PCA Online Course

Cost: $49.99

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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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