An acute care program for health care assistants is a specialized training program designed to equip health care assistants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality care to patients in acute care settings. Acute care refers to the treatment of patients with severe or life-threatening medical conditions that require immediate attention.
Healthcare assistants play a critical role in acute care settings as they assist registered nurses and other healthcare professionals in providing care to patients. They perform a variety of tasks, such as taking vital signs, assisting with daily activities, and providing emotional support to patients and their families.
Acute care program for health care assistants includes training in a range of areas, including patient assessment, medication administration, wound care, infection control, and emergency response. The program also covers specific conditions commonly encountered in acute care settings, such as heart attacks, strokes, and respiratory failure.
Pursue a career as Acute Care Aid in variety of health care settings, both public & private.
After completion of this program, the graduates will be able to work in:
Earn up to $25.00* per hour as a Health Care Assistant
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank
Health Care Assistant Certificate, or equivalent, from a BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry recognized educational institution:
Educational institutions accepted as per the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry
130 hours (6 Weeks Full time; 10 weeks Part Time)
|Course #||Title of Course/Work Experience Component||# of Hours|
|ACHA001||Acute Care and Personal Assistance||45|
|ACHA002||Working in Acute Care||45|
|ACHA003||Acute Care Clinical||40|
Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.
|1||Tuition Fee||$2250||Domestic Students|
|1||Tuition Fee||$3250||International Students|
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.
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