Health Care Providers Asst (HCP)
This course is for students who have completed an Articulated Nursing Assistant and Advanced Home Health Aide program and are adding skills to work in a health facility other than a nursing home. Clinical experiences will be in a local hospital and rehabilitation unit. Content includes, but is not limited to, the care of patients with acute common health problems, pre- and post-operative patients, and special procedures.
This classroom and laboratory course is for the student who has completed a nursing assistant program. Content includes, but is not limited to, role of the home health aide, communication, legal and ethical responsibilities, comfort and safety functions, nutrition, and infection control. This course meets the Florida requirements for Home Health Aide, medical error prevention, and assisting with self-administered medications.
This classroom, laboratory, and clinical course prepares the student who has successfully completed the fundamentals of health careers for employment as a Nursing Assistant. The focus is on basic patient care principles and the role of the nursing assistant in delivering resident care as a member of the healthcare team. Content includes, but is not limited to, communication, nutrition, physical comfort and safety functions, personal patient care, and infection control. Special emphasis is placed on care of the geriatric resident in the long-term care setting.
This lecture, lab, and clinical course is for students who have completed the Basic Healthcare Worker and Articulated Nursing Assistant courses and are adding skills to work in a healthcare facility focused on mental health, behavioral, and/or developmental disorder patients. Clinical rotations provide experience with mental health and mental illness, including substance use, abuse and addiction. Students will provide direct patient care and treatment, interact with therapy groups, and present educational sessions for patients and families. According to the FL Dept of Education, students who are successful completers of the MHT program can seek further certification through The Florida Certification Board (FCB) for Certified Recovery Peer Specialist: (CRPS-A Adult, CRPS-F Family, CRPS-V Veteran); or Certified Community Health Worker or Certified Behavioral Health Technician. please refer to the FCB for requirements, policies, and procedures at www.flcertificationboard.org. Applicants and certified professionals are individually responsible for ensuring they are following current FCB policy and procedures.