Allied Health Training- For Employers

 Prepare for a Healthy Future

To keep up with the trends in healthcare and policies, insurance regulations and patients’ needs, those considering an allied health career and those already in the field need ongoing educational opportunities.

To meet these needs, CCTC works with organizations to coordinate cohorts of students to take our Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Medical Office Assistant (MOA) programs. A series of courses is also available for those considering a position as a Personal Care Attendant.  In addition, healthcare employers turn to CCTC to provide courses that will help staff excel, despite the challenges in this burgeoning field.

CCTC offers the following healthcare courses and programs:

Course Descriptions

CPR

This course will provide instruction for basic first response to emergency situations. Topics will include adult CPR and how to respond to choking, injuries, sudden illness and other life-threatening and non-life-threatening emergency situations.

HIPAA Compliance Training

This course will provide training on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security laws.  This program helps students, involved in the healthcare industry, better protect the privacy and security of personal information and patient data.

Issues of Aging

This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of aging. Students will learn how to separate the facts from the stereotypes about aging and examine basic sociological, psychological and physiological factors in the aging process. The course will assist the students in developing an understanding of the older individual, particularly in a health care setting. An experiential approach will focus on understanding and empathy. The course will include a comprehensive overview of the impact of diversity on an aging population and specific ways of improving the quality of the lives of older individuals.

Medical Terminology I

Participants will receive an introduction to and gain mastery of medical terminology through an understanding of word building systems.  Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content.  The course emphasizes anatomy and physiology of body structure and functions, along with an understanding of signs and symptoms leading to diagnostic and acceptable treatment procedures.  Medical Terminology II also offered.

Sexual Harassment Prevention

This course will help the participants to recognize sexual harassment behaviors, how to prevent them from occurring and what to do if they do occur. Participants will gain increased knowledge and understanding of sexual harassment laws; risky behaviors; steps to take to prevent harassment; what a victim can and should do; and what steps the employer can take to prevent lawsuits. As a result of the course,  the organization will be able to maintain and improve morale, employee productivity and foster a work climate of mutual respect.

Program Descriptions

Certified Nurse Aide

This 120-hour course will prepare students with the entry-level skills needed to work as a CNA in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and home health agencies. The CNA provides basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff.  The course focuses on caring for patients confined to beds or who need assistance, feeding of patients unable to do so, observing patients’ conditions and reporting changes, measuring and recording vital signs, food intake and output, bathing, grooming, shaving, dressing or draping patients to prepare them for treatment or examination. For more information, visit Certified Nurse Aide.

Personal Care Attendant

This course is for adults who are interested in providing in-home, non-skilled care and companionship to clients who are chronically ill, who may be elderly, mentally and/or physically disabled. Students will be taught basic elements of body function and changes in body function that must be reported to the attendant’s supervisor, taking of vitals, maintaining a safe environment, recognizing emergencies and acquiring knowledge of emergency procedures. This will be done with a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on demonstrations in the classroom and simulated clinical setting.

For more information or if you’re interested in a topic but don’t see it listed here, please contact Mick Pigott at 860-512-2815, mpigott@manchestercc.edu. CCTC works with skilled course developers who may be able to provide you with just the course your company is looking for.