PCA Online Course

PCA Online Course

Course Duration Approximately 75 hours

Please note: it is strongly recommended that you read the entire course before taking the exam. However, we understand that many of our students are already familiar with nursing skills and procedures. If you are familiar with the course material you can complete the course quickly and take the exam after registration in which case you may be certified within a few hours.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Nursing Procedures (20 Hours)
  • Proper Infection Control
  • Proper Hand Washing Proper
  • Glove Removal
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Situations
  • HIV/Aides Prevention
  • Food Born Illnesses Prevention & Kitchen Safety
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Client’s Rights

Lesson 2: Introduction to CPR (4 Hours)
  • Definitions
  • Scene assessment and appropriate response
  • A-B-C’s of Adult/Child/Infant CPR
  • Mechanics of Artificial Life Support
  • What is expected during an emergency situations
  • CPR Exam

Lesson 3: Introduction to Measuring Patient’s Vitals (20 Hours)
  • Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects
  • Measuring Pulse
  • Measuring Respiration
  • Measuring Blood Pressure

Measuring and Recording Vitals


Lesson 4: Assisting with Client Hygiene (20 Hours)
  • Hair & Nail Care
  • Eyes, Ears, and Nose
  • Mouth Care
  • Denture Care
  • Partial Bed Bath
  • Tepid Sponge Bath
  • Towel Bath
  • Assisting a Client to Take a Tub Bath
  • Assisting with Bedpan

Lesson 5: Caring for the Client’s Environment
  • Cleaning a Patient Unit
  • General Principles of Bed making
  • Making the Ambulatory Patient’s Bed
  • Making the Patient-Occupied Bed

Lesson 6: Assisting a Disabled Patient (6 Hours
  • Ambulation
  • Body Posture and Body Mechanics
  • Positioning the Patient
  • Moving and Lifting Activities
  • Techniques for Moving Bed Patients
  • Range of Motion
  • Arms Carry Lift from Floor to Bed Level
  • Position Support Devices
  • Bed Cradle
  • Prevention of Pressure Sores
  • Wheel Chair Transfer
  • Communication with Cognitively impaired clients

Lesson 7: Terminal Care (5 Hours)
  • Common Illnesses of the Elderly
  • End of Life Care

    PCA Final Exam

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PCA Online Course
Cost: $49.99

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