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Health Care Assistant (HCA) Standardized Orientation Program (orientation modules)

Course Description: This online HCA standardized orientation program is available for all HCAs through the Expedited Registration Pathway. This pathway is enabled through partnership between the Ministry of Health and the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

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Please click on the Standardized Orientation Program Checklist for more information.

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HCA Orientation Modules

  1. HCA Practice in BC (1 course)
  2. Violence Prevention (8 courses):
    • 1. Introduction to Violence Prevention
    • 2. Recognize Risks and Behaviors
    • 3. Assess and Plan: Part 1 Complete Point of Care Risk Assessment
    • 4. Assess and Plan: Part 2 Develop Behavioural Care Plans
    • 5. Respond to the Risk: Part 1 Perform De-escalation Communication
    • 6. Respond to the Risk: Part 2 Perform De-escalation strategies
    • 7. Respond to the Risk: Part 3 Determine When and How to Get Help
    • 8. Report and Communicate Post-Incident
  3. Recognizing and Responding to Adult Abuse (1 course)
  4. Infection Prevention & Control Practices (1 course)
  5. Safe Patient Handling Guidelines (14 courses):
    • Patient Handling Guidelines
    • Ceiling Lift – Overview
    • Ceiling Lift – Universal Sling
    • Ceiling Lift – Boosting, Turning, & Lateral Transfer
    • Ceiling Lift – Lifting Patient from the Floor
    • Total Body Floor Lift
    • Sit/Stand Lift
    • HoverMatt
    • HoverJack
    • Slidersheet – Boosting & Turning
    • Lateral Transfer Sliding Board
    • Assisting a Patient from Lying to Sitting
    • Standing Transfer – Bed to Chair/Commode
    • Lowering a Patient to the Floor


Health Care Assistants

12 hours
22830

• Applicants to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry
• Learners who require an orientation to the role of the HCA


Health Care Assistant Practice in British Columbia


1. Violence Prevention: Introduction to Violence Prevention


2. Violence Prevention: Recognize Risks and Behaviours


3. Violence Prevention: Assess and Plan: Part 1 - Complete Point-of-Care Risk Assessments


4. Violence Prevention: Assess and Plan: Part 2 - Develop Behavioural Care Plans


5. Violence Prevention: Respond to the Risk: Part 1 - Perform De-escalation Communication


6. Violence Prevention: Respond to the Risk: Part 2 - Perform De-escalation Strategies


7. Violence Prevention: Respond to the Risk: Part 3 - Determine When and How to Get Help


8. Violence Prevention: Report and Communicate Post-Incident


Recognizing and Responding to Adult Abuse


Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Direct/Professional Clinical Care Providers


Patient Handling Guidelines


Ceiling Lift - Overview


Ceiling Lift - Universal Sling


Ceiling Lift - Boosting, Turning & Lateral Transfer


Ceiling Lift - Lifting Patient from the Floor


Total Body Floor Lift


Sit/Stand Lift


HoverMatt


HoverJack


Slidersheet - Boosting & Turning


Lateral Transfer Sliding Board


Assisting a Patient from Lying to Sitting


Standing Transfer - Bed to Chair/Commode


Lowering a Patient to the Floor


Contact Info

LPS, Administrators

lps@islandhealth.ca

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