HLTH 1155
Personal Care and Assistance - Skills Practicum

3 Credits

Description

This course offers students the opportunity to acquire personal care and assistance skills within the parameters of the Health Care Assistant role. The course is comprised of class and supervised laboratory experiences which will assist in the student in integrating theory from other courses. This allows the student to develop caregiver skills that maintain and promote the comfort, safety, and independence of individuals in community and facility contexts.

Delivery Method

This course will be delivered in a face-to-face format. This course requires 75 hours of participation.

Prerequisites

HLTH 1051, HLTH 1001, HLTH 1011, HLTH 1101, HLTH 1201 and HLTH 1351 and HLTH 1153.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this lab, students will be able to:

  • Perform personal care skills in an organized manner ensuring the comfort and appropriate independence of the client/resident.
  • Apply an informed problem-solving process to the provision of care and assistance
  • Provide personal care and assistance within the parameters of the Health Care Assistant role
  • Provide care and assistance in ways that maintain safety for self and others in a variety of contexts
  • *From: Ministry of Advanced Education. (2015). Health Care Assistant Program: Provincial Curriculum Guide 2015. Province of British Columbia. http://urls.bccampus.ca/2yx. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

Course Outline

  • Problem Solving when Carrying Out Caregiving Procedures
  • Asepsis and Prevention of Infection
  • Promoting Comfort and Rest
  • Promoting Personal Hygiene
  • Moving, Positioning and Transferring a Client/Resident
  • Bed Making
  • Promoting Exercise and Activity
  • Promoting Healthy Nutrition and Fluid Intake
  • Promoting Urinary and Bowel Elimination
  • Measuring Vital Signs
  • Heat and Cold Applications
  • Assisting with Oxygen Needs
  • Assisting with Medications
  • Home Management
  • Personal Assistance Guidelines
  • Note: All skills are taught in such a way that both facility and community contexts are recognized.

Maximum Completion

A minimum of 75 hours face to face - minimum 35 hours lab experience and minimum 40 hours of supervised clinical practice.

Required Text and Materials

This is a companion course to HLTH 1051. If you did not take HLTH 1051 and don't already own the required materials, you will need to purchase them. To do so, you may send an email to student@tru.ca or by phone at 1.888.663.1653. (toll free in Canada) or 250-852-7000 (local and international)

  1. Sorrentino S. A., Remmert, L., Wilk M. J.. Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker. 4th edition. Elsevier/Mosby Inc, 2018.
    Type: Textbook, ISBN: 9781771720434
  1. Sorrentino S. A., Remmert, L., Wilk M. J.. Workbook to accompany Mosby's Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker. 4th edition. Elsevier/Mosby Inc, 2018.
    Type: Workbook, ISBN: 9781771721271
  1. Mosby Inc. Mosby's Nursing Assistant Video Skills. 4th Edition . Elsevier/Mosby Inc, 2015.
    Type: DVD, ISBN: 978-0-323-22244-0

Package ISBN: 978-1-77172-133-2 (*the package includes all items listed above)

*It is possible to complete this program with the 3rd edition of the text package.

Assessment

Students in the Health Care Assistant Program must achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each required theory course and a COM (complete) for the competency based portions of laboratory and practicum courses to pass the program.

You must pass each course to continue in the program. All courses must be completed within 3 years of initial course enrolment.

In order to successfully complete this course, you must obtain COM (complete) for the competency based portions in the course. You must also achieve a satisfactory on every skill evaluated to achieve a COM (complete) in the course. You will be required to complete a minimum of 35 hours of lab experience and 40 hours in a clinical setting during this course.