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Allied Health

Certified Medication Aide

MEDICATION AID | Credits 5.00 
A 75-hour course designed to promote specific skills required in the performance of certain duties and responsibilities in administering medication safely. Successful completion of the class will allow the student to take the Kansas State Examination and become certified by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Prerequisite: Kansas certified nurse aide certification, and must successfully pass the CASAS reading test (8th grade level). Students must be 18 years of age to take the course.

Certified Nursing Assistant

CERTIFIED NURSE AID | Credits 6.00 

This course is designed to teach the concepts of direct patient care and apply current nursing assistant practice to possible patient/resident. A 90-hour course specializing in training for long-term care facilities and elderly care. Successful completion of this class will allow the student to challenge the Kansas State Examination and become certified by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). 

Certified nursing assistants work in a variety of different health care settings. These include hospitals, physicians' offices, home health agencies, nursing homes, private homes, and mental health institutions. Nursing assistants assist in the care of patients. They work under the direction and supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and other medical staff.

Nursing assistants have a great deal of contact with patients and provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. They also perform support functions such as transporting patients, taking vital signs, making beds, helping patients become ambulatory, and answering patient calls.

Long Term Care

Long-term care services include a broad range of health, personal care, and supportive services that meet the needs of frail older people and other adults whose capacity for self-care is limited because of a chronic illness; injury; physical, cognitive, or mental disability; or other health-related conditions [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)]. Long-term care services include assistance with activities of daily living [(ADLs) e.g., dressing, bathing, and toileting], instrumental activities of daily living [(IADLs) e.g., medication management and housework]; and health maintenance tasks. Long-term care services assist people to improve or maintain an optimal level of physical functioning and quality of life, and can include help from other people and special equipment or assistive devices. Individuals may receive long-term care services in a variety of settings.

1. In the community, such as at an adult day services center

2. In the home, for example from a home health agency, hospice, or family and friends

3. In institutions, such as in a nursing home

4. In other residential settings, for instance in an assisted living or similar residential care community

With a rise in the population of aging adults, chronic diseases, and disabilities, many patients are in need of extended care. Enroll in our undergraduate Long Term Care Certificate to gain essential knowledge and skills in the growing health care industry.demand is high for long term care facilitators. 

Certificate: Long Term Care
Course Title/Credit Hours

Certified Nurse Aide (HEA 1216) 6
This course is designed to teach the concepts of direct patient care and apply current nursing assistant practice to possible patient/resident.  A 90-hour course specializing in training for long-term care facilities and elderly care.  Successful completion of this class will allow the student to challenge the Kansas State Examination and become certified by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). 

At least 4 required credits from Tiered Electives:

*Medication Aide (HEA 1225) 5
A 75-hour course designed to promote specific skills required in the performance of certain duties and responsibilities in administering medication safely.  Successful completion of the class will allow the student to take the Kansas State Examination and become certified by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Student must be 18 years of age to take the course.

Activity Director (HEA 1423) 3
Social Service Disignee (HEA 1413) 3

The Social Services Designee and Activity Director course will meet the requirements of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.  The course is built upon the Kansas Activities Director 90 hour Curriculum Guidelines.  Students will perform specialized skills needed when caring for residents in a long term care facility.

*Restorative Aide (HEA 1262) 2
This course is designed to provide the individuals with the skills necessary to perform restorative procedures in a nursing home under the supervision of a registered nurse and/or a physical therapist. These skills include range of motion, ambulation, and daily living training.

*Home Health Aide (HEA 1201) 1
This course is built upon the basics of CNA training, and will acquaint the student with the home care environment. Students will perform specialized skills needed when caring for the patient living at home. This course is built upon the Kansas Certified 20-Hour Home Health Aide Curriculum Guidelines from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). Prerequisite: Kansas certified nurse aide certification. Successful completion of this class will allow the student to take the Kansas State Examination and become certified by KDADS.)

 Phlebotomy Clinical (HEA 1013) 3
 

Maximum of 8 credits of Alternative Electives may count toward certificate:
English Composition I (ENG 1003) 3
Public Speaking (COM 1203) 3
Interpersonal Communication (COM 1233) 3
Developmental Psychology (BEH 2003) 3
Drugs and Behavior (BEH 2043) 3
Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 2045) 5

Total 18 Credits
*Requires CNA license
 

Mallory Byrd Registered Nurse

Director of Allied Health

Independence Community College

Office: 620-332-5636

Email: mbyrd@indycc.edu