CAREER ELECTIVE HOME CARE PROFESSIONAL IV

DESCRIPTION:
This course will prepare online students to employ skills needed in the workplace. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 describes an overview of the roles and responsibilities of care professionals, including person-to-person communications, working with customers, considerations for clients with specific needs, maintaining nutritional needs and healthy environments, and methods for dealing with emergencies.

Semester 2 discusses aspects of personal care and hygiene for care patients, including first aid, skin care and muscle maintenance, and the administration of medications. It also discusses how to care for individuals with specific ailments and methods for recording vital signs and documenting observations.

CREDITS:
1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:
Care Professional I
Care Professional II
Care Professional III

Care Professional IV: Semester 1

  • Care Professional IV: Semester 1 Pretest
  • The Care Career Field
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Care Professional
  • Care Organizations and Programs
  • Care Person-to-Person Communications
  • Care Customers
  • Considerations for Special Clients in Care
  • The Human Body I
  • The Human Body II
  • Providing Nutrition and Fluids
  • Buying and Preparing Food
  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • Maintaining a Healthy Environment
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness
  • Medical Emergency Awareness
  • Dealing with Emergencies
  • Care Professional IV: Semester 1 End of Semester Exam

Care Professional IV: Semester 2

  • Care Professional IV: Semester 2 Pretest
  • First Aid
  • Controlling Infection
  • Patient Grooming and Hygiene
  • Maintaining Skin and Muscle Integrity
  • Transfer and Ambulation
  • Caring for Pregnant Women and New Mothers
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Caring for Individuals with Epilepsy
  • Caring for Individuals with Diabetes
  • Caring for Individuals with Vertigo or Dizziness
  • Caring for Individuals with Depression
  • Caring for Individuals with Digestive Disorders
  • Medications
  • Reading and Recording Vital Signs
  • Documenting and Reporting Observations
  • Care Professional IV: Semester 2 End of Semester Exam