Health Assisting

as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and
Sending Health Aide (HHA) testing site and by the Department of Public Health as a Feeding Assistant testing site.

The program is designed to help students develop the skills needed to meet with success in the workplace and is intended to provide students with an opportunity to become proficient in performing the clinical skills necessary to work in a health care environment. During clinical emphasis is placed on specific nursing assistant duties and on the concept pertaining to the psychosocial aspect of care giving. Students receive a strong academic foundation as well as experiencing externships where they can practice their skills in a real world setting under the supervision of experienced medical professionals.

Student become First Aid, CPR and AED certified prior to clinical rotations through the nursing and rehabilitative centers and a local hospital. Students are exposed to a vast array of careers in health care through clinical rotations in a variety of health care departments as well as numerous field trips to various health care facilities and settings.

The following pre-requisites, with documentation, must be in place in order for the student to partake in the clinical component of this program:
• Provide documentation of a complete physical examination within the last 24 months
• Copy of all immunizations
• Copy of current insurance card
• Hepatitis B inoculations
• Mantoux Test (tuberculosis) – to be administered by the school nurse
• CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check – will be processed through the school’s Human Resource Manager

Course Objectives

• Integrate academics through project-based learning
• Create a portfolio
• Recognize career pathway opportunities
• Interact safely in the health care environment
• Incorporate the use of industry standard technology and software
• Read, understand, and communicate in the language of the field
• Organize and research information
• Develop a professional appearance, exemplary work ethic and superior communication skills
• Prepare a resume, application letter, and demonstrate interview skills
• Knowledge of medical terminology
• Develop proper interpersonal communication (patient relations)
• Determine patient needs
• Interact safely in a health care environment
• Introduction of Anatomy & Physiology

Program Benefits

• CPR and First Aid Certification
• AED Certification
• OSHA 10-Hour Safety Certification
• Feeding Assistant Certification – upon successful completion of the curriculum outlined by the Department of Public Health for feeding assistants, students are eligible to take the exam
• HHA (Sending Health Aide) Certification – upon successful completion of the two-year nursing program, students are eligible to take the written examination and clinical competency exam for state certification
• CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) – upon successful completion of the two-year nursing program, students are eligible to take the written examination and clinical competency exam for state certification

 

Instructors

CTEC NEWS – September and October 2015 Health Assisting:

CTEC NEWS – September and October 2015 Health Assisting:

The program began the year with a new Clinical site, Heritage Hall.

  • Sept. 16th & Oct. 13th Heritage Hall orientations included an understanding of the HIPAA Law, confidentiality, and lifting.
  • Oct. 20th Heritage Hall’s  staff educator Cindy Eagan  came to CTEC to do an in-service on mechanical lifts and lifting procedures for all students.
  • Oct. 30th Heritage Hall’s Safety Director, Eric, did a presentation to the students on Fire Safety.
  • Oct. 19th an admissions representative from American International College gave a presentation and processed seven (7) applications in which processing fees were waived.
  • Twenty-two (22) students completed the online Global Compliance Network training.
  • Juniors and seniors completed the Blood Borne Pathogen Orientation
  • Four (4) juniors were certified in Basic Life Saving
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November Newsletter 2015

Health November 2015

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Health Newsletter April 2015

Health Newsletter April 2015

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Health Newsletter January 2015

Health Newsletter January 2015

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Health Newsletter November 2014

Health Newsletter November 2014

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Health Newsletter Fall 2014

Health Newsletter Fall 2014

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Outstanding Vocational Student 2010 – Desiree Rosario

Bi-annual Blood Drive being sponsored by the Health Assisting Class.

Save the Dates: December 22, 2015 and April 26, 2016 from 8 AM to 2 PM.

 

Desiree Rosario, a Health Assisting Student from Agawam, has been named as the Career TEC Outstanding Vocational Student for 2010. She will be honored along with 42 other students on April 15th at Mechanics Hall in Worcester for her achievements. Congratulations to Desiree, her family, and the Health Assisting Program.

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