Home Health Aide - HHA and Phlebotomy

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Purpose of Home Care
One of the most important reasons for offering health care in the home is that most people who are ill or disabled feel more comfortable at home. Health care in familiar surroundings improves mental and physical well-being. It has proven to be a major factor in the healing process.

Home Health Aide Course
The Home Health Aide course at The Adult Education Center (AEC) introduces the student to the concept of management of the patient in the home that includes physical comfort and safety, nutrition and legal and ethical responsibilities.

Where do HHA’s Work?
• Private clients
• Hospitals
• Home Health Care Agencies
• Hospice Sites
• Assisted Living Facilities
• Long Term Care Facilities
• Nursing Homes

A Combination Class
The Adult Education Center’s Home Health Aide Program integrates medical theory with skills-based, practical training.
This course will combine three different classes:
• Basic Healthcare Worker
• Home Health Aide
• English for Speakers of
  Other Languages Classes (ESOL)

What Do Home Health Aides Do?
Home Health Aides (HHA) help the disabled and those with chronic illnesses perform activities of daily living. They often care for older adults who need assistance, and are the “foot soldiers” of any team that provides direct personal care.

Typical Job Duties Include:
• Assist client with daily personal tasks, like bathing or dressing
• Shop for groceries and prepare meals per client’s dietary specifications
• Arrange transportation for medical visits and other outings
• Help schedule appointments
• Housekeeping and laundry

Phlebotomy Course and Responsibilities 
In the AEC phlebotomist class, students learn how to properly track patients and correctly use phlebotomy methods (e.g. venipuncture, skin puncture). In their fields, phlebotomists are responsible for collecting blood samples in accordance with hospital and laboratory policies, and federal, state, and local regulations. They also are tasked with labeling samples appropriately and logging all information related to tests performed and samples taken into a database. Phlebotomists might be drawing blood for tests, research, or donations. Phlebotomists generally work in state, local, and private hospitals, and laboratories. 

Prerequisites for HHA and Phlebotomy Courses:
Level of English equivalent to level 5, 6 or 7 of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Date changes for our HHA and Phlebotomy programs will be posted soon.

Registration Information:
Stop by The Adult Education Center to register for the HHA and Phlebotomy courses. Class size is limited.
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The Adult Education Center
2161 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 616-7800 or (561) 616-7824