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The Direct Care Worker Certificate prepares students to perform the responsibilities of both a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and a Home Health Aide (HHA). Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Direct Care Workers help patients with their healthcare needs in a variety of settings: nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, adult day care centers, primary care, pediatrics, rehabilitation centers, assisted living facilities, or at the patient’s home. Direct Care Workers help fulfill basic quality of life needs for those who need help due to illness, disability or infirmity. The certificate combines specialized training that meets both state and federal standards with academic coursework that students need to successfully compete for entry level positions in health care.
Upon completion of this degree students will be able to:
Identify and Explain the primary role/responsibilities of a direct care worker and how this applies to various care settings
Successfully pass clinical and written state exam for HTH 210 CNA course
Successfully pass written exam for Home Health Aide Certification
Identify and Apply principles of cultural competence to direct patient/person care
Explain the role of professionalism in health care and how it relates to patient care in both home and facility settings
Understand how to work with individuals with dementia and related behaviors in both home and facility settings
Explain the role of electronic medical records in patient care.