HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT

Our HCA (Health Care Assistant) programme prepares both men and women for a health care career responsible for providing direct client care. This includes assisting clients with activities of daily living such as daily personal hygiene, nutrition and mobility.

While providing activities of daily living, the health care assistant promotes and maintains the health, safety, independence, comfort and well-being of the clients and their families. Working collaboratively with other members of the health care team, they assist clients to achieve their optimal level of functioning and wellness.

A graduate from the Health Care Assistant programme will be competent and confident in performing skills in a variety of settings including health care facilities, private community agencies and individual homes. While they primarily work with older individuals, this varies depending on the work setting.


DURATION
3 MONTHS (PART TIME)

CERTIFICATE VALIDITY
NO EXPIRY
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COURSE CONTENT

  • Learning about Home Care
  • The Home Care Industry
  • Developing Effective Communication Skills
  • Understanding Your Client’s Needs
  • Understanding How the Body Works
  • Observing, Reporting, Recording
  • Working with the Ill and Disabled
  • Maintaining a Safe Environment
  • Maintaining a Healthy Environment
  • Meeting the Client’s Nutritional Needs
  • Preventing Infection/Medical Asepsis
  • Body Mechanics
  • Bedmaking
  • Personal Care
  • Elimination
  • Collecting Specimens
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Special Procedures
  • Caring for Older Adults
  • Caring for Mothers, Infants, and Children
  • Caring for Clients with Mental Illness
  • Caring for Clients with Illnesses Requiring Home Care
  • Caring for the Client at the End of Life
  • Emergencies
  • Getting a Job and Keeping It
This HCA skills programme includes theoretical as well as practical training. This programme consists of both NQF accredited unit standards and additional modules which add value to the learner. Graduates are awarded with an Emcare Certificate that awards 23 credits towards the Ancillary Health Care Qualification (ID 49606) which is a qualification registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework.

OUR HCA PROGRAMME CONSISTS THE FOLLOWING UNIT STANDARDS:

  • US119567 Perform basic life support and first aid procedures
  • US117029 Provide care to a frail person
  • US116999 Apply accurate information about HIV & AIDS to everyday life
  • US117017 Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS)
  • US119560 Promote an awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the community
 
 
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PRE-REQUISITES
  • Grade 10 or higher school certificate
  • English proficiency
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VENUE LOCATIONS
  • Polokwane branch only
  • Available on-site at your premises for groups of 10+
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UNIT STANDARD ALIGNMENT
  • SAQA QUAL Accredited : ID49606.
 
 
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HEAD OFFICE
Eastwood Office Park, Unit 13, 11B Riley Road, Bedfordview, 2007, Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, RSA


emcare phone numbers
0861 EMCARE
0861 362 273


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