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Healthcare Assistant Diploma

Healthcare Assistant Diploma


Elearn College

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£19 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 18 March 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
6 months
Access to content
5 years
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Overview

Healthcare Assistants the person who supports doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. They ensure all types of physical and mental care for the patients. The Healthcare Assistant Training course is designed to help the healthcare assistant to perform their job efficiently. Throughout the course, you will explore the job duties, responsibilities of the healthcare assistant.

The course explains the various roles of a Healthcare assistant. A healthcare assistant can work with the doctors, nurses in hospitals or midwives in maternity services or in mental health, community or General Practice (GP) surgeries. Therefore, the responsibilities vary such as observing, monitoring and recording patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration and weight, and more. You will also learn the right ways of communicating with the patients and their family members as they need to handle very carefully. additionally, the course discusses surgical equipment such as sterilizing equipment and shows you how to take blood samples, etc.

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Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are a vital part of the team that supports the medical staff and patients in wards and departments throughout the hospital.

Under the supervision and direction of qualified nursing staff, healthcare assistants carry out a wide range of duties to care for, support, and provide information to patients and their families.

Responsibilities may include:

  • looking after the physical comfort of patients, for example helping them to wash and emptying bedpans

  • keeping departments clean and tidy, for example, cleaning equipment and making and changing beds

  • taking and recording basic observations such as blood pressure and temperature

  • helping patients to eat and to move about if they have mobility problems

  • listening and talking to patients.

Healthcare assistants are often the first point of contact for a patient, so you'll need to be friendly and confident, with good interpersonal skills. You'll need to be able to put patients at their ease, helping them with their personal care while making sure they feel comfortable.

Previous experience in healthcare is desirable but not usually essential, as healthcare assistants are assessed individually to see what tasks they are competent to carry out. Training and development are available for those who want to progress - a role as a healthcare assistant can be the first step to becoming a nursing associate or a qualified nurse.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone having an interest in Healthcare assistant

Requirements

There are no entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enroll at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round.

Career path

Our Healthcare Assistant Diploma Course is a starting point for basic care in the community. The training gives you the underpinning knowledge of what to expect in the delivery of care.

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