an English only presentation as required by DSHS. However, ESL dictionaries can be used. Interpreters cannot assist with testing.

MENTAL HEALTH – 4 HOURS
ONE SESSION



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In a four week period the class will explore the four common mental health disorders and developing understanding of major mental disorders: depression, bipolar, schizophrenia and anxiety. As the RND you will develop skills to allow you to describe main symptoms of major mood and thought disorders, and treatment options prescribed by the physician. You will learn outcomes, identify common myths and misinformation about aging, common myths and misinformation about mental illnesses, and differentiate between myths about aging and symptoms of mental illness. Increasing the home care aide’s ability to intervene early in aggressive behavior and resolve underlying issues increases stability and safety of a client and improves mental health for all. COURSE FEE $65

Look carefully at the provision of culturally sensitive care, and the utilization of respectful and non-judgmental communication skills. As the RND supporting the home care aide, you will be trained how to utilize methods and tools to handle challenging behaviors. The training you receive will involve identifying de-compensation and relapses in your patient. Learn de-escalation “do’s” and “don’ts” as they relate to working with a client expressing aggressive behavior.

You will be instructed on crisis suicide intervention. Suicidal thinking and behaviors are a regular occurrence, and caregivers need to know appropriate ways to respond to maintain safety and support the client’s rights.

DEMENTIA CARE SPECIALTY – 6 HOURS
ONE SESSION



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Washington State developed the curriculum for this module. This is a mandated education component for caregivers, and health care practitioners providing care to an individual with dementia, and living in Boarding Homes and Adult Family Homes.

Dementia is one of the four most common mental disorders in the elderly population. In an effort to ensure better managing of patients inflicted with this order, this in depth training is designed to provide methods and tools to support both the RND and the home care aide as well as addresses the challenges of managing aggressive and violent behaviors.

The module explores how dementia may impede communication between the patient and caregiver. you will be trained how to effectively assist the dementia client with activities of daily living (ADLs), and ways to establish meaningful interaction, as well as how to differentiate between hallucinations and delusional episodes. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of the effects dementia has on the client, as well as the caregiver. COURSE FEE $65

Continue Education is offered Monday to Friday 9a.m to 5 p.m.

Rates are: ORIENTATION & SAFETY $40.00, CPR/1ST Aid (adult, infant and child) $65.00, DEMENTIA $60.00, MENTAL HEALTH $40.00. NURSE DELEGATION CORE/DIABETIC $60.00.

CNA & CORE BASIC TRAINING CERTIFICATE EARNED IN 3 TO 4 WEEKS! TUITION

$400 to $550

OUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lowest fees in the area
  • Internet Available for all Students
  • Reserved safe free parking space for all students
  • Free Tutoring Service
  • State of the Art Classroom
  • Employment Placement Opportunity

WHY CHOOSE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE CNA SCHOOL?

Registration for courses is simple and can be done online, by mail or by fax. Fees are competitive and students have a choice of attending days, evenings or weekend classes. READ MORE

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