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Continuing Care Assistant Certificate

Post-Secondary Education - Health Care

Sask Polytech Certificate

Are you patient, compassionate and enjoy caring for others? Do you have a desire to improve the life for others? Consider a career as a Continuing Care Assistant.

This program gives you the knowledge and skills you need to care for others. Receive training in gerontology, dementia management, promoting independence, working with people with different levels of physical and cognitive impairment, administering personal care, medication monitoring and more. Standard First Aid and CPR Heart Saver ‘C’ AED or equivalents are provided as part of this program. A clinical work experience is included.

There are many employment opportunities available for Continuing Care Assistants in home-care settings, long-term care facilities, private-care homes, acute-care facilities, and other healthcare settings.

This program is approximately 38 weeks long (for a full-time program).

The following courses are offered:

ANAT 100 - Body Systems

You will receive a basic introduction to body systems. You will study the structure of organs and systems in the human body, and how they function efficiently.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): ANAT 100CE, APHY 188, APHY 189, PERS 180

CLIN 100 – Clinical - 1 - Special Care

In a long term care setting, you will participate in a supervised clinical experience following the hours of work of that site. You will assist clients who require personal care/comfort.

Credit Units: 7  Course Hours: 112.0  Prerequisites(s): SPCR 180, SPCR 104, SPCR 105, ANAT 100, SPCR 192, SPCR 100, SFTY 194, COMM 291  Equivalent Course(s): PRAC 101

COMM 291 - Interpersonal Communications

You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 103, COMM 112, COMM 135, COMM 155, COMM 160, COMM 291CE, COMM 381, HUMR 182, HUMR 186, JOBS 190, NEPS 114, NURS 114, NURS 163

SANT 181 - FOODSAFE Level 1

You will learn sanitary food handling techniques that reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 9.0  Equivalent Course(s): SFTY 111

SFTY 194 - Professional Assault Response Training (PART) ©

You will participate in professional assault response training to provide you with defensive and preventive skills. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Professional Assault Response Training (PART) © certificate from Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH). 

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 12.0  Equivalent Course(s): SFTY 194CE

SPCR 100 - Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) ©

You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. You will receive a Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) © certificate from Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health (SASWH) upon successfully completing the course. 

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 8.0  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 100CE

SPCR 101 - Observing, Reporting, and Recording

You will learn written and oral communication skills required in the work place. The course content includes basic concepts of simple arithmetic, basic medical terminology, concept mapping, observing and reporting on client’s status, client and personal work plans.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): COMM 198, NURS 171, SPCR 101CE

SPCR 180 - Safe Environment

You will learn how to promote client independence in a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment. You will study fire safety, emergency response and WHMIS.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 15.0  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 180CE

SPCR 192 - Personal Competence

Your studies will focus on the goals and philosophy of Health Care Services in Saskatchewan. You will learn how these goals are reflected in the activities of the agency and on your role as a caregiver. You will learn about your role in providing care services within a multicultural dynamic setting. The course content also includes interprofessional work environments, personal health, employability skills, and types of abuse (for example: caregiver, neglect and abandonment, sexual and financial).

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): NEPS 113, SPCR 192CE

SPCR 284 - Special Needs 1

Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with disruptions in their sensory organs, body systems (i.e. cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurological and endocrine) and body functions (i.e. genitourinary and gastro-intestinal).

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Equivalent Course(s): NEPS 291, SPCR 284CE

CLIN 219 – Clinical – 2 - Special Care

In a long term care setting, you will participate in a supervised clinical experience following the hours of work of that clinical site. You will provide care for clients who require assistance with activities of daily living.

Credit Units: 7  Course Hours: 105.0  Prerequisites(s): CLIN 100, SPCR 101, COMM 197, COMM 291, DEMC 183, DEMC 280, HUMD 187, NUTR 198, SPCR 184, SPCR 285, SPCR 102, SPCR 103, SFTY 194, SANT 181

CLIN 232 - Clinical -3 - Home Care/Community Services

In the home care/community services clinical setting, you will work under the supervision of a mentor or a staff member. You will demonstrate employability skills, comply with agency policies and procedures, communicate effectively, provide basic client care, and ensure client and personal safety.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 40.0  Prerequisites(s): CLIN 100

COMM 197 - Helping Skills

You will utilize a communication framework to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 15.0  Equivalent Course(s): COMM 160, COMM 197CE, COMM 293, HUMR 186, NEPS 112, NURS 163

DEMC 280 - Dementia Family Care

You will learn how those with dementia are assessed and how to intervene in emergency situations. You will discuss environments and issues related to institutional care placement and the impact dementia has on families.

Credit Units: 1  Course Hours: 15.0  Equivalent Course(s): DEMC 280CE, NEPS 116

HUMD 187 - Human Growth and Development

You will learn the physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects of human growth and development from infancy to old age. You will also study the effects of aging on society.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): HUMD 187CE, NEPS 216

NUTR 198 - Nutrition

You will learn normal nutritional requirements based on Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide. The course content also includes exploring how to maintain optimal nutritional balance for your clients.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): NUTR 198CE

SPCR 102 - End of Life Care

Your studies will cover death and dying in the Canadian context. You will study the basic needs and interventions of the dying client. You will also cover grief, the grieving process and the impact of life threatening illnesses on the family members.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 102CE

SPCR 103 - Assisting with Special Procedures

You will be introduced to the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting with special procedures. You will learn the concepts of delegation, carry out basic measurements, perform simple treatments and be introduced to client assessment. You will also learn the Continuing Care Assistant’s role in assisting clients with medications.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 103CE

SPCR 184 - Post Acute Care

You will acquire the theory and develop the skills needed to help clients meet their needs in the post acute care phase. This may include post surgical clients or clients with recent acute medical conditions.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): NEPS 212, SPCR 184CE

SPCR 285 - Special Needs 2

Your studies will cover the basic needs and interventions of clients with infectious diseases, cancer, altered mental abilities, disruption in mental health, and alcohol and drug dependency. You will learn the specific care required for bariatric clients.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Prerequisites(s): SPCR 284  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 285CE

DEMC 183 - Dementia Behaviour

You will study the types, behaviours and progression of dementia. Behaviour mapping techniques and interventions that promote optimum levels of functioning will be learned.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Equivalent Course(s): DEMC 183CE

SPCR 104 - Personal Care 1

You will have the opportunity to become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study infection control, body mechanics, bed making, positioning clients, range of motion, oral care, and assisting to feed clients.

Credit Units: 2  Course Hours: 30.0  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 104CE

SPCR 105 - Personal Care 2

Building on the skills you learned in Personal Care 1, you will become skilled at assisting clients in meeting personal care needs. You will study grooming and dressing, foot and nail care, and elimination care.

Credit Units: 3  Course Hours: 45.0  Prerequisites(s): SPCR 104  Equivalent Course(s): SPCR 105CE

Prerequisites:

Grade 12 & English Language Requirement. Applicants should have personal and physical suitability. Accepted applicants may be required to undergo an interview and will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, and current immunization records.

Total: $ 0.00

*Apply before December 31, 2017 and we'll waive the $45 application fee!

**Apply before May 15, 2018 and be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Tuition & Fees - $5,032  (estimate based on 2017 tuition & fees and is subject to change without notice)

Books & Materials - $604  (estimate based on 2017 books & materials and is subject to change without notice)

Program Details

Location:HUMBOLDT
Start Date:September 05, 2017
Dates & Times:

Starts September 2017

Status: IN PROGRESS

For More Information Contact Us At

306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623