This program is regulated by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability. Students will learn to give direct client care including communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, including the Heimlich maneuver, promoting residents' independence, and respecting residents' rights. As well as, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, mental health and social service needs, care of cognitively impaired residents, and basic restorative services. CNAs often work in a wide variety of settings; nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities. This is an entry-level allied health preparation course. Students can proceed into higher level allied health course such as ADN, LVN, Physical Therapy Assistant, etc. Clinical training is required for completion of this course. Our students demonstrate hands on skills in a long term care facility and hospital clinical rotation. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but must be received prior to the registration deadline.
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