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    Home Health Aide with Medical Terminology


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    405 Hours
    Duration: 12 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

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    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    A Home Health Aide (HHA) may also be known as a Home Caregiver or Residential Assistant (RA). An HHA provides basic, personal care and health-related services to a variety of individuals (patients) who require more assistance than family and/or friends are able to provide. HHAs are part of a category of occupations that is commonly referred to as "direct care workers." The services/care that a Home Health Aide provides depends upon their specialty area. If you've ever thought about becoming a home health aide, our in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a home health aide. For each patient, an HHA is responsible for recording services performed, as well as the patient's condition and progress. They also record and report any changes in a patient's condition to the case manager or supervisor and also discuss observations with them. Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology to help you understand exactly what they mean, and case studies, vignettes, and activities demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary.

    Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to: • Define the skills and qualities of the home health aide • Identify resources in the community that assist the client at home • Identify strategies for infection control, disease prevention, and safety precautions in the home • Define the important parts of each body system and their functions • Identify methods for assisting clients with special needs • Identify and apply basic word structure • Define common prefixes • Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes • Understand medical specialists and case reports


    Medical Terminology Module 1 Basic Word Structure • Word Analysis • Combining Forms • Suffixes & Prefixes • Pronunciation of Terms • Exercises & Applications Medical Terminology Module 2 Organization of the Body • Body Systems • Body Cavities • Divisions of the Back • Planes of the Body • Pronunciation of Terms • Exercises & Applications Medical Terminology Module 3 Suffixes • Introduction to Suffixes • Suffixes and Terminology • Diagnostic & Procedural Suffixes • Pronunciation of Terms • Exercises & Applications Medical Terminology Module 4 Prefixes • Combining Forms & Prefixes • Prefixes and Terminology • Define Common Prefixes • Pronunciation of Terms • Exercises & Applications Medical Terminology Module 5 Medical Specialists & Case Reports • Medical Specialists • Combining Forms & Vocabulary • Case Reports & Terminology • Pronunciation of Terms • Exercises & Applications Medical Terminology Module 6 Body Systems – Part 1 • Cardiovascular System • Digestive System • Endocrine System • Reproductive System • Lymphatic System Medical Terminology Module 7 Body Systems – Part 2 • Musculoskeletal System • Nervous System • Respiratory System • Skin & Sense Organs • Urinary System Home Health Aide Module 1 Orientation to Home Care Part 1 • Learning About Home Care • Suggestions for Success • Evaluation and Certification • The Home Care Industry • The Home Care Team • Developing Effective Communication Skills • Communicating with Your Client and Family Members • Understanding Your Client’s Needs • Helping Clients to Meet Their Needs • Stages of Normal Growth and Development Home Health Aide Module 2 Orientation to Home Care Part 2 • Understanding How the Body Works • Organization of the Human Body • Observing the Client • Observing the Pain • Reporting to the Agency • Incident Reports • Working With Ill and Disabled Clients • Effects of Illness on the Family • Reactions of the Client to Illness • Medical Terminology Home Health Aide Module 3 Managing the Home Environment • Becoming Safety Conscious • Special Safety Considerations • Household Emergency Measures and Procedures • Developing a Work Plan • Cleaning Equipment and Supplies • Controlling Household Pets • Teaching Others • Measuring Food Energy • MyPlate Food Guide • Special Situations Home Health Aide Module 4 Preventing Infection and Body Mechanics • Microorganisms • The Cycle of Infection • Preventing the Spread of Disease • Protecting Against Bloodborne Diseases • Sterilization and Disinfection • Using Good Body Mechanics • The Client in Bed • Helping the Client to Be Mobile • Using Assistive Devices • Infection Control Home Health Aide Module 5 Bedmaking, Personal Care and Elimination • Types of Beds • Oral Hygiene • Bathing • Grooming • Range-of-Motion Exercises • Urinary Elimination • Bowel Elimination • Urinary and Bowel Elimination Problems • Caring for the Client • Standard Precautions and Medical Asepsis Home Health Aide Module 6 Home Care Procedures • Urine and Stool Specimens • Sputum Specimens • Assisting Clients to Self-Monitor Blood Sugar Levels • Temperature and Pulse • Respirations and Measuring Blood Pressure • Medications • Oxygen Therapy • Intravenous Infusions • Dry Dressings • Promoting Circulation Home Health Aide Module 7 Caring for Older Adults, Mothers, Infants, and Children • Facts About Older Adults • Adjusting to Growing Older • Safety and the Older Adult • Who Are the Caregivers • Elder Neglect and Abuse • The Postpartum Period • The Baby Blues • Caring for Infants • Working with Children • Discipline Versus Punishment Home Health Aide Module 8 Clients with Mental Illness and Those Requiring Home Care • Mental Health • Mental Illness Treatment and Care • Substance Abuse • Infection Control • Home Health Aide Role • Cardiovascular Disease • Cancer • Cerebrovascular Accident • Alzheimer’s Disease • The Postoperative Client Home Health Aide Module 9 Caring for the Client at the End of Life, Emergencies & Employment • Emotional Reactions to Death and Dying • Advance Directives and Hospice • Caring for the Dying Client • Preparing for Emergencies • Guidelines for Handling Emergencies • Locating Job Openings • Electronic Job Seeking • Certification • Supervision and Evaluation • Deciding to Leave Your Job



    There are no specific prerequisites for this program. Students should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, and be comfortable navigating the internet.


    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader



    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.


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