This course builds on the foundational skills and concepts introduced in previous courses and also introduces new skills. Learners will explore advanced skills such as active and passive range-of-motion exercises, wound care, tube feeding, catheter care, ostomy care, specimen collection, and respiratory care. In addition, accurate measurement of vital signs is demonstrated, practised, and assessed. This course will also assist learners to work safely within the legal roles and responsibilities of health care aides in Alberta when providing medication assistance. This course is included in the HCA Preparation for Employment provincial standard.
Note: Prerequisite HLTH 1550
Restricted to Health Care Aide