: This program has four modules:
•Medical Terminology: A Short Course
•Home Health Aide
•Ace Your Job Search!
As the fastest growing industry, pursuing a career in the healthcare field will provide stability, profitability, and satisfaction. All career paths in healthcare require Medical Terminology knowledge and skills. In this course learners will explore the word structure and analysis of medical terms including prefix, root word, and suffix. Next learners will review the organization of the body and body systems in regards to terminology. Lastly we will discuss diagnostic testing and radiology and how medical terminology is used to determine the proper testing methods. Learners will navigate through the training material before completing several short activities at the end of each lesson to test their retention of the information. After completing each of the lessons, learners will complete a final assessment that will verify they have successfully gained the knowledge and skills covered in the course material. Accompanying the course is a terminology workbook that will give learners the hands on experience and tools to master the use of medical terminology in any healthcare setting. Alongside the terminology workbook are study materials and resources such as quizzes, games, flash cards, exercises, animations of the different tests, procedures, and terms, and an audio glossary of medical terms that will allow learners to hear the correct pronunciations.
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.
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
The program also includes discussions on stress management and career development. Throughout, students will apply critical thinking skills to solve problems and evaluate situations. The skills students learn from this program will be essential to student success not only in the academic context, but will also carry over to any professional undertakings thereafter.
This course focuses on career planning, enhancing resume writing, and improving interviewing skills for those seeking employment.
Part One of the course, "Tailoring Resumes and Cover Letters for a Perfect Fit," will help learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. Part Two, "Interviewing Skills: Make the Right Impression," focuses on the preparation job candidates need in advance of an interview, and on the five stages of the interview process. Part Three, "Interviewing Skills: Ace Those Tough Questions," helps learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions before they walk into the interviewing room.Instructor Description
: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you 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.
This program includes all required materials. The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Medical Terminology: A Short Course by Davi-Ellen Chabner BA MAT
• Mosby''s Textbook for the Home Care Aide by Joan M. Birchenall, RN, MEd and Eileen Streight, RN, BSN