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Abuse & Neglect
This course provides an introduction to family violence and abuse. Students will learn how to recognize possible signs of abuse, appropriate actions to be taken if abuse is suspected, and related legal requirements.
Assisting a Person with Personal Hygiene
This module involves caring for the ill, disabled, injured, and/or confused client. Frailness, dignity, and levels of dependence are considered. Personal hygiene involves personal safety, self-esteem, and consideration of dignity.
Assisting the Dying Person
This course discusses the concept of dying as a part of life and the possible impact of life-threatening illness on the person and their family. Students will examine personal beliefs about life-threatening illness, dying, and the provision of support to the dying person, and their family and friends.
Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
This course emphasizes the influence of cultural values and practices, religious beliefs, and the effects of illness, stress and disability on family relationships as central to the PSW’s ability to provide effective support.
Assisting with Medications
Students will gain basic knowledge of the drugs used in the treatment of common diseases and disorders. This includes drug classification, use, therapeutic effects, side/adverse effects, brand/ generic names, dosage forms, routes of administration, and directions for use of medications.
Students will be introduced to the basics of anatomy and physiology, and gain knowledge and understanding of human body systems that will help them as Personal Support Workers.
Care Planning/Restorative Care/Documentation/Working in the Community
Building on the materials presented in the introductory module, PSW Foundations, this course identifies the support to be provided to the client, its need, and significance.
Our Career Management program will introduce and enable students to apply the most effective strategies to achieve employment in the career of their choice. Students will learn effective job search strategies, cover letter and strategic resume writing, effective interviewing skills and interview preparation to ensure their success in the career search process.
Clinical Placement Community
This placement provides students with an opportunity to practice new skills in a work setting. While on placement, students will gain experience using a wide range of PSW skills, become more self-confident, and in some cases, receive offers of employment from the placement site.
Clinical Placement Facility
This placement provides students with an opportunity to practice new skills in a work setting. While on placement, students will gain experience in a wider range of PSW skills, become more self-confident, and in most cases, receive offers of employment from the placement site.
Cognitive/Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
This course introduces topics of common psychiatric conditions of affective disorders and schizophrenia, substance abuse, cognitive impairment, and brain injuries.
CPR First Aid level C
This course prepares students for certification to verify they have the knowledge and skills to deal with emergency situations and to prevent injuries from occurring.
Falls Prevention – Certificate
This course prepares students for their certificate and focuses on Falls Prevention algorithm for healthcare providers with the checklist for risk of falling.
Food Safety-Food Handler
This course prepares students for certification. Well-informed food handlers provide safer foods to the public, understand their responsibilities clearly, and may improve the bottom line of a business.
This course prepares students for their certificate and focuses on evacuation of a long-term care facility, fire extinguisher operation, and fire safety procedures that challenge the industry.
Gentle Persuasive approach in Dementia Care
This course prepares students for certification and focuses on responding to persons with challenging behaviours. Professional caregivers and healthcare workers intervene in an effective manner that is non-punitive, respectful, and self-protective.
This course introduces the basic concepts of assistance, as well as the general effects on the person of common disabilities, ongoing conditions, and diseases. Students will be provided with the skills to perform necessary techniques, with a focus on the importance of providing support safely, effectively, and comfortably.
Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
In this course, students will learn how to assist the client with their nutritional needs, household activities, and household management according to client preferences. Comfort and safety within employer guidelines, as required, are also discussed. Students will learn that nutritional needs include planning balanced nutritious menus, preparing shopping lists, shopping, safe handling of food, storage, and specific cooking techniques.
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
This course prepares students for certification and focuses on the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behaviour.
Students are introduced to the principles of client-centred versus client-directed care, emphasizing the individuality of the client and his/her relationship with family, friends, and others. This course focuses on interpersonal skills and communications, including conflict resolution and problem-solving.
Safety and Mobility
This course develops the concept of assisting the consumer/client with routine activities of living. Topics include body mechanics, consistency in transferring, lifting techniques, and the use of
equipment to increase safety and to reduce client anxiety, confusion, and dependency.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
This course prepares students for the certification exam and covers basic safety and health hazards that may be presented at their workplace.
Veteran Sensitivity Training