PCA Online Course

Course Duration Approximately 75 hours

Please note: it is strongly recommended that you read the entire course before taking the exam. However, we understand that many of our students are already familiar with nursing skills and procedures. If you are familiar with the course material you can complete the course quickly and take the exam after registration in which case you may be certified within a few hours.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Nursing Procedures (20 Hours)

Proper Infection Control

Proper Hand Washing Proper

Glove Removal

Fire Safety

Emergency Situations

HIV/Aides Prevention

Food Born Illnesses Prevention & Kitchen Safety

Medical Error Prevention and Safety

Domestic Violence

Client's Rights

Lesson 2: Introduction to CPR (4 Hours)


Scene assessment and appropriate response

A-B-C's of Adult/Child/Infant CPR

Mechanics of Artificial Life Support

What is expected during an emergency situations

CPR Exam

Lesson 3: Introduction to Measuring Patient's Vitals (20 Hours)

Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects

Measuring Pulse

Measuring Respiration

Measuring Blood Pressure

Measuring and Recording Vitals

Lesson 4: Assisting with Client Hygiene (20 Hours)

Hair & Nail Care

Eyes, Ears, and Nose

Mouth Care

Denture Care

Partial Bed Bath

Tepid Sponge Bath

Towel Bath

Assisting a Client to Take a Tub Bath

Assisting with Bedpan

Lesson 5: Caring for the Client’s Environment

Cleaning a Patient Unit

General Principles of Bed making

Making the Ambulatory Patient's Bed

Making the Patient-Occupied Bed

Lesson 6: Assisting a Disabled Patient (6 Hours)


Body Posture and Body Mechanics

Positioning the Patient

Moving and Lifting Activities

Techniques for Moving Bed Patients

Range of Motion

Arms Carry Lift from Floor to Bed Level

Position Support Devices

Bed Cradle

Prevention of Pressure Sores

Wheel Chair Transfer

Communication with Cognitively impaired clients

Lesson 7: Terminal Care (5 Hours)

Common Illnesses of the Elderly

End of Life Care

PCA Final Exam

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