The Personal Care Attendant program provides students with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers as personal care attendants. The curriculum also prepares students for a pathway to credit health programs. Students gain knowledge in causes of dementia, principles of end-of-life care, cultural diversity, caregiver ethics and skills, medical guidelines, and utilizing key community resources.
|PCAN 3000||PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT I: BASIC CARE||0|
|PCAN 3001||PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT II: DEMENTIA AND END OF LIFE CARE||0|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply health care related terms and procedures comfortably in situations commonly encountered during employment as a personal care assistant.
- Differentiate between responses to dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and scenarios to select the course most beneficial to the patient.
- Categorize local health care facilities based on their resources for patients and the families of patients.