Health Care

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Health Care Courses

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is in-person training for anyone who wants to learn about mental illnesses and addictions, including risk factors and warning signs.

Mental Health First Aid is appropriate for a variety of professionals working in primary and behavioral healthcare integration settings. The training can help those who regularly engage with individuals who may experience mental health challenges and is most appropriate for audiences with no prior training or experience with mental health or substance use.

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Courses

Start your healthcare career by learning basic nursing care for nursing home, hospital, and home healthcare employment. Topics include: communication, safety issues, vital signs, nutrition, homemaking responsibilities, client personal hygiene, comfort and more! This course includes lab exercises and clinical experience in a long-term healthcare facility and meets the requirements of the Minnesota Department of health and OBRA. Upon successful completion of this course, participants are eligible to take the NA/HHA competency examination.

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First Aid & CPR

Learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) may help you save the life of someone you love. According to the American Heart Association, about 75-80 percent of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen at home. Perhaps it is time you learned CPR?

These infant and adult classes combines CPR, AED and First Aid Training in to one convenient session. Heart saver CPR/AED with First Aid (as the American Heart Association classifies this course) teaches the skills necessary to recognize and provide immediate care for breathing problems, cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until medical personnel arrive. Participants will be certified by the American Heart Association for: Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for adults, children and infants.

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Basic Life Support (BLS) Courses

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR course is designed to train healthcare professionals on recognizing and responding to several life-threatening emergencies. Skills include providing team CPR for adults, children and infants, using an AED, BVM, and relieving choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Participants who successfully complete the BLS program will be issued a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification.

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Trained Medication Aide (TMA) Courses

Being cross-trained may enhance and advance your career in Healthcare.

A Trained Medication Aide (TMA) distributes patient medications in nursing homes, schools, correctional facilities and other non-hospital, assisted living facilities. Medication aides are directly supervised by doctors or other licensed caretakers. They typically assist patients in properly taking oral, topical or rectal prescriptions in correct dosages, as well as adhering to strict medical regimens.

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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Essential Skills Courses

PCA and PCA Essential Skills including bathing grooming, toileting, assisting with eating & hydration, skincare and safe patient handling. These classes also reviews basic restorative services and recognizing abnormal changes in body function and the importance of reporting such changes to a supervisor.

Eligible PCAs in the SEIU union may be able to use training funds to pay for this class

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Massage Courses

Infant and Baby Massage: Research and experience show that massage can be beneficial to both baby and parent in many ways! Studies show that touch is essential for infant development. Gentle infant massage relaxes the baby, and improves muscle tone. Massage, besides being a very enjoyable experience, can reduce irritability and help the baby sleep more soundly. The time spent giving the massage will come to be a special quiet time for both parent and child. This class will be divided into 2 sections, demonstration followed by guided hands-on. Life sized dolls are used for demonstrations and hands-on practice.

Couples Massage: Learn simple massage techniques to reduce stress. Your partner and/or family members will appreciate the healthful effects of massage. These simple and effective techniques can be learned by anyone.

Reflexology: an ancient discipline, is the study of the nerve connections between the feet, hands and the body systems. This introductory class provides basic techniques that are applied to the feet and hands. Participants will be given an overview of the physiology of the hand and foot. In each class, various techniques and sequences will be taught during hands-on practice. Special emphasis is given to those areas of the feet and hands where stimulation may improve conditions throughout the body. Several reflexology studies have indicated that this modality may reduce pain, anxiety and depression, and help enhance relaxation and sleep.

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Healthcare Leadership Training in St. Paul

Fast. Dynamic. Competency-based. Health care costs and demand for care are on a collision course, with impossible insurance payment caps, shrinking funds and patients demanding the best health care practices.

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Lean-Flow Program for Health Care

Based on the key concepts of multiple Process Management Systems, Healthcare Lean Flow Training at Saint Paul College shows how to fundamentally restructure organizations and effectively balance costs, quality, and patient access to excellent care. Lean-Flow focuses on eliminating wasteful activities that contribute to cost but provide no real value to the patient, and also simplifies complex processes. Instead of traditional cost-cutting strategies which target reductions in value-added areas (people, equipment, hospital beds, services, etc.) Because non-value added activities comprise 99% of health care costs, opportunities are everywhere.

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